Kathie Lee Gifford Net Worth

Kathie Lee Gifford Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kathie Lee Gifford net worth is
$35 Million

Kathie Lee Gifford Wiki Biography

Kathryn Lee Epstein was born on the 16th August 1953 in Paris, France of Russian Jewish and Native American ancestry. She is a television host, singer / songwriter and actress known under the name of Kathie Lee Gifford. She rose to fame through co-hosting the talk show “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee” (1985–2000). Kathie Lee Gifford has been accumulating her net worth being active in the entertainment industry since 1970.

How much is Kathie Lee Gifford’s net worth? Reportedly, during her long- spanned career in the entertainment industry, Gifford has accumulated wealth which is now as much as $35 million.

Kathie Lee Gifford Net Worth $35 Million

To begin with, Kathryn was raised in Bowie, Maryland by her parents: Aaron Epstein was a musician, and Joan Epstein a singer, so she had a good grounding in music. The girl was educated at Bowie High School, and then she majored in drama and music at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kathie Lee Gifford presented herself as a singer in the television game show “Name That Tune” (1977–1978) in which she served as the vocalist alongside with Tom Kennedy. Afterwards, she was in the main cast of the television series “Hee Haw Honeys” (1978), however, she didn’t really gain popularity until several years later, while working with Regis Philbin in the syndicated morning talk show “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee” (1985–2000) created by WABC-TV. In fact, this show increased the net worth of Kathie Lee Gifford considerably.

Following her departure from the show, Kathie released the studio album “The Heart of a Woman” (2000) which contains the single “Love Never Fails” (2000). In 2005, she was working as a correspondent of the show covering events and celebrities, “The Insider” (2005). Since 2008, she has been co-hosting the morning show “Today” (2008–present) with Hoda Kotb, which is known for high ratings that have a positive impact on the wealth of Kathie Lee Gifford, too.

Recently, and almost as an aside, the actress appeared as herself in the disaster horror sci-fi television film “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No” (2015) directed by Anthony C. Ferrante.

Another important source of Kathie Lee Gifford’s net worth and popularity is musical theatre. She is known as the producer and writer of the play “Under the Bridge” (1998). Gilfford co-wrote “Key Pin It Real” (2008) with David Friedman, the play being for high school. Kathie starred in the plays “Saving Aimee” (2007) and “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson” (2012). Currently, she is working on the new play “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

Kathie is known for her philanthropic activities, as she is an active supporter of various charity funds. She is also the ambassador of the organization Childhelp, and contributes to the shelters based in New York City.

Finally, in the personal life of Kathie Lee Gifford, she has been married twice. Her first marriage was with Paul Johnson, which lasted for seven years (1976–1983). In 1986, Gifford was married her second husband, the retired football player and sports-caster Frank Gifford. The two has two children: Cody Newton who was born in 1990 and Cassidy Erin born in 1993.

Full NameKathie Lee Gifford
Net Worth$35 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 16, 1953
Place Of BirthParis, France
Height5 ft 4 in (1.651 m)
ProfessionTalk show host, Presenter, Singer, Actor, Television producer, Songwriter
EducationBowie High School, Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma
NationalityFrench, American
SpouseFrank Gifford (m. 1986), Paul Johnson (m. 1976–1983)
ChildrenCassidy Erin Gifford, Cody Newton Gifford
ParentsJoan Cuttell, Aaron Epstein
SiblingsMichie Mader, David Paul Epstein
NicknamesKathy Lee Gifford , Kathy Lee , Kathryn Lee Epstein , Kathie Me , Kathie Lee Johnson
AwardsDaytime Emmy Awards
AlbumsHeart of a Woman (2000), Born For You (2000), Gentle Grace (2011), My Way Home (2009), It's Christmastime (2010)
NominationsDaytime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Talk Show/New Approaches - Daytime Entertainment/Outstanding Talk Show Host/Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host
Movies“Saving Aimee” (2007), “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson” (2012), “It's a Wonderful Life”
TV ShowsLive! with Regis and Kathie Lee (1985-2000), Today (since 2008), The Suite Life on Deck (2010), The Insider (2005), Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)
1Mrs. Gifford on what she does first thing in the morning: "Brush my teeth and say good morning to the picture of my Daddy sitting next to my sink."
2I change my hairstyle every day for the show, I'm fastidious and vain about my nails and teeth and grooming and makeup, but a perfect body, forget it. Dust to dust, wuggies to wuggies.
3Ridiculous! It's extremely cold in our studio, so you could be wearing a steel harness and you'd still have a little action, if you know what I mean. I do not like industrial-strength push-up bras. I wear very flimsy things. Besides, what 46-year old woman who's nursed two kids goes braless? - about rumors that she goes on the air braless
4"I've changed it 50 times. You show me a woman who hasn't, except for Janet Reno" - about coloring her hair.
5Yes, Frank hurt me deeply, but my kids have a wonderful father and they deserve a family. about her husband Frank Gifford's extramarital affair.
1Her mentor was Tom Kennedy.
2Good friend of Regis Philbin.
3Her paternal grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Her other ancestry is English, German, and French.
4Release of her cookbook, "Cooking with Regis & Kathie Lee" by Kathie Lee with Regis Philbin and Barbara Albright. [1993]
5Release of her book, "I Can't Believe I Said That!: An Autobiography" by Kathie Lee with Jim Jerome. [1992]
6Release of her cookbook, "Cooking with Regis & Kathie Lee" by Kathie Lee with Regis Philbin and 'Barbara Albright'. [1993]
7Release of her book, "Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities". [April 2009]
8"Under the Bridge", her musical theater adaptation of the Natalie Savage Carlson's book, "The Family Under the Bridge", opens at the Zipper Theater on W37th Street in New York. [January 2005]
9Release of the book, "Regis and Kathie Lee: Their Lives Together and Apart" by Norman King. [1995]
10Release of her book, "Listen to My Heart: Thoughts and Meditations on Being a Mother, and Conversations with My Son". [1995]
11Stepmother of Kyle Gifford, Jeff Gifford and Vicky Gifford Kennedy.
12Longtime friends of Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner.
13Godmother of Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.
14Has a Maltese Pomerantz named Bambino Vino Gifford.
15She was the main topic of a Season 1 South Park (1997) episode, South Park: Weight Gain 4000 (1997).
16Worked for a time as Anita Bryant's assistant.
17Mrs. Gifford's dog Chardonnay, a white poodle given to her by husband Frank in 1988, was found dead from a coyote attack on January 28, 2003.
18Mrs. Gifford's father, Aaron Leon Epstein, died on November 19, 2002. He had been terminally ill for the past few years, and his illness was one of the reasons Mrs. Gifford decided to leave Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) in 2000, after more than a decade as host.
19Her brother is Rev. David Paul Epstein, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Manhattan (catty-corner from Carnegie Hall).
20Releases her albums on her own label, Lamb Records. Her two most recent albums are Goodnight, Angel and Party Animals.
21Has released several Christian music albums over the years. 2000's The Heart of a Woman was her first pop release.
22Named her dog, Regis, after her famous former co-star, Regis Philbin.
23Dropped out of Oral Roberts University, during her junior year, with no plans to finish.
24Tried out for the part of Tiffany Welles on Charlie's Angels (1976) and was told she wasn't pretty enough. Shelley Hack got the part and was later replaced because she wasn't a good enough actress.
25Attended high school in Bowie, MD.
26Mother, with Frank Gifford, of two children: son Cody Gifford (b. 1990) and daughter Cassidy Gifford (b. 1993).
27Born at 11:30pm-CET
28Was a high school cheerleader.
29Has homes in Greenwich, CT; Key Largo, FL; Nantucket, MA; and a ski condo in Colorado.
30Named Maryland Junior Miss at age 17.
31She was born the same year as Frank Gifford's oldest son, Jeff Gifford.
32Threatened to sue the National Enquirer for articles printed about her children. [March 2000]
33Was accused of running Honduras sweatshops in 1996, related to her clothing line.
34Studied drama and music at Oral Roberts University.


Younger2016TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Come to the Garden2016Scripture reader / singer (voice)
Donny!2015TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Difficult People2015TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieKathie Lee Gifford
The Mysteries of Laura2015TV SeriesDr. Carlin
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce2014TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Hot in Cleveland2011TV SeriesChristal
Adventures of Serial Buddies2011Kathie Lee Gifford
The Suite Life on Deck2010TV SeriesCindy
30 Rock2010TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Lipstick Jungle2009TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
That's So Raven2005TV SeriesClaire
Higglytown Heroes2004-2005TV SeriesMail Carrier / Mail Carrier Hero
Hope & Faith2004TV SeriesMarge
The Drew Carey Show2001TV SeriesVanessa Bobeck
Just Shoot Me!2001TV SeriesAllison Spencer
Spinning Out of Control2001TV MovieAmanda Berkeley
The Amanda Show2001TV SeriesPrincess Whiff
Touched by an Angel1996-2000TV SeriesWendy Jolene
Model Behavior2000TV MovieDeirdre
The Famous Jett Jackson1999TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Hey Arnold!1999TV SeriesJackie Lee
Dudley Do-Right1999Kathie Lee Gifford
LateLine1999TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Hercules: Zero to Hero1999VideoEchidna (voice)
Hercules1998TV SeriesEchidna
The Simpsons1998TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Caroline in the City1998TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Soul Man1998TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Diagnosis Murder1998TV SeriesMary Montgomery
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show1997TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
The Tom Show1997TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Spin City1997TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesJill
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special1997TV MovieJill (voice)
Second Noah1997TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
The First Wives Club1996Kathie Lee Gifford
Women of the House1995TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
The Cosby Mysteries1995TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Coach1995TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Seinfeld1994TV SeriesKathie Lee Gifford
Evening Shade1994TV Series
Hee Haw Honeys1978TV SeriesKathie Honey (1978-1979) (as Kathie Lee Johnson)
Days of Our Lives1965TV SeriesNurse Callahan (1978) as Kathie Lee Johnson


Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV Special performer: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - uncredited
31st Annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards2000TV Special performer: "Only My Pillow Knows" / writer: "Only My Pillow Knows"
HerculesTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1998 music - 1 episode, 1998 performer - 1 episode, 1998
Beginners Bible for Kids: The Story of David and Goliath1995Video short performer: "The Greatest Story"
The Beginner's Bible: The Story of Easter1995Video short performer: "The Greatest Story"


Kathie Lee's Rock n' Tots Cafe: A Christmas 'Giff'1995Video short executive producer
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV Movie producer


Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV Movie writer


Hey Arnold!1999TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Today2008-2016TV SeriesHerself - 4th Hour Co-Anchor / Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Co-Anchor / ...
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things2016DocumentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2003-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Kitchen2015TV SeriesHerself - The Today Show
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
73 Questions2015TV Series documentary shortHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHerself
A Toast to 2014!2014TV MovieHerself - Host
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The JBL Show2014TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2006-2014TV SeriesHerself
WWE Raw2014TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2006-2014TV SeriesHerself
Dateline NBC2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHerself - Video Message
The View2004-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Host
The Michael J. Fox Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHerself
Bethenny2014TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - From New York
The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson2013TV SeriesHerself
Top Chef Masters2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest Diner / Co-Host, Today
Kris2013TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2013TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Smash2013TV SeriesHerself
After Lately2013TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Chasing the Saturdays2013TV SeriesHerself
Steve Harvey2013TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2011-2012TV SeriesHerself
2012 CMT Music Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Weekend Today2012TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself
The Soup2012TV SeriesHerself
The Apprentice2009-2012TV SeriesHerself - Party Guest / Herself
The Lennon Sisters: Same Song, Separate Voices2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1988-2011TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest / ...
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2011TV SeriesHerself
The Annual 2011 Actors Fund Gala Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHerself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Divas Live 20092009TV MovieHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Host / Herself / Herself - Guest
Plymouth Rock Studios: The Series2009TV SeriesHerself
Books Equal Gifts Commercial2008Short
Celebrity Family Feud2008TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself (segment "American TV Icon")
Larry King Live2000-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host / Herself
The Daily Buzz2005TV SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
Good Day Live2005TV SeriesHerself
Controversy2004TV Series
Hollywood Squares2000-2004TV SeriesHerself
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2002TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Announcer / Herself - Cameo
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2002TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Host
See How They Run2001DocumentaryHerself
Primetime Glick2001TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand2001TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001TV SeriesHerself
The 54th Annual Tony Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
31st Annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Host / Performer
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Millennium Chorus: The Greatest Story Ever Sung2000TV Special
Wheel of Fortune1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest Preview Puzzle Announcer
Biography1996-1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Style & Substance1998TV SeriesHerself
Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 51997TV MovieHerself - Guest
Kathie Lee Gifford: Just in Time for Christmas1996TV MovieHerself
Kathie Lee Gifford: We Need a Little Christmas1996TV MovieHerself - Host
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story1996DocumentaryHerself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1996TV SeriesHerself
Kathie Lee's Rock n' Tots Cafe: Kathie Lee's Big Surprise1996Video shortHerself
1995 Miss North America Pageant1995TV SpecialHerself - Co-Hostess
Regis and Kathie Lee: Mom's Dream Come True1995TV SpecialHerself
Super Bowl XXIX1995TV MovieHerself
Intimate Portrait1995TV Series documentaryHerself
Kathie Lee's Rock n' Tots Cafe: A Christmas 'Giff'1995Video shortHerself
Kathie Lee's Rock n' Tots Cafe: Rockin' Roundup1995Video shortHerself
Kathie Lee Gifford... Looking for Christmas1994TV MovieHerself - Host
1994 Holiday at Pops!1994TV MovieHerself
CBS This Morning1994TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney World Inside Out1994TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!1994TV SpecialHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Barbara Walters1994TV MovieHerself
Glenn Miller's Greatest Hits1994TV MovieHerself
A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World1993TV SpecialHerself
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV MovieHerself - Host
Late Night with David Letterman1992-1993TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
ABC Afterschool Specials1992TV SeriesHerself
The Bikini Open 51991TV MovieHerself
Walt Disney World's 20th Anniversary Celebration1991TV SpecialHerself
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Children's Miracle Network Telethon1990TV Movie
Donahue1990TV SeriesHerself
Hee Haw1989TV SeriesHerself
The Morning Exchange1989TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Regis & Kathie Lee: Special Edition1988TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHerself
1985 Miss America Pageant1985TV MovieHerself
The Funniest Joke I Ever Heard1984TV MovieHerself
Constantinople1977TV MovieHerself (as Kathie Epstein)
Name That Tune1977TV SeriesHerself (as Kathie Lee Johnson)
Good Morning America1975TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent / Substitute Co-Host (1982-1985)
The $100,000 Name That Tune1974/IITV SeriesHerself (as Kathie Lee Johnson)

Archive Footage

Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, Today Show / Herself - Co-Hostess, Today
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHerself - Interviewing The Lonely Island
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, Today Show
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, Today Show
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
WWE Hall of Fame2015TV SpecialHerself
Bill Cosby: A Voice of Reason2015DocumentaryHerself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHerself
The Five2014TV SeriesHerself
A Football Life2014TV SeriesHerself
Bob Ross: The Happy Painter2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHerself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog2004VideoHerself (uncredited)
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Corporation2003DocumentaryHerself
Playboy: The Best of Pamela Anderson1995Video documentaryHerself
Miss America: Beyond the Crown1994TV Movie documentaryHerself - Maryland's Junior Miss

Nominated Awards

2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsNew Approaches - Daytime EntertainmentToday (1952)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988)

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