Ellen DeGeneres' Net Worth And Bold Career Choices

Net Worth: $490 Million
Real Name: Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Born: January 26, 1958
Age: 63 years old
Height: 5ft & 7in / 1.71m
Astrological Sign: Aquarius ♒
Home Town: Metairie, Louisiana, United States
Most Famous For: Comedy & TV
Last Updated: 2021

The outrageous, vivacious Ellen DeGeneres has done many things in her long and successful career. She has been a stand up comedian, star of television sitcoms, writer, television host, and producer.

«I wanted to have money; I wanted to be special; I wanted people to like me; I wanted to be famous.» — Ellen Degeneres

Her latest turn as host of the massively popular The Ellen DeGeneres Show has cemented her status as an all-around great entertainer. Here’s a peek into the fabulous life of this lovable funny woman.

Ellen’s Early Life

Ellen DeGeneres' Net Worth And Bold Career Choices

Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana. Her mother, Elizabeth, was a speech therapist and her father, Elliott, was an insurance agent. Ellen has just one brother, Vance, who is a musician and producer, but they were separated in 1974.

«People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.» — Ellen Degeneres

Her parents divorced and Ellen and her mother moved to Atlanta, Texas, while her father and brother stayed in the New Orleans area. She began her stand-up career at small venues, and by 1980 was emceeing at Clyde’s Comedy Club in New Orleans. In her early career, Ellen kept her homosexuality under wraps. In those days, a gay lifestyle was not nearly as accepted as it is in today’s world, and if the public found out that an actor was gay it could negatively affect their career and their life in general.

From Humble Beginnings

Ellen DeGeneres' Net Worth And Bold Career Choices

She may have started off small, but she has become a cultural icon for women and homosexuals around the globe. In 1997, on her hit sitcom, Ellen, she made the bold decision to come out of the closet once and for all. This step, which could have ended her career, simply brought about the end of that chapter of her life.

«I’m a lesbian, an Aquarian, and a vegetarian.» — Ellen Degeneres

Ellen has an estimated net worth of approximately $490 million as of 2020. And the dancing queen of mirth shows no sign of stopping the momentum any time soon. It seems that by making that daring decision to announce the truth to nearly 42 million fans of the show, she showed the world who she really was and what she was capable of accomplishing.

Ellen’s Home

Ellen DeGeneres' Net Worth And Bold Career Choices

In 2019, Ellen DeGeneres bought a mansion in Montecito, California for an astonishing $27 million. She and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, live in this beautiful Balinese-inspired luxury home together, with their beloved pets.

«People love gossip. It’s the biggest thing that keeps the entertainment industry going.» — Ellen Degeneres

The grand home measures 8,188 square feet and sits on a spacious 8.24 acres. It has five bedrooms, a gym/cabana, an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and a two-bedroom guest house.

What Ellen DeGeneres Drives

Ellen DeGeneres' Net Worth And Bold Career Choices

Ellen enjoys a nice luxury ride. In her personal car collection, she has a Porsche 993, Ferrari California, and a Porsche Panamera. Ellen and Portia are also fond of cruising the streets of California in their Porsche Targa 4S.

«I would love for the world to be happier.» — Ellen Degeneres

Where Ellen Vacations

Ellen DeGeneres' Net Worth And Bold Career Choices

When Ellen needs to get away from the pressures of being a much sought-after daytime television host, she and her wife can afford to go pretty much wherever they want.

«I’m a fan of people getting together.» — Ellen Degeneres

Last year, she traveled to London, where she met with Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan. While they discussed the philanthropic interests they share, Ellen even fed the tiniest royal, Archie.