Wendy Williams Net Worth: How Rich the TV Host & Actress?

Wendy Williams Net Worth

Wendy Williams and her now-ex-husband Kevin Hunter created a true empire. The self-proclaimed “Queen of All Media” rose to fame and fortune, and her hot takes on all the hot topics are now making her a fortune.  As of 2021, Wendy Williams has a net worth of up to $40 million. A large portion of her net worth had to be given to her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter.

Name: Wendy Williams
Full Name: Wendy Williams Hunter
Gender: Female
Age: 57 years old
Birth Date: 18 July 1964
Birth Place:  Asbury Park, New Jersey
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 60 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced Kevin Hunter 
Kevin Hunter (m. 1997–2019)
Children: Yes (Kevin Hunter Jr.)
Fame Source: The Wendy Williams Show
Profession: Television and radio presenter, businesswoman, author, actress, and media personality
Net Worth in 2021: $40 million
Last Updated: 2021

Wendy Williams Early Life & Education

Wendy earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in journalism from Northeastern University in 1986. She decided to pursue a career in radio, landing her first job in the Virgin Islands, where she claimed to be paid $3.75 per hour.

Wendy Williams Net Worth & Career

Williams’ career took off when she began hosting radio shows. WVIS in the United States Virgin Islands was the first radio station to hire her, and she was paid $3.75 per hour. Within a year, she switched to another station called WOL. Williams found work as a substitute DJ at New York City’s urban contemporary WRKS (now WEPN-FM) in 1989.

Wendy finally left the radio in 2009, and her talk show, ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ debuted. The show aired on Fox and BET, with the latter airing it in 54 countries through its international network. Williams announced in July 2020 that ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ in-studio production would resume on September 21, 2020. Williams has also appeared in a number of films, musicals, and stand-up comedy series. Among her television appearances are ‘Martin,’ ‘One Life to Live,’ ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ ‘The Face,’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ She has also executive produced several shows, including ‘Love Triangle,’ ‘Death By Gossip with Wendy Williams,’ and ‘Celebrities Undercover.’ She also has a clothing line called ‘The Wendy Williams’ on Home Shop Network and a jewelry line called ‘Adorn by Wendy Williams’ on QVC.

Fun Facts about Wendy Williams Career:

  • Wendy returned to the United States after brief stint abroad. 
  • Wendy established her own show, The Wendy Williams Experience, in New York City, which became huge success.
  • Wendy had over 12 million listeners at the time.
  • Wendy was later inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November 2009.

Wendy Williams Movie

Wendy Williams: What A Mess documentary and Wendy Williams: The Movie biopic, both showing on Lifetime, delves deeper into her backstory.

Wendy Williams Personal Life

Wendy was open about her relapse of alcohol and drug addiction and her stay in a sober living house in 2019. Wendy also filed for divorce from Kevin and revealed that she has lymphedema, which causes her legs and ankles to swell.

Wendy Williams Net Worth

As of 2021, Wendy Williams’ net worth is estimated to be in the $40 million range. Her annual income from her radio show, book deal, endorsements, and talk show is estimated to be around $15 million. Her annual salary for ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ is estimated to be $10 million. Wendy’s accounts suffered a decrease in her finances following her divorce in 2019, as she had to give away some of her fortunes to her husband, Kevin Hunter.