What Are Shonda Rhimes Net Worth and Salary?


An American director, writer, producer, and novelist with a net worth of $140 million is Shonda Rhimes. She is most known for being the showrunner, executive producer, and head writer of several television series, including “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Private Practice.”

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On January 13, 1970, Shonda Lynn Rhimes was born in Chicago, Illinois. The youngest of six kids, she is. Marian Catholic High School was Shonda’s school. She volunteered in a hospital while still in high school, which sparked her interest in healthcare settings. She majored in cinema studies while she was a student at Dartmouth College.

1991 saw Shonda receive her BA. Shonda relocated to San Francisco to work at an advertising business after finishing her undergraduate studies. She relocated there to begin her MFA degree.

Earlier Years

As with so many other recent college graduates, Rhimes was a jobless screenwriter in Hollywood after receiving her degree from USC. She contributed to the 1995 Peabody Award-winning documentary “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream,” which she worked on.

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Rhimes was contracted to script the 1999 HBO movie “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” Rhimes scripted “Crossroads,” Britney Spears’ first movie, in 2001. Rhimes then began writing “The Princess Diaries” sequel.

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, which was published in 2004, was written by Rhimes, who has frequently gushed about the fantastic experience. She really cherished her time spent with Julie Andrews. In 2003, Rhimes created her first TV pilot for ABC, but the network rejected it.

In Grey’s Anatomy

Rhimes began working on a new project in 2003. “Grey’s Anatomy” was that undertaking. In 2005, ABC planned it as a midseason replacement after purchasing it on a pitch. In March 2005, “Grey’s Anatomy” had its midseason premiere. By the end of the first season, 20 million people watched every episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Grey’s Anatomy would move to Thursdays to serve as the network’s Thursday night anchor, ABC said in May 2006.

The “Private Practice” spin-off series of “Grey’s Anatomy” was devised and produced by Rhimes in 2007. “Private Practice” was picked up by ABC in May 2012 for the 13-episode television season that will air in 2012–13. On January 22, 2013, the series’ conclusion aired.

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Rhimes revealed to E! in 2017 that she and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) have an established agreement to continue working on the series for as long as Pompeo desires. “I’m going to do the show as long as Ellen [Pompeo] is going to do the program, according to our agreement.

Therefore, the performance will continue for as long as we both desire to do it. We will stop if she requests it. I thus have no idea if we will see 600, but I want to keep it feeling new. We’re in as long as there are new tales to be told and as long as we’re both fired up about them.

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We’ll see where that leads us, then. As of the 2020–21 season, Kim Raver, Kevin McKidd, and Camilla Luddington all have three-year deals with “Grey’s Anatomy.” Fans are speculating that Rhimes and Pompeo have a three-year plan for ending “Grey’s Anatomy” as a result of this.

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The second “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff series created by Shondaland, “Station 19,” debuted on ABC in 2018. It concerns a group of firemen and emergency medical technicians from Seattle who have connections to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital and several “Grey’s Anatomy” cast members.

Contracts and Compensation

Rhimes agreed to a four-year contract with Netflix in 2017 for an estimated $100 million. The long-running series Shonda has produced during her time at ABC have added to her wealth. She does not just receive payment for each episode of each of her series that she creates; Grey’s Anatomy alone has more than 317 episodes. She further received $10 million per year from ABC from 2015 to 2018 as well as at least 10% of the profits from the syndication or sale of her series to streaming providers. For Rhimes, that works up to around $1 million every episode.

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Real Estate

In the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles, Shonda spent $4.6 million in 2017 for a Tudor-style house. Rhimes has lived in this house three times. The house is little under 5,000 square feet in size and contains four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.

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Additionally, Rhimes has an 8,292-square-foot estate she purchased from Beck in 2010 for $5.6 million and an 8,398-square-foot Mediterranean property she acquired from Patricia Heaton in 2014 for $8.8 million. Rhimes also owns a duplex she paid $1.66 million for in 2007 just west of Hancock Park.

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