Quick Facts of Mavis Elizabeth Nicholson

  • Full NameMavis Elizabeth Nicholson
  • Date of Birth05 September, 1946
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionPhilantrophist
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Hazel
  • Hair colour Black
  • SpouseJay Leno (m. 1980)
  • Horoscope Virgo

To have a perfect relationship is not in everyone’s faith. One should be lucky enough to have such a perfect relationship. Today, we are talking about such a lucky person who is together with her partner for more than three decades and are living happily.

The lucky fellow is an American philanthropist, Mavis Leno who is famously known as the wife of TV host and actor, Jay Leno. The couple met for the first time in the 1970s and finally tied their knot in 1980.

Today they are together for years but has no children tough are living a blissful and luxurious life.

Mavis Leno’s Bio, Wiki

Mavis Leno was born Mavis Elizabeth Nicholson to Nick Nicholas on 5th September 1946 in San Francisco, California. Her birth sign is Virgo which defines her personality to be quick-thinking, observant, and analytical. As per nationality, Leno is American and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is White.

Besides, Leno attended Emerson College. When it comes to her professional life, Mavis is a philanthropist by profession. Whereas, her husband Jay Leno is a famous American comedian, host, and actor. He is popular for his works in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jay Leno Show. He hosted the show for 17 years.

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Mavis Leno’s Net Worth And House

Mavis Leno’s net worth has not revealed but she surely has an accumulated earning of $million. Whereas, her spouse has an estimated net worth of $350 million as per The Richest and $400 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. Moreover, he earns $15 million per year as his salary from his work.

Besides, in 2017, Leno’s partner bought a luxury mansion for $13.5 million in Newport. The house features 15,851 sq.ft and sits on a 9-acre plot. According to realtor.com, the house was previously listed for $17.5 million. Furthermore, her partner is famously known for his garage and his cars. Some of his car collection includes:

  • 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado = $150k
  • Audi R8 Spyder = $157k
  • 1909 Stanley Steamer = $185k
  • 1986 Lamborghini Countach = $215k
  • Blastolene Special = $350k
  • 1963 Chrysler Turbine = $415k
  • 1994 McLaren F1 = $970k
  • 2014 McLaren P1 = $1.35 million
  • 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe = $1.8 million
  • 2006 EcoJet = 


Mavis is engaging in several charity works for years. She has been the chairperson for the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid. In 1999, she along with her husband donated $100k to the foundation that works for the cause of ”educating the public about the plight of Afghan women under the Taliban”.

Mavis Leno’s Personal Life (Husband And Family)

Mavis Leno is a married woman. Leno tied the knot to her boyfriend turned husband, Jay Leno in 1980. Henceforth, they are living together as a family. Leno encountered her now-husband in 1976 when her spouse was performing at the Comedy Store in LA.

Moreover, the pair is together for years but has no children yet. When several questions arose on them for not having children. Mavis told that it was her who is responsible for all these. According to her when she watched The Honeymooners her perspective changed. She explained:

I would see a young woman who was very attractive and a thousand times smarter, and she’s living in this little tenement hovel with her husband, Ralph, and then this Ed Norton, who has an even hotter wife. These men spend all their time talking about what a drag the wives are and asking how can they get away from them. It’s perfectly obvious the women are the ones trapped. 

She added,

I remember telling my mother when I was 7 or 8 that I was never going to get married or have children. To me, this is the way women get caught.

Though they don’t have any children, they are happy together and still free from any kinds of divorce rumor.

Mavis Leno’s Body Measurement (Height And Age)

Mavis Leno’s height is unknown whereas her husband stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches. Similarly, Leno is four years older than her husband and as of 2018, her age is 72.

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