Ellen Degeneres Net Worth in 2013
Ellen DeGeneres has become one of television’s most recognized and admired faces. Her hit talk show airs in over 40 countries around the globe. The Ellen Show has won 32 Daytime Emmy awards since it’s premiere in 2003. In it’s now 10th season the Ellen Show has garnered it’s highest ratings with over $3.5 million viewers per episode falling only behind Dr. Phil and Maury. NBC has extended the series to 2017. 189 television stations have committed to airing the show. She ranks on top Forbes Celebrity 100 list earning $56 million in 2013. The 55 year old has also extended her contract with Covergirl for an estimated $5 million. Her net worth is $200 million in 2013.
Ellen’s career transcends beyond television. Her enormous fan base continues to grow as Ellen dominates social media sites like twitter and youtube. Her YouTube channel’s 1.7 billion views and 18 million Twitter followers have made her a hit with young viewers. She ranks just under Taylor Swift, Lady GaGa and Beyonce for her social media presence. Ellen has used her star power as a platform to address social and political issues targeting the LGBT community. On an episode of her shortly lived television show Ellen she came out while media queen Oprah Winfrey played her therapist. Ironically Ellen DeGeneres publicly came out appearing as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. DeGeneres is an active member of Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out Project. She has also been a strong political influence. She has even been a supporter of president Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton former Secretary of State named her a Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awarness.
Ellen is currently married to Arrested Development star Portia de Rossi. They wed in 2008 before the passage of the Proposition 8 which denied gay and lesbians the right to marry. The law was recently overturned by the Supreme Court in 2013. She and Portia are currently house hunting after selling their $10.8 million 26 acre Hidden Valley Ranch.