Ellen Pompeo’s Net Worth & ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Salary Is Why She’s One of the Richest Women on TV

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As the highest paid cast member on Grey’s Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo’s net worth has been a hot topic among fans for years. Pompeo made her debut as Meredith Grey in the premiere of Grey’s Anatomy in March 2005. The ABC medical drama, which was created by Shonda Rhimes, follows a team of surgeons at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital (formerly known as Seattle Grace) in Seattle, Washington.

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Pompeo is one of three original cast members still on Grey’s Anatomy, alongside Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey) and James Pickens Jr. (Richard Webber.) In an interview with Variety in 2020, Pompeo looked back on her audition for Grey’s Anatomy. “I was offered the role, and I was...

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