Ellen Degeneres

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth 1958-01-26
Nationality American
Profession Comedian, Actress, Producer, Writer
Working for TV Show
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Portia De Rossi
Married on 2008
Qualification University of New Orleans, first semester
Education at University of New Orleans, first semester
Net Worth(s) $350 Million
Name on Birth Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Height 5’ 7’’
Weight 140 lbs
Religion Christian Science
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Twitter https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow
Body Measurements 34-27-35 in
Age 63 Years
Ellen Degeneres Net Worth

The most popular stand up hilarious comedian, actress, TV talk show presenter Ellen Degeneres net worth is more than $350 million in 2016 with her salary being $63 million according to Forbes. Forbes has also ranked her as 13th world’s highest paid celebrities. Ellen net worth is the result of her sincere passion towards comedy and her excellent presentation skills as a TV host. She gained immense popularity from her famous talk show “The Ellen Degeneres Show” which has been successfully running from a decade and is the most loved TV show in America. The 58 year old performer has been performing since 1980s and is continuing with the same and even more spirit and charm in her personality. No wonder her net worth is increasing in the same ratio. As per The Richest, she has been making $220K daily and her show had 4.4 million total views in the year 2013. Her show has been receiving numerous praiseworthy recognitions like outstanding talk Show, Special Class Writing, Talk Show Host and also 32 daytime Emmy awards till the year 2012. Her net worth, her career graph, her success meters is ascending and she is indeed a self-made personality of all times.

Early Life and Education

Ellen was born in January 26, 1958 in Louisiana to Elizabeth Jane and Elliott Everett DeGeneres after her brother Vance Degenres. Her mother Elizabeth was a speech therapist by profession and her father was an insurance agent. Ellen at the age of 13 and her mother decided to move and live in Texas after separation from her father and Vance who lived with their father. Her stay did not extended long because she went to University of New Orleans for her further study after graduation. While studying there with a major in communication, she dropped her education after one semester to work in a law firm and do some clerical jobs to earn money. Her net worth wasn’t the same as it is now. She had worked really hard in the beginning days to pay her expenses. She had done multiple jobs like waitress, saleswoman, hostess and bar tender.

Professional Career

DeGeneres had also started performing comedy as per her interest in clubs and coffee houses.  Early 1980s was the fortune time when she began to tour nationally. In the 1990s, she also worked in film Coneheads, Series named Ellen’s Energy Adventure. Her popularity increased in February 1997, when she came in the Oprah Winfrey Show as a lesbian. The episode was believed to be one of the highest-rated episodes of the show. 2003 was the year when The Ellen Degeneres Show was aired first on TV which didn’t take much to become a huge success. Ellen DeGeneres Show was awarded as the Best Talk Show immediately after the first season on TV with 11 nominations for Emmy awards. She has also hosted different award shows like Primetime Emmy awards, Grammy awards, Academy awards ceremony and was appreciated for her incredible performance and hosting ability. DeGeneres also won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Address where she gave her voice in the animated movie Finding Nemo for the role of Dory.

Relationship and Personal Life

1997 was the year where Degeneres exposed herself being a lesbian. Then she was in a relationship with actress Anne Heche. This relationship however did not last till the year 2000. She was also believed to have an affair with actress cum director Alexandra Hedison which seemed to have lasted till 2004. After that, Ellen have been sharing romantic relationship with actress Portia De Rossi. The couple got married in 2008 and have been living in their dream mansion in Beverly Hills, California. With increasing net worth, Ellen has been increasingly making investments in her homes, plots and properties. An example could be the plot of 3 acres land with mansion constructed in the area of 15000 sq. feet with total expenditure of $78 million.


Ellen Degeneres has been recognized as an outstanding performer in all times. She is also a vegan and her show also covers an element of Going Vegan With Ellen as she wants to create awareness for animal rights. http://www.ellentv.com/ is the official site of her TV show where more details and information about her show, episodes can be watched. Her facebook page also is full of interesting facts, videos and sharing with millions of fan following.


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