Wendy Williams Net Worth in 2019: How did the media personality and actress attain wealth and fame in the entertainment industry? Read one as we reveal to you hidden information about her wealth and fame.
Who is Wendy Williams?
Wendy Williams is the host of the popular talk show The Wendy Williams Show which began airing in 2008.
She is an American media personality, presenter, author, and actress who gained fame for her on-air criticism of celebrities.
As of 2019, Wendy Williams Net Worth is $40 million. Read on to find out more on her walk to fame and wealth.
|Net Worth||$40 million|
|Profession||Television and Radio presenter, Actress, Author|
|Date of Birth||July 18, 1964|
Life and Career
Her full name is Wendy Joan Williams Hunter and she was born on the 18th of July 1964 in Asbury Park, New Jersey to Thomas and Shirley Williams.
Wendy had her upbringing in New Jersey with both parents and also had her high school education at the Ocean Township High School.
In 1982 she gained admission to study mass communication at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
During her stay in school, Wendy worked as a disc jockey for the school’s radio station. She finally graduated in 1986 obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree.
After graduation, she a job at a radio station WVIS and worked for a year before getting another job at a WOL a Washington based radio station.
She went to work for other stations both television and radio but in 2008, she got a trail for her show named The Wendy Williams Show which aired for six weeks in four major cities in the United States.
During the trials, the show proved to be successful and it began airing nationally after partnering with Fox News and BET.
It had an average of 2.4 million viewers daily making her one of the top female hosts on television.
She has received numerous awards for her outstanding show notably the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Wendy is also an actress who has acted in television series and movies some of which includes Martin (1992), Think Like a Man (2012), Think Like a Man Too (2014), and the soap opera One Life to Live (2011).
Apart from acting, she is also an author who have written best-selling books which includes Drama Is Her Middle Name, Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance (2014), The Wendy Williams Experience (2005), and Ask Wendy: Straight-Up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life (2013).
Wendy got married to Bert Girigorie, a marriage that lasted only five months before filing for divorce. The divorce took more than a year before it was finalized.
In 1997, she got married to Kevin Hunter and gave birth to Kevin Hunter Jnr in 2000.
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She is a Christian and believes so much in prayers. Wendy was addicted to cocaine and kept it a secret for long before finally coming out in public in 2019 after overcoming the addiction.
She filed for divorce in April 2019 after finding out that her husband has a child with another woman. The divorce hasn’t yet been finalized.
How did she amass such wealth?
Wendy Williams Net Worth currently stands at $40 million which she earned from her career as a presenter and also as an actor.
In 2015, she partnered with Home Shopping Network (HSN) to create her clothing line of female dresses, pants, sweaters, and skirts.
Wendy also owns a brand Adorn that sells pieces of jewelry. She together with her husband owns Max Harvest International Holdings a firm that produces shoes for her brand Adorn.
Wendy owns a Ferrari Portofino worth $215,000 and also owns a home in New Jersey.