Wendy Williams Net Worth : Career & Income

American broadcaster, businesswoman, radio personality, philanthropist, and author Wendy Williams estimated net worth is $40 million as of January, 2022.

Furthermore, Wendy is famous for hosting a television talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, since 2008.

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

Wendy Williams
Wendy Williams

Williams was raised with her two siblings in Ocean Township, New Jersey. Moreover, she completed her high school at Ocean Township High School.

Later, Wendy joined Northeastern University and completed her Bachelor’s Arts degree in communications.

During her college days, Williams also worked as a DJ in the college radio station WRBB.

Apart from hosting, Wendy is a businesswoman and runs her shopping channel QVC called Adorn.

Back in 2009, she entered the National Radio Hall of Fame.

Williams is a mother of a son from her previous marriage.

Please read the article below to know more about her net worth, lifestyle, and career.

Quick Facts

Before entering the article, let us look at some of the quick facts related to Wendy Williams. Last Updated in July January, 2022.

Full Name Wendy Joan Williams
Common Name Wendy Williams
Net Worth $40 Billion
Gender Female
Birth Date July 18, 1964
Birth Place Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Father’s Name Shirley Williams
Mother’s Name Thomas Dwayne Williams
Siblings Two
Profession Broadcaster, Radio Personality, Businesswoman, Author
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Education Ocean Township High School, Northeastern University
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Single
Ex-Spouse Bert Girigorie(div.), Kevin Hunter(1999-2020)
Ex-Boyfriend/Boyfriend Marc Tomblin, Mike Esterman
Children 1(Kevin Hunter Jr.)
Age 57  years old
Height 5 feet 10.1 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 68 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Active Years 1986-present
Television Show The Wendy Williams Show, The Wendy Williams Experience, The Chew, The View, Extra With Billy Bush
Movies Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man Too, Mike and Dave Need Wedding
 Awards and Nominations Billboard Radio Award (1993)

National Radio Hall of Fame (2009)

People’s Choice Award (Nominated 2019 and 2020)

Source of Earning Television Shows, Movies, Investment, Endorsement
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Official Website wendyshow.com
Last Update January, 2022

Wendy Williams: Net Worth and Income

Net Worth

American talk show host and businesswoman Wendy Williams has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of January, 2022.

Moreover, she earned this tremendous amount of fortune from her career as a television host, endorsement, business, and author.

Williams has an annual salary of $10 million.

She also collected a decent amount of money from her radio and acting career.

Other Source of Earnings

Similarly, Wendy earns a large sum of money by selling jewelry, clothing brands, wig collection, and shoe.

Besides, she promotes her products through the shopping channel QVC.

On the other hand, Williams endorses and advertises George Veselles champagne and Alixe liqueurs.

Wendy also makes money as a producer of television shows and judges of reality television series.

Net Worth of Wendy Williams in Different Currencies

Let us look at the net worth evaluation of Wendy Williams in different currencies as of January, 2022

Currency Net Worth
Euro 33,864,000
Pound Sterling £ 28,959,000
Australian Dollar A$ 53,822,000
Canadian Dollar C$ 50,304,200
Indian Rupee 2,983,620,000
BitCoin ฿ 1,265

Wendy Williams: House and Car

House

The Wendy Williams Show talk show host, Wendy, is currently living in New York City after a heartfelt divorce.

Moreover, she resides in a rented apartment in New York City with a monthly payment of over $15,000.

Her apartment is two stories consisting of three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a laundry room, and a great view of the Houston River from her room.

Before living in an apartment, Wendy used to live in her house in Livingston, New Jersey.

American talk show host Wendy sold her New Jersey house at $1.475 million.
American talk show host Wendy sold her New Jersey house at $1.475 million. (Source: SFGATE)

Wendy along with her ex-husband bought this house at a real estate price of $2.1 million in 2009.

However, Wendy sold this beautiful house at a price of $1.475 million in August 2020.

The house was in 5,700 square feet ranch-style featuring five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms build in 1999.

Moreover, her house also consists of a four-car garage, large private backyard, basketball court, and swimming pool.

Car

The successful businessman and author Wendy has an average collection of cars.

However, we don’t have exact information about her car collection yet.

But, according to a report, Williams is the owner of some luxury cars like Bentley, Ferrari, BMW, Cooper, among others.

Wendy Williams’s Lifestyle & Vacation

Lifestyle

Wendy is living a single life with her son in her apartment in New York after separation from her ex-husband.

Moreover, she has earned a hefty amount of fortune to have a luxurious lifestyle.

Nevertheless, Williams divorced her ex-husband Kevin Hunter in 2020 after being together for 21 years.

After divorce from her ex-husband, Wendy dated a couple of men, but currently, she is living a single life.

Wendy with her ex-husband and their son.
Wendy with her ex-husband and their son. (Source: E! Online)

Undoubtedly, Wendy enjoys her leisure time by going shopping and spending time in her house with her son.

Besides, she also utilizes her quality time by writing books and getting new ideas for the content for books.

Vacation

Wendy loves to travel to new places whenever she has off time from filming her talk show.

Furthermore, Williams has traveled to many countries and places for her vacation.

Wendy is a fun-loving person and often shares beautiful pictures of her outing on her social media account.

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Charity Works & Foundation

National Radio Hall of Famer Wendy is an active philanthropist and donates a large sum of money every year to a different charitable foundation.

Williams founded The Hunter Foundation in 2014 to provide drug education, prevention, and rehabilitation programs for youth.

The foundation provides services and supports youth suffering from drug addiction and helps their families.

On the other hand, Williams donated money to non-profit organizations like GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, AIDS Research, Autism Speaks.

Wendy, 54, also collaborated with SNAX-Sational Brands on a backpack initiative.

As a result, the brand provides 20,000 backpacks filled with schools supplies for homeless children’s shelters and education.

Wendy Williams’ Television Appearance, Movies, Investment, Endorsement & Book Publication

Television Appearance

Wendy Williams is famous as the television host of the nationally syndicated talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, since 2008.

Moreover, she appeared on television for the first time in the 1992 American sitcom Martin.

Meanwhile, Williams appeared in many shows as a guest host like The Insider, The Dr. Oz Show, The Chew, The View, and The A-List: New York.

Wendy Williams is hosting talk show The Wendy Williams Show.
William’s talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, since 2008. (Source: Listal)

Wendy also became the contestant in Dancing with the Stars along with Tony Dovolani in 2011.

Back in 2020, she appeared in the show The Real Housewives of Atlanta for two episodes.

Recently, in 2021, Williams also released her documentary, Wendy Williams: What a Mess!

Movie

Apart from television shows, Wendy has worked in some movies as an actress.

Moreover, she appeared in the movie The Cookout for the first time in 2004 as a reporter.

Besides, Williams worked in the comedy-romance movie Think Like a Man in 2012.

The movie went on grossing $96.1 million in the box office over a $12 million budget.

Wendy also appeared in the movies Think Like a Man Too, World War Z, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Investment

Former American radio personality Wendy has invested her money in establishing her shopping channel QVC called Adorn.

Moreover, she used her large sum of money for manufacturing ladies clothes, seawater, shoes, hip-hop clothing, and jewelry.

Williams also released her own wig collection to online retailers.

On the other hand, she sold her clothing line through the shopping channel HSN.

But, one year later, she again partnered with a clothing line by issuing shoe and winter clothing collections.

Endorsement

Wendy has endorsed her jewelry items, clothing line, and other products through her talk show.

Besides, Williams promotes the SNAX-Sational Brands backpack products like Candy Pop, Cookie Pop, and Pasta in her show.

Book Publication

Wendy Williams is the author of several books and also released her autobiography.

Her first book named Wendy’s Got the Heat, co-written with journalist Karen Hunter, was released in 2003.

The autobiography mainly flashes out her life, drug addiction, and marriage life.

Moreover, her book was New York Times Best Selling Book that year.

Wendy Williams' second book.
Wendy’s second book. (Source: Amazon)

Later, in 2004, she published her second book, The Wendy Williams Experience.

Moreover, Williams released her third book, Ask Wendy, in May 2013.

Wendy also wrote several fiction books and trilogy with radio shock jock Ritz Harper.

Nevertheless, she co-authored two novels, Drama Is Her Middle Name(2006) and Is the Bitch Dead, Or What? (2007).

Back in 2014, she also published a romantic novel, Hold Me in Contempt.

Career

The 1.78 m tall Wendy started her career as a disc jockey for WVIS in Frederiksted.

However, her official career as a radio host started when WBLS hired her as a permanent morning position.

Wendy gained a lot of popularity for her content on gossiping about rappers and celebrities.

Later, in 1993, she became the highest-rated host in New York City.

Sadly, she left her radio career in 2009 to start her career in television.

Wendy Williams enlisted in the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.

Eventually, her professional career as a television host started in 2008 with a talk show, The Wendy Williams Show.

Apart, she also appeared as the co-host in more than half-dozens of shows.

Facts About Wendy Williams

  • Wendy Williams is suffering from Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism, which has thinned her natural hair. So, she always wears a wig.
  • Wendy Williams was born with a sixth finger on her left hand that she wished to removed when she was a teen.
  • In 1993, she won the R&B Major Market Radio Air Personality of the Year in Billboard Radio Award.
  • Wendy Willams suffered two-times miscarriages before giving birth to Kevin Jr.

FAQs

What is Wendy Williams doing currently?

Currently, Wendy Williams is hosting the 20th season of the talk show The Wendy Williams Show.

Why did Wendy Williams divorce Kevin Hunter?

Wendy Williams divorced her 21 years husband Kevin Hunter in 2020 as he cheated on her with a mistress.

Do they share children?

Yes, Wendy and Kevin were parents of a baby boy Kevin Hunter Jr. born on August 18th, 2000.

What did Wendy Williams comment about Britney Spears’ parents?

Wendy Williams comment “death to” Britney Spears‘ parents while discussing Britney’s conservatorship testimony on her show.

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