Biography facts about Ellen DeGeneres, the renowned American Tv host for The Ellen Show – her real name, age, husband, wife, net worth, salary, income, house, cars, etc.
Ellen DeGeneres, real name Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist who was born on January 26, 1958.
She is best known for hosting the extremely popular and successful Emmy award-winning talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which debuted in 2003 is currently in its 19th season.
She is also known for her stand-up comedy, for her four books, and also for her starring role on popular sitcom Ellen that ran on ABC from 1994 until 1998. She also starred in another sitcom titled The Ellen Show from 2001-2002.
She worked as a bartender and house painter and was a waitress at TGI Friday’s. She released a live comedy album called Ellen DeGeneres: Taste This in 1996.
She dated Anne Heche from 1997 to 2000 and Alexandra Hedison from 2001 to 2004. She married Portia de Rossi on August 16, 2008. Ellen and Portia do not have children.
Ellen DeGeneres has a net worth of $500 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Forbes also estimates Ellen DeGeneres’ net worth in 2022 as $370 million.
The Ellen Show earns an estimated revenue of $546 – $8.7K in a day on YouTube, according to Social Blade. The Ellen Show makes $3.8K – $61.2K in a week, an estimated income of $16.4K – $262.2K in a month, an estimated salary of $196.7K – $3.1M from displayed ads on her videos.
In 2015, Forbes estimated DeGeneres had a net worth of US $75 million. In 2015, she was named the 50th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and number two on the World Pride Power list.
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Ellen DeGeneres’ Profile Summary
|Celebrated Name:||Ellen DeGeneres|
|Net Worth:||$500 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Television, Self Made|
|Full Real Name:||Ellen Lee DeGeneres|
|Date of Birth:||January 26, 1958|
|Age:||64 years old|
|Birthplace:||Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Sexuality:||Lesbian since 1997|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Television presenter, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Residence:||Santa Barbara, California|
|Education:||Drop Out, University of New Orleans|
|Parents||Betty DeGeneres (mother)|
Elliot DeGeneres (father)
|Siblings:||Vance DeGeneres (brother)|
|Wife:||Portia de Rossi (m. 2008)|
|Ex-Girlfriends:||Alexandra Hedison; Anne Heche|
|Instagram:||@theellenshow with 114 million followers|
|TikTok:||@EllenDeGeneres with over 9.1 million followers|
|YouTube:||The Ellen Show with 38.1 million subscribers|
|Annual Income:||$196.7K – $3.1M from The Ellen Show YouTube channel|
Who is Ellen DeGeneres and why is she famous?
#1. Ellen’s full real name is Ellen Lee DeGeneres.
#2. Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist.
#3. She is best known for hosting the extremely popular and successful Emmy award-winning talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which debuted in 2003 is currently in its 17th season.
#4. She is also known for her stand-up comedy, for her four books, and also for her starring role on popular sitcom Ellen that ran on ABC from 1994 until 1998.
#5. She also starred in another sitcom titled The Ellen Show from 2001-2002.
Early Life, Family Life
#6. Ellen DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958.
#7. DeGeneres was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana.
#8. She has one brother, Vance, a musician and producer.
#9. She is of French, English, German, and Irish descent.
#10. She was raised as a Christian Scientist.
#11. Her height is 5 ft 7 in (1.71 m) tall.
#12. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
#13. Her parents’ names are Elizabeth Jane “Betty” DeGeneres (née Pfeffer, born 1930), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres (c.1925-2018), an insurance agent.
#14. In 1973, her parents filed for separation and were divorced the following year.
#15. Shortly after, Ellen’s mother married Roy Gruessendorf, a salesman.
#16. Betty Jane and Ellen moved with Gruessendorf from the New Orleans area to Atlanta, Texas. Vance stayed with his father.
#17. When DeGeneres was 15 or 16 years old, she was molested by her stepfather.
#18. She graduated from Atlanta High School in May 1976, after completing her first years of high school at Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana.
#19. She moved back to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans, where she majored in communication studies.
#20. After one semester, she left school to do clerical work in a law firm with a cousin, Laura Gillen.
#21. Her early jobs included working at J. C. Penney and being a waitress at TGI Fridays and another restaurant, a house painter, a hostess, and a bartender.
#22. She relates much of her childhood and career experiences in her comedic work.
#23. DeGeneres came out as a lesbian in 1997.
#24. That same year, she started dating actress Anne Heche. They dated until August 2000.
#25. From 2000 to 2004, DeGeneres was linked to actress Alexandra Hedison.
#26. In 2004, she started dating actress Portia de Rossi. They married in August 2008 at their home in Beverly Hills, California, and just celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary.
#27. Ellen and Portia are vegans.
#28. In January 2018, for Ellen’s 60th birthday Portia de Rossi gifted Ellen a permanent gorilla home in Rwanda built in her name for the Digit Fund. This gift was part of a new arm of the Digit Fund now called the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.
#29. DeGeneres does not have any children with her wife Portia de Rossi. The talk show host wrote in People magazine in 2014 that she believed Portia and herself would be great parents but it was not for them.
#30. “I think I would [like to have kids], but that’s not enough to have a kid,” DeGeneres told “The Today Show” host. She went on to say that she loves kids but that it’s also a big commitment. “It seems long term,” she joked. “It seems like a commitment that you have to stick with.” Mom
#31. She is a fan of the National Football League and has shown particular support for the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. In 2011, she attended a Saints practice dressed as Packers Hall of Famer Don Hutson.
#32. During the years when Ellen was working all those odd jobs, she also started trying out her stand-up comedy routines at coffee houses and small clubs.
#33. By 1981, Ellen was working as the emcee at New Orleans’ Clyde’s Comedy Club.
#34. She began to take her stand-up act on the road nationally in the early 1980s.
#35. DeGeneres cites Woody Allen and Steve Martin as her main influences at this time.
#36. Showtime named her the Funniest Person in America in 1984.
#37. She landed her first regular role on a television show in 1989 on the Fox sitcom “Open House.” She played the role of Margo Van Meter, an office worker at the Juan Verde Real Estate company. The show co-starred Alison LaPlaca and Mary Page Keller.
#38. In 1992, she landed a role on the very short-lived sitcom “Laurie Hill.” The producers were so impressed with DeGeneres that she cast her in their next pilot, “These Friends of Mine,” on ABC. The show was renamed “Ellen” in its second season.
#39. Ellen was popular in its first few seasons, due in part to DeGeneres’ style of observational humor; it was often referred to as a “female Seinfeld.”
#40. “Ellen’s” peak of popularity came in April 1997 when DeGeneres came out as a lesbian on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
#41. Her character on the sitcom also came out at that time, to her therapist, played by Oprah Winfrey.
#42. The coming-out episode, titled “The Puppy Episode“, was the highest-rated episode of Ellen to ever air, pulling in 36.20 million viewers.
#43. “Ellen” was canceled in May 1998 after ratings declined due to ABC cutting back on promoting the show.
#44. After the cancelation of her sitcom, DeGeneres returned to the stand-up circuit. She reemerged in 2001 with “The Ellen Show,” a CBS sitcom that was canceled after 13 episodes.
#45. The series returned for a fifth season but experienced a steep rating decline due to the fact that ABC cut back on advertising it. It was believed that The Walt Disney Company, ABC’s parent owner, had become uncomfortable with the subject matter depicted on the show now that DeGeneres’ character was openly gay.
#46. In 2003, she voiced the role of Dory in “Finding Nemo.” She reprised that role in 2012’s “Finding Dory.”
#47. In the fall of 2003, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” debuted. Today, it is one of the most-watched talk shows on daytime television.
#48. In just its first three seasons, The Ellen Show won 25 Emmy Awards.
#49. Ellen celebrated her 100th episode on May 1, 2009.
#50. Her 2000th show was in December 2015.
#51. In 2010, DeGeneres became a judge on “American Idol.” She replaced Paula Abdul. She left after one season, saying that it “didn’t feel like the right fit for me.”
#52. Starting in the 2017-2018 television season, DeGeneres began hosting the game show “Ellen’s Game of Games” on NBC which expands on games played on her talk show.
#53. DeGeneres has also hosted the Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, and Academy Awards.
Ellen DeGeneres’ The Ellen Show YouTube Channel Info
#54. The Ellen Show YouTube channel was created on November 20, 2006.
#55. It has garnered 38.1 million subscribers as of February 2022.
#56. With 13,889 uploaded videos on the channel, The Ellen Show YouTube channel has a total view of 21,889,721,365.
#57. The Ellen Show YouTube channel is ranked the 55th most subscribed YouTube channel in the world and the 21st most subscribed channel in the USA.
#58. The first-ever video on The Ellen Show was titled “Ellen’s VMA tickets Twitter Winners with Jeanie” which was uploaded 11 years ago and has 64K views as of the time of this article.
#59. The top three (3) most viewed videos on The Ellen Show are “Nicki Minaj Sings Super Bas With Sophia Grace“, “Adam Levine’s New Girlfriend“, and “The Perfect, Last-Minute Kids’ Costume” with 145, 113, 108 million views as of the time of this article.
#60. The Ellen Show YouTube Channel is made up of shows like “Ellen’s Farewell Seasons“, “Best Of Ellen’s Scares”, “Momsplanning With Kristen Bell“, “Bubble – A Timeout For Moms“, “Smile – All Good Things”, “Sage – Let’s Be Real Together“, “Burning Questions“, and “Best Of Ellen’s Guests“.
How much does The Ellen Show make on YouTube?
#61. The Ellen Show earns an estimated revenue of $546 – $8.7K in a day on YouTube, according to Social Blade.
#62. The Ellen Show makes $3.8K – $61.2K in a week on YouTube.
#63. The Ellen Show earns an estimated income of $16.4K – $262.2K from YouTube ads.
#64. The Ellen Show makes an estimated YouTube salary of $196.7K – $3.1M from displayed ads on her videos.
What is Ellen DeGeneres’ net worth?
#66. Forbes also estimates Ellen DeGeneres’ net worth in 2022 as $370 million.
#67. In 2015, Forbes estimated DeGeneres had a net worth of US $75 million
#68. In 2015, she was named the 50th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and number two on the World Pride Power list.
#69. DeGeneres earns a salary of between $75 million and $90 million every year. For example, between June 2018 and June 2019, Ellen earned $80 million from her various endeavors.
#70. 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.
#71. 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.
#72. 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.
#73. 2007: DeGeneres and de Rossi acquired a mansion in Montecito, California, for $15.75 million. They sold it for $20 million that same year.
#74. 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.
#75. 2011: the couple bought Brad Pitt’s former Malibu home for $12 million. They sold it a year later for $13 million.
#76. 2012: they paid almost $40 million for 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.
#77. 2015: they bought a four-bedroom, eight-bathroom Beverly Hills villa for $16 million and sold it three years later for $35 million.
#78. 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.
#79. 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.
#80. 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.
#81. 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.
#82. 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.
#83. 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.
Ellen DeGeneres’ Social Media Accounts
#85. Twitter: @TheEllenShow
#86. YouTube: @TheEllenShow
#87. TikTok: @EllenDeGeneres
#88. Facebook: @EllenTv
Ellen DeGeneres Earnings
- Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show $15,000,000
- Mr. Wrong $2,000,000
- Total Earnings $17,000,000
Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and TV personality who has a net worth of $500 million. She is best known for the sitcom “Ellen,” which she created and which ran from 1994 to 1998 as well as the syndicated talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which aired from 2003 through 2021. Her syndicated show made her extraordinarily rich in Hollywood terms. At her peak, Ellen earned around $60 million in salary from the talk show alone.