American television personality, actress and comedian Sherri Evonne Shepherd was born on 22 April 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, and is a significant personality in the entertainment industry, known particularly as one of the hosts of the talk show ‘The View’ from 2007 to 2014, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2009.
So just how rich is Sherri Shepherd, as of early 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Sherri’s net worth is over $10 million, accumulated since beginning her career in 1995 – it has been reported that the Sherri earns $1.5 million per year as a television personality.
Sherri Shepherd Net Worth $10 Million
Sherri Shepherd began her career as a stand-up comedian. Since 1995, Sherri has been working on television, debuting in the sitcom entitled ‘Cleghorne!’ created by Steve Pepoon, Stephen Sustaric and David Silverman. Other significant television roles have included appearances in sitcoms ‘Holding the Baby’ during 1998 and 1999, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ from 1999 to 2003, ‘Suddenly Susan’ from 1999 to 2000, and ‘The Jamie Fox Show’ for four years from 1999.
From 2002 to 2006 Sherri played a supporting role in the sitcom ‘Less Than Perfect’, being nominated for a BET Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy. From 2003 to 2004 Shepherd was in the celebrity cast in the game show ‘Hollywood Squares’, and from 2007 was the co-host of the talk show ‘The View’ until 2014, but still contributes regularly. In 2009 Sherri was the center of attention in the short series “Sherri” about her own life, winning a Gracie Allen Award for the Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy Series.
Sherri has continued to guest in sitcoms including ‘The Daily Show’, ‘Wendy Williams Show’, ‘The Steve Harvey Show’, ‘Showbiz Tonight’ and the 2012 season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, all of which have benefited her bank account.
In addition, since 2000 Sherri has been acting on the big screen, peaking in 2009 with her role in the film ‘Precious’ directed by Lee Daniels, winning the Boston Society of Film Critics Award and Black Reel Award. Sherri has since appeared in ‘Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son’, ‘One for the Money’, ‘Abducted: The Carline White Story’ ‘Think Like a Man’ and ‘Top Five’ in 2014, all helping along her net worth.
In her personal life, Sherri Shepherd has been married twice; her first husband was Jeff Tarpley from 2001 to 2009. She married Lamar Sally in 2011, but they divorced in 2014 and Sherri was subsequently granted custody of a child born through surrogacy, but without any DNA connection. Sherri still resides in Chicago, and continues to suffer from Type 2 Diabetes.
(May 12, 2014) Filed for divorce from her 2nd husband of 2 years Lamar Sally following a few weeks-long separation.
Became a mother for the 2nd time at age 47 after surrogate mother gave birth to her son, Lamar Sally, Jr., on August 5, 2014 in Pennsylvania 9 days overdue. Child's father is her estranged 2nd husband, Lamar Sally.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, a son Jeffrey Charles Tarpley (aka Jeffrey Tarpley) on April 22, 2005. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Jeff Tarpley. They firstly were expecting twins, but a girl died in utero and instead she gave birth to a boy 3 months prematurely who shares a birthday with her.
Release of her book, "Permission Slips: Every Women's Guide to Give Herself a Break" by Sherri with Laurie Kilmartin. [September 2009]
Suffers type 2 diabetes.
She attended Winston Churchill Elementary School and Eisenhower Junior High School of Community Consolidated School District 54 and Hoffman Estates High School of District 211.
[About writing her own show and doing stand-up comedy have helped her heal]: With me being in so many pain from when you have a betrayal from your best friend - who was my husband - and the girl got pregnant, I couldn't even get out of bed. The only thing that saved me was my stand-up. I would get on stage and just talk about stuff, and I made people laugh. A lot of women e-mail me and say, 'How do you smile? How do you laugh at something like this?' That's how I do it. I laugh because that's how I get through pain.
[on her experiences with the audiences, while co-hosting The View (1997)]: I have talked about everything in my life on The View (1997). It's really cathartic for me to be able to talk about myself, and through me talking about it, I've seen it just helps women. I realized, wow, me talking about my stuff kind of gives women permission to say it's O.K., I don't have to be ashamed and I don't have to keep this buried deep down. I can go to somebody and say 'I'm hurting, I need help.'
[For representing one of the women of America]: I'm that girl that will look at everybody and go, 'I don't know what you're talking about.' All I know is that you can say everything you want about the healthcare and capitalism and socialism, and all I know is my sister's got five kids and she works really hard and can't afford healthcare for all the kids, and she can't afford to go to the dentist. That's all I know.
[About her son's disability]: My son's have developmental delays, but everything that the doctors predicted that he would have, I'm praising God he does not have. He does not have mental retardation; he doesn't have cerebral palsy, no shunts in his brain. But it is a challenge dealing with a child that has developmental delays. You have to have a lot more patience. You know the way our parents raised us, 'Just beat 'em. Give 'em a whuppin!' That doesn't work. You have to find other ways to do things... There are times when I sit on the couch and cry. I go, 'Lord, this is really hard.' But yet, I thank God for really strong girlfriends in my life, who raise children, who say, 'You can do this, and you are a good mother.'
Oh, girl. People hated me for that. I didn't think it was a big deal until I realized I was the second most Googled person in the country. It was a brain fart! It was my second or third day on "The View," and I just got nervous. Barbara asked me if it was round or flat and I said, "I don't know, I'm just trying to take care of my kid. When the show was over Barbara came over and said "Dear, the Earth is round, an then I said, Barbara, I know that!' You know what, Sherri, I don't care if the Earth is round or flat either, I'm trying to get my ex-husband to see my kids,' or 'I'm just trying to work this job and take care of my family.' There were so many letters of support. That was actually the inspiration for my book, 'Permission Slips.'
With me being in so much pain from when you have a betrayal from your best friend - who was my husband - and the girl got pregnant, I couldn't even get out of bed. The only thing that saved me was my stand-up. I would get on stage and just talk about stuff and I made people laugh.
[Prior to promoting her new book while starring in her new comedy series]: I've always liked the fact that I could make people laugh at crazy stuff that has happened to me. If it makes you feel better at me falling down the stairs...then I'm going to do it.
[on Barbara Walters]: We were discussing creationism versus evolution, and Barbara asked if I thought the Earth was round or flat. It was just everything coming at me at once, like I was hearing things underwater, and I said, 'I don't know, I'm just trying to take care of my son!' At the end of the show, Barbara goes, 'Sherri, dear, the Earth is round.' I knew that!