What Is Kelly Ripa’s Net Worth? It's *Way* More Than We Imagined
We know and love Kelly Ripa for her bubbly personality, parenting tips and quirky sense of humor. But while we have been busy scrolling through her Instagram feed (and thirst-trap pictures of her handsome hubby, Mark Consuelos), we totally missed the fact that she's amassed a pretty impressive fortune. In fact, Kelly Ripa's net worth is $120 million to be exact.
While she’s best known for being a television personality, the New Jersey native has quite the extensive (and impressive) resume. The 49-year-old has been raking in the dough for years as an actress, entrepreneur and dancer. Keep reading for all of the deets on Ripa’s net worth.
At a young age, Ripa started amassing her fortune. Her first national TV exposure was in 1986 when she was cast as a regular dancer on the program Dancin' On Air which eventually led to her spot on Dance Party USA.
She may have started off as a dancer, but the Live star quickly rose to fame after landing the recurring role of Hayley Vaughn Santos on the ABC soap opera All My Children.
Ripa starred on the series from 1990 until 2002 (not to mention, it’s also where she met her husband, Mark Consuelos). Her acting career also includes parts in various television shows and films, including Hope and Faith (from 2003-2006), Missing, American Housewife and the 1996's acclaimed Marvin's Room.
It’s also important to note that the TV personality has also dipped her toes into voiceover work, with projects like Kim Possible and Fly Me to the Moon.
There’s no denying that her gig as host of Live with Kelly and Ryan contributes to a major part of her fortune.
Ripa has been a part of the show since 2001, and has worked with a variety of co-hosts such as Regis Philbin and Michael Strahan. She also spent time as a singular host before Ryan Seacrest joined the team back in 2017. Hello! reports that the star had been making $17 million per season (!), but was recently been given a pay rise, increasing her salary to $20 million a year.
Television and film career aside, Ripa is also the face of many brands such as Tide, Colgate, 7-Up, Ancestry.com, Electrolux and Pantene to name a few. No word on how much money she makes for each of these campaigns, but we’re sure it’s a nice chunk of change.
5. Social Media Presence
While her social media presence doesn't necessarily mean she's posting #ad all the time, it does keep fans engaged and interested, which can help lead to endorsement deals.
Yesterday, the 49-year-old posted a never-before-seen photo on her personal Instagram account, featuring her Riverdale star husband, also 49, living his best quarantine life. The pic shows Consuelos floating in the pool in black swim trunks. The best part? The actor’s shorts are pulled up to expose his untanned thighs, which have apparently never seen the light of day. (#Guilty)
This isn’t the first time Ripa has shared photos of Consuelos during lockdown. Last week, the TV personality posted a glimpse at her thriving garden, which included a shirtless cameo by Consuelos. She also celebrated throwback Thursday with a rare vacation photo, featuring the entire family.
Earlier this month, the Live co-host celebrated the Fourth of July by sharing a rare childhood photo on her personal account. The pic shows Ripa posing on a tricycle at age 2, and the resemblance to her current self is uncanny. She captioned the post, “Happy 4th! Not sure if it shows, but I used to love a participation trophy. #1973.”
Then there was this video, for example, which features dozens of never-before-seen family photos. Ripa shared the clip in honor of her dad’s birthday and wrote, “Happy Birthday to the man who taught me how to wear a cross body purse! I love you dad!” And she sent love to her mom as well by wishing her a happy birthday with an Instagram post featuring a super-cute message and throwback photo that proves Ripa absolutely got it from her mama.
So yeah, you can say she’s been capturing our attention a lot these days.
There you have it—$120 million later and no signs of slowing down anytime soon.