Betty White is an American author, actress, and comedienne, who became an outstanding personality in the entertainment industry in America. Her participation off-camera and on-camera made her one among the pioneering women of America during the early years in the TV industry.
She has received many honorary titles and awards for her performances in sitcoms, television shows, and game shows which made her the longest female personality to serve the entertainment industry with poise and passion. Keep reading to know more about Betty White’s net worth.
Betty Marion White was born on 12 January 1992 in the USA to Horace Logan White and Christine Tess where her father worked in a lighting company as an executive. She completed her studies at Horace Mann School and Beverly Hills High School and got graduated in 1939.
She got married to Dick Barker in 1945 but got divorced and then she got married to Lane Allen, but that also ended in 1949. Her third marriage was with Allen Ludden who was a TV host where they remained married until his death in 1981.
‘The Merry Widow’ was White’s TV debut where she sang songs for the opera and then started acting in many plays like ‘Blondie,’ ‘The Great Gildersleeve,’ etc. She was growing towards her success when she started her very own radio show called ‘The Betty White Show’ which was an immense success. White co-hosted ‘Hollywood on Television’ with Al Jarvis, which was a live show and it went on for four years.
She appeared in many commercials and also started her own production called ‘Bandy Productions’ where she was a lead actor in her comedy production called ‘Life with Elizabeth.’ The comedy show was syndicated which gave White control off-screen and on-screen.
She further produced ‘The Betty White Show’ on NBC which was a daily talk show hosted by her for a short span. After a radio show and talk show, she also produced a sitcom with the same name. She was the commentator for ‘Tournament of Roses Parade’ along with the co-host Lorne Greene. In the later years, she appeared in many sitcoms, dramas, game shows, and guest appearances where her appearance in ‘The Golden Girls’, in 1985, was a major success.
Her further movies were ‘Lake Placid,’ ‘Dennis the Menace Strike Again,’ ‘The Practice,’ ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’, and ‘The Proposal.’ She also voiced to a movie called ‘Ponyo’ and to a ‘Mickey Mouse’ character. Starting from 2012, she hosted ‘Betty White’s Off Their Rockers’, which ended in 2014.
Awards and Achievements
For her outstanding performances, she was awarded a Regional Emmy award in 1952. She received six Emmy Awards for her role as a supporting actress in many outstanding movies. In 1987, 1990, and 2000, White received American Comedy Awards as the funniest performer. For being the first female producer of a sitcom, she was awarded the esteemed title of ‘Mayor of Hollywood.’
Net Worth of Betty White
Betty White has an estimated net worth of $77 million. She has earned most of her fortune from her TV shows and also from her production. For ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ she earned $75,000 per episode, and for ‘Off their Rockers’ she earned $50,000 per episode. Her authored books also add to her fortune.
Betty White has walked the Hollywood industry with a perspective of the entertainment and has never failed to do so. She has the utmost love for animals and says “Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do”.