It looks like Live! host, Kelly Ripa could not be happier! Her year-long search for a co-host has finally ended, thanks to Ryan Seacrest, and the two seem to be doing great together with the hit morning show. Smart and suave, Seacrest was chosen fill Michael Strahan’s shoes on the famous talk show earlier last year. As an eminent TV personality who has been around for a long time, Kelly Ripa’s net worth and earnings must be enormous, don’t you think? Well, with $100.0 million in the bank, we’d say it’s a lot! Here is a breakdown of Kelly Ripa’s net worth in 2018.
Kelly Ripa’s Net Worth
Actress and talk show host, Kelly Ripa has built a fortune for herself. She had an interested in the entertainment business at a very young age and now, after almost two decades of being in the limelight, Ripa’s net worth is a whopping $100.0 million!
Kelly Ripa’s House
In April 2013, Kelly Ripa purchased a $27.0 million townhouse in New York’s Upper East Side. The house was known to be the second-costliest townhouse sold in the city in that year! It is reported that Ripa and her husband still live in this home with there kids today. However, not all their kids! It was reported that their 20-year-old son Michael headed off to college last year, but Kelly and Mark aren’t empty nesters just yet! They still have Joaquin Antonio, 14, and Lola Grace, 16, living at home with them.
The 46-year-old’s annual salary now is $20.0 million. check out the chart below for her annual income over the last five years!
Kelly Ripa began to showcase her acting skills when she was just in high school. At the age of 19, Ripa began her TV career as a regular dancer on Dance Party USA and subsequently rose to fame by playing Hayley Vaughn Santos on the ABC soap opera, All My Children.
After finding success as Hayley Vaughn, Ripa continued to act in more TV shows such as the sitcom, Hope and Faith. In 2000, Ripa replaced Kathie Lee Gifford as Regis Philbin’s co-host of what was renamed Live! with Regis and Kelly. Since then, she has seen more popularity, as well as fortune.
Ripa has been seen in a couple of movies, too. Of those, Miramax’s feature Marvin’s Room (1996) is the most significant one, where she acted alongside Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Kelly Ripa was born on October 2, 1970, in Stratford, New Jersey. She studied ballet and piano and broke into the showbiz as a 19-year-old dancer.
In 1995, Ripa met her husband Mark Consuelos, who was her costar in All My Children. They got married in 1996 and have three children together. Ripa’s eldest daughter, Lola Grace Consuelos is a 15-year-old, who is used to being in the limelight.
Kelly Ripa and her husband celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary on Monday (May 1). Ripa marked the important day on Instagram with adorable pictures and cute captions! After 20 years, these two really couldn’t get any cuter!
Fame & Accolades
The actress and talk show host has received recognition for her work. She has won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show host for her work on Live!. In addition to that, Ripa has 12 Emmy Award nominations and 4 People’s Choice Award nominations. In 1999, she won Best Actress at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival for her role in the feature film, The Stand-In.
Her character Hayley Vaughan on All My Children picked up five Soap Opera Digest Awards and three Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
Kelly Ripa Now
Now that the hit TV show has been rebranded to Live with Kelly and Ryan, fans have come to love Ryan Seacrest for what he brings to the show. Not only that, he seems to be a good fit for Ripa, who has seen a revolving door of co-hosts since Strahan left. The ratings are high and it’s business as usual for them in the mornings, whether it’s interviewing celebrities, entertaining the audience, or doing live segments with guests. Recently, Ripa came under fire for her “obnoxious” attitude toward Whole30, an eating plan created by Melissa Hartwig.
“I thought [Kelly Ripa] was a little rough this morning. I was disappointed that she seemed to make a joke out of every point made. It’s unfortunate that it is a change in lifestyle and a ‘diet’ could not come through,” one follower wrote.
While fans were unimpressed with Ripa during the segment, Hartwig didn’t feel the same way.
“This morning I spent 4-1 / 2 minutes on the [Live with Kelly and Ryan] show talking [Whole30]. And they kept calling it a ‘diet,’ and you keep sending me DMs wishing they would not,” Hartwig wrote on Instagram.
“I get it. Thank you for your fierce loyalty to the spirit of the Whole30. But in a 4-minute segment broadcast to 10 million people, ‘diet’ translates and attention-grabs in a way that ‘reset’ or ‘program’ does not,” Hartwig added.
Tabloids have also been on her lately with rumors that the “honeymoon is over” for her and Seacrest. Among the gossip about how the two are getting along as partners on the show, a so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “Ryan’s getting tired of her pushiness. He feels like she likes to make sure he knows that she’s the boss at ‘Live.’”
The alleged source apparently went on to say, “Kelly regularly cuts him off when they’re doing celebrity interviews, and she frequently interrupts and talks over him. It’s becoming a pattern. You can even see it when you watch the show from home because friends of Ryan’s have noticed.” However, according to sources, the gossip magazine doesn’t give any specific examples but insists on a “strain” between them. It seems like there’s no truth to the idea that Ripa and Seacrest aren’t getting along, and in fact, according to a recent New York Times interview with Ripa, it seems just the opposite! According to her, “He’s the future of the franchise. He’s the future of ABC.”
Live with Kelly and Ryan airs weekdays at 9:00 a.m. EST on ABC.