How is The Net Worth of Wendy Williams a Stunning $20m?

What is Wendy Williams’ net worth?

Net Worth$20 Million
Source of WealthTelevision Host / Radio Personality /
Media Personality /  Actor / Film Producer
Date of BirthJuly 18, 1964
Height5’10 / 178 cm
Place of BirthAsbury Park, New Jersey
Star SignCancer
PartnerKevin Hunter (Div. 2020)

The Usual Intro

Wendy Williams Hunter is an actor, television host, and media personality. She is famously known for hosting “The Wendy Williams Show.” She gained a huge fan following due to her outspoken personality and passing brutally honest remarks on sensitive conversations and subjects. She remains one of the top American broadcasters and has forged an impressive $40 million net worth.

Before the Spotlight

Wendy Joan Williams was born on July 18, 1964, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to Thomas Dwayne Williams and Shirley.

When Williams was 5 years old, she and her family moved to Wayside in Ocean Township, New Jersey. She graduated from Ocean Township High School in 1982. Later, from 1982 to 1986, she attended Northeastern University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Williams was a high-achieving student throughout high school and showed a keen interest in media studies. She was a DJ for the college radio station, WRBB, where she interviewed rapper LL COOL J. Other than this, she also completed an internship at WXKS-FM for Matt Siegal.

The Journey to Success

After graduating, Williams landed a job just after two weeks as a DJ on WVIS. She pursued her career even though working there wasn’t in her favor as she was being paid $3.75 per hour. Williams changed numerous jobs and gradually rose to fame due to her candid and brutally honest conversations around sensitive topics. She gained success when she opened up about her struggles, including personal life, miscarriages, and breast enhancement surgery.

William generated income behind the microphone for almost 23 years and became prominent in the industry. She had a change of heart and wanted to get into a different field to further her prominence. Williams transitioned from a radio anchor to a television host by debuting her first show entitled after herself, “The Wendy Williams Show,” which premiered on BET and Fox.

Wendy Williams was making herself a fortune. She was earning a whopping $10 million annually. The show was famous for the “Hot Topic” segment, where she would voice her opinion and didn’t hesitate to talk against the crowd. She gained a massive fan following due to being outspoken, making bold statements, and being an open-minded, opinionated host. The show lasted 13 seasons until Williams had to leave due to medical concerns.

The television show didn’t only contribute to her income flow. She also made her biopic, “Wendy Williams: The Movie” and “Wendy Williams: What a Mess Documentary,” which aired on Lifetime. The biopic only increased her net worth and elevated her prominence in the industry.

Using her value in the industry and fame, Williams ventured into other businesses too. She wrote her first book in 2004, entitled “Wendy’s Got The Heat,” followed by numerous other books over the years. She became a New York Time Bestselling Author for writing her famous book “Ask Wendy: Straight Up Life Advices For All The Drama In Your Life.”

The Best Moments

  • Won the Billboard Radio Award for ‘R&B Major Market Radio Air Personality of the Year.”
  • Became the 2766th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Won “Urban Personality / Show of the Year” on Radio and Records Industry Achievement Award.
  • Worked in 37 television shows between 1992 to 2021.
  • Worked in 6 films between 2004 to 2016.

The Private Side

William claims she dated an R&B singer, Sherrick, during college. She was subject to rape and had to get an abortion after six weeks. Later, she married her first ex-husband, Bert Girigorie. They split just after five months and finalized their divorce after one and a half year.

In 1999, Williams married her second ex-husband, Kevin Hunter. The following year, she welcomed a baby son named Kevin Jr. However, they too split up as Hunter was having a side affair with a mistress with whom he had a baby. Williams filed for divorce in January 2020. 

Williams has been very open about her medical conditions. She had numerous cosmetic procedures, including breast implants, liposuction, and botox. At some point, her fans were also aware of the addiction Williams was suffering through. Despite being addicted to alcohol and cocaine, she used to host the Williams Show, but there were some instances when she couldn’t hold it together in front of a camera. This was visible due to her inappropriate behavior and off-beat attitude.

Williams has faced numerous medical conditions like Graves’ disease and Lymphedema. Sometimes she would take a leave or delay the show when she was ill. Williams couldn’t conceal the news anymore from her fans and decided to reveal her struggles. Ultimately, she had to leave the Williams Show and take time out for her recovery. 

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Famous Quotes of Wendy Williams

  • “People love to throw stones at me, and I get it. It’s fun to make fun of me, because I put myself out there. I’m a large personality, and I got the funny bone; I voice my opinion, and then people get upset.”
  • “The ocean, after all, is not about stability but about change. Change is normal. Everything changes. All the time.”
  • “I know it’s hard to let go of people that have been with you forever. Sometimes it’s time to call it a day.”
  • “Maybe it’s your obligation to use your celebrity for more than just your new BMW. I use mine to make people smile.”

The Social World

Lessons for Entrepreneurs

  1. Be Real. One of the primary reasons for the multi-millionaire television host’s success is her honest and bold remarks. She gained fame by just literally being herself. She said, “The difference between winners and losers is winners know exactly who they are.”
  1. Have Multiple Income Streams. After gaining massive fame from her “The Wendy Williams Show,” she knew she could do more. She used her fan following and penned books, her first one being “Wendy’s Got The Heat.” She became a New York Bestselling Author after writing her 3rd book, “Ask Wendy: Straight-Up Advice for All Drama in Your Life.”
  1. Stay focused. Wendy Williams pursued her career no matter how less she was being paid. She didn’t give up, and with years she started to gain fame as a radio anchor and later as a television host.

The Unusual Stuff

  • She had six fingers on her left hand when she was born.
  • Her son occasionally gives her fashion advice.
  • She wants to become a mentor.
  • Wendy has worked as a stand-up comedian.
  • In 2018, Wendy fractured her shoulder accidentally.
  • Her natural hair is very long.

Answering Frequent Questions

Why did the Wendy Williams show end?

The show ended after 13 successful seasons as Williams couldn’t attend it due to health issues such as Graves’ disease.

Where is Wendy Williams’ new home?

Her new duplex luxury apartment is located in the New York District, which consists of a spa, fitness center, hot tub, and steam room.

How much money did Wendy Williams earn monthly from the Wendy Williams Show?

Wendy Williams earned $55,000 per month from the show alone.

Does Wendy Williams have children?

Williams has a son, Kevin Hunter Jr., with her ex-husband.

The Closing Remarks

After becoming one of the wealthiest television hosts in the world, Wendy William’s net worth decreased significantly due to her divorce from her former ex-husband Kevin Hunter. She has recently taken a step back from her job to recover from her medical conditions. Despite her roller-coaster-like career, she still lives a lavish lifestyle in the New York District. With her consistent and hard working attitude, she may become a billionaire in the upcoming years.

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