Tracee Ellis Ross Net Worth: How Much the ‘Black-ish’ Actress Earns

Tracee Ellis Ross has made a name for herself in Hollywood as one of the most well-known television stars of her generation. From her affluent acting career, Ross has taken the acting world by storm and eventually rose to stupendous popularity with her role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the television sitcom Black-ish.

Here is how much the social activist, fashion designer, and Black-ish star is worth.

Her early career

Dianna Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross stand next to each other.

Diana Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

As the daughter of legendary Motown songstress Diana Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross has been exposed to the spotlight starting at a very young age. Taking up modeling in her early teens and later working as a contributing fashion editor for Mirabella and New York magazine, Ross was soon making a name for herself and would eventually move onto showcasing her acting skills.

In 1998, Ross made her big screen debut in the independent film Far Harbor. The following year, Tracee went on to hosting a Lifetime magazine series, The Dish, covering pop culture news.

Breakout role as Joan Clayton

In 2000, Ross established one of her most significant roles to date on the CW sitcom Girlfriends. During the show’s eight-season run, Ross played the main protagonist and even received multiple awards for her performance.

In 2011, Ross went on to star alongside Malcolm-Jamal Warner in the BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines. After the first season, Ross announced that she would not be returning for the second season and instead worked on the Lifetime film Five, directed by Alicia Keys. She later starred in a pilot for the NBC drama Bad Girls.

Ross’ net worth is $16 million

Today, Tracee Ellis Ross has an estimated net worth of $16 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. Since her success with Girlfriends, Ross has landed mainstream stardom after being cast on the Emmy-nominated sitcom Black-ish. Just from the sitcom alone, Ross has received three NAACP Image Awards, a Golden Globe and two Emmy awards for her performance as Dr. Rainbow Johnson.

She receives $60,000 per episode of Black-ish

Tracee Ellis Ross and Yahara Shad on Black-ish

Tracee Ellis Ross and Yahara Shaded on Black-ish | ABC

The critically acclaimed sitcom has received a large amount of praise in its five-season run, and it comes as no surprise that Ross receives $60,000 for each episode.

Ross has even directed a few Black-ish episodes, but her salary has stayed the same much to fans dismay. There has been speculation that Ross was demanding a higher salary to match her co-star Anthony Anderson. In February 2018, Ross addressed those rumors and confirmed that she has been negotiating “to be compensated in ways that match my contribution.”

Tracee Ellis Ross also has her own clothing line

In addition to having her hands full with Black-ish, Ross has also added fashion designer to her resume. With her natural sense of fashion, Ross has teamed up with JCPenney to introduce her size-inclusive line. The 45-piece line has received so much praise for its affordability and accessibility since its release in October 2017.

It is uncertain how much Ross makes from her partnership with JCPenney, but anyone can guess that it is a tremendous amount.