What is Ellen DeGeneres' net worth? 'Mean' host is far from going broke despite rumors of her show getting scrapped
Ellen DeGeneres' net worth has remained unshaken among rumors of her show about to be canceled due to poor ratings. The popular comedian and talk show host is far from going broke, even as she is surrounded by negative reports about 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' amid a number of former guests and ex-employees claiming that she has a "mean" streak. According to Celebrity Net Worth, DeGeneres' worth is estimated at $490 million. The impressive number has shown no signs of slacking even as the daytime host is incessantly attacked on social media.
Apart from her deals with Telepictures, which earns her more than $50 million per year, DeGeneres also earns a generous sum from her production company. Her earnings from advertising, carrying fee and product placement profits comprise sixty percent of her annual salary. According to Forbes she reportedly earned $87 million in 2018.
We had reported earlier that all signs seem to point to the possibility of DeGeneres' show being canceled as the long-running talk show continues to drop in ratings following scandalous rumors about the host. According to TVNewsCheck, the show has recently plummeted to an all-time low when it comes to ratings.
As the 62-year-old talk show host refuses to address the rumors against her, the ratings of DeGeneres's show reportedly fell 14% as the latest Season 17 recorded a low viewership of 1.2, which put her show behind shows like 'Live with Kelly and Ryan,' which had a 2.0 and 'Dr. Phil' with a 1.5. Previously, it hit its lowest point when it tied with 'Dr. Phil' a few weeks ago at 1.5. But even after that, it showed no signs of improving and instead, continued to slide in popularity.
After rumors of her show being canceled started doing the rounds, the producers of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' came out and stated that the reports of cancelation were 'untrue'. Journalist Jenzia Burgos told StyleCaster that even if the Ellen Show is no longer on air, DeGeneres would still be fine. “The 62-year-old comedian has made so much money from her career, she could survive anything at this point – even cancelation,” the journalist said.
It was earlier reported that despite the negative news about her behavior, the popularity of the talk show host continues to soar, meaning that her fanbase has not been affected by the backlash. “Ellen’s been in our homes for so long, it’ll take a lot more than a bodyguard and a blogger to change how people feel about her,” an insider noted. “Her best response is just being happy Ellen on the show every day.”
There were also rumors floating about DeGeneres heading for a possible divorce with her wife, Portia de Rossi. And since the couple didn’t reportedly sign a prenuptial agreement, the latter will be getting a huge chunk of DeGeneres' net worth if they do end up splitting.
“Ellen’s estimated to be worth $500 million, and since they’ve been married for more than ten years in California and to my knowledge don’t have a prenup, Portia will be entitled to be a bigger piece of the pie than if they had split a few years ago. It could be one way for Portia to get even with Ellen for putting her through hell for so long,” a source told In Touch Weekly.