TV Talkshow has been a common thing in the current entertainment world. There are many TV talk show hosts, but Ellen DeGeners is one of the most popular personalities. She started as a TV talk show host about many years back. She is also a stand-up comedian, actress and entrepreneur. Thanks to her Ellen DeGeneres Show, she is rated to be worth about $345 million. Even though she gets most of the money from the talk show, here is more about Ellen DeGeneres net worth:
Ellen Degeneres Net Worth: Background
Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, back in 1958. She might be a comedian at the moment, but DeGeners cites that she wanted to become a veterinarian as a kid. This was not successful and after she had graduated from high school, she decided to do some jobs that had lower-income. She started out like a vacuum cleaner saleswoman, she also painted houses and waited tables in a hotel.
As she was growing up, she didn’t have the idea of becoming a professional comedian. In her family, her brother Vance was considered the funniest in the family. One time, she was asked to speak in public, which was out of her wish. Ellen was a shy girl that didn’t want to talk in front of many people. So she used some humorous statements to get people’s attention off her. Amazingly, her natural jokes amazed the crowd, and that is where she landed a deal as a stand-up comedian. She was signed to perform at a local coffeehouse as a stand-up comedian, which brought her on to the spotlight. At this time, she was in her early 20s.
Breaking out of the glass
Ellen made her breakthrough in the mid-80s. She was invited on the Tonight Show by Johnny Carlson. This made her the first ever female stand-up comedian to sit on the coach and interview guests on her first visit. After appearing on this show, she became a household name and many top TV shows hosts wanted to host her. She later on appeared on some shows like Larry King Live, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Tonight Show – Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, among others. These shows made her very much popular, and she was high on demand.
Ellen Degeneres Net Worth and the “Ellen DeGeneres” Talk Show
After going on as a guest on the top TV talk shows in America, Ellen decided to go all solo. She hosted her talk show, The Ellen DeGeners Show in 2003. She wasn’t as successful as such during her first year, but things started taking shape later on. The show slowly grew into one of the most successful daytime talk show. It has millions of viewers, and as of now, it is estimated that a single episode attracts around 4 million viewers.
She has won many awards for her daytime TV talk show, including; Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment, Outstanding Talk Show, Outstanding Talk Show Host, and Outstanding Special Class Writing. By 2012, the show has been awarded about 32 Daytime Emmy Awards, which helped to boost the Ellen DeGeneres net worth.
It is believed that the show will keep going until 2017 though it might be extended. The show has won many hearts due to the natural humor of the host, and the amazing guests that she brings to the show. She hosts celebrities, musical perfectionists, and she discusses topics of human interests. It is a show that delivers the best to the viewers, and will keep on winning more viewers. She always opens with a dance, which has been her signature since the show started. It is believed that Ellen now makes about $45 million a year from her show.
Ellen Degeneres Net Worth: Businesses
She has a production house called the Very Good Productions, which has about five shows on the air. Also, she has a show that features Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Also, she has her site that is called Ellentube, which is a video portal that uploads random videos. She’s also on a deal with Vessel which lets her viewers stream her live show.
Other than the talk show and the productions, she has a ladies clothing line, ED by Ellen that is quite a success. With all the deals, acting career, clothing lines and the famous TV talk show, she is rated at over $345 million, a figure that is sure to rise.