Kelly Ripa is a well-known American actress who is also a television producer, talk show host, and dancer. She is best for appearing as Hayley Vaughan in the television series ‘All My Children’ on ABC. Ripa is the host of ‘Live! with Kelly and Ryan’. She has also successfully appeared in the television series ‘Hope & Faith’. She began her career as a teenager. Let’s find out how much is Kelly Ripa’s net worth in 2018.
Kelly Ripa Early Life
Kelly Maria Ripa was born on October 2, 1971, in Stratford, New Jersey to her parents Joseph Rips and Esther Ripa. She has been studying ballet when she was three years old, and can also play the piano.
She completed her schooling from Voorhees Township, New Jersey’s Eastern Regional High School. In there, she used to be a cheerleader.
In 1996, Kelly Ripa got married to Mark Consuelos. The couple has three children named Lola Grace, Joaquin Antonio Consuelos, and Michael Joseph. In 2017, she was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Ripa has been active in various charitable works. She supports the ovarian cancer cause. She raises the funds for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund along with Electrolux. She has raised millions of dollars for the fund. In 2001, she became a contestant on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’, and donated the prize money of $250,000 to Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund.
Kelly Ripa Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1986, Kelly Ripa became a regular dancer for ‘Dancin’ On Air’. This led her to become popular and she went on to appear in ‘Dance Party USA’ in 1986. She appeared in it till 1992. From 1990 to 2002, she became a cast member of ‘All My Children’.
In 1996, she appeared as Coral in the film ‘Marvin’s Room’. This was followed by appearing in the movie ‘The Stand-In’ and ‘Someone to Love’. She has been hosting ‘Live! with Regis and Kelly’ since 2000 till the present date. Her co-host in the show changed many times, and is currently known as ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’.
From 2001 to 2009, Ripa became the co-host of ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’. She then became the main cast in ‘Hope & Faith’ from 2003 to 2006. In 2017, she became the host of CNN Heroes.
She has guest appeared on many other television shows. Her television credits include ‘Ed’, ‘Family Guy’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Duck Dodgers’, ‘The Knights of Prosperity’, ‘Ugly Betty’, ‘Brothers & Sisters’, and ‘Nightcap’. In 2010, Ripa became the executive producer and host of ‘Homemade Millionaire’.
In 1999, Kelly Ripa won the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Award for Best Actress. She has won five Daytime Emmy Awards out of 17 nominations. She is the winner of three Soap Opera Digest Awards out of five nominations. In 2015, she received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has also received 9 nominations for the People’s Choice Awards and nine nominations from the Online Film & Television Association Awards.
Net Worth of Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa has an estimated net worth of more than $75 million. She made this fortune by appearing in many television shows and films. She has hosted several shows and has also produced or executive produced many shows. She is the co-founder of the production company Milojo. Her production company has produced many shows. Her wealth also comes from serving as the spokesperson for many companies. Some of the brands she has worked for include TD Band, Electrolux, Ryka, 7 Up, and Tide.
Kelly Ripa is considered one of the most popular actresses in the world. She started her career when she was a teenager. She has been active in philanthropy and has won a number of awards. She will next be the producer of ‘Geek Girl Rising TV Series’.Ripa is known as Media’s Most Powerful People.