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Kathy Griffin Net Worth, Biography & Lifestyle: Kathy Griffin, born Kathleen Mary Griffin, is an American actress and professional comedian. Kathy, who is dubbed as the Queen of D-List, has a net worth of $35 million. 

You’re probably wondering how this red-haired wonder of a woman achieved her over-the-top net worth.

Well, good news – we’d be more than happy to bring you all the details!

In this BounceMojo piece on Kathy Griffin Net Worth, we’ll be tackling:

  •  Where she got her love for performing;
  • Her early life, and what she did before coming to Hollywood;
  • How smart she is when it comes to finances;
  • Her career and achievements in the industry;
  • Her activist and philanthropic side.
  • Interesting facts about her, and more:

Kathy Griffin is indeed such an interesting figure to learn about. Wait until you hear about how smart she is when it comes to handling her money!

And if you stick around longer, too, we have some Fun Facts waiting for you at the end of the article. So we won’t hold you here for any longer.

Let’s get this show on the road…

Who Is Kathy Griffin?

Kathy Griffin Net Worth

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Kathy Griffin Net Worth: $35 Million
Source of Wealth: Stand-Up Comedy, Acting
Spouse/ Relationship Status: Randy Bick (2012 – Present) (Husband)
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Date of Birth: November 4th 1960
Children: None
Place Of Birth/ Nationality: Chicago Illinois, United States of America/ American

Kathy Griffin is not afraid to voice out her strong opinions. This has contributed to her gaining an increasing number of followers over the years.  The ginger-haired boss lady who stands at 5ft 2 inches (157.5 cm) made a name for herself as the queen of comedy and Hollywood goss. 

She is most prominent for starring in her own reality show on television Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.

The self-proclaimed D-lister has most of her speeches and jokes jeered towards celebrities and their over-the-top life. And as a part of it, of course, she doesn’t leave her name behind all it too. 

Kathy has had minor role appearances in a number of films and other television shows, including Suddenly Susan, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Drew Carey Show, The Simpsons, and cult classic Pulp Fiction.

Ultimately…

Kathy Griffin has built a thriving career out of her sardonic pieces on celebrities and their A-List lives. 

Throughout her illustrious acting and comedy career, Kathy has received multiple Grammy Award nominations and wins. 

How Old is Kathy Griffin?

Kathy Griffis is 60 years old.

How Tall is Kathy Griffin?

Griffin is Height is 5ft 2 inches (157.5 cm) tall. Other badasses who are also 5ft 2 inches (1.575 meters) are Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Melissa McCarthy and Nicki Minaj to name a few.

Other Quick Facts:

  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Religion: Atheist
  • Smoking/ Drinking: Yes
  • Tattoos: Yes
  • IMDb Profile Link: Kathy Griffin

How Much Is Kathy Griffin Worth?

American comedian Kathy Griffin has a net worth of $35 Міllіоn.

Kathy Griffin Net Worth Year By Year

YearEarnings $
2008$15 Million
2009$16 Million
2010$17 Million
2011$19 Million
2012$20 Million
2013$23 Million
2014$26 Million
2015$27 Million
2016$29 Million
2017$30 Million
2018$32 Million
2019$33 Million
2020$34 Million
2021$35 Million

Kathy Griffin Books

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Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin

The book published by Kathy Griffin in 2009 dives into her journey in Hollywood.

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Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index

Kathy spills the tea on her celeb run-ins in this 2016 book.

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For Your Consideration

Kathy  Griffin’s comedy album released in 2008.

Kathy Griffin Steadfast Investments

Kathy Griffin is a whiz when it comes to her money and investments. She is not just careful with her money; she is very smart about it too. Kathy Griffin has put more money in the investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, than she has in stocks. She also pays most of her properties in straight-up cash because she does not want to be buried in mortgages. 

Kathy diversifies her money between four things: (1) stocks, (2) bonds, (3) cash, and (4) real estate. She shared in an interview that her credit score is ridiculous, with her zero debt record.

Griffin shared that she doesn’t make investments that are risky. She sticks to conservative ones.

She educated herself when it comes to financial handling. Kathy follows something she calls four walling. Whenever she runs her tour,  she handles everything herself: (1)insurance, (2) the ushers, (3) the venue rent, and (4) the contract signing.

Kathleen Mary Griffin Early Life

Kathy Griffin Early life

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Kathleen Mary Griffin was born on November 4, 1960, in the suburbs of Oak Park, Illinois. Her parents are Mary Margaret Maggie Griffin and John Patrick Griffin, and she grew up in an Irish-American family.

Two of her siblings, her brother Griffin, and sister Joyce, tragically passed away due to cancer. Kathy also struggled to live with her violent and drug addict brother Kenny, who also sexually abused her. 

Ever since she was just little Kathy, she already knew that she’s someone who needed to talk. All. The. Time. 

This love for talking eventually evolved into performing. She would get the urge to perform to their next-door neighbors. And little Kathy loved spilling teas ever since only back then what she would air out is her family’s dirty laundry.

Yeah, that’s right…

She’s been keeping it all juicy ever since, in her little one-woman show.

Kathy got it from her mama, the love for drama. She said that her mom was someone whose ears are always open and ready when it comes to the latest and hottest Hollywood dish. 

The spotlight would always be on her at the dinner table. This is why Kathy always wanted to be prepared with something to fire her way. 

This got her hooked…

Maybe it was the blood rush whenever she’s in front of the table. But Kathy knew since then that it’s important to be fully knowledgeable and always carry around snappy comebacks in case she might need them.

Kathy Griffin High School & University

For elementary school, Kathy went to St. Bernadine’s Elementary School. She graduated and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School. 

She was part of the soccer cheerleading team in her high school, but she was fired after a year. Kathy was not into the whole high school party scene too. She said that the sight of her schoolmates getting wasted was unappealing to her. 

During high school, Kathy joined the musical theatre. She starred in productions, including Fiddler on the Roof and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

She appeared as an extra on the Chicago White Sox commercial, and her impressive talent enabled her to sign with several Chicago talent agencies. 

Ultimately…

This is what conceived young Kathy that she wanted to pursue acting and become a professional actor.

After high school, in 1978, Kathy Griffin moved to The City of Angels, Los Angeles, California, for she had a bigger fish to fry. 

When she was 18, she studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Through here, Kathy joined the famous cast of The Groundlings, an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre. 

Kathy quickly found a home in improv and the alternative comedy scene, and she got to work alongside Phil Hartman and others.

And in no time…

Kathy hosted her own alternative comedy show with the improvisational comedy troupe that produces live, television, and web projects, Un-Cabaret.

Kathy Griffin Relationships

Kathy Griffin Husband – Randy Bick

Kathy Griffin Husband

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Kathy dated marketing executive Randy Bick in 2012. They met at a food and wine festival, and their relationship lasted up to 2018.

A year later, they got back together, and in 2020, Griffin married her long-time boyfriend. Their simple wedding ceremony lasted for less than 14 minutes and was officiated by fellow comedian Lily Tomlin. Kathy shared the announcement of her wedding just moments after she revealed that she’d been secretly engaged for a while now.

Kathy is indeed full of surprises! Ultimately, she said that she’s a very private person, but she wanted to share this intimate moment with her fans. 

She shared that she didn’t want the fuss of a big Bridezilla wedding and found that the perfect place to have it is none other than their beloved baller house. So much so that she even said she’d let her friends get married there too!

Kathy Griffin Ex-Husbands

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Kathy Griffin Ex-boyfriend – Isaiah Mustafa 

In 2011, Griffin was romantically involved with former NFL practice-squad player and actor Isaiah Mustafa. She announced it on Howard Stern’s radio show.

Kathy Griffin Ex-boyfriend – Steve Wozniak 

Kathy was linked to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak after the two attended the Emmys in 2007 together. The two confirmed their relationship, but in June 2008, they announced their breakup.

Kathy Griffin Ex-husband – Matt Moline 

Griffin married Washington D.C native Matt Moline in 2001. The couple was married until 2006, and Griffin accused her ex of stealing money from her (amounting to a whopping $72,000)

Kathy is in a happy relationship with Randy, and honestly, I love that for her! She keeps her personal life low key but who could resist sharing love, am I right?

Okay, now eyes on the prize. We’re yet to discuss how she spends her money (wisely, I might add) and take a look at her philanthropic side. But before that, let’s peer into her career – including her accomplishments and controversies.

Kathy Griffin Career

Comedy Improv Year (1980s-2005)

Kathy Griffin did improv comedy when she came to Los Angeles in the early 1980s.

She then began hosting her own shows with Un-Cabaret, and the next thing you know, she’s starring in a handful of small roles both in film and television.

Kathy starred in multiple episodes of the hit American television series Seinfeld. She played Sally Weaver for the episodes The Doll and The Cartoon.  Kathy’s role became famous for her ludicrous remarks to Jerry Seinfeld onstage.

In 1996, Kathy appeared in Suddenly Susan, an American sitcom starring Brooke Shields and David Strickland. She became a regular in the show.

And here’s a fact we’ve got for you…

Kathy revealed in a cover story that she struggled back in 1997 when she was doing the role. She learned that she was the second-lowest paid cast. Kathy went on air to address this issue and says it’s because of the discrimination against female comedians. (Yes, you show them, girl!)

She became the host of the stand-up comedy show Premium Blend in the same year.

In 1998, she starred in the first-ever HBO hour-long stand-up special titled Hot Cup of Talk, along with Janeane Garofalo.

Griffin guest-starred in more TV shows in the ‘90s, including Showtime’s Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful. She made her television sitcom debut on the highly popular The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air starring Will Smith.

And oh, it’s not over yet. More shows she appeared in include Glee, Ned and Stacey, Mad About YouDream On, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Kathy’s D-List Period (2005-2010)

In 2005, Kathy started her own reality television show on Bravo! Network called Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

In the show, Kathy attempts to stay relevant in the spotlight and get in the good graces of the Hollywood elites regardless of her relatively low D-List status.

It comes as no surprise…

Her show was full of profanity, blasphemy, uncensored insults, and Kathy did everything but tone it down. She’s barred from appearing on talk shows including The View, Regis and Kelly, Leno, Conan, David Letterman, and even from the Apollo Theater.

Kathy’s show ran for six seasons until 2010. All seasons of the show were nominated for Best Reality Program for Primetime Emmy Awards. Its seasons 2 and 3 (2007 and 2008) bagged home the said award. 

Griffin concluded her show after five years and decided to gear her focus towards stand-up projects, as well as other television shows.

Her show’s success led to a continued working relationship with Bravo!. They went on with airing Kathy Griffin’s stand-up comedy specials. 

In 2007, Kathy appeared as a regular guest host for ABC network’s The View. 

Kathy also dipped her hands into making a comedy album and publishing a book.

In 2008, she released her first stand-up album, For Your Consideration. And a year later, she released the holiday special, Suckin’ It for the Holidays.

Both albums were nominated for Outstanding Comedy Album in the Grammy Awards. And in 2014, Griffin finally won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. 

Fun fact time…

Her Grammy win makes her one of the only three women to ever win Best Comedy Album, alongside fellow comedy queens Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin.

The same year, in 2009, she published her autobiography titled Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. Her book debuted No. 1 on the 2009  New York Times Best Seller List.

2009 was indeed one of her big years…

It was also in the same year when she was signed to host ABC’s Let’s Dance, as well as the New Year’s Eve broadcast on CNN. She hosted alongside Anderson Cooper.

Kathy co-hosted on the show with Cooper up until her contract was terminated in 2017. 

And we’re not through with 2009 just yet. It was that faithful year that Kathy Griffin won Outstanding Female Lead – Comedy for the Gracie Award and the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards. 

Other notable titles she’s appeared in include:

  • Four Rooms (1995)
  • The Cable Guy (1996)
  • Lion of Oz (2000)
  • Beethoven’s 5th (2003)
  • Love Wrecked (2005)
  • The Unborn (2009)
  • Shrek Forever After (2010)
  • The Intern (2015)

Comedy World Tour (2017-2018)

In 2017, Kathy set in motion a world comedy tour entitled Laugh Your Head Off. She toured major cities all over the globe, including those in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Her show tickets sold like pancakes and were already swept empty within minutes of going on sale. Kathy began the North American leg of the tour in May 2018.

Kathy Griffin Scandals & Controversies

Beheaded Trump Controversy (2017)

Kathy is known for her deeply held conviction against Republicans, especially Donald Trump. In 2017, outrage sparked after Griffin posted a decapitated, bloody head of President Donald Trump. 

This act is considered to be a class-E felony under federal law. Griffin claimed that at one point, she was even put on the no-fly list and the Department of Justice put her under investigation. However, a Stanford University Law professor came to her defense, saying that she didn’t make any direct threats.

She was in the middle of a tour when it happened, and the whole debacle cost her 25 canceled dates. 

Blasphemous Speech (2007)

Kathy Griffin is a self-described militant atheist, and she had no problem airing it out on her Emmy Award acceptance speech. 

In 2007, she said, “I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. He didn’t help me a bit. … So all I can say is, suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now.” The whole speech was, however, cut when it was telecast.

How Kathy Griffin Spends Her Money

Kathy Griffin invests her money in Berkshire Hathaway. Moreover, Kathy Griffin spends her money acquiring properties and houses in cold hard cash. 

Kathy Griffin Houses

Kathy Griffin House

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$10.5 million “F U House” (Bel Air Mansion)

Yes, you thought right. F U does mean what you think it means.

Kathy claims that this 13,400-square-foot mansion is her way of sending a statement. The house has nine bedrooms, an elevator, a 25,000-gallon infinity pool, 11 bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs, a garage that can fit 12 cars, and its own movie theatre. 

Aside from the massive and gorgeous interior, Kathy gets an unobstructed view of the canyons from her 1,100-square-foot balcony.

Griffin is more than proud to disclose that she paid for the $10.5 million house in cash. She shares it with her husband Randy and their pet dogs.

Kathy Griffin Philanthropy

Kathy Griffin Philanthropy

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Kathy Griffin is a huge supporter of the LGBT community. She participated in the opening of a new LGBT center in Los Angeles. She is vocal about her love for the community, and she’s even been honored for her activism.

Kathy Griffin received the Rainbow Key Award for her fundraising causes.

Griffin is also a feminist activist. She’s an advocate of talking about money. Kathy claims that women should be upfront about salaries, expenses, and much more to establish power in the workplace and home.  

Apart from that, Kathy is also highly recognized for raising awareness for HIV/AIDS. She raised more than $5 million for the movement, and the West Hollywood leaders honored her philanthropy.

Fun Facts About Kathy Griffin

  • Kathy Griffin also appeared in The X-Files, Dirty Love, and The Cable Guy.
  • Her sweet roasting skills earned her the role of Roastmaster for the film Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers in 2009.
  • Kathy is a huge doubter of LASIK eye surgery. After the surgical procedure she had in 20013, she claims it has impaired her right eye vision.
  • Her wedding with now-husband Randy Bick had a very intimate guest list: their four puppies, officiant Lily Tomlin and her wife, actor-director Jane Wagner.
  • Another wedding fact. The couple exchanged toy rings at their wedding ceremony. Kathy claimed that they are “not ring people” but wanted to make it official with the gesture.
  • Some of Kathy Griffin’s comedic influences are Joan Rivers and Don Rickles.
  • She’s in the Guinness Book of World Record for having the  Highest Number of TV Specials. Her number is 23!
  • Her first film debut was in the 1980s film Battle Beyond the Stars – as an alien extra.

5 Financial Freedom Lessons From Kathy Griffin

  1. Study up on how to handle your finances smartly.
  2. Don’t invest in things that may be trending now just to impress others.
  3. If you can’t pay for it in cash, you can’t afford it.
  4. Invest in only truly important things, not luxuries.
  5. It’s one thing to know how to earn money, and you have to know how to invest it too.

Top 3 Quotes From Kathy Griffin

  1. “Most people unfamiliar with the men in a new town might search for love until they find it. I picked out some guy on my second day in LA, who worked at the local bicycle shop, and handed my virginity to him. “You can fill a tire? Sounds good to me. Let’s call it a date.” Needless to say he wasn’t Mr. Right.”
  2. “I am what you call a non-believer. I don’t even want to say I’m an atheist because frankly I don’t want to join their club either. But the point is, I am a fallen catholic, I’m not religious, and that’s all well and good.”
  3. “The great thing about celebrity culture is that they can’t seem to stop themselves from displaying their ridiculous behavior. I feel it’s my job as a serious investigative journalist to witness all kinds of behavior and then report back to the audience through the prism of my own anger and bitterness.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Is Kathy Griffin Net Worth?

Kathy Griffin, an American comedian, and actor, has a net worth of $35 million.

Is Kathy Griffin Griffin Gay And Is She Married?

Kathy Griffin sexual orientation: Straight and her Marital Status: Married.

What Is Kathy Griffin Famous For?

Kathy Griffin became known for her Bravo! Reality TV show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.

Conclusion: Kathy Griffin Net Worth & Biography

And, scene. Can we have a show of appreciation for D-List Queen, Kathy. Indeed, she is a truly remarkable woman in more than one aspect.

Kathy Griffin is amazing at her career; she’s smart with her finances, has a happy love life, and is an activist. 

Seriously, is there anything this woman can’t do?

Of course, she’s had her fair share of controversies, but that’s inevitable when you’re a woman of strong opinion. 

It was great diving into more than just Kathy Griffin’s net worth, but also the wisdom she has to share. Hope you enjoyed it!

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