Ever heard of a TV show host who fits the bill in all ways? If not, dive right into “The Ellen Show” hosted by none other than Ellen DeGeneres herself! She is a world-renowned comedian and TV show host and has previously ventured into acting and producing as well. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Ellen DeGeneres in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Ellen DeGeneres was born in a middle-class family on January 26, 1958. She was raised by her parents in Metairie, Louisiana. Her mother was a speech therapist while her father an insurance agent. Ellen DeGeneres also has a brother named Vance who works as a musician and producer both. Although, Ellen DeGeneres had a basic and happy childhood one moving point of it was the divorce of her parents.
Later, her mother remarried to a salesman after which Ellen DeGeneres moved to Atlanta, Texas with Betty Jane. Ellen DeGeneres has blue eyes which stand out as a marking feature of her personality. She sports a short-hair look with her hair color naturally blonde. She attended Grace King High School in Louisiana and later graduated from Atlanta High School in 1976. She then attended the University of New Orleans where she majored in communication studies, but soon after left to work as a clerk in a law firm.
In 1997, Ellen DeGeneres came out as a lesbian and from then onwards worked zealously towards LGBT rights and became an activist for the LGBT movement. After coming out as gay, Ellen DeGeneres dated actress and screen-writer, Anne Heche for a couple of years. Their relationship was quite talked about by all, and it came to a serious point when they bought a home together in Los Angeles in 1999.
The two even went ahead to announce that they wished to get married publicly. However, the couple broke up in the August of 2000 which was a shocker for all. After breaking up with Anne Heche, Ellen DeGeneres dated Alexandra Hedison, but as per fate they also separated. It wasn’t late before Ellen DeGeneres became involved with actress Portia De Rossi.
After dating for 4 years, the two decided to tie the knot after California legalized gay marriages. Theirs was a marriage full of rumors and gossips as it was then the most prominent gay marriage California had witnessed. Portia was legally allowed to change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres in 2010.
Career, Awards, & Nominations:
Ellen DeGeneres started out by performing at small gigs/ stand-up comedy platforms! As she says, her source of inspiration has always been Steve Martin and Woody Allen. She grew through her career watching these two and credits her success to them. Her stance at comedy kept growing, with Ellen DeGeneres going on tours nationally. She was also named Showtime’s funniest person in America in the year 1984.
Ellen DeGeneres film career kick-started with the series, “Ellen’s Energy Adventures.” She did quite a few films but moved onto television a while later. Ellen DeGeneres acted in a number of sitcoms before starting with her own daytime television talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which received a great response in its first season. It was nominated for 11 Daytime Emmy awards and won the ‘Best Talk Show’ and three other awards.
Till now the show has garnered a huge number of positive responses and appreciation and is cited as one of the best talk shows. Apart from hosting her own talk show, Ellen DeGeneres has also written four books, produced some films and has done a voiceover for the film “Finding Nemo.”
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of 2018, The total estimated net worth of Ellen DeGeneres is about $500 million. The primary source of wealth for Ellen DeGeneres is obviously her show, but there are other additions to it like her own lifestyle brand- ED Ellen DeGeneres. She has purchased a number of valuable possessions including a Porsche 911 Carrera S, a customized California Ferrari, and expensive home in L.A. and a more expensive one in Montecito.
Despite achieving heights of success Ellen DeGeneres has not let it come in her way of serving the society, it is said that she donates a lot of money and helps a lot of people in making their dreams come true. Now that’s a real winner!