Oscars Jimmy Kimmel Shares How Much He's Getting Paid to Host the Oscars: 'Not Sure I Was Supposed to Reveal This' By Alex Ungerman 1:12 PM PST, December 15, 2016 Now Playing hh:mm:ss Jimmy Kimmel is not afraid to talk matters of the bank account!The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host revealed while talking to L.A.'s KROQ radio station that he'll be paid a relatively modest (for Hollywood, that is) $15,000 for hosting the 2017 Academy Awards."I'm not sure I was supposed to reveal this," the 49-year-old comedian admitted after sharing his earnings. "But nobody told me not to. I consider this their fault."EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Kimmel Says He Forgot to Tell His Parents About His Oscar Gig"I think it’s illegal to pay nothing," Kimmel joked. "They asked like 14 people and they all said no and then there was me."Meanwhile, ET caught up with Kimmel at last week's Los Angeles premiere of Office Christmas Party, where he shared that he had forgotten to tell his parents about his big hosting gig!WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel and Wife Molly McNearney Expecting Baby No. 2"They found out online," he confessed. "So, that's probably the best feedback I got."C'mon, Jimmy!The 89th Academy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 on ABC.WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel's 2-Year-Old Daughter Does Hilarious Impression of Her Pregnant Mom!Jimmy Kimmel's 2-Year-Old Daughter Does Hilarious Impression of Her Pregnant Mom! Related Gallery2016 Oscars Winners -- See the Stars With Their Awards!