After years of struggling along, in 1990, Jim Carrey reaffirmed his commitment to his dream by writing himself a $10 million check to be cashed on Thanksgiving of 1995. In 1994, he landed his breakout role in Ace Ventura. He followed this up with The Mask, and then Dumb and Dumber that same year. His pay for the latter film put him over the $10 million earnings mark. Today, Carrey has an estimated net worth of around $150 million.