Who is Ellen DeGeneres and what is her net worth? Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, actress, writer, producer and television host of one of the most talked about and biggest shows in the world today. This 29 time Emmy award winner is an absolute legend in the Television industry and will always be remembered for her efforts on-screen as well as off-screen with charity work.
Ellen DeGeneres was born on January 26th 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana, U.S. She is of German, Irish, French and English descent. She is the daughter of Elliot DeGeneres who was an insurance agent and Betty DeGeneres who was a speech therapist. Her parents filed for separation in 1973 and went their separate ways the next year. She stayed with her mother Betty while her brother Vance stayed with her father. She moved with her mother who married a salesman, Roy Gruessendorf to Atlanta, Texas. In 2011, she revealed that she is 15th cousin to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge via their shared common ancestor Thomas Fairfax.
Ellen DeGeneres is a self-proclaimed lesbian. It was revealed when she came out as a lesbian for an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She was among the first few to raise LGBT issues including the coming-out process. This actually made her the first openly lesbian actress to play a lesbian character on television. She announced her relationship with actress Anne Heche in 1997 but they broke up shortly. She later found the love of her life in Portia de Rossi, whom she married in 2008.
Education: Ellen DeGeneres was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana. She graduated from Atlanta High School in the year 1976 after completing her first years of high school at Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana. Ellen then went back to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans; there she majored in Communication studies. Her experience was short lived as the left school after just one semester to do clerical work in a law firm with her cousin, Laura Gillen. Her other jobs in her early life included working at J.C. Penney, working as a waitress at T.G.I. Friday’s, a house painter, bartender and a hostess.
Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth
Ellen DeGeneres, a 29 time Emmy award winner, a 13 time recipient of Grammy Awards, a record 20 time winner of People’s Choice award is one of the lucky few who have been involved with the same project for a long time. She has her own TV show which has been running for more than 10 years, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She is also the show host as well as the producer of this highly successful show.
Her long list of amazing TV talk shows such as Ellen (1994-1998), The Ellen Show (2001-2002), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003-present) along with a string of Award ceremonies which she has hosted have helped her get net worth of $400 million.
Ellen DeGeneres is a huge fan of luxurious and fast cars as she is often spotted driving one of her cars during her free time. She has three amazing and glamorous cars. She owns a block Porsche 911 Carrera S which is a new generation car powered by a 3.8 litre engine which delivers around 400HP and looks incredibly stylish one the road. She also owns a Ferrari California which might not look pretty but is incredibly fast and enough to get you the feeling of rush that is enjoyed by those who love driving fast.
It has a top speed of 200 mph and can easily reach 62 mph in less than 4 seconds. Her last car is a metallic Porsche Turbo which is incredibly stylish and has amazing looks. Its top speed is 315 km/hour can reach 100 km/hour in just three seconds after the start.
Ellen DeGeneres is not only one of the best TV show hosts, but she is also one of the most active celebrities involved in charity work and as a spokesperson who will go to any length to raise important issues of the society.
Being a self-proclaimed lesbian, it is obvious that she will be heavily involved in raising awareness about making LGBT legal. Her mother is one of her biggest supporters from the beginning when Ellen came out as a lesbian.
Ellen is a former vegan and a big animal lover. She coordinates a website titled “Going Vegan with Ellen’ where you can look for various “vegan recipes” and the promotion of “Meatless Mondays”. She was also a campaign ambassador for Farm Sanctuary’s Adrop-A-Turkey in 2010 in which people were asked to start a new tradition on Thanksgiving; to adopt a turkey instead of eating one.
Ellen DeGeneres is currently busy with her talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” which is a weekly television show hosted by her. If she is not busy working on her talk show, she will be busy as a spokesperson or be giving her voice to any animated movie. One thing is for sure, when this legendary TV host, comedian, actress and producer retires, she will leave a big hole in the television industry.