Alexis Maas- Fourth wife of Late Johnny Carson

Who is Alexis Maas?

Alexis Maas is the fourth wife of Late Jonny Carson. 

If you were born at the golden time of the ’80s or before that, you might know and recognize the popular American television talk host, comedian, and producer named Johnny Carson

Furthermore, whenever Alexis Maas arrives on shows or TV screens, people remember Johnny Carson, the popular talk show host, and TV presenter who passed away. Fact because Alexis Mass is a widow of Johnny Carson. 

Let’s find out about the wife of Johnny Carson, Alexis Maas.

Alexis Maas
Alexis Maas biography

Quick facts

Full nameAlexis Maas
NicknameAlex, Allie, Ally, Lex, Lexa, Lexi, Lexie, and Lexy
BirthdateJuly 15, 1952
Age70 years old
Sun signCancer
TraitsPositive– Loyal, selfless and emotional
Negative– Stubborn, compliant, fierce, and angry
BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Currently residingPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
ParentsNo information
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsNo information
Marital statusWidow
SpouseLate Johnny Carson
ChildrenCory Carson (stepdaughter), 
Richard Carson (stepson),
Christopher Carson (stepson)
EducationNo information
ProfessionSocialite and stockbroker
Net worthUSD 300 million
Social mediaNone
Eye colorGreen
Hair colorBlonde

Early life

Alexis Maas with husband, Johnny Carson

Only friends, family, and colleagues of Alexis Maas knew her before she married the TV Host and comedian Johnny Carson. Hence, there is little information about her, and most of what we know is after her marriage to Johnny.

On July 15, 1952, Alexis Mass was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Various online sources suggest that she spent most of her childhood in her hometown Pittsburgh and further completed her schooling there.

Based on her sun sign Alexis is a Cancer. A Cancer woman is loyal, selfless, and emotional; however, she can be stubborn, compliant, fierce, and angry. 

Alexis’s name is primarily a gender-neutral Greek name that means Defender Of The People.

Now, let’s dig into Alexis’s personal life and relationship.


Johnny met Alexis in Malibu Beach in the early 1980s. Finally, on June 20, 1987, they tied a knot.

Johnny was 61, and Alexis Maas was in her 30s. Days went by, but the public attacked their relationship because of the massive age difference of 26 years.

Johnny Carson with his fourth wife
Alexis Maas and her husband, Johnny Carson

Alexis was Johnny’s fourth and final wife. Furthermore, the couple shared their wedding vows officiated by Superior Court Judge William P. in Malibu, California.

Alexis and Johnny’s honeymoon became the headlines. The couple reportedly spent over USD 6.5 million during their vacation in the Mediterranean.

Likewise, the couple had an incredible 18 years of romantic and happy marriage life but didn’t seem to have any children together. Unfortunately, they couldn’t stretch their happy marriage life because, on January 23, 2005, Carson passed away due to Emphysema.

Johnny Carson (husband)

Alexis Maas and Johnny Carson

John William Carson is an American comedian, producer, writer, and television host born on October 23, 1925. 

Additionally, Carson was a part of the Navy during World War II before starting his career in radio or TV. Johnny’s casual approach to communication with his talk show guests makes him a well-loved and iconic host. 

But, in the year 1992, he retired from his work as a host.

Before Johnny Carson tied his knot with Alexis Mass, he had already married three women- Jody Morrill Wolcott (1949-1963), Joanne Copeland (1963-1972), and Joanna Holland (1972-1985).

The late husband of Alexis Maas has earned numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992), Kennedy Center Honor (1993), six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy’s Governor’s Award in 1980, and the Peabody Award in 1985. 

Likewise, in 1987, he became into the Television Hall of Fame.

He has three children named Cory Carson, Christopher Carson, and Richard Carson.

Johnny Carson was a heavy smoker, and he even smoked while hosting his show. Unfortunately, he sadly passed away on January 23, 2005, when he was 79.

He was diagnosed with respiratory failure from Emphysema.

The career of Alexis Maas

Reportedly Alexis Mass worked as a stockbroker employee, and it was her only source of income to live by before her relationship with the infamous Johnny Carson. 

Apart from this, there is no information about Alexis’s career and her personal life to discuss because of how private and secretive she was. Still, she has gained overwhelming fame and media attraction due to her relationship with Johnny Carson.


There haven’t been many controversies over Alexis except when she married Johnny Carson. But then, there were talks about the age gap between the couple, but they married anyway.

Other than that, Alexis tends to remain out of any controversies currently.

The net worth of Alexis Maas

Alexis Mass never made any breakthrough on her own like her husband. Yet, despite that, Alexis has maintained her net worth of USD 300million. 

Alexis Mass’s net worth got all her net worth inherited after her husband passed away in 2005.

On the other hand, her husband Carson is a net worth holder of around $300 million. He earned this considerable fortune from various careers such as television host, producer, writer, and comedian.

Carson donated USD 156 million to her foundation, “Johnny Carson Foundation,” in her retired husband’s memory. But, before Carson’s death, both were enjoying a very lavish lifestyle together.

Social media

There are no particular social media profiles of Alexis Maas, but various social media handles represent her late husband. 

The official page links to Carson’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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