How much is Rosie O’Donnell worth?
|Net Worth:||$120 Million
|Date of Birth:||March 21, 1962|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Rosie O’Donnell
Rosie O’Donnell, passionate activist, assumed the moderator role in September 2006 on popular ABC talk show “The View,” where she was the outspoken liberal foil to conservative co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Rosie revealed in April 2007 that she would depart “The View” in June after a controversial 8 months during which Rosie feuded with many celebrities.
After a heated May 23, 2007 argument with Hasselbeck over the Iraq War, Rosie was granted her request to not return to “The View.”
Rosie publicly revealed herself as gay in her 2002 best-selling autobiography, “Find Me.”
Rosie O’Donnell has a net worth of $120 million dollars, as of 2020.
Rosie on Same-Sex Marriage
On February 26, 2004, Rosie and partner Kelli Carpenter were married in San Francisco after Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The California Supreme Court voided all such marriages in August 2004.
On the president’s support of a constitutional amendment barring gay marriage, Rosie said, “I think the actions of the president are…the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting president.”
Rosie on Same-Sex Family Parenting
“My worldview revolves around children,” Rosie told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly in 2002. She supports adoption and parenting by gay families, and has fought Florida law prohibiting same-sex family adoption since the state removed a child, Mia, from their home in 2001.
“I think what children need is love, security, stability, consistency and kindness,” she told O’Reilly.
Not necessarily a “heterosexual family.”
Rosie and Kelli currently run a travel company aimed at gay and lesbian families.
Rosie on Gun Control
Rosie O’Donnell is a major supporter of the Million Mom March, a national grassroots organization dedicated to “fight against gun violence and the devastation it causes.”
A famed moment on her former talk show occurred in 1999 when she aggressively challenged actor and NRA supporter Tom Selleck on his gun control views. Rosie insisted, “But you can’t say that ‘I will not take responsibility for anything the NRA represents’ if you’re saying that you’re going to do an ad for the NRA.”
Rosie on the Iraq War
Rosie O’Donnell is a vociferous critic of the Iraq War, and has dubbed President Bush a war criminal who should be tried for war crimes for “invading a nation that had nothing to do with 9/11.”
Rosie uses her public blog to air her views on the war and other matters, and in 2005, recounted dozens of hilariously now-hypocritical quotes uttered by top Republicans when President Clinton committed troops to Bosnia.
- Birth – March 21, 1962 in Commack, New York to Irish Catholic immigrant Edward and his US-born Irish wife Roseann, who died of cancer and was buried on Rosie’s 11th birthday.
- Education – 1980 graduate, Commack High School. Voted Homecoming Queen, Senior Class President and Class Clown. Attended college before dropping out for the comedy club circuit.
- Family – Lesbian life partner is Kelli Carpenter, former dancer, Nickelodeon executive. Four children, 3 adopted and 1 born to Kelli in 2002.
Rosie’s Growing Up Years
After her mother died, Rosie took primary care of her 4 siblings. She’s described her father as emotionally distant, and said that she grew up watching TV almost 24 hours a day. Rosie says she won’t have biological childen because of a family history of alcoholism and cancer. She is estranged from her father.
At 18 years old, Rosie realized that she was gay, although she says that she’s had male lovers. Rosie made her stage debut in 2nd grade as Glinda the Good Witch in “The Wizard of Oz.”
Rosie O’Donnell, Actress and Talk Show Host
In the 1980s, Rosie’s comedy won the TV “Star Search” contest 5 times. Her first and finest film role was as Doris Murphy, the tough-talking third basewoman in the 1992 “A League of their Own.”
Rosie won 6 Emmy awards for outstanding talk show for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” which aired from 1996 to 2002. She was executive producer, director and star of the program. In 2000, Rosie entered a brief and ill-fated partnership to publish “Rosie” magazine.
The Rosie O’Donnell Persona
Like many comedians, Rosie channeled her private pain into her comedy. She developed her unabashed style while still in high school. Rosie is known as earthy, emotional, generous and exceedingly honest, no matter the personal cost.
She’s unafraid of conflict, and has appeared on Fox News programs hosted by conservatives Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly. She’s a New York Jets fan, only signs autographs for kids, and counts singer Madonna among her closest friends.