Shonda Rhimes Net Worth

Shonda Rhimes net Worth:

Shonda Rhimes, an American director and writer, author, producer, and author, has a net worth $140 million. Her most notable accomplishments include being the creator, executive producers, and head writer for the television shows “Scandal”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, and “Private Practice.”


Early life:

Shonda Lynn Rhimes was conceived in Chicago, Illinois, on January 13, 1970. She is the youngest child of six. Shonda graduated from Marian Catholic High School. She was a volunteer in a hospital while in high school. This inspired her to become interested in hospital environments. Dartmouth College was where she studied film studies. Shonda received her BA in 1991. Shonda then moved to San Francisco to start a new career at an advertising agency. Shonda moved to Los Angeles in order to enroll in the MFA Program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She concentrated on screenwriting, and she was at the top her USC ClasCareer. Rhimes was, like many new college graduates, an unemployed screenwriter in Hollywood after graduating from USC. She was a part of the 1995 documentary “Hank Aaron – Chasing the Dream”, which received the Peabody Award in 1995.




Rhimes was hired by HBO to write “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”, a 1999 HBO movie. Rhimes was hired to write “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” for HBO in 1999. Rhimes then worked on the sequel to “The Princess Diaries.” Rhimes often talks about the amazing experience she had in 2004’s “The Princess Diaries 2 : Royal Engagement.” Her favorite part was working with Julie Andrews. In 2003, Rhimes was the first to write a TV pilot for ABC. However, ABC rejected it.



Rhimes began work on a new project in 2003. The project was “Grey’s Anatomy.” ABC purchased it after a pitch. They scheduled it to replace the midseason replacement for 2005. In March 2005, “Grey’s Anatomy”, a mid-season replacement for the original series, debuted. After the completion of its first season, “Grey’s Anatomy”, had attained 20 million viewers per week. ABC announced in May 2006 that it would move “Grey’s Anatomy,” to Thursdays, to anchor its Thursday evening programming. Rhimes produced and created the spin-off series “Private Practice” for “Grey’s Anatomy”. ABC acquired “Private Practice” in May 2012 for the 2012-13 television series with 13 episodes. The series finale aired January 22, 2013. ABC ordered Rhimes’ pilot script “Scandal”, to be serialized. Kerry Washington played Olivia Pope, a political crisis management specialist. “Scandal” aired seven seasons, with the finale in April 2019. ABC ordered a pilot episode for “How to Get Away with Murder” in December 2013. Viola Davis, an actress, joined the cast in February 2014 to play the role of the main character. On May 8, 2014, the series was officially renewed for a sixth season. The series was renewed by ABC in May 2019. On August 14, 2017, Netflix announced it had signed a development agreement with Rhimes under which all future productions of the actress will be Netflix Original series. This exclusive multi-year deal is in addition to the fact that Netflix already owned the U.S. streaming rights for all previous episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”.

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Netflix announced in June 2018 that it would be adapting the New York Magazine story, “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People”, which Jessica Pressler had written. “Inventing Anna” is Rhimes’ version. It will consist of 10 episodes and star Anna Chlumsky (Veep), who plays the role of a journalist investigating the disappearance of a German heiress. Julia Garner, Ozark’s brilliant Julia Garner, will also star. Laverne and Katie Lowes from Scandal also appear in “Orange Is the New Black.” According to reports, filming for “Inventing Anna” began in October 2019. This means that the production was able to finish before the coronavirus pandemic halted television and film productions (and everything else).



E! was told by Rhimes in 2017 E! was informed by Rhimes in 2017 that she and Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey), have a long-standing agreement to continue the show. “Ellen [Pompeo] has a pact with me that I will continue to do the series as long as she continues to do it. The show will continue to exist for as long as we both want it. We’ll stop if she wishes to. Although I don’t know if 600 will be there, I want it to feel fresh. We’re open to new stories and excitement about the stories being shared as long as they’re fresh. We’ll see what happens. “Grey’s Anatomy,” which will run through 2020, is currently scheduled to air until the 2020-2021 season. However, that may be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kim Raver and Kevin McKidd have three-year contracts with Grey’s Anatomy as of the 2020-2021 seasons. Fans speculate that Rhimes or Pompeo have a plan to end “Grey’s Anatomy” over a three year period. This is not supported by any hard evidence. In 2018, “Station 19,” the second spinoff series of “Grey’s Anatomy,” premiered on ABC. It’s about a group EMTs and firefighters from Seattle who have ties to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital as well as other members of “Grey’s Anatomy.”



The Rhimes-produced “Bridgerton”, which will premiere on Netflix in 2020, will be produced by Rhimes. It reunites Rhimes and Julie Andrews. It’s based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels about London’s Regency era.

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Personal Life:

Rhimes adopted her daughter in June 2002, and she adopted another girl in February 2012. Rhimes was able to have her third child via surrogate in September 2013.



Rhimes delivered a commencement speech at Dartmouth College in 2014, where she was awarded an honorary doctorate.



Rhimes announced in September 2015 that she had lost 117lbs through exercise and diet.



Shonda always cries when she hears Snow Patrol’s “Chasing cars” song. It was the song that played in the episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Derek Shepherd’s (Patrick Dempsey’s) death. That was intentional. The episode, Season 11, Episode 21, is called “How To Save a Life,” and is also the title of a song by The Fray. Rhimes changed the song playing to “Chasing Cars” when Derek died just seconds before the show was scheduled to air. The song was not able to be changed by the production crew. Rhimes stated that they didn’t know the song would be changed until it aired on East coast. All of the post-production crew sat around the East coast feed monitor, down the hall, waiting for it to happen. A cheer could be heard when it happened. Meredith was at Derek’s side while “Chasing cars” played. The medical team then took Derek off. lifSalary Highlights : Rhimes signed a $41 million, four-year contract with Netflix in 2017. Shonda’s success has been boosted by her many years at ABC and the shows she created. Shonda does not get a flat fee for every episode she produces for any of her shows. Grey’s Anatomy is the most popular show, with 317 episodes. In addition to the $10 million she earned from ABC between 2015 and 2018, she also received at least 10% of the profits when her shows were sold to streaming services or syndicated. This amounts to approximately $1 million per episode for Rhimes.



Real Estate:

Shonda paid $4.6 million in 2017 for a Tudor-style Tudor-style home in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. This is Rhimes’ third home in the neighborhood. It has just under 5,000 square foot and contains four bedrooms, four and a quarter bathrooms.



Rhimes also has a 8,292-square foot mansion that she purchased in 2010 from Beck for $5.6million and a 8,398-square foot Mediterranean villa that she bought from Patricia Heaton for $8.8million in 2014. Rhimes also has a duplex located just west of Hancock Park that she purchased in 2007 for $1.66million.


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