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.
While she’s best known for being a television personality, the New Jersey native has quite the extensive (and impressive) resume. Plus, the 51-year-old has been raking in the dough for years as an actress, entrepreneur and dancer. So we have to ask: What is Kelly Ripa's net worth? Keep reading for all the deets.
2. Ripa started out as a Dancer
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.
3. She made a pretty penny through acting
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.
It's unclear how much she earned on the series, but Ripa starred on AMC 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 1996's acclaimed Marvin's Room.
It’s also important to note that the TV personality has dipped her toes into voiceover work, with projects like Kim Possible and Fly Me to the Moon—all of which contributed to her wealth.
4. She got the ultimate pay raise with her hosting gig
There’s no denying that Ripa's gig as host of Live with Kelly and Ryan contributes to a major part of her fortune.
She's 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. Per Celebrity Net Worth, Ripa's current salary for Live is $22 million. (!!!)
5. Her endorsements account for a big portion of her net worth
Television and film career aside, Ripa has also partnered with 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.
6. She's *very* active on Social Media
While her social media presence doesn't necessarily mean she's posting #ads all the time, it does keep fans engaged and interested, which can help lead to endorsement deals.
The proud mom of three continues to post family snaps, rare throwbacks and sweet tributes to her husband. In fact, in September 2021, Ripa posted an intimate beach selfie with a shirtless Consuelos and wrote, "#mcm now and forever (a day at the beach)."
So yeah, you can say she’s been capturing our attention since day one. And now, $120 million later, she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
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