Betty White Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $18 MILLION

PROFESSION/CAREER: ACTOR/ COMEDIAN/ PRESENTER/ SINGER/ AUTHOR/ TELEVISION PERSONALITY

Ever imagined that a female actress could be in the showbiz for 70 years? Betty White, in the year 2013, was awarded the Guinness World Records for having the longest television career as a female entertainer. While she became famous for her role in the “The Golden Girls” and on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, her appearance on television as a comedian gave her another boost.  She is regarded as the first women in the television industry to have the creativity required in front of the camera. She was the first women to receive an Emmy for game show hosting, “Just Men!”. Her constant success on and off as a performer on the camera, not just in America but in England too, has made her a respected and desired women in the television industry, hence recently she was awarded with the lifetime achievement awards for her contribution to entertainment.

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EDUCATION AND CAREER

Born on 17th January, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, she has a mix of Greek, English, Welsh and Danish in her ancestry. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California during the Great Depression. She attended Horace Mann School, Beverly Hills and Beverly Hills high school. Her ambition was to become a writer, and she wrote and played the lead in her graduation play. This performance helped her discover in performing. Thereafter, she put in her effort to become an actress.

The statement “Never Give Up” can be picked up from Betty White’s story. She made continuous rounds to the movie studios looking for work but was always turned down for some or the other reason. She started to look for radio jobs in the meanwhile, her first job included her reading commercials, playing bit parts and making crowd noises. Soon she got her own radio show, called “The Betty White Show”. That was just the beginning for her. Soon she began hosting “Hollywood on Television”. Her role as the lead character on “Comedy life with Elizabeth” effectively boosted her career. In 1985, she landed “The Golden Girls” gig for herself which was the biggest hit for her career. As of now, Betty is the only Golden Girl alive. Her career reached bigger heights from 2000-2014. This, 92 year old woman still looks as beautiful as she did when she started her career. Her appearance on soap operas like “The Bold and Beautiful”, “Ugly Betty White (a parody of Ugly Betty)”, “Hot in Cleveland”, etc. Her recurring roles on shows like “Boston Legal”, “Whose line is it anyway”, “The Middle” and “30 Rock” were her most spoken about shows.

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NET WORTH

Betty White has a net worth of $18 Million. He television show “Hot in Cleveland” earned her $75000 per episode. In 2011, she was named the highest paid actress in the world. Her income in the year 2013, was $82 Million. She earned her fortune basically from smart stock investments, substantial property holding, endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants i.e. “Fat White Burger” situated in Washington. She hasn’t restricted herself to only food, clothing line, cosmetics. She also teaches at Sacred Hearts Academy and earns $137,362 annually. She has published four books till now and two more are on the way. She has achieved the “Outstanding Guest Actress” award for her appearance on “Saturday Night Live”. She has won six Emmy Awards, Three American Comedy Awards which includes a Lifetime achievement award and has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside the star of her late husband Allen Ludden. She is considered to be the most popular and trusted celebrity among Americans beating actors like Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, etc. out of the way. She won her first Grammy in the year 2012, for the audio version of her best-selling book.

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PARAKEET

Betty’s first ride was the pale-yellow Canary, which was preceded by the green Parakeet. It was one of the most expensive Cadillac of her time. “Parakeet” was given to her as a gift by her late husband Allen Ludden. Her husband also added extra touches to it like custom paint job, an AT&T phone and a small dash board saying “Betty”. Betty White now owns a silver Cadillac nicknamed Seagull. She loves Cadillac and names it after birds.

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DOCTOR WHITE

In 2007, Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., made her an honorary doctor of humane veterinary sciences. “You see her on TV, but what surprised me was how brilliant she was. She tracks issues as well as anyone,” says Dr. Patricia Olson, Morris Animal Foundation president and CEO.

CLOTHING LINE

Betty White has recently unveiled a line of T-shirts and sweatshirts. A portion of the money from the calendar and from the Betty White Collection will benefit the Morris Animal Foundation.

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QUOTES

On getting older:
“I may be a senior, but I’m still hot.”

On men:
“I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t that many left!”

On reading people:
“You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.”

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