Rosie O’Donnell is an American actress, author and TV personality. She is known for her role as a host in Rosie O’Donnell show. She is an American of Irish-American ethnicity.
Starting as a stand-up comedian she went on to become an acclaimed actress and a task show host. She has a large fan following and has won several prestigious awards in her career. Now let’s have a close look on Rosie O’Donnell’s net worth in 2018.
Rosie O’Donnell early life:
Rosie O’Donnell was born on March 21, 1962 at Commack, New York. She is having four siblings. She was born to Roseann Teresa, a homemaker and Edward Joseph O’Donnell, an electrical engineer in defense industry. She lost her mother when she was 11 years old.
Rosie O’Donnell attended Commack High School. At school she was a participant in many extra-curricular activities in her school. She was prom queen, class president and class clown. She went to Boston University but didn’t complete her studies.
Rosie O’Donnell Career, Awards & Achievement
Rosie O’Donnell started her career in 1979 as a stand-up comedian touring different cities and performing in clubs. A chance meeting with the daughter of famous comedian and TV personality Ed McMahon gave her a big exposure at national level. This break led her to TV sitcoms.
In the year 1986 her debut series was ‘Gimme a break’ of NBC TV. Her debut feature film was ‘A league of her own’ with Tom Hanks in the year 1992. In 1996 she hosted TV talk show ‘The Rosie O’Donnell show’. It was a huge success earning her the title ‘Queen of nice’ and many Emmy awards.
In September 2006 Rosie O’Donnell hosted ABC TV talk show ‘View’. The ratings of the show rose by 27% during her first year on the show. In December 2006 she confronted Donald Trump for holding a press conference to reinstate Miss USA Tara Conner who violated pageant guidelines.
Rosie O’Donnell left ABC TV in April 2007. In March 2007 her blog ‘Jahero’ became so popular that she won the ‘Best celebrity blogger’ award in 2007 by Blogger’s Choice Awards. In 2008 she starred in ‘America a life time channel’ based on E.R. Frank book.
In 2011 she worked with Oprah Winfrey network for her show called ‘The Rosie show’ which ran only for about six months. From the year 2013 to 2016, Rosie O’Donnell appeared in several TV shows like ‘Bomb girls’, ‘Smash’, ‘Practical Jokers’ and ‘Mom’.
In the year 2000 she started a magazine ‘Rosie’ on the pattern of Oprah Winfrey monthly magazine but her dispute with publishers ended the venture in the year 2003.
Rosie O’Donnell launched a travel company ‘R Family Vacations’ in the year 2003 catering LGBT families. It was quite successful and inspired documentary ‘Abroad Rosie’s family cruise’ getting EMMY award nominations.
Awards and achievements:
In the year 1999 Rosie O’Donnell won American Comedy awards-Funniest female performance in a TV special-‘The marriage fool’.
In the year 1997 she won American Comedy Awards-Funniest Female performance in a TV series.- ‘The Rosie O’Donnell show’.
In the year 2002 she won Daytime Emmy Awards-Outstanding talk show host-‘The Rosie O’Donnell show’ shared with 24 others’.
In the year 2003 she won ‘Vito Russo Award of Glaad Media Awards.
In 2000 she won Kids Choice Awards-Favourite Voice from an animated movie-Tarzan.
In 2001 she won TV guide Award-Talk Variety star of the year.
Net worth of Rosie O’Donnell
Rosie O’Donnell net worth is estimated to be $150 million. Her earnings came from her TV talk shows, TV appearances, authorship and as a magazine publisher. Her portrayal of a range of characters in films also contributed to her net worth. She was also collaborative partner of ‘R. Family vacations’ a travel company.
Rosie O’Donnell is a person endowed with varied talents which she nurtured painstakingly and rose to become a national celebrity. She is a liberal democrat and stood for LGBT rights and has a forthright expression on many social issues.
She has contributed a lot to charities supporting civil rights, education, gender equality, weapon reduction and organ donation.