Ellen Degeneres Net Worth: Salary, Income, Career & All Updates!

Ellen Degeneres Net Worth: Salary, Income, Career & All Updates!

Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, on January 26, 1958. Her father Elliott was an insurance agent, while her mother Elizabeth was a speech therapist. Vance, her younger brother, is a musician and producer. In 1974, her parents split, and her mother remarried and relocated to Atlanta, Texas, with her new husband and Ellen. Ellen moved back to New Orleans after graduating from Atlanta High School in 1976 to attend the University of New Orleans. She dropped out after one semester to work as a legal secretary. She worked at J.C. Penney, TGIFridays, as a waitress, house painter, hostess, and bartender, among other places.

Ellen Degeneres Net Worth:

Ellen Degeneres has a net worth of $500 million and is an American comedian, television host, writer, and producer. Ellen is one of the most well-known stand-up comedians in America. She is best known for starring in the sitcom “Ellen” from 1994 until 1998. Since 2003, she has hosted the television talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

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Ellen has also received various accolades. She became the first actress to win a Saturn Award for a voice performance when she received the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2010, she was also a judge on the ninth season of American Idol.

DeGeneres has also hosted the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards. She also runs a record label, Eleveneleven, and a production firm, ‘A Very Good Production,’ and is the author of numerous books.

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Early Life:

Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, on January 26, 1958. Her father Elliott was an insurance agent, while her mother Elizabeth was a speech therapist. Vance, her younger brother, is a musician and producer. In 1974, her parents split, and her mother remarried and relocated to Atlanta, Texas, with her new husband and Ellen. Ellen moved back to New Orleans after graduating from Atlanta High School in 1976 to attend the University of New Orleans. She dropped out after one semester to work as a legal secretary. She worked at J.C. Penney, TGIFridays, as a waitress, house painter, hostess, and bartender, among other places.

Career:

During the years while Ellen was working odd jobs, she began performing stand-up comedy routines in coffee shops and small clubs. Ellen was the emcee of Clyde’s Comedy Club in New Orleans around 1981. In the early 1980s, she began touring nationwide with her stand-up act. In 1984, she was crowned the Funniest Person in America by Showtime. In 1989, she received her first regular television role on the Fox sitcom “Open House.” She received a role in the short-lived sitcom “Laurie Hill” in 1992.

DeGeneres wowed the filmmakers so much that she was cast in their next ABC pilot, “These Friends of Mine.” In its second season, the show was called “Ellen.” When Ellen DeGeneres came out as a lesbian on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in April 1997, the show reached its pinnacle of success. Her character on the sitcom, portrayed by Oprah Winfrey, came out to her therapist at the same time. “Ellen” was terminated in May 1998 when ratings dropped as a result of ABC’s reduced promotional efforts.

ellen degeneres net worth

DeGeneres returned to the stand-up circuit when her series was canceled. In 2001, she returned with “The Ellen Show,” a CBS sitcom that lasted 13 episodes before being canceled. She voiced Dory in the 2003 film “Finding Nemo.” In 2012’s “Finding Dory,” she reprised her role.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” premiered in the fall of 2003. It has become one of daytime television’s most popular conversation shows. The show won 25 Emmy Awards in its first three seasons alone. On May 1, 2009, Ellen celebrated her 100th episode. In December 2015, she performed her 2000th show.

DeGeneres joined “American Idol” as a judge in 2010. She took over for Paula Abdul. “It didn’t feel like the perfect fit for me,” she said after one season.

DeGeneres began presenting the game program “Ellen’s Game of Games” on NBC in the 2017-2018 television season, which expanded on games played on her talk show.DeGeneres has also hosted Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Awards ceremonies.

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Personal Life:

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DeGeneres came out as a lesbian in 1997. Ellen began dating actress Anne Heche the same year. The relationship, however, ended in August of 2000. DeGeneres began dating Portia de Rossi, an Australian-American businesswoman, philanthropist, and actor, in 2004. In August 2008, they married in their home in Beverly Hills, California.

Real Estate: 

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Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi are serial house flippers. The couple has bought and sold more than 20 properties since 2003. In 2019 alone, DeGeneres and de Rossi sold properties for $6.98 million, $15.5 million, and $23 million.

2003: DeGeneres bought a home in the Hollywood Hills for $6 million. She sold the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom property to Will Ferrell three years later for $9 million.

2004: she paid $1.275 million for a midcentury-style Hollywood Hills home nicknamed “the treehouse,” due to its 2,000 square feet of outdoor living spaces. She sold the two-bedroom, two-bathroom property for $2.1 million one year later to late actor Heath Ledger.

2007: DeGeneres and de Rossi acquired a mansion in Montecito, California, for $15.75 million. They sold it for $20 million that same year.

2008: the couple paid $29 million for a 9,200-square-foot property in Beverly Hills and then bought the two surrounding homes to incorporate into the estate. They got married at this house.  By 2012, they had sold the compound to Ryan Seacrest for $37 million. That same year, DeGeneres bought a horse ranch in Thousand Oaks, California, for $8.5 million. After renovating the property, she sold it in 2013 for $10.85 million.

2011: the couple bought Brad Pitt’s former Malibu home for $12 million. They sold it a year later for $13 million.

2012: they paid almost $40 million for a Holmby Hills home called the Brody House and then sold the lavish property for $55 million just six months later to Sean Parker. That same year, the couple shelled out $13.2 million for a pair of adjacent condos in Los Angeles.  Three years later, they sold the residences for $11.85 million.

2015: they bought a four-bedroom, eight-bathroom Beverly Hills villa for $16 million and sold it three years later for $35 million.

2018: they bought a mansion in Beverly Hills for $15 million in 2018. Less than a year later, they said goodbye to the five-bedroom property with a $15.5 million sale. That same year, they paid $6.7 million for a ranch in Santa Barbara. They sold it for $6.98 million a year later to Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins.

In 2018 they also paid $27 million for a Bali-inspired mansion in Montecito, California. Soon after the purchase, they paid $1.9 million for a property next door. In October 2020 they listed the property for sale for $40 million. A month later they accepted a $33 million offer.

2019: The couple bought a five-bedroom, 12-bathroom, newly renovated mansion in Beverly Hills from Adam Levine for $45 million. They sold this house in April 2021 for $47 million.

2020: In November, Ellen and Portia bought comedian Dennis Miller’s home in Montecito, California for $49 million.  The purchase price of the 4-acre property came close to setting a record for the area.

2021: In May 2021 Ellen and Portia paid $14.3 million for a ranch in Montecito which they actually previously owned from 2017 to 2018. Soon after the purchase, they paid $12 million for the home next door.

In September 2021 Ellen and Portia paid $8.5 million for a home in Beverly Hills. Two months later they sold the Dennis Miller property, which they had owned for exactly one year, for $55 million. In other words, they made $6 million holding the property for 12 months. They did not perform any major renovations.

2022: In February 2022 Ellen and Portia paid $21 million for a property in Montecito known as “Villa Tragara.” The 2.5-acre property features a 12,000 square-foot mansion