Betty White Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$75 Million|
|Salary:||$4 Million Per Year|
|Real Name:||Betty Marion White|
|Date of Birth:||17th January 1922|
|Died:||31st December 2021|
|Cause of Death:||Old Age|
|Age:||99 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Profession:||Actress, Singer, Voice Actress|
|Updated:||25th May 2022|
While most people think that Betty White is a stage name, the universally beloved actress and performer had as genuine a name as everything else out there about her. It wasn’t short for Elizabeth, but instead, it was in fact her real and true name. When Betty White passed away in late 2021, she was just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. Unfortunately, the popular comedienne who ended up winning eight Emmy awards died of natural causes before she could reach that milestone.
What Is Betty White’s Net Worth?
Before White’s death in late 2021, she had managed to cash in on quite the career during her eight decades on the planet. One of the most impressive things about the actress, singer, and comedic star was that she kept working and kept busy well after many celebrities of her age and stature would have called it a career. Because of that, she was able to continue earning quite a bit of money when others would have been trying to lean on a pension or their savings in order to survive.
It’s estimated that towards the end of her life, she was still making about $3-$4 million per year, thanks to the various projects she was constantly juggling. The legendary actress, who was also considered the first lady of comedy, started working before the end of the Second World War and just kept ongoing. At the time of White’s death, it was thought that the Betty White net worth was around $75 million total.
How Did Betty White’s Net Worth Grow To What Is Was?
When people make lists of performers who are talented at everything they ever tried to do, those lists absolutely have to include someone who had the kind of success that White saw in her career. How people knew the actress and comedienne depends on what generation they grew up in and it’s entirely possible they knew her from more than one project.
While she’s more well known for being a star of the stage and screen these days, Betty White’s net worth really started growing in 1949 when she became one of the hardest working performers in the radio industry and eventually got her own radio show. This was, of course before television was even a thing. However, once the “boob tube” really took off she forged quite the career as a television host and guest on game shows like “Password” and “Advise and Consent.”
She also had her own comedy sketch show known as the “Betty White Show” where she really got to show off her comedic talents. However, it was in the 1970s when she was a regular on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” that she really became the first lady of comedy and found her way into the hearts of millions of Americans every week.
This was also where the Betty White net worth really started to see some serious growth not just because of her regular gigs, but because “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” was the kind of program that often went into syndication and that in turn, would earn her plenty of money even when the program was no longer coming close to making new episodes.
This is also where Betty White started her trek toward the Hollywood Walk of Fame as American audiences really got to see what she could do. It’s also where the actress started down the road toward winning her five primetime Emmy Awards. The Beverly Hills high school product really did make good.
The Betty White net worth really started to take off in the early 1980s when she moved over to another show that got her plenty of Emmy Awards thanks to her work as Rose Nylund on “The Golden Girls.” Rose Nylund was a lovably sweet and lovably naive character who turned out to be the kind of “Jiminy Cricket” of a trio of older women who all lived together in a condominium and went on weekly adventures. The American actress saw her star grow even more as audiences that likely wouldn’t have watched such a show started tuning in more and more to see her weekly odd tales.
It didn’t take long for producers and directors to see that Betty White could pull off almost anything she put her mind to and it turned out she could handle just about any role she was given. While she started to work a bit less regularly in the television industry, she still managed to take starring roles in shows like “Boston Legal” and “Hot in Cleveland.” Even when she wasn’t supposed to be the one who carried the show, she tended to do it anyway. She even put television industry norms on their heads when she managed to appear on “Saturday Night Live” a time or two.
Betty White And Her Many, Many Awards
When it comes to someone who has an estimated net worth of $75 million, it should come as no surprise that success was found at every level of their career. The comedienne who started out her life in Oak Park, Illinois, and spent so much of it in Beverly Hills had quite the run in between.
The amount of hardware she took home over her career is impressive, no matter how it’s sliced. In addition to eight Emmy Awards, she also got herself a Grammy Award and several Screen Actors Guild Awards. Her work in the entertainment industry, in fact, allowed her to get two daytime Emmy Awards as well as three American comedy awards. She even got the nod for “best-spoken word recording.” In fact, she took home the “best-spoken word recording” award more than once over her long life.
Her Dedication To The Animal World
While Betty White was an outstanding game show host, and someone who will always be known as a member of the Television Hall of Fame, that’s likely not what she would love to be known for after she’s gone. What White’s career culminated in was her dedication to animal welfare. She worked long and hard to make sure that people knew how important that was and she gave rise to awareness of getting pets spayed and neutered for decades.
In all, her life was one of accomplishment in everything she tried.