Rosie O’Donnell Net Worth and How Much She Earned on ‘The View’
Rosie O’Donnell is best known as the former host of The View. Here’s Rosie O’Donnell’s net worth and how much she earned each year on The View.
Early years and rise to fame
Before becoming a television show host, Rosie O’Donnell was an actress. She made her acting debut in the television series Gimme a Break! O’Donnell played the role of Maggie O’Brien from 1986 to 1987. After that, she played the character Lorraine Popowski in the 1992 television series Stand by Your Man. O’Donnell got her big break in film when she appeared in the 1992 movie A League of Their Own. Her next big films were the 1993 movie Sleepless in Seattle and the 1994 movie The Flintstones.
Rosie O’Donnell’s fight with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View
O’Donnell made headlines when she revealed she had a crush on former The View host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Although many thought O’Donnell didn’t like Hasselbeck when they worked together, this wasn’t the case. Viewers assumed the former host had something against Hasselbeck after they argued for roughly 10 minutes on the show about the Iraq war. In Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View by Variety‘s Ramin Setoodeh, O’Donnell gives her account of what happened when the show aired in May 2007.
According to Variety, O’Donnell loved Hasselbeck and wanted the best for her. “I loved her,” said O’Donnell in the book. The talk show host said her intentions from the beginning were to mentor Hasselbeck and offer advice on how to debate on TV. “Here’s what I said, ‘I’m the senior. She’s the freshman. I’ve got a really good player on the freshman team, but I have to teach her how to loosen up.’” However, O’Donnell said she later felt betrayed by Hasselback after their fight.
How Rosie O’Donnell makes money
In addition to hosting, O’Donnell makes money as an actress, writer, and producer. She was the executive producer of The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Big Gay Sketch Show, and the TV movie Riding the Bus with My Sister. O’Donnell also produced the Tony Awards program in 1998 and 2000. As far as writing credits, she has written for the TV movie America, one episode of The Rosie Show, and Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Standup.
Back in the early 2000s, O’Donnell had a magazine called Rosie, which was published by Gruner & Jahr USA. The publisher released the magazine’s last issue in December 2002, which featured Richard Gere on the cover.
How much Rosie O’Donnell was paid for The View
O’Donnell made a nice amount of money for her hosting duties. She earned an annual salary of roughly $5 million per year. Whoopi Goldberg was also reportedly paid the same amount.
Rosie O’Donnell’s net worth
Rosie O’Donnell has an estimated net worth of $120 million.
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