Kathie Lee Gifford Net Worth
Kathie Lee Gifford Net Worth and salary: Kathie Lee Gifford is an American TV host, actress, singer and writer who has a net worth of $60 million dollars. Born Kathryn Lee Epstein in Paris, France, in 1953, Kathie Lee Gifford grew up in a military family and spent her childhood in Maryland. While in high school, she sang in a folk group and studied drama and music at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma. She made several TV appearances during the 1970s while wed to her first husband, including a four-year run on "Name That Tune" with Tom Kennedy. In 1985, she landed a role opposite Regis Philbin on "The Morning Show" which went on to become "Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee" on 1988 and was broadcast to a national audience. She and Regis attracted millions of viewers to their talk show, where Gifford was known for her discussions of her home life with second husband, Frank Gifford, and their children Cassidy and Cody. In 1996, she was accused of using sweatshops to make clothing for her line at WalMart and she worked extensively to improve legislation protecting children working in such conditions. Gifford left "Live!" in 2000 and joined "Today" three years later. She now co-hosts an hour-long segment on weekday mornings with Hoda Kotb on NBC. Gifford has been nominated for eleven Emmy Awards, and won her first in 2010. In December 2018, Kathie announced that she would retire from Today at the end of her 11th season. She has been involved in theatre since the '90s with appearances on Broadway. Gifford is an active philanthropist with Childhelp and works to support New York City shelters for babies born HIV-positive or with cocaine addiction.
Frank Gifford died in August 2015 at the age of 84. He left his entire estate to Kathie. His estate included $10 million worth of liquid assets, a $2.5 million house in Florida and a $22 million mansion in Connecticut.