Ellen Pompeo Net Worth

Ellen Pompeo Net Worth & Salary: 5 Interesting Facts About Her

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Ellen Pompeo is an American actress, director and producer best known for her role of Meredith Grey in drama series “Grey’s Anatomy”. After her massive pay rise recently, fans are eager to know more about Ellen Pompeo including her salary, net worth, husband and personal life. Continue to read more about her interesting facts.

1.Ellen Pompeo Net Worth is around $40 million.

According to Celebrity net worth, Ellen Pompeo net worth is $40 million. Most of her money comes from her appearance in drama series “Grey’s Anatomy”. According to LA Times, Pompeo signed a lucrative deal earning more than $575,000 per episode, with a seven figure signing bonus which means she will make more than $20 million per year. Prior to her new contract, she was making $350,000 per episode with the yearly earnings of $14.5 million.

With her new contract, Pompeo ranks on the list of highest paid actress on TV. Sofia Vergara bags massive $41.5 million each year while Big Bang Theory’s actress Kaley Cuoco earns $26 million.

Ellen Pompeo net worth Timeline

Ellen Pompeo Net Worth in 2015 $10 million
Ellen Pompeo Net Worth in 2016 $15 million
Ellen Pompeo Net Worth in 2017 $20 million plus
Ellen Pompeo Net Worth in 2018 $40 million plus

Ellen Pompeo’s Salary

2011-2013 $200,000 per episode
2013-2017 $350,000 per episode
2018-present $575,000 per episode

Ellen Pompeo net worth compared to other stars

Sofia Vergara Net Worth $120 million
Kaley Cuoco Net Worth $45 million
Mindy Kaling Net Worth $24 million
Mariska Hargitay Net Worth $50 million
Ellen Pompeo Net Worth $40 million


2.Ellen Pompeo’s Early Life

Ellen Pompeo was born on November 10, 1969 in Everett, Massachusetts to Joseph E. Pompeo and Kathleen B. Pompeo. Her father Joseph was of Italian, English and Irish descent while her mother Kathleen is of Irish descent. Her mother died when she was five years old due to painkiller overdose while her father died on September 1, 2002 shortly after he remarried. Before she started her career in acting, she used to work as a bartender in Miami.  After she moved to New York in 1995, she started acting on commercials for Citibank and L’Oreal.

3.Career before Grey’s Anatomy

Ellen started her acting role appearing in several commercials and small independent films. In 1996, she made her television debut appearing in a short role in Law & Order. She then appeared in a guest role in several TV series like Strangers with Candy, Get Real, The Job, Strong Medicine and Friends. Before landing her role in Grey’s Anatomy she has appeared on movies like Coming Son, Eventual Wife, Moonlight Mile, Catch Me If You Can, Old School Daredevil, Undermind, Nobody’s Perfect and Life of the Party.

4.Rise from Grey’s Anatomy

Ellen Pompeo breakthrough came in 2005 after she was cast in the role of Dr. Meredith Grey in medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy”. She received positive feedback for her performance and a massive salary. In 2011 her salary rose to $200,000 per episode making her the eighth highest paid TV Actress in 2012 earning $9 million. In 2013, her salary rose to $350,000 per episode and was ranked fourth in the list of highest paid television actress with earnings of $11.5 million. Recently, she signed a contract worth $575,000 per episode which means she will earn $20 million plus yearly.

After her immense rise, she garnered worldwide reputation and she received five People’s choice Award nominations winning three of them. She also won a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress and Screen Actors Guild Award for her role. In 2007, Pompeo was also honored with Special Achievement in Entertaining by National Italian American Foundation for her achievement in entertainment industry.

5.She is married to Chris Ivery and has three children together.


Ellen is married to Chris Ivery. They first met in a grocery store in 2003. After 4 years of long term relationship, they decided to married an in a small New York Ceremony where Mayor Michael Bloomberg served as witness. Chris Ivery is a music producer at Calamity Jane and he wrote the song “Cheers (Drink To That)”. He was also the producer at parallel music for 16 years.

Together with Chris, Ellen has three children: She gave birth to her first child, daughter Stella in 2009. In 2014, she welcomed their second daughter named Sienna with the help of surrogate mother. Her third child, a boy named Eli Christopher was born on December 29, 2016.

Interesting Facts about Ellen Pompeo