What is Ellen Pompeo’s net worth? Her wealth in 2021 explored

Prerna Nambiar

Ellen Pompeo has cast a mark on the industry with her tremendous success. Recently, she called out Golden Globe Awards for their lack of diversity. Here’s a look at her net worth in 2021.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ has become one of the most-watched shows, and to date, it continues to attract several viewers. Ellen has always been vocal about the hardships she has faced in the industry. At the same time, she made sure to fight for the pay that she thought she deserved. Here’s a look at her wealth over the years.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: 2020 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- In this image released on November 15, Ellen Pompeo, The Female TV Star of 2020, attends the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and on broadcast on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

What is Ellen Pompeo’s net worth 2021?

Ellen has an estimated net worth of $80 million. Her role as  Meredith Grey in the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy has helped her rise to success. The show has allowed her to become the highest-paid television actress.

Ellen receives $550,000 per episode, which rounds up to $20 million a year. Ellen had always dreamt about becoming an actor. She moved to New York City in the hope of making her dreams come true. She started off as a model and slowly paved her way into acting.

At the same time, Ellen had been appearing in various advertisements. A turning point came in her career after she was cast in the 2002 movie ‘Moonlight Mile.’ Following this, she went on to receive various roles that boosted her career.

Ellen Pompeo’s open letter explored

Ahead of the Golden Globe Awards, Ellen decided to pen an open letter calling for diversity. She alleged that the awards have a “membership equity issue that is unacceptable.” She asked the industry to come together to come up with a solution.

“I would kindly ask, all my white colleagues in this industry, an industry that we love and has granted us enormous privilege…. to pull up, show up and get this issue resolved,” she wrote in the letter. “Let’s show our black colleagues that we care and are willing to do the work to right the wrongs we have created. Now is not a time to be silent. We have a real action item here let’s get it done.”

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