Chelsea Handler: How much is the Critics Choice Awards host worth?

Chelsea Joy Handler is a stand-up comedian and a versatile entertainer. Born February 25, 1975, in Livingston, New Jersey, Chelsea embarked on her journey in the entertainment industry at the age of 19, moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

Handler’s breakthrough came in 2006 with “The Chelsea Handler Show”, a precursor to her immensely popular “Chelsea Lately”, which concluded in 2014.

Throughout her career, Handler explored various facets, including hosting the MTV Video Music Awards and the Critics Choice Awards, starring in sitcoms like “Are You There, Chelsea?” and venturing into the world of Netflix with projects like “Chelsea Does” and “Chelsea.”

Early Life

Chelsea was raised alongside five siblings in a household that practiced Reform Judaism.

Handler moved to Los Angeles when she was 19-years-old to pursue a career in acting.

In Los Angeles, she lived with her aunt at the time and worked as a waitress to support herself.


While in Los Angeles, Chelsea Handler discovered her love for stand-up comedy. She Eventually starred in Girls Behaving Badly, a hidden camera reality show that aired from 2002 to 2005.

During this early part of Handler’s career, she appeared in shows like The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, and The Practice. She also started to appear as a correspondent for shows like The Tonight Show.

In 2006, Chelsea Handler broke through with The Chelsea Handler Show.

Throughout 2007, Handler toured with her stand-up routine and later hosted the MTV Video Music Awards.

At the end of 2007, Handler kickstarted Chelsea Lately. The series became extremely popular with an average of 960,000 viewers per episode in 2011.

Eventually, Chelsea Lately finished in 2014 when Chelsea Handler’s contract with E! ran out.

In 2012, Chelsea Handler starred in Are You There, Chelsea?, an NBC sitcom based on her 2008 best-selling book. The show was canceled after one season.

2014 came and Chelsea Handler began working with Netflix on a number of new projects. Initially, she released a Netflix special then came the four-part documentary series Chelsea Does, in which Handler discusses various controversial topics.

After that, she released the Netflix talk show Chelsea. According to her, the talk show was a more serious version of Chelsea Lately.

Chelsea had other plans, in 2017, she wrapped up after two seasons and shifted her focus towards activism.

Personal Life

Chelsea Handler and Comcast CEO Ted Harbert had a relationship in 2006.

A sex tape of the couple surfaced in 2010 forcing Handler to announce end of the relationship

In 2011, she found love again, this time with Andre Balazs, the relationship eventually crashed in 2013. Chelsea Handler has revealed that she had two abortions when she was 16.

What is Chelsea Handler net worth?

Chelsea Handler makes $10 million per year as host of her Netflix talk show.

The comedian has an impressive estimated net worth of over $35 million.

Chelsea Handler made headlines in 2010 with the purchase of her $6 millionBel-Air home that features luxurious amenities like a 50-foot swimming pool and an outdoor fireplace.

In 2021, she added a $5.8 million Brentwood residence to her portfolio, purchasing it from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Cheryl Hines.


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