Jimmy Fallon Net Worth, Talk Show Host, Funny Man and Honorary Doctorate RecipientBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
You know him as the Tonight Show host and has popularized prank and game segments on television. He moved from being a segment actor from Saturday Night Live to becoming one of the most awaited talk show host on television. But Jimmy Fallon has a secret. He is smart and somebody knows this.
Born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and was raised in Saugerties, New York, the late night talk show host grew up with an interest in comedy and music at an early age. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21 to try his hand at stand-up comedy.
But before he hit the road to pursue his dream, he attended St. Mary of the Snow elementary school. Later on, he developed an obsession with Saturday Night Live. He would impress people with his celebrity impersonations. Later on, he started to pursue comedy. In Saugerties High School, he performed in multiple productions. He graduated in 1992.
Jimmy Fallon has finished his bachelor's degree and at the same time received an honorary degree, according to Business Insider. Back then he attended the College of Saint Rose in the 1990s, the former SNL cast member then left his education to pursue a career in television and comedy. He did so without graduating from his major in Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He initially started with a major in Computer Science but switched.
When he returned to Saint Rose in 2009 to recite the school's commencement address, he did not expect to be honored with both his Bachelor's degree and an honorary doctorate for his accomplishments in the field of television and media. His experiential credits earned him those doctorates.
Currently, he is a successful actor, comedian, talk show host, musician and even writer. He released two comedy albums and three books in his name, in addition to his work in television.
Watch Jimmy Fallon discussing the pros and cons of graduating from college below, for some humor!