The actress, comedian, producer, writer and television host Joan Rivers was born on June 8, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. Her real name is Joan Alexandra Molinsky. Her family then moved to Larchmont, Westchester County, where the little Joan was raised. From 1950 to 1952, she attended Connecticut College, but graduated from Barnard College. She got the Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and English literature.
Joan Rivers Net Worth - $150 Million
Birth Name - Joan Alexandra Molinsky
Date of birth - June 8, 1933
Zodiac Sign - Gemini
Birth Place - Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 2″
Profession - Screenwriter, TV Personality, Television producer, Comedian, Voice Actor, Talk show host, Philanthropist
Joan had several jobs at the Rockefeller Center, such as writing and proofreading in an ad agency, and as a fashion consultant for Bond Clothing Stores. After that, she entered show business, starting her career as a stand-up comedian performing in various clubs. The first important appearance was on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show and The Ed Sullivan Show, later in the 60s and 70s.
In the 80s, she was hosting the Saturday Night Live show, which brought her a Grammy nomination for the comedy album What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most. She was also the author of 12 best-selling humor and memoir books. Rumors said that Joan was going to take over Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show after his retirement, but she got her own late-night FOX show. During her career, she hosted numerous talk shows.
In 1955, she married James Sanger, who was the son of the merchandise manager of the Bond Clothing Stores. Their marriage lasted only six months, as Sanger did not want to have children. A second marriage followed years later, with Edgar Rosenberg, but this one committed suicide later, in 1987. Their daughter, Melissa, works in the entertainment industry as well.
Joan Rivers also hosted Fashion Police, a show commenting celebrity outfits and giving advice on the do’s/don’ts of fashion. The star died in 2014, on September 4th, because of complications after throat surgery, when she was 81 years old. In 2015, she was posthumously awarded a Grammy Award for Diary of a Mad Diva.
The press still talks about the impressive but justified Joan Rivers net worth, of approximately $150 million. The celebrity's annual income was known to be of $50 million. In 2013, Rivers sold her Connecticut country house and earned $4.4 million. She also listed a 5000 square-foot penthouse in New York City for $29.5 million that same year.
That house is now valued at $35 million. Joan Rivers’ major source of income, besides TV hosting, was her QVC jewelry and clothing lines. Her hosting performance and QVC royalties were the main income streams, beyond the above mentioned net worth.