Chelsea Handler Net Worth, Career, Biography, Facts, Age, Life Story

Chelsea Handler is an American stand-up comedian, actress, author, and late-night cable talk show host who has a net worth of $35 million dollars. Chelsea Handler is probably best known for hosting the talk show Chelsea Lately. She is also known for her various series on Netflix. In 2012, Time Magazine named Chelsea Handler as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Chelsea Handler Salary

How much does Chelsea Handler make per year as host of her Netflix talk show? $10 million

Early Life

Chelsea Joy Handler was born on February 25th of 1975 in Livingston, New Jersey. Chelsea was raised alongside five siblings in a household that practiced Reform Judaism. At the age of 19, Handler moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She lived with her aunt at the time and worked as a waitress to support herself.


Soon enough, Chelsea Handler discovered her love for stand-up comedy while living in Los Angeles. Eventually, Handler 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. The series aired on E! for two seasons. Throughout 2007, Handler toured with her stand-up routine and later hosted the MTV Video Music Awards. Finally, Handler finished 2007 by kickstarting Chelsea Lately. The series also aired on E!, and it proved to be 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. In 2014, Chelsea Handler began working with Netflix on a number of new projects. Initially, she released a Netflix special through the media company. 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. In the words of Chelsea Handler, the talk show was a more serious version of Chelsea Lately. In 2017, Chelsea wrapped up after two seasons, with Handler shifting her focus towards activism.


Chelsea has become well-known for her books. Her first book, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, came in 2005. In 2008, she released the more successful Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. This book topped the New York Times Bestsellers List. She repeated this feat with 2010’s Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang and with 2011’s The Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. In 2014, she returned to writing with Uganda Be Kidding Me. This book also reached the top of the New York Times Bestsellers List.

Personal Life

In 2006, Chelsea Handler started dating Comcast CEO Ted Harbert. In 2010, a sex tape of the couple surfaced and Handler announced the relationship had come to an end. In 2011, she started dating Andre Balazs before the couple eventually split in 2013. Chelsea Handler has revealed that she had two abortions when she was 16.

Real Estate

In 2010 Chelsea paid $6 million for a home above the Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles. She listed the home for sale in 2018 for $11.5 million. She did not find a buyer so she pulled the home and re-listed in January 2019 for $10.95 million. In March 2021 Chelsea accepted $10.4 million for this property.

In November 2021 Chelsea paid $5.8 million for a home in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood. The seller was “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Cheryl Hines

Net Worth:$35 Million
Salary:$10 Million
Date of Birth:Feb 25, 1975 (47 years old)
Height:5 ft 5 in (1.6764 m)
Profession:Comedian, Actor, Model, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, Television presenter
Nationality:United States of America