How Kelly Ripa’s net worth was built
Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa — now co-hosting with Ryan Seacrest on the long-running daytime TV show “Live” — acquired an interest in arts and entertainment when she was very young. She studied ballet as a child and by age 19 was working as a dancer on a TV show called “Dance Party USA.” In college, she starting acting in community theater. Her break into showbiz came when she landed a role on the ABC daytime drama “All My Children.”
After making a name for herself on the soap, Ripa continued to appear on other TV shows, including the sitcom “Hope and Faith.” In 2000, she was selected to replace Kathie Lee Gifford as Regis Philbin’s co-host of a popular morning talk show. “Live! With Regis and Kelly” lasted until 2011, when Philbin left. Ripa kept her seat and brought on a new co-host, former NFL player Michael Strahan, who stayed four years. After a long search for a replacement for Strahan, Ripa announced this week that Seacrest is her new partner on the program.
Kelly Ripa’s net worth as of May 2017 was $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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- Born: 1970
- Birthplace: Stratford, New Jersey
What she’s up to now
In addition to “Live!” Ripa juggles other projects, including voice roles in movies such as “Kim Possible,” “Delgo” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” She has endorsement deals with Electrolux and Ryka athletic gear, and has been a spokeswoman for other brands. She and her husband, Mark Consuelos, whom she met on the set of “All My Children,” have been married since 1996 and have three children. In 2007 they launched their own production company, Milojo.
Ripa has been recognized for her work as an actress and as a talk-show host. She has won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show host for her work on “Live!” She’s been nominated for several People’s Choice Awards and Online Film & Television Association awards for her talk-show role. In 1999, she won Best Actress at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival for her role in the feature film “The Stand-In.”
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