Ellen DeGeneres is a popular figure hailing from Louisiana. She is a popular comedian and host of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, which is named after her. In addition to that, she is an actress, author and producer. Recently, her name got featured in the list of 20 highest-earning celebrities.
Ellen rose to fame after she hosted Grammy Awards in 1996 and 1997 consecutively. Ellen has even hosted the Academy Awards and Emmy Awards at some point in her career. She made headlines when she revealed her sexual orientation of being a lesbian in The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show is one of the most-watched daytime television shows. Let’s find out more about the superstar:
What is the age weight and height of Ellen DeGeneres?
Ellen Degeneres took birth in the year 1958. Hence, she is 62 years old as in 2020. Ellen weighs 59 kg and she stands 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) tall.
Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth and Salary of in 2020?
As per reports, the net worth of Ellen DeGeneres is $490 million. Her net worth rose from $330 million in the year 2019 to $490 million in 2020. She charges around $25 million per episode.
Other earnings of the superstar
In the year 2000, when Ellen was asked to voice Dory in “Finding Nemo”, she earned $75000 for the 3-year project. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was launched in the year 2003 and was a huge hit. The show allowed Ellen to earn huge wealth. By 2017, Ellen was earning an estimated $50 million a year from the show, making her the highest-paid TV host at that time. More than half of DeGeneres’ earnings come from the daily talk show, and she receives about 60% of advertising, carrying fee, and product placement profits.
DeGeneres also earns millions working behind the camera with her own production company, A Very Good Production. She has many brand endorsements such as Cover Girl, JC Penny and American Express. Ellen DeGeneres has also published several books like comic essays. In 2014, she charged $1500 for hosting Academy Awards. She also earns well from her online games. In 2018, she signed a $20 million deal with Netflix for an exclusive standup special. Ellen DeGeneres earned $80.5 million in 2019, which made her the highest-paid comedian in the world.
Early Life & How was the early life of the comedian?
Ellen came into this world on 26th January 1958. She was born in Metairie, Louisiana to Betty DeGeneres and Elliott Everett DeGeneres. Her mother was a speech therapist while her father served as an insurance agent. When she was 16, her parents had a split.
Ellen graduated from Atlanta High School in 1976, and later she joined the University of New Orleans but dropped out after one semester. After trying her luck in a wide variety of jobs, she turned to stand up comedy. She performed in small clubs and coffee houses and eventually made to emcee Clyde’s Comedy Club in 1981. She toured the whole USA for comedy shows. She won a competition organized by Showtime and won the title of ‘Funniest Person in America.
A glance into the exciting personal life of Ellen
DeGeneres is a lesbian. She dated actress Anne Heche and in 1999, they bought a home in Los Angeles. The couple announced their desire to get married in front of the public. However, things starting becoming bad between them and the couple finally broke up in August 2000. After Anne, Ellen dated Alexandra Hedison for a few years. Next, she got into a relationship with Portia de Rossi in December 2004. DeGeneres married Portia on August 16, 2008. Their wedding was the highest-profile gay marriage after California legalized the unions.
Career Highlights of Ellen DeGeneres
DеGеnеrеѕ ѕtаrtеd off her career аѕ а ѕtаnd-uр соmеdіаn in 1981. She реrfоrmed in clubs and соffее hоuѕеѕ, whеrе her рорulаrіtу grew day by day. Then, the comedian was асknоwlеdgеd аѕ ‘Shоwtіmеѕ Funnіеѕt Pеrѕоn in the UЅ’. She reached the heights of her ѕtаnd-uр соmеdу career when she signed a deal with Nеtflіх for a ѕtаnd-up in 2017.
Coming to her film career, she featured in film ѕuсh аѕ Соnеhеаdѕ (1990), Мr. Wrоng (1996), The Love letter (1999), Fіndіng Nеmо, Unіtу (2014), and Finding Dоrу (2016).
She аlѕо made а саrееr in tеlеvіѕіоn with her арреаrences іn tеlеvіѕіоn ѕhоwѕ ѕuсh аѕ Ореn Ноuѕе, Еllеn (1994), Маd Аbоut Yоu (1998), Тhе Еllеn Ѕhоw, Еllеn DеGеnеrеѕ Неrе аnd Nоw, Ѕеѕаmе Ѕtrееt (2007) Тhе Ѕіmрѕоnѕ (2010) аnd Тhе Віg Ваng Тhеоrу (2016). Aраrt frоm tеlеvіѕіоn, ѕhе hаѕ hоѕtеd 38th аnd 39th Аnnuаl Grаmmу Awаrdѕ; 53rd, 55th аnd 57th Рrіmеtіmе Еmmу Awаrdѕ; аnd 79th аnd 86th Асаdеmу Awаrdѕ.
DeGeneres also works behind the camera with her own production company, A Very Good Production. In 2015, she launched a lifestyle brand ED by Ellen. DeGeneres has also built a strong digital presence with Ellen Digital Ventures, which encompasses platforms such as video hub Ellen tube and iPhone game Heads Up.
Some of the favorite and most popular quotes of Ellen DeGeneres are: