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Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth Today

Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth, Salary & Earnings
Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth, Salary & Earnings

Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth, Salary & Earnings as of Ellen 2024

As of 2024 Ellen DeGeneres net worth is estimated to be around $380 Million. She has garnered most of her earnings from various sources including, her acting career, a career as a talk show host, and her businesses. Ellen has a label, a lifestyle brand, and a production company to her name as well. Also, she has authored four books.

Real Name/Full NameEllen Lee DeGeneres
Nick Name/Celebrated Name:Ellen DeGeneres
Birth Place:Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday:26 January 1958
Age/How Old:[age]000[/age] years old
Height/How Tall:In Centimetres – 171 cm In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight:In Kilograms – 64 Kg In Pounds – 141 lbs
Eye Color:Blue
Hair Color:Blonde
Parents Name:Father – Elliott Everett DeGeneres Mother – Elizabeth Jane
Siblings:Vance DeGeneres
School:Grace King High School Atlanta High School
College:University of New Orleans
Zodiac Sign:Aquarius
Sexual Orientation:Lesbian
Marital Status:Married
Husband/Spouse Name:Portia Lee James DeGeneres (previously, Portia de Rossi ) (m, 2008)
Kids/Children Name:
Profession:Actress, TV Show Host, Writer, Comedian, and Businesswoman.
Net Worth:$380 Million
Last Updated:May 2024


Ellen DeGeneres is a popular American actress, TV show host, writer, comedian, and businesswoman. She is most well-known for her being the host of the immensely popular talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”. As a voice actor, she has worked in the 2003 animated film, “Finding Nemo” and its sequel, “Finding Dory” (2016).  Ellen has a label, a lifestyle brand, and a production company to her name as well. Also, she has authored four books.

Biography and Early Life of Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres, whose full name is Ellen Lee DeGeneres, was born on the 26th of January 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana, U.S. to parents, Elizabeth Jane and Elliott Everett DeGeneres.  Her mother is a speech therapist while her father was an insurance agent. In 1974, her parents got divorced and her mother soon married Roy Gruessendorf, who was a salesman by profession. Following that, Ellen began to live with her mother and stepfather while her brother lived with her father. Ellen didn’t have the best of experiences moving forward, as she was molested by her stepfather when she was around 15 or 16 years old. It’s worth being mentioning here that Ellen’s mother and stepfather did get divorced in the early 1980s.

Ellen DeGeneres Education

Ellen DeGeneres initially attended Grace King High School, following which she studied at Atlanta High School. After completing her high school education in May of 1976, she studied at the University of New Orleans, majoring in communication studies. However, she chose to drop out after completing a semester and instead join a law firm. After that, she did various jobs including working at a bar and working as a house painter.

Ellen DeGeneres Personal Life

Ellen DeGeneres began dating popular American actress, Anne Heche in 1997 and the relationship ended three years later in 2000. Following the end of the relationship, she began dating popular photographer, Alexandra Hedison who she dated until 2004. In the same year, she began a relationship with popular Australian-American actress and businesswoman, Portia de Rossi. The couple got married in 2008 after 4 years of dating. It’s worth noting here that Portia legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres in 2010. 

Is Ellen DeGeneres Lesbian/Gay?

Ellen DeGeneres is Lesbian as far as sexual orientation is concerned and she came out in 1997. The announcement did slow her professional career for some time but she did manage to recover because of her undeniable charm, hard work, and talent. Ellen is currently married to Portia de Rossi, as previously mentioned.

Ellen DeGeneres Professional Career

Ellen DeGeneres began her career in 1989 with an appearance in the sitcom, “Duet”. In the same year, she appeared in the sitcom, “Open House”. This performance led her to star in the sitcom, “Ellen”, which ran from 1994 to 1998 and had 109 episodes. In 2001, she created and starred in the sitcom, “The Ellen Show” but the show got canceled after 13 episodes. In 2003, she created and starred in the comedy talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” which has been monstrously successful, to say the least. She continues to host the show to date and the show has been running for more than 17 seasons.

She has also worked as a judge on the ninth season of the popular singing competition TV show, “American Idol”. Ellen is an incredibly fine voice actor as well. She voice acted in the popular 2003 animated film, “Finding Nemo”, where her performance was widely praised. She also voice acted in the film’s sequel, “Finding Dory”, which was released in 2016. In 2006, she was featured in an ad campaign for American Express, which went on to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial, the following year. Ellen has a label to her name as well which she started in 2010. The name of her label is eleveneleven. Also, she has a lifestyle brand, ED Ellen DeGeneres which was founded in 2013. She has her production company as well which is named A Very Good Production.      

Awards awarded to Ellen DeGeneres

  • Ellen DeGeneres was the winner of the Carol Burnett Award at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.
  • Ellen DeGeneres has won 32 Daytime Emmy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and 20 People’s Choice Awards.
  • In 2016, Ellen DeGeneres was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.                


While not everyone is a fan of Ellen DeGeneres, it can’t be denied that she has been an amazing actress and TV show host. In fact, it’s extremely hard to find hosts that are at her level. With that being said, we wish her the best of luck for all her future endeavors and hope she keeps entertaining us like she always has.

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