Joan Rivers net worth: Joan Rivers was a New York born comedian, actress and television host who had a net worth of $150 million dollars. Joan Rivers was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky on June 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. She later moved to Larchmont in Westchester County where she was raised, and attended Connecticut College from 1950 to 1952, but eventually graduated from Barnard College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and Anthropology. Before entering show business she worked in various jobs in Rockefeller Center, including writing/proofreading at an ad agency and acting as a fashion consultant at Bond Clothing Stores. Joan began her career by performing stand-up at clubs up and down New York state. She first started to make a name for herself with appearances on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and "The Ed Sullivan Show" in the 60s and 70s. By the mid-80s, she was hosting "Saturday Night Live" and had received a Grammy nomination for one of her comedy albums. Joan was rumored to be Johnny Carson's first choice to take over The Tonight Show upon his retirement, but after Joan was given her own competing late-night talk show on FOX, the two had a bitter falling out and never spoke again.
Over the years Joan has hosted a wide variety of talk shows, and often worked as a pre-show Awards host and celebrity commentator. She married James Sanger, the son of Bond Clothing Stores merchandise manager in 1955, but the marriage only lasted six months because Sanger informed her after they were married that he did not want children. Her second marriage was to Edgar Rosenberg in 1965. Sadly, Rosenberg committed suicide in 1987. The couple had one daughter, Melissa, who is also in the entertainment business. Rivers was the host of "Fashion Police," a show on E! that has a sometimes controversial running commentary on the do's and don'ts of fashion. Unfortunately, Joan Rivers died on September 4, 2014 after complications from throat surgery. She was 81 years old.
Joan Rivers' Wealth
In 2013, Joan sold her country house in Connecticut for $4.4 million. That same year she also listed an opulent 500 square-foot NYC penthouse for $29.5 million. The house was recently valued as high as $35 million. Joan's biggest source of income outside of TV hosting came from her QVC clothing and jewelry lines. Between her various hosting duties and QVC royalties, Joan was known to earn as much as $50 million per year.