She’s rolled up her net worth through being involved into theater business. Shonda Rhimes is called a director, producer and screen writer, hence her primary job is being behind the scenes. All these engagements add lots of monetary success to Shonda Rhimes net worth. She’s probably most known as among the originators of the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy”. Also, the head writer is also the originator of the TV show “Private Practice”. Hence, these two shows are considered the ones which add the largest part of sales to the total sum of Shonda Rhimes net worth.
Shonda Rhimes Net Worth $14 Million Dollars
In 2007, Shonda Rhimes was a part of the list of the Top 100 folks who help to shape the world, the list that has been ordered by the Time magazine. Produced in Illinois Shonda Rhimes acknowledged that in her early childhood she used to compose her own stories. When the head writer was studying in school, Shonda Rhimes became involved into composing fiction and directing and screen writing specific plays. When she completed school, Shonda Rhimes moved to reside to San Francisco, where she soon got a job place in the marketing world. Afterwards, she moved to La, where she was studying screenwriting.
Shonda Rhimes can also be the originator of another medical drama TV series called “Off the Map”, yet, these weren’t that much successful as the formerly mentioned “Grey’s Anatomy”.
After graduation, Shonda Rhimes was jobless for a relatively good time. So the head writer took several odd jobs before she eventually created herself in the film sector, which now is the principal source of Shonda Rhimes net worth. The film featured celebrities like Jeffrey Wright and Jada Pinkett-Smith. The script herself wrote was purchased by the New Line Cinema business. After that Shonda Rhimes got a chance to compose a script for the film called “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” which became a success.
January 13, 1970
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Screenwriter, Television producer, Film director, Film Producer
University of Southern California, Marian Catholic High School, Dartmouth College
United States of America
Emerson Pearl Rhimes, Beckett Rhimes, Harper Rhimes
Vera Rhimes, Ilee Rhimes
Writers Guild of America Award for Television
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Auto-biography, Shorty Award for Director
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Crossroads, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Private Practice, Gilded Lilys, A corazón abierto, Off the Map, Seattle Grace: Message of Hope, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Inside the Box
Suffers from fear of public speaking (glossophobia).
In 2013, she and her Shondaland company partner Betsy Beers were named co-winners of the 2014 Directors Guild of America Diversity Award.
Has 3 daughters: two adopted daughters are named Harper Rhimes (b.2002) & Emerson Pearl Rhimes (b.February 1, 2012) and another one daughter named Beckett Rhimes (b.September 2013) who was born via surrogate mother.
On the first day in September 2001 that she moved into a rental house in Vermont as a quiet place to finish a movie script, the World Trade Center was attacked, which prompted Rhimes to reassess her future and her goals. She decided her top priority was to adopt a child and nine months later she did, with daughter Harper, and became a single mother. Emerson followed in 2012.
Worked for few years as a film-development assistant before selling her first script.
Maintains two rooms across from her studio for her two children.
After graduating from Dartmouth, she read a news article that claimed that getting into USC's film school was harder than getting into Harvard Law School, so she elected to take on the more competitive challenge.
Rhimes is the youngest of six children of a PhD teacher/mother and a father who is now chief information officer at the University of Southern California.
She has a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth (1991) and a master of fine arts (MFA) from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television.
She is the youngest in her family and has three sisters and two brothers.
A lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful,engaged people? Are busy doing. I wanted to be Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. That was my dream. I blue-skied it like crazy. I dreamed and dreamed. And while I was dreaming I was living in my sister's basement. Dreamers often end up living in the basement of relatives.
[on her role as a working mother] If I am succeeding at one, I am inevitably failing at the other. That is the trade-off. That is the Faustian bargain with being a powerful working woman who is also a powerful mother. You never feel one hundred percent okay. You never get your sea-legs. You are always a little nauseous.
Hashtags are very pretty on Twitter. I love them. I will hashtag my way into next week. But a hashtag is not a movement. A hashtag does not make you Mr. King. It does not change anything. It's you,sitting on your butt, typing into your computer and then going back to binge-watching your favorite show.
It's superinsulting that because Olivia [in Scandal (2012)] is a woman, and the girl who wrote Grey's Anatomy (2005) wrote this, it must be for chicks. Like if it's geared for women, it's somehow not as serious as if it's geared for men.
[re her highly diverse, minority casting] I think it's sad, and weird, and strange that it's still a thing. It's 2013. Somebody else needs to get their act together. And, oh, by the way, it works. Ratings-wise, it works. When people who aren't of color create a show and they have one character of color on their show, that character spends all their time talking about the world as 'I'm a black man blah, blah, blah'. That's not how the world works. I'm a black woman every day, and I'm not confused about that. I'm not worried about that. I don't need to have a discussion with you about how I feel as a black woman, because I don't feel disempowered as a black woman.
I was writing a hospital show for a very long time, and that became all that anybody thought that I could write. It's not that I want to do [for example, a female-spy show] because people don't think of me as doing it, but when I do say that's what I want to do next, and some network exec says: 'Really? Can't you do one of your romance triangle-y things?' I want to strangle them. A romance triangle-y thing is not a show.
[re troubles with Grey's Anatomy (2005) cast where she had to learn...] how to be a boss and a leader versus somebody who was like, 'Holy crap, I get to write a show every week.' But could I have lived without that lesson? Absolutely.
I don't understand why people don't understand that the world of TV should look like the world outside of TV.