Rosie O’Donnell is a well-known American television personality who is also an author, actress, and comedian. She is a magazine editor and celebrity blogger. She started her career in comedy when she was a teenager. Later, O’Donnell became the host of ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show.’ She has also hosted many award shows. Now let’s have a close look on Rosie O’Donnell’s net worth in 2018.
Roseann O’Donnell was born on March 21, 1962, in Commack, New York to her parents Edward Joseph O’Donnell and Roseann Teresa O’Donnell. She grew up in Commack.
She completed her schooling at Commack High School and was the prom queen, senior homecoming queen, and senior class president. She briefly went to Dickinson College and later got transferred to Boston University but dropped out soon.
In 1995, Rosie O’Donnell adopted an infant, Parker Jaren O’Donnell. In 2004, she got married to Kelli Carpenter, who was a former marketing executive of Nickelodeon. As it was a same-sex marriage, it was supported by George W. Bush, President of the United States. Apart from Parker, they have three other children named Vivienne Rose O’Donnell, Blake Christopher O’Donnell, and Chelsea Belle O’Donnell.
In 2007, the couple separated, and she was married to Michelle Rounds in 2012. They adopted a girl, Dakota. They split up in 2015.
From 1979 to 1984, Rosie O’Donnell used to perform as a stand-up comedian. Her big break came by appearing in ‘Star Search.’ In 1986, she became a cast member of the television show ‘Gimme a Break!’. She then went on to appear in ‘Stand By Your Man,’ ‘The Nanny,’ ‘Nip/Tuck,’ ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ ‘The Fosters’ and ‘SMILF.’
She was the host and the producer of ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’ from 1996 to 2002. She has also produced, or executive produced many TV shows.
O’Donnell made her film debut by appearing in the 1992 movie ‘A League of Their Own.’ Her other film roles include ‘Another Stakeout,’ ‘Fatal Instinct,’ ‘The Flintstones,’ ‘Exit to Eden,’ ‘Beautiful Girls,’ ‘Wide Awake,’ ‘The Party’s Over,’ ‘Harriet the Spy,’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle.’ She has lent her voice in the film ‘Tarzan.’
Rosie O’Donnell has also released two albums and one single. She has written three books. Her first book entitled ‘Find Me’ was released in 2002.
She has also done award shows, radio shows, and has appeared in many theater productions like ‘Grease,’ ‘Seussical,’ and ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’
Awards & Achievements
In 2000, Rosie O’Donnell was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Kids’ Choice Awards. She has won the 2014 Tony Award and is the winner of the Lucy Award in 2002. She has won 11 Daytime Emmy Awards from 15 nominations. O’Donnell has also won one Primetime Emmy Award from five nominations. Other awards won by her include TV Guide Awards, Prism Awards, and GLAAD Media Awards.
Net Worth of Rosie O’Donnell
Rosie O’Donnell has an estimated net worth of more than $120 million. She made her fortune by appearing in a number of films and television shows. She has penned books and was the owner of the Rosie magazine.
Rosie O’Donnell is considered one of the most popular gay television personalities in the world. She has successfully appeared in many TV shows, films, Broadways, and has also released albums. She is the founder of ‘For All Kids Foundation’ and has supported various charities. Her hard work and dedication have raised millions of dollars for various organizations. She continues to be a popular actress and writer and is a collaborative partner in ‘R Family Vacations.’ O’Donnell is a lesbian rights activist.