Jimmy Kimmel Reveals His Pay for Hosting Oscars

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During his visit to KROQ's The Kevin & Bean Show, Kimmel disclosed the amount he would be getting paid to host the upcoming Oscars.

He revealed he’ll be raking in $15,000 for the 89th Academy Awards in February.

“You know why? I think it’s illegal to pay nothing,” Kimmel said laughing. When asked if it was the same sum they paid previous host like Chris Rock and Billy Crystal, Kimmel replied, “That’s what they told me.”

“I’m not sure I was supposed to reveal this,” he added. ”But nobody told me not to. I consider this their fault… I wonder if you get a raise if you do it more than once, like ‘we’re going to give you a three percent raise.’”

Asked if his pay is on par with famous past hosts like Billy Crystal and Chris Rock, Kimmel replied “that’s what they told me.”

-Devashree Goenka