Joan Rivers Net Worth : $150 Million
An American Comedian, TV Host, Actress And Film Director
Source of Wealth
Comedy, Directing, Acting, Writing, TV
Years of Experience
62 years (approx)
Date of Birth
June 8, 1933
B.A. from Barnard College
Joan Rivers’ Income & Total Net Worth
Joan Rivers, also known as the Queen of Comedy, has an estimated worth of $150 million. She started her career with stand-up comedy. She became famous after making appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jonny Carson” and “The Ed Sullivan Show”. He hosted the show, named “Saturday Night Live”. Her comedy album “What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most?” was a great success and added to her net worth. Currently, she is working as a celebrity commentator and a pre-show Awards host.
Apart from her career as a comedian, she also manages other businesses. She owns and manages her own jewelry line, which is marketed on QVC, a home shopping channel.
Properties: Private Fortune
She owns a luxurious penthouse in Manhattan, spread over 75.92 acre area. It resembles a royal palace and has 3 bedrooms, double-height ballroom, wood-carved panel, marble fireplace, a library, a terrace facing the city and giving beautiful views of the Central Park. This lavish apartment has been sold a few days back.
She also possesses a beautiful estate in New Milford, Connecticut. The entire estate is spread in 76-acres of land. Her house occupies 5,730 square feet. It has 5 bedrooms, a library, terrace, an eat-in kitchen, 4 fireplaces, a pond, a cottage, a garage and a guest house. Now, this mansion is on sale.
Joan Rivers’ Career
Joan started her career in late 1950’s from a short-run play “Driftwood”, in which she played the role of a lesbian. She also gave the performance at ‘The Second City Comedy Club’, in Chicago. She appeared in various TV shows, including “The Tonight Show”, “The Ed Sullivan Show”, “The Carol Burnett Show” and “Hollywood Squares”. She wrote a TV movie “The Girl Most Likely To…” She performed an act for Sergio Frachi, an Italian tenor and actor.
Joan wrote several books. Some of her popular books are:
- Bouncing Back
- Still Talking
- Don’t Count the Candles
- Jewelery by Joan Rivers
- I Hate Everyone…. Starting With Me
- Enter Talking
- Having a Baby Can Be a Scream
She not only performed acting, but also wrote and directed several movies.
- She played a brief role in the movie “The Swimmer”.
- She wrote and directed the film “Rabbit Test”.
- She prepared a documentary, named “Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work”.
- She appeared as a party guest in the movie “The Smurfs”.
Her theatre work includes:
- Sally Marr and Her Escorts
- Broadway Bound
- Joan Rivers: A Work In Progress By A Life In Progress
- Joan Rivers: The Now or Never Tour
Awards and Honours
Joan was nominated for “Grammy” for her best comedy album “The Joan Rivers Show”. She won “Daytime Emmy” award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Joan was nominated for “Tony Award” for best actress in a play “Sally Marr… And Her Escorts”. In 1990, her name was placed on “Hollywood Walk of Fame”.