The comedian and talk show host is no stranger to the cameras and hosted the Oscars in 2007. Here's what you should know about DeGeneres' long career.
1. Sixteen years ago DeGeneres announced that she was gay on her
2. In 2001 she hosted the Emmy awards after the
3. Ten years ago DeGeneres started her talk show,
4. In 2008 DeGeneres married her longtime girlfriend
5. DeGeneres is very popular online. Her YouTube channel is among the most-watched of celebrity channels. Clips have been seen about 1.7 billion times.
6. She has more than 21 million followers on
7. According to Forbes, DeGeneres earned $55 million in 2012.
8. In 2009 she made her way onto "American Idol," replacing
9. Last fall she was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
10. DeGeneres will return to the big screen as the beloved, confused fish Dory in the Disney/Pixar animated feature