What is Wendy Williams’s Net Worth?
Wendy Williams has a net worth of $20 million as an American television anchor, entrepreneur, media personality, and author. Since 2008, she has hosted the nationally syndicated television talk show “The Wendy Williams Show.”
Wendy Williams’ annual pay for The Wendy Williams Show is $10 million. She shoots 180 episodes in some years. This equates to a $55,000 per episode compensation.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Salary:||$10 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 18, 1964 (57 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Journalist, Author, Radio personality, TV Personality, Presenter, Actor, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Wendy Williams Early Life Details
Wendy Williams was born in Asbury Park, NJ, on July 18, 1964. She was the second of Shirley and Thomas Williams’ three children. The family moved to Ocean Township, New Jersey when Wendy was five years old. She went to Northeastern University from 1982 to 1986 after getting her diploma from Ocean Township High School. She got a Bachelor of Science in communications from Northeastern, and then she worked as a DJ for the college radio station WRBB.
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Williams has been in TV shows, movies, plays, and even tried his hand at stand-up comedy. She has been on TV shows like Martin, One Life to Live, and Dancing with the Stars. Wendy was also in the movies Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and its two follow-ups.
Williams went on a comedy tour in 2014 and did stand-up comedy all over the country. In 2015, she started The Wendy Williams Sit Down Tour: Too Real for Standup, a 12-city comedy tour.
Williams and her husband Kevin started Wendy Williams Productions in 2013 to make reality TV shows.
Williams has been in many other TV shows, like “Drop Dead Diva,” where she was a judge, and “Dancing with the Stars,” where she was a contestant in season 12. She was also in the musical “Chicago,” which ran on Broadway for seven weeks in 2013. Williams has also produced a number of shows, including the 2015 Discovery Channel documentary series “Death by Gossip with Wendy Williams,” which she also hosted, the 2014 Lifetime biopic “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” and the GSN game show “Love Triangle” (2011).
The Windy Williams Show
Today, Wendy is best known for being the host of “The Wendy Williams Show,” a popular syndicated TV show.
In 2008, Williams was given a chance to try out her own talk show on TV for six weeks by Debmar-Mercury. The first episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” aired in July 2008, and after getting good reviews, Fox made a deal with Debmar-Mercury to air the show all over the country. BET also bought the rights to air the show on cable at night. In 2010, BET International began sending the show to 54 countries around the world. Her show has been very popular. On average, 2.4 million people watch it every day. As of this writing, more than 1,500 episodes from 10 seasons have been shown. During the November 2015 sweeps, the talk show was the most popular among U.S. women aged 25 to 54.
Graves’ disease caused Williams to have to take time off in February 2019 for the first time ever. Nick Cannon and other guest hosts filled in for Wendy until she came back on March 4, 2019. The 12th season of The Wendy Williams Show will end in spring 2020. Williams was nominated for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show in 2015 and 2016. She was up for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Host in 2016.
Personal Life Issues
Williams has been open about how hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease have hurt her health. Wendy has been married twice. After 5 months and a year and a half of divorce proceedings, her first marriage ended in a split.
On November 30, 1997, she got married to Kevin Hunter. In 2000, Kevin Jr. joined the family. Kevin became the manager of Wendy’s in the end. Kevin Hunter is said to have been unfaithful to Wendy more than once. He was also said to be very bossy and sometimes physically violent.
In 2019, there were rumors that Kevin had a child with a mistress. At this time, Wendy said on her show that she was living in a sober house because she used to be addicted to cocaine. After 22 years of marriage, Wendy filed for a divorce from Kevin in April 2019. In the court filing, they said they couldn’t get along and asked for a fair amount of child support and a split of their assets. Wendy and Kevin lived in a 6000-square-foot house in Livingston, New Jersey, that she bought in 2009 for $2.1 million. Wendy sold this house for $1.475 million in August 2020.
On April 24, 2019, it was said that Wendy had taken steps to cut Kevin out of her personal and professional life. She reportedly fired him from the show and hired a team of financial advisers to protect her assets. She has cut off all ties with everyone and found a new manager.