Who is Shonda Rhimes and what is her net worth 2019? Shonda Rhimes is a television producer who has produced several TV shows. She is also an author and screenwriter. She is the executive producer, creator, and head writer of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. She has also successfully created and produced Scandal and Private Practice. Rhimes has served as the executive producer of ‘The Catch’, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’, and ‘Off the Map’. She has published a memoir called ‘Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person’. She is the owner of her production company called ‘ShondaLand’.
Shonda Lynn Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois. She was born to parents Ilee Rhimes Jr. and Vera P. Her father was a college professor and her mother was a university administrator. Her mother used to attend college despite having six children and earned her Ph.D. Her father also holds an MBA and was the chief information officer at the University of Southern California.
Rhines went to the Marian Catholic High School located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. She completed her graduation in 1991 and earned her bachelor’s degree in film and English from Dartmouth College. She used to perform and direct in her college by joining Black Underground Theater Association.
She also used to write for the college newspaper. She then attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and studied screenwriting. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. While in USC she has worked with Debra Martin Chase for ‘The Princess Diaries 2’.
A daughter was adopted by Shonda Rhimes in June 2002. In February 2012, she adopted another girl. A year later, she had her third daughter through gestational surrogacy. In 2014, she received an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth College.
After her studies, Shonda Rhimes used to do a variety of jobs. She worked as a research director in the documentary called ‘Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream’ in 1995. She made a short film called ‘Blossoms and Veils’ in 1998. She then co-wrote the script of the film ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge’.
In 2001, she wrote for the film ‘Crossroads’. This was followed by the movies ‘The Princess Diaries’ and ‘The Princess Diaries 2’. In 2005, Rhimes became the creator, head writer, and executive producer of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. Two years later, she produced and created its spin-off series called ‘Private Practice’. She then became the executive producer of the drama ‘Off the Map’ in 2011.
In the same year, she also wrote the script of Scandal. In 2014, she created ‘How to Get Away with Murder’. In 2016, she created ‘The Catch’ on ABC. Her production company ‘ShondaLand’ has created eight series including ‘For the People’ and ‘Still Star-Crossed’ in 2017.
In 2014, Shona Rhimes won the Directors Guild of America Award. She has been nominated two times for the Primetime Emmy Awards. She has won 5 NAACP Image Awards out of 5 nominations. She has also won 2 Writers Guild of America Awards and 1 Producers Guild of America Awards. She has also won a Golden Globe Award the 2012 GLAAD Media Award.
Net Worth of Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes has produced many TV series. As a director, she has directed ‘Blossoms and Veils’. Shonda Rhimes’ net worth is an estimated $130 million. She owes this fortune by becoming the producer of 12 TV shows. She has written seven TV series including ‘How to Get Away with Murder’.
She is the creator of 5 TV series which also includes ‘Seattle Grace: On Call’ and ‘Seattle Grace: Message of Hope’. Her wealth also comes from ‘ShondaLand’. In 2014, Rhimes has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix. She has also developed many dramas which have not been picked up by the channels. Her most of the shows are for ABC.
Shonda Rhimes is an honorary member of the ‘Delta Sigma Theta’ sorority. In 2014, she gave a commencement address at Dartmouth College. When she was at the University of Southern California, she was hired as an intern by Debra Martin Chase and was also hired as an intern in ‘Mundy Lane Entertainment’.