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Wendy Williams Net Worth 2019: How 'The Wendy Williams Show' Host Rose to Fame

January 10, 2020 10:36

With an amazing career spanning over 30 years, Wendy Williams has won the hearts of millions. Her unusual personality and unmatched drive have resulted in great success. Wendy is famous for having a stunning radio career, writing a few popular books, and, of course, hosting 'The Wendy Williams Show.'

She is a popular TV person, but what about her money? What is Wendy Williams' net worth and how does she make her money? Here is what we know about her career and fortune.

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Wendy Williams' career

Wendy Williams was born on July 18, 1964, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where she spent her childhood. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston and started her radio career. She was a radio station DJ in her college during her university years.

Her first 'real' radio job was at WVIS in the Virgin Islands, but that was only the very beginning. Then she started a job as a substitute DJ at WRKS in New York City. Very soon Wendy became one of the most famous full-time DJs. The young girl was hosting the most prestigious drive-time shift.

After some changes in the work of her station, Wendy found a job at NYC's Hot 97 urban station from 1994 to 1998. She switched to a station in Philadelphia in 1998. At this station, Wendy got the show on the road. Her show was ultimately broadcasted across the country.

Wendy Williams' personal life

At that station, the future TV star met her future spouse Kevin Hunter. In 2000, the couple welcomed their baby son, named Kevin Jr. Kevin Hunter started to work as Wendy's manager. Kevin Hunter has allegedly cheated on Wendy several times. The man has been very controlling and physically abusive at times, according to reports.

In 2019 rumors appeared that Wendy Williams' husband fathered a baby from his mistress. During the same period, Wendy admitted on her show that she was being out of a sober house. She wanted to find a quiet place to hide from all the problems.

In April 2019 Williams asked for divorce from Kevin. Their marriage lasted for 22 years but unfortunately failed. The court filing mentioned irreconcilable differences and sought to establish an appropriate level of child support and a split of assets.

Wendy and Kevin's main residence is a 6000 square foot mansion that the TV icon bought for $2.1 million in 2009.

It was reported that Wendy had moved to another residence. She wanted to remove Kevin from her life both personally and professionally. She also fired him from her team and found financial advisors to shield her money. Wendy has burnt the bridges and has hired a new manager.

Wendy Williams salary per episode

What is about Wendy Williams' money? How much does she earn? Wendy's salary for 'The Wendy Williams Show ' estimates $10 million annually. In some years she produces 180 episodes, so the salary per episode is around $55,000.

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Wendy Williams net worth

Now Wendy Williams is best known for being the host of her television show, 'The Wendy Williams Show.' The debut episode of the show was released in July 2008 and she filmed more than 1,500 episodes through 10 seasons.

Wendy has written the books Wendy's Got the Heat, The Wendy Williams Experience, Ask Wendy: Straight-Up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life, Drama Is Her Middle Name, Is the Bitch Dead, Or What?, Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood, and Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance. Wendy is also known for her popular catchy phrase "How you doin?"

In 2009 the media mogul was named to the National Radio Hall of Fame. Williams was chosen for Daytime Emmy Awards in 2015 and 2016 for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show. In 2016 she was nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Host.

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Celebrity Net Worth notes that Wendy William’s net worth is about $40 million.

How much will Wendy Williams have to pay Kevin Hunter in their divorce?

Wendy Williams’ ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, has spent with the TV star for more than twenty years. They have worked side by side since the start of their relationship 25 years ago. He’s worked as her manager and had executive producer credits on her talk show before their divorce.

Kevin and Wendy even launched a charity and production company during their relationship. Wendy Williams has reportedly agreed to pay $250000 to Kevin Hunter to help find him a new house.

Wendy's amazing career proves that she is one in a million, and her life has been nothing less than extraordinary. From her successful career in radio to being a best-selling author and earning recognition as a TV icon, Wendy really is a real media queen.

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