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Alexis Maas Net Worth $160 Million

What is the net worth of Alexis Maas?

Alexis Maas is an American socialite who has a net worth of $160 million. She’s the fourth wife of Johnny Carson, a comedian who was the host of The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. She was born in 1952 in Pittsburgh, USA.

There is no information regarding her parents, studies, or anything before she got married to Carson, except the fact that Alexis was a former stock brokerage employee.

In 2012, she appeared in the documentary film ”Johnny Carson: King of Late Night,” a documentary film about the life of Johnny Carson. It received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Picture Editing Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Writing Nonfiction Programming.

The film is narrated by Kevin Spacey and features interviews with Bob Newhart, Ellen DeGeneres, David Letterman, Steve Martin, Jay Leno, Drew Carey, Ray Romano, Jimmy Fallon, and Jerry Seinfeld.


Maas married Johnny Carson on June 20, 1987. At the time of their union, he was 61 and she was 35.


Note – Carson was an American television host who received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 (Carson served in the Navy during World War II). In 1987, Johnny was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

In 1985, he received a Peabody Award. He also received six Emmy Awards during his career.

He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

According to reports, Carson first met Alexis when he saw her walking along the beach near his Malibu home holding an empty wine glass. Carson left his house and offered to fill her glass.

The two married in a ceremony officiated by Judge William Hogaboom. The only witness to their wedding was Johnny’s brother, Dick.

During their honeymoon, Carson was heard telling Alexis:

”We’ve been married for three weeks. If you say something like that again, this marriage won’t last another three weeks!”

During an interview, Carson said about marriage:

”Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.”

In another interview, Johnny confessed:

”My giving advice on marriage is like the captain of the Titanic giving lessons on navigation.”

Carson and Maas’s marriage lasted until his death on January 23, 2005.


He died from respiratory failure arising from emphysema at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA.

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In addition to Alexis, he was married three more times.

In 1948, he married Jody Wolcott. The couple divorced on May 25, 1963.

On August 17, 1963, Johnny married Joanne Copeland. They divorced on June 21, 1972. She received a settlement of $6,000 per month in alimony until Johnny’s death or until she remarried.

On September 30, 1972, Carson married Joanna Holland. As compensation for his many indiscretions during their marriage, Holland received gifts from Carson, from diamonds to a Rolls-Royce Corniche, to an apartment at The Pierre. The pair divorced on August 30, 1985. She received a settlement of $20 million in property and cash.

Fact – His mother died in 1989. Johnny didn’t attend the funeral. According to Buffalo News, Carson told his lawyer that ”the wicked witch is dead.” 


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Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Alexis Maas worth? Before she met her husband, Alexis was a stock brokerage employee. But most of her net worth is from her husband. At the time of his death, Johnny Carson had a net worth of $300 million. Therefore, American heiress and socialite Alexis Maas has an estimated net worth of $160 million.

When Carson died, the comedian left about $150 million to his wife and $150 to his charity, The Johnny Carson Foundation.

On August 30, 2010, it was reported that The Johnny Carson Foundation had $156 million ($121 million in royalty rights and securities, and $35 million in cash).

Maas received a 14,000 square foot mansion in Beverly Hills as well as a 16 bedroom, four-acre ocean-front compound in Malibu. In 2007, she sold both properties for $15 million and $40 million.

The house in Malibu was sold to film producer Sidney Kimmel and his wife. In 2017, Parade reported that the Kimmels have put the house on the market for $81.5 million.

What is she doing today?

Since the passing of her beloved husband, Johnny Carson, in 2005, Alexis Maas has kept a relatively low profile while still managing to remain active within both business and philanthropic circles.

She continues to be involved with various charitable organizations. In addition, Maas continues to make occasional appearances at events honoring her late husband’s legacy.

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