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TV host Ellen DeGeneres crazy life facts

The New Orleans comedian is in the middle of the storm for the criticism about her work ethic in her show. Despite everything, we wanted to highlight some interesting facts about her life that will surprise you. 

  • The comedian has a net worth of $330 million which makes her one of America's richest self-made women.
  • She is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and was one of the first celebrities to talk openly about her intimacy. 
  • Her TV show has been one of the best rated shows in the history of American TV.

1. Early steps: after growing up in a traditional family, Ellen decided she wanted to be a comedian and pursued her career successfully: she was named the Funniest Person of the Year by a New Orleans network. After that, she made it to the big leagues in the Johnny Carson the Tonight Show.

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2. After DeGeneres came out of the closet as the cover of the Time magazine, she broke several ratings records in the TV shows she went to talk about her life, for example the Oprah Winfrey show. 

3.  “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” won several prizes including Emmy and 17 People’s Choice Awards. Also, her YouTube channel is one of the most popular in the world, called EllenTube. 

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