Shonda Rhimes is an American TV producer who is known as the head writer and creator of the television series ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ She also serves as the executive producer and screenwriter of the show. She is also the executive producer of ‘Off the Map,’ ‘The Catch,’ and How to Get Away with Murder.’ Rhimes is also an author and has written various essays. Here is a quick summary of Shonda Rhimes’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Shonda Rhimes Early Life
Shonda Lynn Rhimes is the daughter of Vera P. and Ilee Rhimes Jr. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 13, 1970, and was raised in Park Forest South.
She completed her schooling at Marian Catholic High School. In 1991, she received her BA degree from film studies and English from Dartmouth College. In there, she was a member of Black Underground Theater Association.
Rhimes has also got her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from USC School of Cinematic Arts. She has adopted two girls. Shonda Rhimes has also got a daughter through surrogacy.
Her popularity made her appear in the list of 100 People Who Help Shape the World by Time magazine in 2007. In 2015, she lost more than 115 pounds after following a strict diet along with exercise. She has launched many for screenwriting via MasterClass.
Shonda Rhimes Career
When in college, Shonda Rhimes used to work for the college newspaper. Later she became an intern for Debra Martin Chase. Even after her graduation, she used to do various jobs. In 1995, she became the research director of the documentary, ‘Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream.’
Rhimes’s credit as a director was for the short movie ‘Blossoms and Veils.’ In 1999, she became the co-writer of the movie ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.’ She had also written for the movie ‘Crossroads’ in 2001.
Later, she became the writer of the film ‘The Princess Diaries,’ and its sequel. In 2005, she became the creator, writer, executive producer of the popular television show ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ She also created the show’s spin-off series, ‘Private Practice.’
For ABC, Rhimes created the television show ‘How to Get Away with Murder.’ She signed a deal with Netflix for making films and television shows in 2017. She later went on to create ‘Still Star-Crossed.’
Additionally, Shonda Rhimes owns the production company called ‘Shondaland.’ She has made many shows through her own production company for various television networks. In 2018, she will serve as the producer for the shows ‘For the People’ and ‘Station 19’.
Awards & Achievements
Shonda Rhimes has received nominations from Black Reel Award and Banff Television Award. Her work has made her win the Directors Guild of America Award in 2014 and the GLAAD Media Awards of 2012. She has earned two nominations from the Primetime Emmy Awards and has won a Golden Globe Award. Other awards won by her include NAACP Image Awards, Producer Guild of America Awards, and Writers Guild of America Award.
Net Worth of Shonda Rhimes
The estimated net worth of Shonda Rhimes is more than $135 million. She has successfully produced many television shows through her production company Shondaland. Rhimes has made many television shows which have been liked by people across the globe. She is also a successful author and screenwriter and has released many accolades. She has done many projects for ABC. In 2017, she entered into a deal with Netflix to create a Netflix Original series. She released a book called ‘Scoop Dreams’ in 2016.
Shonda Rhimes is one of the most popular television presenters in the world. She has created many hit shows which have been telecasted across the world. She has also made a short film and has also ventured into films. Rhimes has done different types of jobs and is one of the most renowned names in the television industry.