Wendy Williams is an American media personality, actress, comedian and author best known for her eponymous talk show on BET. Her net worth is estimated at $60 million.
Wendy Williams Net Worth: Radio Career
Wendy Joan Williams was born in Ocean Township, New Jersey on July 18, 1964. Wendy attended the Northeastern University where she was a college radio station DJ. After college Wendy began her professional career with WVIS in Virgin islands. Later, she worked as a substitute jockey at WRKS, the station would later hire her full-time for their morning show.
Her show began to gain popularity and soon she bagged a Billboard award for Best On-Air radio personality. After a switch of ownership at WRKS, Wendy was transferred to Hot 97 Urban station but was fired 4 years later.
A station at Philadelphia quickly hired her and Wendy grew more popular with her show, where she talked about her personal life including her miscarriages, previous drug addiction, breast enhancement procedure and more. She helped increase the station’s ranking from 14th place to 2nd place.
She was then hired by WLBS in New York for a full-time syndicated show in 2001. After much success with radio, Wendy was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame before retiring in 2009 to focus on TV.
Wendy Williams Net Worth: TV Career
Wendy debuted her eponymous TV talk show in 2008, the show’s popularity grew quickly and was syndicated all over the country. The show has received Emmy nominations.
Apart from her show, Wendy has made appearances in a number of other TV shows including the Season 12 of “Dancing with The Stars”. She has served as host of GNS game show “Love triangle” and as judge on others such as “Drop Dead Diva”.
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Wendy has starred in a handful of movies including the adaptation of Steve Harvey‘s book “Think Like A Man” and its sequel. She is also a stand-up comedian and tours the country frequently.
With her husband and manager Kevin Hunter whom she met while working at a Philadelphia radio station, she launched a TV Production company The Wendy Williams Production, aimed at producing unscripted reality series and game shows.
She bolsters her media endeavors with other ventures including a clothing line sold exclusively on HSN, and a line of jewelry products called Adorn.
She has also penned books both in the fiction and non-fiction category. Seven of them have been New York Times bestsellers. In the past, Wendy has endorsed Georges Veselle champagne.