Betty Marion White Net WorthReal Name: Betty Marion White
Date of Birth: 01/17/1922
Place of Birth: Oak Park, Illinois
2017 Net Worth: $45 Million
Profession: Actress, author, comedian, radio host, singer
Betty, Betty White Biography
Betty Marion White was born in January of 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois. Her legal name is Betty, not the typical nickname for Elizabeth. During the Great Depression, her family moved to Los Angeles, California. Although White originally wanted to be a forest ranger, women were not allowed to work in that position at the time. Instead, White turned to writing, then performing, and decided in high school to become an actress.
After being told by movie studios that she was “unphotogenic”, White then turned her attention to radio, where her looks did not matter. She began by making background noises, reading commercials, and doing bit parts for $5 a show. White went on to perform in almost every acting or singing venue there was, including theater, television, radio, live television, and movies. In her 75 year long career, White has won 7 Emmy Awards, 3 American Comedy Awards, 3 Screen Actor Guild Awards, a Grammy, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
White is perhaps best known for her roles as the empty headed Sue Ann Nivens on the Mary Tyler Moore show, and as well as the naive Rose on The Golden Girls. Sometimes called the First Lady of Game Shows, White has hosted a dozen different game shows, including Password and Match Game. This ageless comedian is the only woman to receive an Emmy nomination in all comedic categories. She also holds the record for the longest time span between nominations – her first in 1951 and her last (to date anyway) in 2011 – an amazing 60 years.
Most people are unaware that White is also an accomplished writer, with more than 7 books to her credit. In 2013, the Guiness Book of World Records recognized White with the award for being the longest female entertainer in television history.
White still lives on her own, unassisted, in her $10 million Los Angeles mansion. Her current net worth is estimated at $45 million, however, since this timeless star is still working, her true lifetime net worth is anyone’s guess.