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  • First NameJoy
  • Last NameBehar
  • Net Worth$ 12 million
  • CareerAmerican Actress, Writer, Comedian

What Is The Net Worth Of Joy Behar?

Joy Behar is a popular American comedian, writer, actress, and host. She is best known as one of the co-hosts of the ABC daytime talk show, The View.     

Similarly, she also hosted other shows like The Joy Behar Show, Joy Behar: Say Anything!, and Late Night Joy. Also, as a writer, she wrote The Great Gasbag: An A–Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World

Besides that, Behar is recognized for her acting in films and series like Cookie, This Is My Life, Hall Pass, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Baby Boom, and Spin City.

As of 2020, Joy Behar has an estimated net worth of $12 million. As per the reports, in January 2019, she earned a salary of $5 million from the TV show, The View.   

Joy Behar: Success Journey From Receptionist In Show Business To Co-Hosting The View

Seventy-seven years old talented personality Joy Behar started her career in show business in the early 1980s where she worked as a receptionist. After that, she became the producer of the American morning TV show Good Morning America.   

Moreover, Joy’s notable hosting credits the shows like The Joy Behar Show, Joy Behar: Say Anything!, and Late Night Joy

Likewise, the stand-up comedian Behar began appearing in the TV shows, The New Show, Baby Boom, Cookie, This Is My Life, Manhattan Murder Mystery, and One Night Stand

Additionally, Behar is also an actress who has appeared in series and movies such as Hall Pass, Hiding Out, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Crashing. Also, she gave her voice to the character Eunice in the film Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012).  

Furthermore, The View host’s stage credits are Comedy Tonight, The Vagina Monologues, The Yellow Brick Road Not Taken, and Me, My Mouth and I.  

Co-Host Of The View 

Joy grabbed the popularity after she became the original panel member of the Barbara Walters co-created ABC daytime talk show, The View

She has been co-hosting the show since 1997. Initially, she was seen in the show during Walters off day, and ultimately, she officially became the permanent co-host. 

Over a decade of nomination for the talk show, Behar and Barbara, along with other co-hosts, Sherri Shepherd, Whoopi Goldberg, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, won the Daytime Emmy Award for Oustanding Talk Show Host.   

At one point, on March 13, 2013, there was an announcement that Cookie star Joy was leaving, The View at the end of the recent season. When she was asked about it, she said:    

“It seemed like the right time…You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup”. 

Since then, Behar has appeared in the show as one of the co-hosts. 

Properties In New York

The Joy Behar Show host owns all her properties in different parts of New York. In November 2017, she purchased an apartment boasting two bedrooms and three bathrooms for $2.4 million in Upper West Side. 

Prior to this, Joy sold her Hamptons house of 4,000 sq. Ft. including four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms for $3.8 million. After that, she bought an estate in Manhattan, Sag Harbor paying $5 million. 

Charity Works

Baby Boom actress Joy has kept humanity alive through various charities. She helps different charitable organizations like the American Heart Association and the New York Restoration Project.   

Also, Behar donates in foundations, American Stroke Association, and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Similarly, the stars such as Anderson Cooper, Andie MacDowell, and Angela Bofill also support these above organizations. 


Joy Behan was born Josephine Victoria Occhiuto on October 7, 1942, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, United States. Her father, Gino Occhiuto, was a truck driver for Coca-Cola while the mother, Rose Carbone, was a seamstress.

Joy went to Queens College and earned a BA in sociology in 1964. After that, in 1966, she holds an MA degree in English from Stony Brook University. Also, the actress enrolled at Lindenhurst Senior High School

Married Twice: Shares A Child With Ex-Husband

5 feet 6 inches tall, Behar is married to Steve Janowitz on August 11, 2011. The couple began dating in 1982 and announced their engagement in March 2009. They, however, called off their relationship after a while. 

Prior to this, Hall Pass actress was married to college professor Joseph Behar aka Joe Behar. The duo exchanged wedding vows on January 1, 1965.  

The pair has a daughter, Eve Behar Scotti, and through her, they even share a grandson, Luca. Joy divorced her ex-spouse separated on March 19, 1981.

Social Media Profile

The stand-up comedian Joe is active on Facebook with 113,128 followers and Twitter with 945.6K followers as of February 2020. 

Similarly, Behar has 115K followers on Instagram with an engagement rate of 8.22%. According to the Influencer Marketing Hub, she earns around $350.25 to $583.75 per sponsor post.