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Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Exactly How Much He's Getting Paid To Host The Oscars — And It's WAY Less Than You'd Think!

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Earlier this month, Jimmy Kimmel dropped some big news that he is going to host the Oscars this year and dished his wife was pregnant at the same time!

While we assumed hosting the prestigious award show would come with a pretty good payday, the gig might not be the college tuition starter we expected.

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But you'd be dead wrong!

Kimmel revealed how much the gig is paying him on Kevin & Bean Wednesday — he's only being paid $15,000!

The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host went on to joke:

"I think it's illegal to pay nothin'. I'm not sure I was supposed to reveal this. But nobody told me not to. I consider this their fault."

Of course, $15k is still a fair amount of money, but it's certainly MUCH lower than we'd expect for the biggest award show payday!

Mr. Kimmel went on to dish:

"They asked like 14 people and they all said no and then there was me. I absolutely was surprised."

This will be the first time the 49-year-old will host the Oscars, but he has prior experience with other awards like the Emmys, the ESPYS and the American Music Awards!

Make sure you catch the 89th Academy Awards when they air live February 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. EST on ABC!

[Image via ABC.]

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