Joan River – Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth $ 150 Million



Joan Rivers was born on June 8, 1993 in Brooklyn, New York. Her nationality is American. Joan Alexandra Molinsky is her birth name and is known later by her stage name Joan Rivers. She is the daughter of Russian immigrant parents. She was educated from Barnard College. She worked in films as a writer, director and party guest. A documentary movie on her was released in 2010. Besides her film work she is also into television work very much. She is a famous American television personality, comedian and an actress. Her ribald and depreciative style is very much influenced. She is a very famous comedy legend and icon. Her writing style shows her ability to poke fun at herself and other celebrities of Hollywood. Before entering into show business, Joan worked as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, as a fashion consultant at an advertising agency.

Music Career


Early Period

In the early 1950’s she appeared in short- run play. Later in 1960’s she performed in the comedy clubs, The Bitter End and The Gaslight Café. She made her first appearance on the TV program as a guest in The Tonight Show. From 1972-1976 she narrated The Adventures of Letterman, an animated segment, The Electric Company. 1n 1973 she wrote a TV movie, The Girl Most Likely to. In 1978, she wrote and directed a film rabbit Test.


On April 9, 1983, she hosted Saturday Night Live. Not only this, she released a best-selling comedy album, What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? Which was later nominated for Grammy Award. In 1984, she published a best-humor selling book, The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abramowitz.

2000- Present

A documentary film about her, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work was introduced at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 6, 2010. In 2009, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for the category of Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, Arthur.

Other works


She wrote many books on fiction, non-fiction, humor and autobiography. Diary of a Mad Diva is published in 2014, humor-based. She worked in various films, Iron Man 3 in  2013 as cameo. Her work also include television work, the latest, In Bed with Joan started in 2013. Jaon Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress, The Now or Never Tour, Before They Close The Lid Tour are some of her theater work. ‘Can We talk?’, ‘If you are not wreck in this business, you are not around’, ‘Camilla Parker-Bowless is an earthy, funny woman. You can Swear in front of her’ are some of her personal quotes

Personal Life


Firstly she married the son of Bond Clothing Stores merchandise manager, James Sanger in 1955 which lasted till six months. Second time she married to Edgar Rosenberg (1965-1987) on July 15, 1965, who committed suicide in 1987. In June 5, 2012, she gave an interview to Howard Stern, in which she disclosed publicly about her extra marital affairs at the time of Rosenberg. Also, she had a night stand with  Robert Mitchum, actor in the 1960s after working together in The Tonight Show. She also undergo with some cosmetic surgery. She took an eye-lift in 1965. She has only daughter child Melissa Warburg Rosenburg, known as Melissa Rivers, born on January 20, 1968.

Awards and Nominations

Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers

She won a Daytime Emmy Award for The Joan Rivers Show as an Outstanding Talk show Host in 1990. Also, she is nominated a number of times for various categories and shows. 1n 1984, she was first nominated for the work what Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? Grammy Award for the Best comedy Album category. Later on, for ‘Sally Marr..and her escorts’ she was nominated in the year 2009 for the Daytime Emmy Award as an Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program category.Besides the awards and nominations she also got an honor in 1990, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a star was placed in her name.

Charitable work


Joan Rivers has contributed to various causes. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is one where her donation goes. This foundation works for developing prevention initiatives and offer educational programs, conferences for the survivors and the public. Another one is Bid 2 Beat AIDS in which many items auctioned. Photographs of stars, signed CDs, costumes and props are to be bid. Next is Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) which was established in the United States in 1992 and is spread in around 55 countries. EJAF today is the world’s leading non-profitable HIV/AIDS organization. Next is Human Rights Campaign, this organization works for achieving equality in lesbian, gay and bisexual people.



Net worth of Joan Rivers is $150 Million. She has various estates and homes. One of them is Connecticut Home which is spread in 76 Acres of land, Washington. This estate is worth $ 4.4 Million. Rivers’ opulent Penthouse apartment is $29.5 million worth. It is spread in 5,190-square-foot pad. This neo-French classic apartment has all the facilities and has 23-foot ceilings and the parquet-de-Versallies flooring. This apartment contains four bedrooms and five baths. Guests enter a stunning two-story gallery, which is connected to a lavish, light-filled room. There is also a sunbathed terrace. Rivers is known as one of the Ameriaca’s best-dressed woman, fashion authority and an entertainment icon. For The Late Show in 1986 she took $5,000,000 per year.


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