Kelly Ripa Net Worth
What is Kelly Ripa's net worth and salary?
Kelly Ripa is an American actress and daytime television host who has a net worth of $120 million. While starring as Hayley Vaughn on the long running soap, "All My Children", she became one half of one of soap opera's most beloved couples. Her chemistry with onscreen love interest, Mark Consuelos, the actor who played Mateo Santos, proved to be real, and the two were married a year after they began working together on the show. While completing her final season with "All My Children", she was invited to audition as co-host for the morning show formerly known as "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee". Her audition was a success, and in 2001, "Live with Regis and Kelly" premiered. The revamped morning program was an almost instant hit, and has remained a ratings juggernaut even after the retirement and death of Regis. She hosted a variation of the show with Michael Strahan and now hosts alongside Ryan Seacrest on "Live with Regis and Kelly." For her work on the show Kelly Ripa's annual salary is $22 million.
In addition to her hosting duties, she also starred on the popular sitcom, "Hope & Faith" from 2003 to 2006.
Kelly Maria Ripa was born on October 2, 1970 in Berlin, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Joseph Ripa, Democratic County Clerk for Camden County, and Esther, a homemaker. Her sister, Linda, is a children's book author. The sisters were raised Roman Catholic by their parents. Kelly is the first person in her family to be in the acting profession. She is a studied ballet dancer and grew up playing piano. While attending Eastern Regional High School in New Jersey, she was encouraged by her drama teacher to pursue a career in acting. She starred in local theater productions and attended Camden County College, but dropped out to move to New York City to pursue acting.
Ripa quickly began to get local TV gigs, and her first national TV exposure was in 1986 when she was cast as a regular dancer on the program Dancin' On Air. This later led to a job on Dance Party USA.
Ripa first rose to fame in 1990 playing party girl Hayley Vaughn Santos on the ABC soap opera "All My Children". She starred on the soap opera from 1990-2002, and also met her future husband, co-star Mark Consuelos, while on the show. After "All My Children" she worked on the sitcom "Hope and Faith".
Since February 2001, Ripa has co-hosted the morning talk show "Live with Regis and Kelly", while also continuing to act in various television shows and movies, including "Hope and Faith" and "Missing". The banter and excellent chemistry between Ripa and her costar Regis Philbin attracted many new fans to the show and garnered stellar ratings. They became known for opening up on-air about their personal and family lives. Their viewership averaged around 6 million viewers per day.
Kelly became the head of the show when Philbin retired in January 2011, and had a various string of guest co-hosts when the show was known as Live! with Kelly. Michael Strahan became her new co-host in 2012 and the show's title was changed to Live! with Kelly and Michael. When Strahan left the show in 2016 it was changed back to Live! with Kelly. In 2017, Ryan Seacrest became her new co-host and the show's title was changed to Live! with Kelly and Ryan.
Ripa has been a spokeswoman for companies including 7 Up, Tide, Pantene, and more. She also has a prolific voiceover career with such projects as "Kim Possible", "Delgo", and "Fly Me to the Moon". Although she is best known for her daytime TV work, she also has a few film credits to her name, including 1996's acclaimed Marvin's Room, where she acted alongside Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ripa won five Soap Opera Digest Awards and three Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work on All My Children. Kelly won a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Talk Show Host" with co-host Regis Philbin in 2001, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016. The show won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show in its 24th year. Kelly has been nominated for several People's Choice Awards for her work on Live! She was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015. Ripa was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2017.
Ripa met her co-star Mark Consuelos in 1995 on the set of All My Children. They eloped on May 1, 1996. They have three children together: Michael Joseph (b. 1997), Lola Grace (b. 2001), and Joaquin Antonio (b. 2003). On the day of Ripa's first Live! With Regis tryout on Nov. 1, 2000, a celebrity psychic was one of the guests. She accurately guessed that Ripa was pregnant with her second child.
Kelly Ripa Real Estate
Kelly and Mark own several homes around the country.
Kelly and Mark's first substantial NYC condo was a loft that spans 5,625 square feet and houses three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The unit contained a massive eat-in kitchen with multiple refrigerators, a separate family wing with a pair of bedrooms and a playroom, a library/den, an office, and a personal gym. The family enjoyed that location so much, that when they outgrew the $2.8 million loft, they moved upstairs to the 9,865 square foot penthouse suite that had recently been vacated by Nicole Kidman. They paid $9 million in 2005 for Kidman's 6,700 square foot property. They eventually sold the first condo for around $6.8 million, a $3 million profit. They sold the Kidman property in 2014 for $24.5 million.
Today their primary residence is a give bedroom NYC townhouse that is worth at least $30 million. The five-story home has an elevator that takes people up to a private rooftop patio and garden. For vacations, they have a ski home in Telluride, Colorado and a beach home in the Hamptons. The couple bought their Hamptons home for $2.35 million in 2004. It's likely that this home is worth $10-15 million today. Their combined real estate portfolio is worth at least $45 million.
|Net Worth:||$120 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 2, 1970 (51 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Presenter, Television producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Kelly Ripa Earnings
- Live with Kelly and Michael$36,000/episode