Who is Alexis Mass, Johnny Carson’s Wife?
Johnny Carson is an American icon when it comes to television shows; he is regarded as one of the best TV hosts that ever lived, and for his accomplishments he has won a number of awards. Although perky, funny, and entertaining in front of the camera, he was different in real life, in fact, he was shy and secretive, but he couldn’t hide all about himself. People who were close to him became popular, whether they wanted to or not, including his fourth wife, Alexis Maas.
So, do you want to find out more about Alexis Maas, from her childhood years to most recent career endeavors, including her personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we introduce you to Johnny Carson’s wife.
Alexis Maas Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Alexis Maas was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, in the year of 1952 – her exact birth date hasn’t been revealed to the public. She was living a simple life with her family, far from the media and spotlight, never thinking she would become popular. She has hidden all the important details from her childhood, such as the names of her parents and their professions, while she also hasn’t disclosed if she is a single child or has siblings. Furthermore, Alexis also hasn’t revealed anything about her educational background. Hopefully, she changes her mind and starts sharing more information about her childhood.
Alexis Maas Career and Net Worth
Following the end of her education, Alexis started pursuing her career in investment marketing, and she found a place for herself as a stockbroker. It was during her early work days that she met Johnny Carson, which changed her life for good.
Having been Johnny Carson’s widow has a few benefits, such as inheriting his vast fortune; so, have you ever wondered how rich Alexis Maas is, as of mid- 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Maas’s net worth is as high as $300 million, which is quite impressive, don’t you agree?
Alexis Maas and Johnny Carson
The couple met in the late ‘80s, and hit it off almost immediately; their relationship continued to develop and they tie the knot in a wedding ceremony on the 20th June 1987 in Malibu, California. The ceremony was rather private, with only a few friends in attendance; the two ventured on a honeymoon in the Mediterranean apparently costing around $6.5 million.
The two remained married until Carson’s death in 2005, and during their marriage became known for their lavish lifestyle. They had several grandiose properties, including a 16-bedroom mansion on four acres on the oceanfront in Malibu, and an expansive mansion in Beverly Hills. They traveled the world rather often, and Alexis became a star celebrity, thanks to her romance with Carson. She was interviewed by a number of high-profile magazines, while her photographs would also grace the covers of numerous publications. They were seen together at high profile events, including the opening of “Les Miserables”, the American Cinematheque Awards and numerous other events.
Although they didn’t have children together, Alexis was a step-mother to Carson’s sons from his first marriage. After Carson’s death in 2005, Alexis withdrew from the media spotlight and has focused on philanthropy, giving a large part of Carson’s wealth to numerous charitable organizations, including the John W. Carson Foundation, dedicated to supporting children, education, and health services.
Alexis Maas Husband, Johnny Carson
Now that we have shared all there is to know about Alexis, let’s share some facts about the man who incidentally made her famous, Johnny Carson.
Fifty-Six Years ago today, October 1, 1962, Johnny Carson took the helm of The Tonight Show. Time flies when you're having fun. Happy Anniversary! pic.twitter.com/ir5DoTStym
— Johnny Carson (@JohnnyCarson) October 1, 2018
Born John William Carson on the 23rd October 1925, in Corning, Iowa USA, he was the son of Homer Lloyd Carson and his wife Ruth Elizabeth. He moved several times before he was eight years old, living in Avoca, Clarinda, and Red Oak in southwest Iowa, then to Norfolk, Nebraska. During his childhood years, he aspired to become a magician, and would often entertain the members of the Carson family. After his high school matriculation, Carson hitchhiked to Hollywood, where he was arrested and fined $50 for impersonating a midshipman. He served in the military, and after dismissal enrolled at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, where he majored in speech and drama, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio and speech, while also completing a minor in physics.
Johnny’s career started in 1950, but it wasn’t until 1962 that his show was launched and he hosted it until 1992. He has won a number of prestigious awards for his contribution to television, including six Emmy Awards, and an induction into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, while he was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.