The impressive Elisabeth Hasselbeck Net Worth is a surprise to most considering that right now, she is a stay at home mom. A mother, wife and college graduate turned television personality and author, Elisabeth Hasselbeck has certainly taken to fame like a duck to water. Her conservative nature and viewpoints have won her many fans and foes over the years as she continues to grow her wealth and net worth.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Net Worth: $12 Million
Elisabeth Hasselbeck has become a household name with her familiar, friendly face and beaming, white smile. We know her predominantly as a talk show host on the popular chat show, The View, where she spent 10 years on the panel and interviewed top net worth earners including one of our favorites Kim Kardashian.
But Elisabeth has been in the industry for fifteen years, slowly accumulating her substantial net worth. She made her television debut on the reality show Survivor and gained further fame from there. Reality TV sure does have it’s perks.
Lets Take it Back
Born in Cranston Rhode Island in 1977, Elisabeth was brought up as a Catholic and attended St Mary’s Academy in Bay View. She came from a typical American family; her parents were hard workers with strong religious views.
She went on to study fine arts at Boston College and started a career in design. She married her college sweetheart, Tim Hasselbeck and they have three beautiful children together, Grace 10, Taylor 8, Timothy, 6. In 2001 she landed a job as a shoe designer at the famous sports brand, Puma. She had always had an adventurous nature and took a 3 week trip to Belize in her sophmore year of college. It was there where she became aware of her intolerance to gluten and went on to write a book about it called The G-Free Diet: A Gluten Survival Guide. The book has been exceedingly popular amongst dieters and a copy will cost you around $13.00.
I’m a Survivor
Survivor, TV’s first reality show and arguably the most addictive, saw Hasselbeck make her big break in television. She auditioned for the second season of Survivor: Australian Outback and got a slot immediately. Her pretty face and pearly whites surely had a lot to do with it. Although she is mostly remembered for losing an inordinate amount of weight on the show, Elisabeth acquired huge fan support and went on to reach day 39.
Talking about her experience on Survivor she said “I definitely did not expect the hunger, did not at all. I did not expect my body to just give out on me. My legs just couldn’t carry me anymore. I expected, because I’m competitive, to go far, but I didn’t expect that, in going far, it would take such a toll on me.” She may not have won the show but she definitely won at life, gaining stardom and television offers off the back of Survivor.
The Start of a Career as a Television Host
Elisabeth Hasselbeck began accumulating her substantial net worth on the Style Networks fashion-on-a-budget show, The Look for Less in 2002. She described the show as “taking high fashion and bringing it to someone who has a budget.” Although we don’t know exactly what she got paid per episode it certainly gave her the exposure she needed to move on to bigger and better things.
View Points & Net Worth
In 2003 Hasselbeck auditioned to be a host on the hit talk show The View and was a fixture for ten years. She joined Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Star Jones and Meredith Vieira. Elisabeth is a naturally hard headed, outspoken individual and often locked horns with her co-hosts because of her very conservative opinions. When equally outspoken Rosie O’Donnell joined the cast things took a turn for the worst, to put it lightly. Ratings sky rocketed as viewers would tune in by the millions to watch these two invariably go at each other’s throats in almost every episode, much to the delight of the show executives!
In May of 2007 it proved too much for O’Donnell and she famously quit the show after a row with Hasselbeck over the United State’s involvement in the Iraq war. Elisabeth carried on as a host until 2013 adding more and more to her net worth. It was rumored that she had been unceremoniously fired due to audiences tiring of her orthodox views but this has been denied by all parties. It is estimated that she earned $1 million per year as a host on the View and left for a higher paying job at Fox News.
New Friends at Fox
In 2013 she was offered a seat on Fox News’ popular morning show Fox & Friends as the female co-host. In just 3 weeks Elisabeth’s presence made ratings shoot up by a whopping 16 percent! She was definitely an asset and had a salary to back it. She was now earning in excess of $1 million per year.
In 2014, after a year on the show Elisabeth took a month off and later emotionally explained that she had a tumor removed from her stomach in a cancer scare. She said about the surgery “So many women and people that I know have stared down the barrel of that cancer gun, and looked at it when they have gotten bad news … and have done remarkable things, courageously, to fight it,” she said. “I knew if I got that kind of news I would be in their wings and, by their example, able to fight it.”
And fight it she did, she has now been given a clean bill of health by her doctors. It wasn’t long after this that she made the announcement that she would be leaving Fox and Friends. According to Fox News, she is putting her career on hold to focus on raising her three young children with her retired NFL quarterback husband, Tim Hasselbeck.
Future Net Worth Predictions
While it’s unclear if Elisabeth will return to television there is no doubt she will continue a career whether it be in writing or a career as a stay at home mom. She will always be known as a sweetheart with a sweet Elisabeth Hasselbeck net worth of $12 million and counting.
Born: 28 May, 1977