How much is Ellen Degeneres worth? $450 million
How did Ellen Degeneres earn her money and wealth?
Ellen Lee Degeneres was born on the 20th of May in 1930 to Elliott Everett Degeneres and Elizabeth Jane in the town of Metairie in Louisiana. She later moved to Atlanta Texas post the separation of her parents. After graduating from s high school in Atlanta, she went on to pursue majors in communication studies at The University of New Orleans from where she dropped out after a semester. She stepped into the show business by doing stand-up comedy at local coffee houses and clubs. In the year 1980, she embarked on a tour covering America and by 1981, she was at Clyde’s Comedy Club in New Orleans. In 1982, she was awarded the title of being the “Funniest Person in America” by Showtime.
She worked for a few movies like “Coneheads” and also starred in a film series “Ellen’s Energy Adventure”. The big break in Ellen’s career was with ABC’s sitcom “These Friends of Mine” where she received widespread appreciation for her unique style of observational comedy. In the 1997 April episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ellen disclosed her sexuality to be lesbian and that added up to her popularity. It was in 2001 that Ellen was re-launched by CBS Network with her title talk show “The Ellen Show”. A daytime talk show was soon aired in 2003 and it was titled “The Ellen Degeneres Show”. The very first season of the show managed to bag four Emmys including the Best Talk Show title. By the time three of its season was aired, the show was at the peak of its success with 25 Emmy Awards to its credit.
In 2001, Ellen hosted the prestigious Emmy Awards. In the year 2009, Ellen replaced Paula Abdul as the judge on the popular show American Idol. She again went on to play the host of Emmy Award Show in 2005. She also became the sole gay person to host the Academy Awards. With her style and casual mannerisms, Ellen conquered the stage during 79th Academy Awards. She yet again got to host the much looked forward award show in 2014 for the second time.
Apart from her hit television talk show and hosting the most prestigious award shows in the country including Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, and Grammy Awards, Ellen also has lent her voice to the hit Disney movie “Finding Nemo” and has also reiterated the role of Dory in its sequel “Finding Dory”. Degeneres has also appeared in commercials for American Express and Ogilvy and Mather.
She also launched her range of products on QVC Home Shopping Network under the tagline E.D. In 2010, Ellen started her record label “Eleveneleven” and 2015 saw the introduction of Ellen’s lifestyle brand “Ed” that included apparels, footwear, accessories, baby products and homewares. She has also created few big-budget movies including “Mr. Wrong”. With a huge fan following all across the globe including some of the biggest celebrities, Ellen Degeneres has been one of the most happening names in the entertainment industry.
What are the most popular TV shows of Ellen Degeneres?
- The Ellen Degeneres Show (2003-present)
- Ellen (1994-1998)
- Ellen’s Game of Games (2017-present)
- American Idol (2002-2016)
- The Ellen Show (2001-2002)
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