Wendy Williams Net Worth
Wendy Williams net worth and salary: Wendy Williams is an American media personality and an author who has a net worth of $40 million. Wendy Williams was born on July 18, 1964 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. She attended Northeastern University in Boston where she was a college radio station DJ. Her first professional radio job was at WVIS in the Virgin Islands. From there she landed a job as a substitute DJ at WRKS in New York City. Pretty soon Wendy was one of the most popular full time DJs at the station and was hosting the most important drive-time shift. After a format change, Wendy switched over to NYC's Hot 97 urban station where she remained from 1994 to 1998. She was fired in 1998 then hired by a station in Philadelphia. At this station Wendy really hit her stride. Her show was eventually syndicated across the country. At the Philadelphia station, Wendy also met her future husband Kevin Hunter. They welcomed a son, Kevin Jr. in 2000. Kevin ultimately became Wendy's manager.
Wendy Williams Net Worth 2019: $40 million.
Today Wendy is most famous for being the host of the popular syndicated television show, "The Wendy Williams Show". "The Wendy Williams Show" debuted in July 2008 and has since aired more than 1,500 episodes through 10 seasons. Wendy has authored 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 especially known for her famous catch phrase "How you doin?". In 2009 she was named to the National Radio Hall of Fame. Williams was nominated 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. Williams has a fashion line, jewelry line, and a wig line.
Wendy Williams Divorce And Personal Issues: Kevin Hunter has allegedly been unfaithful to Wendy on a number of of occasions. He has also been reported to be very controlling and physically abusive at times. In 2019 rumors swirled that Kevin welcomed a baby born of a mistress. Around this time Wendy revealed on her show that she was living out of a sober house. In April 2019 Wendy filed for divorce from Kevin after 22 years of marriage. The court filing cited irreconcilable differences and sought to establish an appropriate level of child support and split of assets. Wendy and Kevin's primary residence is a 6000 square foot home in Livingston, New Jersey that she bought for $2.1 million in 2009.
Wendy Williams Salary Per Episode: Wendy's salary for The Wendy Williams Show is $10 million per year. In some years she films 180 episodes. That breaks down to a salary per episode of $55,000.