The Famous Comedian Ellen DeGeneres
Emmy award winner Ellen DeGeneres is probably one of the most popular TV talk show hosts in the world today. This American actress, talk show host, and stand-up comedian is the famous host of the long-running The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her net worth is estimated to be $500 million.
According to CelebrityNetWorth Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and TV personality who has a net worth of $500 million.
She is best known for the sitcom “Ellen,” which she created and which ran from 1994 to 1998 as well as the syndicated talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which aired from 2003 through 2021.
Besides being a comedian Ellen is also a writer, producer, and actress and in 2021, Ellen DeGeneres’ net worth is approximately $490 million.
Her syndicated show made her extraordinarily rich in Hollywood terms. At her peak, Ellen earned around $60 million in salary from the talk show alone.
Ellen DeGeneres History/Early Life Story
Ellen DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana. Her mother Elizabeth was a speech therapist and her father Elliott was an insurance agent. She has a brother named Vance who is a musician and producer.
Her parents divorced n 1974 and her mother remarried and moved with her new husband and Ellen from New Orleans to Atlanta, Texas. Ellen graduated from Atlanta High School in 1976 and moved back to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans.
She dropped out after one semester to take a clerical job at a law firm. She also worked at J.C. Penney, was a waitress at TGIFridays, house painter, hostess, and bartender.
In the 1980s she began traveling and doing comedy and the network ‘Showtime’ titled her as the ‘Funniest Person in America’.
In 1986 she was invited to make an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’ and soon after she gain a lot more recognition and her career really took off.
She was featured on sitcoms including ‘Open House’ and ‘Laurie Hill’ and worked on the films ‘Ellen’s Energy Adventure’ and ‘Coneheads’ and was later asked to be on what would become her very own show ‘These Friends of Mine’.
This led to the beginning of her next television sitcom, ‘The Ellen Show’, but it came to a close quickly because of its low ratings.
In 2003 Ellen debut her most successful endeavor yet, ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ which has aired about 15 seasons and over 2,000 episodes and has won numerous awards.
She has also been presented many awards for her voice over for the character Dory in ‘Finding Nemo’.
About Ellen DeGeneres’s Show
On the other hand, her show also received several recognition from numerous award-giving bodies which include Outstanding Talk Show, Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment, Outstanding Special Class Writing, and Outstanding Talk Show Host. In fact, as of 2012, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has already received 32 Daytime Emmy Awards.
For almost a decade now, The Ellen DeGeneres Show continues to be one of the highly syndicated TV talk shows in the U.S. The show debuted in September 2003 and in March 2013, it was announced that the show is being extended until 2017.
The show has captured the hearts of millions of viewers worldwide not just because of DeGeneres’ superb humor but more importantly, it features musical guests, celebrities and amazing human-interest topics. Since the show’s debut, DeGeneres never failed to deliver her opening monologue with a dance. In fact, her dance has earned a great deal of popularity from her audience.
Considered as a highly-viewed daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show is said to have an average of 4 million viewers every episode. On its 1000th episode, the show featured celebrities like Paris Hilton, Justin Timberlake, and Oprah Winfrey.
Ellen’s Net Worth
Ellen Degeneres is one of the most iconic and progressive women in Hollywood. Early this year Ellen DeGeneres’ net worth is approximately $490 million.
|Net Worth:||$500 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 26, 1958 (64 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Television presenter, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Ellen’s Personal Life
According to CelebrityNetWorth Ellen DeGeneres came out as a lesbian in 1997. That same year, she started dating actress Anne Heche. They dated until August 2000. From 2000 to 2004, DeGeneres was linked to actress Alexandra Hedison.
However In 2004, she started dating actress Portia de Rossi. They married in August 2008 at their home in Beverly Hills, California.Ellen and Portia are vegans.
In January 2018, for Ellen’s 60th birthday Portia de Rossi gifted Ellen a permanent gorilla home in Rwanda built in her name for the Digit Fund. This gift was part of a new arm of the Digit Fund now called the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.
Ellen’s Favourite Quote
You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.” – Ellen DeGeneres
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail and both are equally important.” – Ellen DeGeneres
“Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.” – Ellen DeGeneres
Her Most Loved Ones
Find out who you are and be that person. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.” – Ellen DeGeneres
“If standing up for what I think is right makes me an activist, then I’m an activist. – Ellen DeGeneres
“It is the failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” – Ellen DeGeneres
DeGeneres earns a salary of between $75 million and $90 million every year. For example, between June 2018 and June 2019, Ellen earned $80 million from her various endeavors.
Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi are serial house flippers. The couple has bought and sold more than 20 properties since 2003. In 2019 alone, DeGeneres and de Rossi sold properties for $6.98 million, $15.5 million, and $23 million.