Ellen is laughing all the way to the bank.

Ellen Lee DeGeneres, born 1958 is an American comedian, actress, television host, writer, and producer. She started her career as a comedian in the early 1980s making a name herself on the circuit and through appearances on major late-night talk shows. She starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. In 2003 she jumped…