Who is William Hung and what is his net worth 2018? William Hung (alternatively recognised as Hung Hing Cheong) is Hong Kong based former singer. This singer attained popularity during 2004 as a consequence of his off-key based audition performance of hit song entitled as “She Bangs” on season three of famous television series entitled as American Idol. If you are confused in getting details of net worth of William Hung then refer below sections:
Hung belonged from Sha Tin, located in Hong Kong and later in year 1992 he shifted to Camden. He completed graduation from a polytechnic high school in Los Angeles. Later he stayed as a student at University of California, located in Berkeley, and then left it to follow his career in music. During his audition, this singer was studying civil engineering at UC Berkeley. Completing his brave audition to be the following American Idol, the singer unintentionally received support of numerous fans.
It is known that Hung willingly abandon from university in order to follow a career in music. Moreover, his recording career was actually noticeable by continuous negative based critical reaction, as well as his fame turned out as the matter of controversy as he as well as his fans was suspect of promoting racial stereotypes in contradiction of Asians. This is because he was apparent to lack musical skills and be famous merely for exemplifying such stereotypes.
He made path for his own career in form of musician to a completion when in year 2011 he took job opportunity in position of a technical crime specialist for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Later, he made decision to follow law execution as an alternative of music. After that, Hung has imitated positively on pop based music career of him.
When he was appearing for studies of civil engineering, Hung gave audition for one season of American Idol in year 2003 in San Francisco. Here, he became final contender on one show in year 2004. Hung quickly received a cult then after. It is known that his website, founded by realtor named Don Chin and his wife, did recording of more than four million hits approximately in just first week.
Later, Hung made appearance on many television programs such as On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Entertainment Tonight, the Late Show with David Letterman, George Lopez, The Howard Stern Radio Show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Dateline NBC, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Arrested Development and The Early Show. Moreover, Hung was presented in many national magazines as well as in newspapers. He too was caricatured on Saturday Night Live as well as inn Mad TV, and too appeared in Celebrity Deathmatch.
Apart from this, Hung too appeared in some commercials for the Game Show Network, Ask.com, and even as mobile phone service provider named Cingular Wireless. Moreover, he too performed to sing -“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in year 2004. Glancing at his film appearance, his first movie, which is essentially one low-budget Hong Kong based period comedy entitled as Where is Mama’s Boy, was launched in year 2005. Moreover, Hung performed a village child who sells Chinese pancakes in order to fund medical bills of his mother.
Net Worth of William Hung
William Hung is globally renowned as an American based singer who succeeds in earning assessed net worth of $900 thousand. This singer’s first album entitled Inspiration vended 200,000 copies in U.S. as well as it was #1 on U.S. Indie charts. His second album just charted almost 7,000 copies. Moreover, took retirement from world of music in year 2011 as well as he turned out as technical crime expert. Once Hung was provided a $25,000 advance for one record deal done from Koch Entertainment in year 2004, and later he launched three albums on this label in years 2004 and 2005.
William Hung stays hopeful regarding his latest career path, and he mentions that he does not guilt that his career in music has now ended. Though his musical career has ended, people and fans still praise him.