Name: Kelly Maria Ripa
Born: October 2, 1970
Occupation: Actress and media personality
Kelly Ripa was born in Stratford, New Jersey on October 2, 1970. She is the daughter of Joseph Ripa, a bus driver, politician, and labor union leader, and Esther, a housewife. She has one sister, Linda, an author.
Kelly attended Eastern Regional High School. When she graduated, she enrolled in Camden County College, studying psychology, but she dropped out to move to New York City to become an actress.
Kelly has been married to actor Mark Consuelos since 1995. They have three children: Michael Joseph, Lola Grace, and Joaquin Antonio. The family live in Manhattan.
Her initial attempt to break into show business was a tough at first. She appeared in local television gigs, such as dancing on the series “Dancin’ On Air” and occasionally reading news reports. It was in 1990 that Kelly would earn her first big break by landing a part in the hit daytime soap opera “All My Children.” For 12 years, she portrayed Hayley Vaughan.
After leaving the hit show, Kelly starred in the popular ABC primetime half-hour sitcom “Hope & Faith,” which ended in 2006. In addition to the two shows, Kelly has appeared in a wide array of films and TV shows, including “Ed,” “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie,” “Kim Possible,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” and “1-800-Missing.”
Since November 2000, Kelly has been the co-host and main host of “Live!” She has worked with multiple co-hosts since Regis Philbin retired, including Michael Strahan, Jerry O’Connell, Seth Meyers, Mario Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld. After four years with the celebrated football star, she tapped Ryan Seacrest as her permanent co-host. The show has received and won numerous Daytime Emmy Awards.
Kelly is also co-founder of a production company called Milojo, which has produced multiple documentaries, television series, and short films.
In addition to her hosting duties, she is a spokesperson for several brands, such as Tide, 7-Up, TD Bank, Electrolux, and Ryka.
Outside of the entertainment industry, Kelly is an avid philanthropist, raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer causes as well as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Throughout her career, Kelly has been given multiple awards, honors, and distinctions, including being inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
We estimate that Kelly Ripa’s net worth is $100 million (2018).
So how much is $100 million really?
$100 million can produce a blockbuster motion picture. $100 million can also be used as donations to various ovarian cancer charities.