Josephine Victoria Behar is an American actress, comedian, and a writer. She is the co-host of a daily talk show referred to as ‘The View.’ Also, she was the host of ‘The Joy Behar Show’ on the HLN from the year 2009 to the year 2011. Other shows that she has been able to host includes ‘Joy Behar: Just Say Anything!’ and it aired on the Current TV. It continued to air until the time when the show switched certain formats in August 2013. The latest late night talk show is referred to as ‘Late Night Joy.’ Read on to learn about the net worth of Joy Behar in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Behar was born in the year 1942 on October 7th in Brooklyn, in New York, United States of America. Her parents had Italian Descent. The name of her mother was Rose, and she worked as a seamstress while the father was Gino Occhiuto, and worked as a driver for the Coca-Cola Company.
After completing her high school education, she went on and joined Queens College where she graduated with a degree in Sociology in the year 1964. Later on, she went to pursue her post-graduate degree in English Section from the Stony Brook University in the year 1966. From the late 1960s to the 1970s, she was a teacher on the Long Island at the Lindenhurst Senior High School that is located in Lindenhurst, New York.
She first tied the knot with a renowned college professor by the name Joe Behar. They stayed married for sixteen years, and the couple had a daughter who was born in 1970, and she was named Eve Behar Scotti. Through this daughter, she has a grandson by the name Luca who was born in 2011. From the year 1982, she was dating Steve Janowitz. They tied the knot in 2011 on August 11th.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Behar began her career in the year 1980. Her work started in the entertainment industry, and she worked as a receptionist. Later on, she rose to become the producer of a show that dubbed ‘Good Morning America.’ The comedy show has aided in her gaining a lot of popularity and fame among very many people. From the year 2009, she began to play in a play that was titled ‘The Joy Behar Show’ that became a darling to very many people.
In the year 2015, she also went on to take part in various night talk shows that got to be aired on the TLC channel. She has also been able to participate in the various short projects. Behar has been able to host ‘Way Off Broadway.’ Her career rose, and she started to engage herself in the various comedy shows and featured in the various roles in films such as ‘Cookie.’ She has gone on and hosted very many shows.
Net worth & Earnings
The net worth of Joy Behar is estimated to be over $13.5 million. She is estimated to be earning an annual salary of $550 thousand. She has very many assets that are reserved for her and her family. A large portion of her wealth has been generated from her career as a TV host and a comedian. She has a house that is located on the Bay Street, and this house has been estimated to be worth $4.75 million.
Behar is one of the talented female comedian and TV host in the world. Her funny nature has seen her host some of the biggest shows in the world. She has had a chance to interview very many celebrities and politicians. Despite her age, she has remained very relevant in the entertainment industry.