JOHNNY Knoxville is best-known for his stunts in the reality series Jackass that aired on MTV.
Knoxville had a very nontraditional rise to fame, but how much is he worth?
Who is Johnny Knoxville?
Knoxville was born Philip John Clapp on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee, fittingly.
After graduating from South-Young High School, he decided to move to California to pursue acting.
Knoxville was featured in a video made by the skateboarding magazine Big Brother.
He pitched creator Jeff Tremaine the idea to test self defense equipment on himself.
Knoxville’s most well known for his time on the MTV show Jackass.
What is Jackass?
Jackass premiered on MTV in 2000 and ran for three seasons over two years.
It follows a group of nine stunt men and extreme sport enthusiasts as they engage in reckless and dangerous stunts, explaining their tagline, “Don’t try this at home.”
Tremaine helped Knoxville create the show along with Spike Jonze.
The cancellation led to multiple spin-offs created by members of the cast including Wildboyz, Viva La Bam, Homewrecker, Bam’s Unholy Union, and Dr. Steve-O.
The idea eventually led to a film franchise with five films: Jackass: The Movie (2002), Jackass Number Two (2006), Jackass Presents: Mat Hoffman’s Tribute to Evel Knievel (2008), Jackass 3D (2010), Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013).
A fourth Jackass film is set to premiere on October 22, 2021.
What is Johnny Knoxville’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Knoxville is worth $75 million.
Ahead of the release of Jackass 4, which will be his last contribution to the franchise, Knoxville was interviewed for GQ in May 2021.
He spoke about his many injuries that have resulted from the various stunts he has performed, including one causing him to use a catheter for three years.
At the time of the injury, Knoxville remembered thinking “At the time, I was like, ‘I can’t wait to tell this story. Everybody loves a good story.”
He continued, “I feel like the injuries I share with people. Because, I mean, they kind of happen in a public way,” he said.
“You can only take so many chances before something irreversible happens.
“I feel like I’ve been extremely lucky to take the chances I’ve taken and still be walking around.”