Shonda Rhimes is an accomplished TV producer who has been known as a head writer and also the creator of a television series ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Also, she serves as executive producer and also a screenwriter of this show. She has been working as the executive producer of ‘Off the Map’ and ‘The Catch.’ Rhimes is also an author who has created several essays. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth of Shonda Rhimes in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Shonda Rhimes was born in the year 1970 on January 3rd and grew up in Park Forest South. She finished her schooling at the Marian Catholic High School and in the year 1991 she graduated with a degree in films and English from Dartmouth College. In here, she was a member of the Black Underground Theater Association. Rhimes has also graduated with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Also, she has adopted two girls as her own and had a daughter via surrogacy. She gained fame when she appeared in the list of 100 people that helped to Shape the World in 2017 by the Time Magazine. In the year 2015, she lost more than 115 pounds after she followed a very strict diet with exercises. She has launched her career as a screenwriter via the Master Class.
Career, Awards & Nominations
While still back in college, Shonda Rhimes was working for the college newspaper. Later on, she became an intern for the Debra Martin Chase, and after her graduation, she was doing all manner of jobs. In 1995, that was when she landed a role as research director of a documentary that was titled ‘Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream.’
Rhimes credit as a director for a short movie was in ‘Blossoms and Veils.’ In the year 1999, she rose to become a co-writer in a movie ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.’ She has worked on various movies such as ‘Crossroads’ in the year 2011. Later on, she was a film writer ‘The Princess Diaries’ and all its sequel. In 2005, she was a creator, executive producer, and writer for the popular show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and has created a Show Spin-off ‘Private Practice.’
For the ABC, Rhimes has created a television show ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ which received huge success and also signed a deal with the Netflix for making other films and more television shows. She has created ‘Still Star-Crossed.’ Also, Shonda Rhimes does own a production company that is known as ‘Shodaland’ and has created very television shows for the various television networks. In 2018, Rhimes served as a producer for the show ‘For the People’ and ‘Station 19’.
Shonda has received a wide variety of awards as well as nominations. Among the awards that she has been nominated for does include Black Reel Award and the Banff Television Award. Her work is what has seen her win the Directors Guild of America Award as well as GLAAD Media Awards in the year 2012.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Shonda Rhimes is over $150 million and has managed to produce several television shows through production company Shondaland. Rhimes has also created some of the most popular television series that has had huge commercial success.
Shonda is among the well-known television presenters in the world. She has created very many hit shows and telecasted many around the globe. She has also been involved in the creation of short films, and she has never failed to impress. It will be amazing to see the next project that she will work on.