Ellen DeGeneres, an American comedian and television host, has made headlines today after the finale of her chat show The Ellen DeGeneres Show made its last broadcast this morning.
Not only the host of the iconic American chat show, Ellen has been the voice of Dory in the Disney/Pixar films Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, and has hosted multiple award shows, proving to have had a hugely successful career in the limelight.
With the finale of her chat show emotionally aired earlier today, how much is the iconic television star worth?
What is Ellen DeGeneres' Net Worth?
Well, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Ellen DeGeneres has a net worth of $500 million (£395 million).
Ellen was born and raised in Louisiana and started her career in comedy by performing in small clubs and coffee shops. In the early 80s she began a national tour and was named Showtime’s funniest person in America.
Her comedy career later became the idea behind the famous and much-loved sitcom Ellen, which reached its peak in 1997 when she came out as a lesbian to the world on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Then came what she is most well-known for today, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she would interview extremely high-profile celebrities, grilling them on their dating life and what new releases they may have coming soon. The show won 25 Emmy Awards for its first three seasons on air including Best Talk Show.
Despite her successful career hosting the show, DeGeneres leaves behind somewhat of a varied legacy, after speculation recently surrounded the work environment of the show and how the staff were treated. After employees came out claiming that the workplace was one of a toxic nature, DeGeneres publicly apologised and stated that immediate changes would be made.
After an emotional farewell to a show that has been on-air for an astonishing 19 years, Ellen will continue to live with her wife Portia de Rossi in their Beverly Hills mansion.
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