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Joan Rivers Net Worth: How Rich is Joan Rivers?


Joan Rivers Net Worth: 150 Million Dollars

Joan Rivers was a successful comedian who had almost 150 million dollars in her net worth when she died at the age of 81 years in the year on 4th September. The legend was born on 8th June 1933 in Brooklyn New York City United States of America. The lady earned as much net worth from acting TV shows.

Joan Rivers net worth and her annual salary;

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11:  Comedienne/ TV personality Joan Rivers attends the Elie Tahari presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 on February 11, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

The annual salary of the celebrity was estimated to be on average almost 17.7 million dollars. As her total net worth of the star is almost 150 million dollars which is equal to almost 90 million British pounds.

Joan Rivers net worth earning sources:


  • Acting
  • Comedy
  • Writing
  • Production
  • Television Host
  • Endorsements and sponsorships.

Joan Rivers net worth and start of her career:             

The star had graduated in arts in English literature in year 1954. After that she started to do various small jobs. During that era she also did a job of advisor for Federal Clothing store. At that time she was advised by Tony Rivers to perform on the stage and she acted upon that advice.

That was the time when she changed her name from Joan Alexandra Molinsky Sanger Rosenberg to Joan Rivers. This was only her name used in the showbiz field.

Her career formally started from stage and theatre. On television she was presented first time as a guest in the show of Johny Carson. The name of the show was Tonight show. Along with that she also worked for a play named as Driftwood.

Joan Rivers net worth earned from movies:

The star has earned most of the net worth from the acting she has done in the movies. The major films of Joan Rivers and her earnings from those movies are as follows:

  • The Smurfs was her movie in which Joan Rivers played the role of party guest was released in the year 2011 and earned almost 2.22 million dollars from this role in the movie.
  • The star was also signed in a film named as “Fashion Police” and earned approximately 21.3 million dollars from her role in the movie.
  • “Spaceballs; the animated series” was a movie series which added almost 16.2 million dollars in the net worth of Joan Alexandra Molinsky.
  • In year 20044 she worked in the movie “Shrek 2” and added almost 12.2 million dollars in the Joan Rivers net worth.
  • These are not the only films done by Joan Rivers but she had worked in almost 244 other movies like Iron Man 3, Tower Heist, The Story of the swimmer, Mostly Ghostly, Wall Street: money never sleeps, First daughter, the making and meaning of “we are family”, the intern, Serial Mom, Goosed, Napoleon, Look who’s talking, Les Patterson Saves the World, uncle Scam, The Muppets take Manhattan, Rabbit test, the swimmer, Whispers: the elephant tale, and Hip! Edgy! Quircky!. Most of her roles were as a comedian and she earned another almost 15 to 20 million dollars worth from these movies.

Joan Rivers net worth earned from television:

The comedian stepped into the television first as a guest in a talk show later on she hosted several shows herself and earned a lot of worth from these shows. The star has performed in following major TV shows and added a lot in the Joan Rivers net worth.

  • The Joan Rivers show started in year 1988 which lasted for almost 11 years on the screen of TV.
  • She gave her voice to the show “the electric company” for more than 6 years and earned a lot from that show.
  • Another show which added 5 million dollars as one salary from the show in the net worth of the star, Joan Rivers was “the late show starring Joan Rivers”. This show went on air in the years 1986 and 1987.
  • Other famous shows of the star were: An Audience with Joan Rivers, Can we talk, the new Hollywood squares, the Joan rivers show, how to murder a millionaire, Dave and Barbarian.

Joan Rivers net worth earned as a writer:

The star had written several books and earned a lot from the writings she gave to the public. The major books of the late celebrity are as follows:

  • Having a baby can be a scream.
  • The life and hard times of Heidi Abramowitz.
  • Enter talking
  • Still talking
  • Jewelry by Joan Rivers
  • Bouncing back
  • From mother to daughter
  • Don’t count the candles
  • Murder at the academy awards
  • Men are stupid….
  • I hate everyone.. starting with me
  • Diary of a Mad Diva

 Joan Rivers net worth earned from sponsorship and endorsements:

The late star as earned a huge sum from the endorsement and sponsorship deals she had been entered into. She has raised Joan Rivers net worth by almost 4 million dollars earned from the endorsement and sponsorship sources.

Joan Rivers net worth earnings in last four years of the star’s life:

  • In the financial year ending in June 2012 the comedy star, Joan Rivers earned almost 9.5 dollars all over from various sources.
  • In the next year, the year 2013 she had earned an amount of approximately 11.76 million dollars.
  • The net worth was increased by almost 15.344 million dollars which she earned during the time starting from July 2013 to June 2014.
  • In the last financial year of the celebrity’s life, say year starting from July 2014 to June 2015, she earned almost 17.6 million dollars in last 3 months of her life.

Joan Rivers net worth net worth in last four years of her life:

  • In year 2012 the star had almost 8 million dollars in her pocket as her net worth.
  • In year 2013, one year before her death, the celebrity had near about 120 million dollars amount in her net worth.
  • In financial year 2014 she had almost 130.44 million dollars as the net worth in her accounts and pocket.
  • Joan Alexandra Molinsky was died in the end of calendar year 20144 but as we are talking about her net worth so we are concerned with the financial or fiscal year. So in the fiscal year 2015 she had 150 million dollars as the Joan Rivers net worth which was inherited to her daughter Melissa Rivers and grandson Edgar Cooper Endicott.