Betty White is an actress, TV favorite, comedienne, and author.
Regarded as a television pioneer for being one of the first women in television to have creative control in front of and behind the camera, White has gone on to win six Emmy Awards (five for acting), receiving 20 Emmy nominations over her career, including being the first woman to receive an Emmy for game show hosting (for the short-lived Just Men!) and is the only woman to have won an Emmy in all performing comedic categories. In May 2010, White became the oldest person to guest-host “Saturday Night Live,” for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award. White also holds the record for longest span between Emmy nominations for performances. Betty’s first was in 1951 and her most recent was in 2012, a span of 61 years—and has become the oldest nominee as of 2013, aged 91. Betty White is also the oldest winner of a competitive Grammy Award, which she won in 2012.
Due to her legacy and continued success within the entertainment industry, the American Comedy Awards, the Screen Actors Guild, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have all awarded White with lifetime achievement awards recognizing her contribution to television. Besides acting and being on TV, White is a pet enthusiast and animal health advocate who works with a number of animal organizations, including the Los Angeles Zoo Commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, and Actors & Others for Animals. Her interest in animal rights and welfare began in the early 1970s while she was both producing and hosting the syndicated series, “The Pet Set,” which spotlighted celebrities and their pets. In October 2011, White was awarded an honorary degree and white doctor’s coat by Washington State University at the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association’s centennial gala in Yakima, Washington. In 2012, White won her first Grammy at 90 for the audio version of her best selling book.
As of 2009, White is the president emerita of the Morris Animal Foundation, where she has served as a trustee of the organization since 1971. Betty has been a member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association since 1974. Additionally, White served the zoo association as a Zoo Commissioner for eight years. In 2014, on the February 10th edition of WWE’s Monday Night Raw, White was the special guest host of the show
How Betty White Made Her Money – Acting and writing
Estimated Net Worth: $18 Million
Birthday: January 17, 1922