Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth : Lifestyle & Charity

The very famous American television host, Ellen DeGeneres, has a staggering net worth of almost $490 million as of [current year].

DeGeneres started her career as a standup comedian and got recognition in the ’90s after starring in the sitcom Ellen.

Since 2003, she started hosting the popular talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which has captivated huge audiences worldwide.

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen is a comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer known for her happy mien and mellow humor.

In like manner, she is one of America’s richest self-made women.

Quick Facts

Here are some of the quick facts about Ellen.

Full Name Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Date of birth January 26, 1958
Age 64 years old
Gender Female
Place Of Birth Metairie, Louisiana, United States
Nationality American
Profession Television presenter, Comedian, Film producer, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice actor, Film actor
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Mixed (French, English, German, and Irish)
Residence Metairie, Lousiana
Height 5’5″ (165 cm)
Weight 141 lbs (64 kgs)
Color Of Hair Light brown with silver specks
Color Of Eye Blue
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Sexual Orientation Lesbian
Father’s Name Elliott DeGeneres
Mother’s Name Betty DeGeneres
Siblings Vance Elliott DeGeneres
Marital status Married
Education Atlanta High School

The University of New Orleans

Spouse Portia de Rossi (m. 2008)
Children -none-
Active Years 1978-present
Net Worth $490 million
Last Updated May, 2022

Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth and Income

As of 2021, Ellen has an impressive net worth of 490 million dollars.

In 2019, her net worth was estimated to be $330 million, and her next year’s earnings added a whopping $84 million on top of that, resulting in $414 million in 2020.

Further, in 2021, Ellen managed to be the personality worth $490 million.

It has been estimated that Ellen earns a salary between $75 million and $90 million every year. Reportedly, she makes approximately $50 million from The Ellen DeGeneres Show annually.

Each season of the show has 174 episodes which results in an income of $287,356 per episode.

Ellen DeGeneres Real Estates and Residence

Real Estate Business

Ellen is a sharp real estate investor. She has purchased many properties and made a fair profit by selling some real estate to other stars. Reportedly, since 2003, Ellen has bought and sold almost 20 properties.

Her real estate portfolio when combined showed a worth of more than 350 million dollars, as of 2021.

Current Residence: Montecito Bungalow

The comedian with her wife currently lives in a Midcentury Bungalow Near Montecito’s Butterfly Beach.

Spread on 1,700 square feet of living space; this estate is priced at $2.9 million.

The bungalow features two-bedroom and two-bath, which is just privately and perfectly located at the end of a long driveway with none of the neighboring houses owned by celebrities.

Built-in 1954, the house has recently been revised with extensive renovations that added more beauty.

The house and its nearly half-acre property shed a Bali-Esque vibe with dozens of palms and other lush subtropical plantings scattered about.

Living space of the Montecito bungalow
Living space of the Montecito bungalow

An open-concept living plan centered around a sleek kitchen features stainless appliances, a stone-topped center island, and custom cabinets trimmed in exotic wood.

The bungalow also boasts a master wing, including a bedroom with large sliding doors open to a spacious patio bordered by lush landscaping. Also, the access to a soaking tub and a private walled courtyard is icing on the top!

Montecito mansion 

The couple set their hands on this beautiful mansion in 2019, valued at $27 million.

The mansion, spread on 8,188 square feet, serves a beautiful view of the Pacific ocean.

It is the couple’s main mansion, and during the 2020’s pandemic, Ellen even hosting her show from her living room.

The luxurious mansion features all kinds of amenities and plenty of rooms for friends and family.

Montecito Mansion of Ellen
Montecito Mansion of Ellen

Talking about the outdoors, we will find a jaw-dropping infinity pool giving you a clear view of the ocean. The backyard also features a lavish cabana, a private gym, a fire pit, and changing areas.

Hacienda in Montecito

Another property in Montecito, California!

Ellen must be so in love with Montecito that she recently re-purchased the six-acre property she sold for $11 million back in 2018, now for $14.3 million.

In their way of gobbling up real estate in Montecito, the couple bought back this one property they’ve already previously owned and sold.

Rancho San Leandro, Montecito
Rancho San Leandro, Montecito

This ancient single-story adobe hacienda is located within a discreet gated community. There are dozens of ancient olive trees while approaching this beautiful ranch.

Cars and Watches

Ferrari California

DeGeneres owns Ferrari California, a grand tourer in which she has often been spotted cruising with her wife.

This model is the softest model designed by Ferrari, which does well for everyday use. This beauty is powered by a V8 3.9-liter and coughs 552 horsepower.

Porsches

Ellen DeGeneres has many expensive wheels in her collection, and her obsession with Porsche has now officially been recognized.

The TV show host owns five different models: Porsche 993, Porsche Panamera, and Porsche Targa 4S. Porsche Cayenne S and Porsche 997 Carrera S.

 As per report, she bought the Porsche Carrera S for $160,000 and the Porsche 911 Targa 4S for $120,000.

Ellen DeGeneres with her Porsche Carrera
Ellen DeGeneres with her Porsche Carrera

Ellen has always admired European models, and it is a coincidence that the name of her wife-Portia sounds a bit similar to the name of this bran.

Land Rover Defender

In 2014, Ellen gifted this incredible model to her bride. Its engine delivers 122 horsepower and 266-pound feet of torque, with a maximum speed of 90 mph.

Watches

Being a fan of vintage watches, Ellen owns few very luxurious timepieces.

Her Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 is a sleek wristwatch that costs over $23,000.

The next is Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, one of the most famous pieces among watch connoisseurs. It has been reported that Ellen owns these watches made in different metals and each of them selling around $25,000.

In addition, no one should forget her Patek Philippe Grand Complications, an ultra-stylish gold watch. This lavish timepiece boasts an 18-carat rose gold case and is priced at $250,000!

Lifestyles and Vacations

Everyone often gasps while realizing Ellen is 60 years old but doesn’t look a day over 45. DeGeneres does live a lavish life, but she keeps her personal rituals very simple.

She keeps herself hydrated and her skin always moisturized, and, even while making big public appearances, she keeps her makeup relatively light and minimal.

Ellen sure did love steaks and hamburgers in the past, but she stopped eating animal products and went vegan in 2009.

In the interview, she revealed feeling healthier living a cruelty-free life and expressed gratitude for her chef preparing all different plant-based diets. In addition, Ellen also tries her best to avoid sugar and processed foods.

The comedian is an avid lover of yogas, and she has been open about it, preferring hatha yoga to other yoga styles.

Vacations

Ellen and Portia have traveled all over the world, from Europe to South America. One of the exotic vacations she spent with her wife was back in 2011, when the couple went to St. Bart for holidays.

Charity

Ellen DeGeneres has always been known for promoting nothing but kindness, humor, and charity throughout her career. She has a slew of charities that she regularly make her contributions to. In addition, the comedian has her own foundation, The Ellen Fund, which supports global conservation efforts for endangered species.

The other organizations she supports are The Trevor Project, Habitat for Humanity, The Gentle Barn, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and STOMP Out Bullying.

Another big project Ellen is associated with is the Small Change Campaign, which she launched with Ben Affleck that helps Feeding America.

In addition, she has also used her show for charities by bringing out an individual or group to showcase their talents or causes or efforts. Several times, she has helped people by gifting money to pursue their dreams.

Shows, Endorsements, and Publications

Shows

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is a daytime television talk show that includes comedy, celebrity, musical guests, and human-interest stories.

As of 2020,  the show has already been nominated 171 times for Daytime Emmy Award and has won 61. In addition, there are several other awards and nominations it garnered throughout its time since 2003.

Ellen DeGeneres honored with Hall of Fame
Ellen DeGeneres posing with Hall of Fame.

The comedian-television host has also been honored with the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her ”Integrity, Generosity, Good Spirit and Humor.

In September 2012, she was awarded the 2,477th star.

Movies and Television series

Ellen has produced several television shows such as Bethenny (2012-2014), Repeat After Me (2015), and One Big Happy (2015).

In the past, she also made her move towards the big screen, starring in Mr. Wrong (1996), EDtv (1999).

As a voice actor, she lent her voice to popular films such as Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016).

DeGeneres has made an appearance in many famous TV shows like The Late Show with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning, America, etc.

Endorsements

Ellen has worked with several other brands and endorsed different products, which is also one reason her net worth grows wild.

Some of her deals were with American Express, Vitamin Water, Covergirl, and not to forget JCPenney, where she had one of her first jobs.

She is also a co-owner of Halo-a pet food company and a line of home products known as ED Ellen DeGeneres. It is a lifestyle brand known to provide high-quality interior design, architecture, fashion, and beautifully crafted home and pet items.

Publications

The comedian-producer has written a bunch of books throughout her career which are listed here.

Career

Early Life

Ellen was born on 26th January 1958 in Louisiana. Her father, an insurance salesman, divorced her working mother when she was a teenager. After the divorce, Ellen’s brother Vance stayed with her father, and she moved to Atlanta with her mother.

She graduated from the University of New Orleans with a major in communication studies. Though Ellen dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, she waited tables, sold vacuum cleaners, attended bars, painted houses, and worked as a legal secretary while growing up.

Receiving moral and financial support from her mother, Ellen began performing in 1981 and started her career as a stand-up comedian at a local coffeehouse when she was just 23.

Later in 1994, she appeared on a show titled Ellen, created by ABC, which ran for four years. After the show got canceled in 1998, she appeared in a similar sitcom created by CBS- The Ellen Show.

Finally, in September 2003, she started her own show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which became a massive hit and still runs. However, Ellen recently announced that the upcoming nineteenth season would be the last season of the show.

Personal Life

In 1997, when Ellen was acting in her first show, she came out as gay. It was a groundbreaking moment when the first lead of any show came out on television.

DeGeneres’ reveal of her own sexuality resulted in a great impact on the LGBTQ community, and today, she is also an advocate for LGBTQ rights.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia

In 2008, Ellen married her girlfriend Portia de Rossi, an Australian-American former actress. The couple is often considered as the source of inspiration for everyone.

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Three Facts about Ellen DeGeneres

  1. Ellen was supposed to be on American Idol as a judge for five years when she replaced Paula Abdul. However, she quit after one season.
  2. Before getting married, Ellen was in a relationship with the American actress Anne Heche (1997-2000).
  3. Ellen is known for her punctuality everywhere she goes. Many interviewers have also said she arrives early for interviews and the photo shoot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is richer, Oprah or Ellen?

Oprah Winfrey has a much higher net worth than DeGeneres, with an estimated $2.7 billion, as of 2021.

Did the Ellen DeGeneres show get Cancelled?

No, the show has not been canceled yet. However, on May 12, 2021, Ellen announced that her talk show is ending after wrapping up its 19th season in 2022.

What’s the age difference between Ellen and Portia?

The couple has a 15-year age difference.
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