Ellen DeGeneres, for those who aren’t familiar with her, is an actress, a host, a comedian, an author, television personality, and a producer. Recently she has been named among the top 20 highest earning celebrities beating people such as Taylor Swift and TV personalities such as Kim Kardashian.
She hosts one of the most-watched daytime television shows and has even hosted the Academy and Emmy Awards at some point in her career. With such a prolific profile, one might be interested to know how Ellen DeGeneres’s net worth figures have been arrived at.
DeGeneres is the daughter of Elliott Everett DeGeneres, who used to work as an insurance agent and mother, Betty DeGeneres, whose occupation was a speech therapist. She has a brother named Vance who was left with the father when the mother separated with the father. She left with the mother to Texas.
She went to school at Atlanta High School and joined the University of New Orleans, where she graduated with a bachelor in Communication studies.
DeGeneres is a lesbian, and she has dated several people, among them actress Anne Heche, Alexandra Hedison, Portia de Rossi, whom they married in 2008. Currently, they live in Beverly Hills, California.
DeGeneres started off as a stand-up comedian in 1981, and she would perform in clubs and coffee houses where her popularity grew and even went ahead to be acknowledged as showtimes funniest person in the US. She is coming back to stand-up comedy following Netflix release of her stand up special in 2017.
In her film career, she starred in films such as Coneheads 1990, Mr.Wrong 1996, The Love letter 1999, Finding Nemo, Unity 2014, and Finding Dory 2016.
She also made a career in television appearing in television shows such as Open House, Ellen 1994, Mad About You 1998, The Ellen Show, Ellen DeGeneres Here and Now, Sesame Street 2007, The Simpsons 2010 and even The Big Bang Theory 2016.apart from television she has hosted 38th and 39th Annual Grammy Awards, 53rd 55 and 57th Primetime Emmy Awards, and 79th and 86th Academy Awards.
Awards & Achievements
In 2012 DeGeneres received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and to date, she has won 76 awards and received 143 nominations. Some of these awards she has won are 29 Daytime Emmy Award, one Primetime Emmy Award, 20 People’s Choice Awards, 9 Teen Choice Awards, a presidential medal of freedom, Hollywood Walk of Fame, among others.
Net Worth & Salary of Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres has currently a net worth of $500 million. She is on the list of the top 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world, and during 2017 its reported she earned $77 million, placing her at position 12 among the list of the highest-paid. Ellen makes her money from the eponymous talk show.
She is making money through YouTube stars and Toddlers in streaming services. In addition, Ellen DeGeneres’s net worth has been boosted by her production company A Very Good Production and her digital umbrella company called Ellen Digital Ventures. Currently, she is going straight to Netflix to begin her stand-up comedy show, which probably will boost her net worth figures.
Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most thoughtful women who is not only hilarious if you get to listen to her stand up comedies shows but also very caring. She has come a long way from just a humble beginning to one of the greatest women on the planet today, and that can all be reflected with her current net worth. As we turn to 2018, we are looking forward to what she has to offer now that she is starting up standup comedy once again.