Nearly two years after her passing, Betty White not only continues to be a classic TV icon, but her net worth is also something to talk about.
According to CelebrityNetWorth, The Golden Girls star has a net worth of $75 million. The longtime actress began her exciting career in the late 1930s and eventually starred in her hit daily talk/variety show The Betty White Show. Along with her self-titled show and The Golden Girls, White also appeared on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Life with Elizabeth, and Date with the Angels.
Although she was married three times, Betty White never had children. She told CBS in a 2012 interview that she never regretted not having children either. “I’m so compulsive about stuff,” the acting icon shared at the time. “I know if I had ever gotten pregnant, of course, that would have been my whole focus. But I didn’t choose to have children because I’m focused on my career. And I just don’t think as compulsive as I am, that I could manage both.”
While she didn’t have children of her own. Betty White did have stepchildren through her marriage to Password star Allen Ludden. He was her third and final husband. They were together from 1963 until his death in 1981. White decided to not remarry after Ludden’s passing, referring to him as the love of her life numerous times over the years. She stayed in the home she and Ludden purchased, construction on which finished just days before Ludden’s death. The house was placed on the market months after her death and sold for $10.775 million.
Betty White’s Personal Assistant Stated the Late Actress Knew ‘How to Find Joy in the Moment’
Earlier this year at the GoldenCon: Thank You for Being a Fan, Betty White’s longtime personal assistant Kiersten Mikelas opened up about working for the latest acting icon.
“She was so not pretentious at all,” Mikelas said about White, according to Everything Zoom. “She made everybody feel at ease, so it was very easy. It was just Betty being Betty.”
Mikelas also said that White never lost the “sparkle and enthusiasm” that little kids have as well. “She used to say it didn’t take much to make us laugh because it would be the littlest thing,” Mikelas continued. “Singing a song in the car, telling a joke that wasn’t even funny. But she knew how to find the joy in the moment. If we could bottle that, right?”
In regards to how Betty White handled her age, Mikelas noted that the late actress was “fiercely” independent. The late actress’ former assistant went on to add that keeping her mind engaged was the secret to her longevity. However, she did point out that it was not White’s diet that kept her going. “She was famous for her hot dogs, Diet Coke, and vodka, and I used to joke the vodka was probably preserving her!”
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