Jimmy Tarbuck Net Worth

For those who have followed the entertainment industry for a long time, you must be familiar with Jimmy Tarbuck. He has been in the industry since a long time ago and he was made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors.

As one of the most popular and one of the most successful individuals, Jimmy Tarbuck surely has earned a lot. If you are wondering about his net worth and how much he has earned so far, this post has the information for you. In addition, it also features some other information about the Scouser.

Jimmy Tarbuck Net Worth

Net Worth

The English comedian named Jimmy Tarbuck has a net worth of $5 million. How can he earn that much? According to a few sources, the main income source of the public figure is a professional comedian. Usually, public figures like athletes, singers, actors, entertainers, and so on do not only earn their money directly from their jobs. Jimmy Tarbuck has collected a lot of money through standup comedy as well as sponsorship deals. It has been known that he earns a lot from his endorsement deals.


The first TV show of Jimmy Tarbuck was It’s Tarbuck ’65! that was aired on ITV in 1964. Actually, it was not his real debut as Bruce Forsyth had introduced him on Sunday Night at the London Palladium in October 1963. So, technically, he debuted in 1963. He then filled in the position of Bruce Forsyth as the last original host of the show from 1965 until the show ended in 1967. Aside from that show, he was also the host of some other quiz shows such as Winner Takes All, Full Swing, and Tarby’s Frame Game. In the beginning of 1970’s, he was hired by BBC to be a host for a variety show named Tarbuck’s Luck.

In the 1980s, Jimmy Tarbuck hosted similar Sunday night variety shows, including Live from Her Majesty’s, Live from the Piccadilly, and Live from the Palladium. All of these variety shows were produced by London Weekend Television for ITV.

In 2006, Jimmy Tarbuck made appearances on the fourth series of a program by BBC named One’s Strictly Come Dancing. Unfortunately, his health got worse to the point he had to undergo surgery to fit stents in his heart. The situation forced him to step outside of the program. As his health was slightly better, Jimmy Tarbuck made a comeback in 2008 by hosting an edition of ITV’s variety show named For One Night Only together with Emma Bunton. Four years later, he made an appearance on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. On December 3 of the same year, he was one of people who was invited to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Variety Performance along with Sir Bruce Forsyth, Ronnie Corbett, and Des O’Connor.

In the year of 1967, a Comedy Playhouse pilot for the BBC was made by Jimmy Tarbuck. He acted in TO Lucifer: A Son by Johnny Speight alongside John Le Mesurier and Pat Coombs. Unfortunately, a series was not commissioned. In addition to that, he was also featured in a 1993 episode of police comedy named The Detective. In that one, he starred in the straight role of an international arms dealer who liked to do his business on the golf field known as Johnny KcKenna.

In October 2015, Jimmy Tarbuck teamed up with Des O’Connor to play in their own one off show at the London Palladium. The intention of the show is to raise money for the new Royal Variety Charity. These two visited clubs and theaters around the United Kingdom for two years as part of their tour. Sometimes, he doubled acts with Kenny Lynch.



    • Jimmy Tarbuck (RCA Victor, 1968)
    • Having A Party (Wonderful, 1980, Jimmy Tarbuck and Kenny Lynch)
    • Jimmy Tarbuck (Clam Records)

Singles and EPs:

    • Someday / Wastin’ Time (Immediate, 1965)
    • Stewball / When My Little Girl IS Smiling (Phillips, 1967)
    • Doctor Dolittle (Parlophone, 1967)
    • Your Cheatin’ Heart (Parlophone, 1968)
    • There’s No Such Thing As Love (RCA Victor, 1968)
    • You Wanted Someone To Play With (RCA Victor, 1969)
    • Lucky Jim / Run TO Him (Bell, 1972)
    • Follow The Fairway / Lee Trevino (EMI, 1976)
    • Let’s Have A Party (Laser, 1979, with Kenny Lynch)
    • Let’s Have A Party (Towerbell, 1982, EP with Kenny Lynch)
    • Again (Safari, 1985)

Personal Life


    • Full Name: James Joseph Tarbuck OBE
    • Common Name: Jimmy Tarbuck
    • Nick Name: Tarby
    • Place of Birth: Wavertree, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
    • Date of Birth: February 6, 1940
    • Age: 81 years old
    • Occupation: Comedian, TV presenter
    • Wife/Spouse: Pauline Carfoot (married in 1959)
    • Children: Cheryl Tarbuck, Liza Tarbuck, James Tarbuck

Jimmy Tarbuck and Pauline Carfoot made a promise to live together forever by getting married in 1959. He had the footballer Bobby Campbell as his best man. These two live in Coombe, Kingston upon Thames, London, England. From the marriage, Jimmy and his wife have a total of three children. The first one is Cheryl Tarbuck who was born in 1960, the second one is Tarbuck Liza who is four years younger than Cheryl, and the last one is James Tarbuck who was born four years after Liza. Some people might be familiar with Liza Tarbuck as she is known as an actress as well as a TV and radio presenter.

A lot of people call Jimmy Tarbuck “Tarby”. He is known as a supporter of a Conservative Party. In the past, he used to be a supporter of Margaret Thatcher and her policies, even making her a cake to celebrate her 60th birthday in October 1985.

Not only being popular on the screen, Jimmy Tarbuck is also popular in the golf field. He is such a good golf player and he was the star of the pro celebrity golf matches during the years when these were aired on TV.

In February last year, just a day after he celebrated his 80th birthday, Jimmy Tarbuck came with shocking news by announcing that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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