How much is Ellen worth?

Claire Toureille September 26, 2018
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: TV personality Ellen DeGeneres attends The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)

She’s one of the world’s favourite daytime show hosts and for good reason.

Ellen DeGeneres is one of TV’s nicest and most fun hosts, and one of the only women to make it in a male-dominated world.

Starting as a stand-up comedian and making it as an actress in the mid-90s with the TV series Ellen, she’s now graduated to a full blown TV giant with her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Ellen’s net worth

Ellen DeGeneres with her wife Portia de Rossi in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty)

Ellen DeGeneres’ net worth is estimated at $450 million dollars. Her spouse, Portia de Rossi, whom Ellen married in 2008, has a net worth of $20 million, bringing the couple’s net worth to $470 million.

Forbes reported that Ellen made history in 2018 by becoming the first woman to earn $20 million for a Netflix stand-up special. The host revealed on her show that she had spent the summer working on a stand-up special—her first in 15 years—and has taped it in Seattle. No release date has been revealed as of yet.

Of course, Ellen is most known for the The Ellen DeGeneres Show on ABC. The show won an Emmy in 2015, receiving the award for outstanding talk show.

It was once reported the host received $50 million per year for the show. Combined with her producer credits, Forbes said 2018 is the most lucrative year for Ellen yet.

According to Celebritynetworth, Ellen’s annual salary stands at $75 million.


Ellen onstage during the People’s Choice Awards 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty)

When she’s not onscreen, the host is busy with plenty of side-businesses. Ellen has had lines with PetSmart and Bed, Bath and Beyond, which add a pretty penny to her piggy bank.

Ellen launched EllenTube in 2014, an online platform that broadcasts exclusive content from her show.

Ellen also has a contract with CoverGirl and used to be a spokesperson for JCPenney and American Express.

In 2015, she launched her own lifestyle brand , ED by Ellen, which covers clothing, homeware and accessories.

Ellen the Landlord

Perhaps this will come as a surprise to some, but Ellen and her wife are well-known for their real-estate portfolio.

The couple often rent properties to other celebrities. For instance, in 2015, Ellen was Nick Jonas’ landlord. The total number of properties owned by the couple is unknown.

In the last 12 years, Ellen has sold houses to Will Ferrell, Ryan Seacrest and Sean Parker (to name a few).

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