Joan Rivers is a television personality, comedian, writer, film director, and actress. She is known for her brash manner; her loud, raspy voice with a heavy New York accent; and her numerous cosmetic surgeries. Rivers’ comic style relies heavily on her ability to poke fun at herself and other Hollywood celebrities.
Since September 10, 2010, Joan Rivers has been co-hosting the E! show Fashion Police, along with Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos commenting on the do’s and don’ts of celebrity fashion. The show started as a half-hour program, but expanded to one hour on March 9, 2012.
On August 7, 2012, Joan Rivers showed up in Burbank, California to protest that the warehouse-club Costco will not sell her New York Times bestselling book, “I Hate Everyone … Starting with Me”. She handcuffed herself to someone’s shopping cart and shouted through a megaphone. The police were called to the scene and she left without incident and no arrests were made.
First airing on March 5, 2013 on YouTube, Joan Rivers launched a new online talk show called “In Bed with Joan,” in which each week she has a different celebrity guest that “comes out of the closet” and they talk about various topics. The show takes place in Joan bedroom, which is in Melissa’s house in Malibu, CA.
How Joan Rivers Made Her Money – Television Personality
Estimated Net Worth: $52 Million
Birthday: June 8, 1933
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