Betty White Net worth and Biography

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How much is Betty White Net worth?

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Net worth:$75 million 

Full Name: Betty Marion White

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Date of Birth: January 17,1922.

Nationality: American

Source of Wealth: Writing, TV host, Actor and Comedian

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Betty White Net worth: Betty Marion White is currently one of the longest serving American actress and comedian. She has been in the entertainment industry for more than nine decades. In her nine decades of being in the entertainment industry, Betty White has inspired a lot of talents with her amazing personality and acting skills. 

In the course of her acting carrier, Betty has bagged several honorary awards for her excellent performances on and off-screen. She is also the first woman to produce a sitcom titled Life with Elizabeth  which earned her an honorary award as the Mayor of Hollywood in 1955. 

Betty White is famous for her outstanding roles in films such as Rose Nylund on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–1992), Sue Ann Nivens on the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–1977), and Elka Ostrovsky on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015. 

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Who would not be interest in knowing how Betty White  managed to exert herself vigorously in the movie industry? I am sure you are just as I am.

Why not come with me let me take you on a journey through Betty White’s Biography, career, achievements and net worth? You will be thrilled to find many exciting facts about this amazing personality, in this article.

Betty White Biography

Betty White was born on the 17th of January, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois. She happens to be the only daughter and child of her parents Horace Logan White (1899–1963),a lighting company executive, and Christine Tess (née Cachikis; 1899–1985), a homemaker. 

Betty was a little over a year old when her parents relocated to Alhambra, California, in 1923  and later to Los Angeles during the Great Depression.

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 In order to earn a living , her father would build radios (crystal radio) and sell them wherever he could. Since it was the climax of the Depression, and anyone could barely earn a sizable income, he would trade the radios in exchange for other goods, including dogs on some occasions just to cater for the family.

Betty White went to Beverly Hills Unified School District in Beverly Hills and later Beverly Hills High School. She graduated in 1939 and decided to pursue a career in forestry and wildlife. Since women were not allow to serve as forest ranger, White decided to switch to writing and acting.

Career

Betty White graduated from high school in 1939, the same year World War II broke out. Even so, the US did not enter the conflict for many years, and White immediately found acting and modeling work after graduating from high school.

 The war caught up with America soon enough, however, and White’s early success as an actress was interrupted as she ranked her country over her career. She ventured into voluntary services by serving in the  American Women’s Voluntary Service where she assisted in  transporting  military supplies across California.

Following the end of the World War II, Betty White tried her luck with the Los Angeles movie I dustry but was again rejected, reason being that she was not photogenic, according to the management of the various prominent studios she applied to. 

Having failed to gain entry into the movie industry, Betty White decided to turn her attention to the radio industry. Here she was accepted with open arms, and it did not take long for her to start making some cool cash. 

After recorded many successes in the radio industry, Betty was given her radio show titled: The Betty White Show. 

Betty White’s big break came when she co-hosted Al Jarvis on the television show Hollywood on Television in 1949. When Jarvis departed the show in 1952, Betty White became the main presenter, improvising through a six-day schedule, and singing at least once on every show. Despite being a relative newbie to the television world , she was nominated for an Emmy for her outstanding performances.

In 1952, Betty White also established her production company, named Bandy Productions, with the assistance of an author and a producer. Brandy Production , subsequently released a show called Life With Elizabeth that starred Betty White. 

 Betty White had full control of the nationally syndicated show after it made its debut in 1953 . Following her success, Betty White appeared in a number of commercials. In 1954, she signed a deal with NBC to create her own television talk show, The Betty White Show. 

Once again, she was in full creative control, making progressive decisions like hiring a director and regularly adding an African American actress to the show. The show was soon annulled due to audience problems.

The next TV show, Ben White started in was the sitcom Date with the Angels, which proved to be one of the roles in her career that ended in disaster. Following the failure of the sitcom in 1958, Betty White started in a theatrical play in 1959.

During the 1960s, Ben White decided to try something new by organizing games shows. Her debut game show was on Password. Following Password was Pyramid, And I’ve Got a Secret, and What’s My Line? 

In the 1970s, White first appeared on the hugely popular show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. By the end of her run on the show, Betty White had won three Emmys over the course of her career. When the Mary Tyler Moore Show ended, White got her own show.

 This would be the fourth show White anchored, called The Betty White Show, and it was canceled after a season. In the 1980s, Betty White was nicknamed “The First Lady of Game Shows” after doing shows like Just Men! During that decade, she also starred as an actress on shows such as Mama’s Family. 

A turning point in White’s career was when she played the role of Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls. To date, Betty White is perhaps best known for this one notable role, and she won another Emmy for her performance.

After The Golden Girls was concluded  in the early 90s, Betty  White booked a number of roles on shows such as Yes, Dear, and Suddenly Susan. In the 2000s, White was featured on shows like Boston Legal and The Practice.

 In 2010, after a successful Facebook campaign by fans, White became the oldest person to anchor Saturday Night Live. That same year she also booked a role on the show Hot In Cleveland. According to reports, White paid $ 75,000 per episode of Hot In Cleveland. 

From 2012 to 2014, Betty White anchored and produced a show called Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, in which older people of the younger generation play pranks. In 2012, White was honored with an NBC TV special entitled Betty White’s 90th Birthday. In 2019, she joined the cast of Toy Story 4 and voiced the character of a toy tiger named “Bitey White”.

Books 

As an author, Betty White has authored and published several inspirational books which are listed below:

  • Betty White’s Pet-Love: How Pets Take Care of Us. W. Morrow. 1983.
  • Betty White in Person. Doubleday. 1987.
  • The Leading Lady: Dinah’s Story. Bantam Books. 1991. ISBN 9780385421683. (with Tom Sullivan)
  • Here We Go Again: My Life In Television. Scribner. 1995. ISBN 9780684800424.
  • Together: A Novel of Shared Vision. Center Point Pub. 2008. ISBN 9781602852488. (with Tom Sullivan)
  • If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t). Penguin. 2011. ISBN 9781101514467.
  • Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo. Penguin. 2011. ISBN 9781101558928.

Audiobooks

  • 2004: Here We Go Again (Read by the author) ISBN 978-1451613698
  • 2011: If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t) (read by the author), Penguin Audio, ISBN 978-0-1424-2936-5

Achievements and Awards

No doubt Betty White has had a glittering nine decades career in entertainment. During this years she received several awards and also made history. 

  • In 2018,White made to the Guinness World Record With a television career spanning over eight decades. 
  • White has received eight Emmy Awards in various categories
  • Three Screen Actors Guild 
  • Three American Comedy Awards
  • A Grammy Award
  • She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,
  • She is also a 1985 Television Hall of Fame inductee  

Betty White Net Worth Summary 

Currently Betty White Net worth is a mouth watering $75 million.

When talking about people who have suffered several set backs in the course of their career, Betty White is one of the names to call to mind. From being rejected by the movie industry to owning her production house and shows, Betty White is indeed a true definition of success. 

Source: Glusea

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