DeGeneres Gets Letterman

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:28

Is America ready for a really entertaining political tag team? What about these two for 2020? #DeGeneresLetterman

While most people know Ellen DeGeneres from her daytime television show, it’s easy to forget that she was successful long before. After getting her start as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s, DeGeneres landed her own sitcom, Ellen. The show was so successful that many people considered it the “female Seinfeld.”

It was only after the success of her television show that DeGeneres started to make serious money to reach her $400 million net worth. Alongside her shows, she has authored four books and runs a record company, a production company, and a lifestyle brand. DeGeneres is living proof that being a funny, kind, and generous gal pays off.

When thinking of iconic television hosts, David Michael Letterman may come up after Johnny Carson and Jack Paar. He had had an impressive career dating back to 1982. His shows, Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show, ran a total of 6,080 shows ranked as one of TV Guide’s 50 best TV stars of all time.

In 2015, Letterman announced his retirement from television. His $400 million net worth just keeps growing though since Letterman now hosts a Netflix series and his production studio makes money from re-runs of The Late Late Show and Everybody Loves Raymond.