Kelly Ripa is an actress, talk show host, and television producer. Ripa, who played Hayley Vaughan on the television soap opera All My Children from 1990–2002, is best known as co-host of the popular syndicated morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael. She is also known for her role as Faith Fairfield on Hope & Faith. Additionally, Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos own a New York based production company, Milojo.
In 2012, The Hollywood Reporter named Kelly Ripa one of the Most Powerful People in Media.
Named among People’s Most Intriguing People and one the Most Powerful People in Media according to The Hollywood Reporter, Kelly Ripa serves as a valuable and successful spokesperson for several companies. In the past, she has partnered with Tide, 7 Up, Pantene, and TD Bank, but currently works primarily with Electrolux and Rykä.
Rykä announced Kelly Ripa as the spokesperson for the brand’s footwear and sporting apparel in 2008. Showcasing her commitment to an active, healthy lifestyle; Ripa oversees the design of her own fitness-inspired active wear line, The Kelly Ripa Collection.
Kelly Ripa stars in the Electrolux television and print advertising, and her image is used on point-of-sale materials and extensively online. Tom Coulman of Electrolux says “Her dynamic personality and on-the-go lifestyle really resonate and create a powerful brand connection.”
In 2007, Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos founded Milojo, the highly successful SoHo-based production company. It began with the Emmy-nominated feature documentary The Streak, which told the story of a Florida high school wrestling team with a 34-year winning streak. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008. In addition, Milojo launched a first-look development deal with Discovery Channel for non-scripted series’ including Homemade Millionaire, hosted by Ripa, and the docu-series Masters of Reception. Their next film, Off the Rez, was also accepted to the Tribeca Film Festival and premiered on TLC in May 2011. In 2012, the company premiered its first short film, a collaboration with Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die entitled “The Bensonhurst Spelling Bee” featuring Ripa, Consuelos, and their son, Michael. The video went viral and quickly exceeded 1,000,000 views
How Kelly Ripa Made Her Money – Acting and Television
Estimated Net Worth: $78 Million
Birthday: October 2, 1970
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