Who is Wendy Williams and What is her net worth? The American actress, Wendy Williams is a woman of diverse talents, she is an author, fashion designer, former radio personality and an actress, however she best known for hosting her hit television show ‘The Wendy Williams Show’. The talk show first aired in 2008 and since then, it has turned her into the most popular female celebrity host on daytime TV.
Wendy began her entertainment career as a host and radio DJ, who became famous as ‘shock jockette’ in New York. She gained recognition from her regular celebrity spats, when she stared ‘The Wendy Williams Experience’ in 2006, a reality TV series of VH1. In 2009, she was added into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Asbury Park Council was renamed on her name, as the street she was raised in her childhood on her 50th birthday.
Wendy Joan Williams Hunter was born in 1964 on 18th July to Thomas Williams and Shirley Williams, around Asbury Park suburb in New Jersey. She is the middle one out of three siblings. She was raised in Ocean Township’s wayside section.
In her biography, Wendy described her first husband as a salesperson; she has used a pseudonym Robert Morris III, to refer to him. Wendy married Kevin Hunter, her second husband in 1997. The couple has son named Kevin Hunter Jr. together.
Education: Wendy completed her schooling from Ocean Township High School in 1986. Later she enrolled in a BA course for communications at Boston’s Northeastern University. She was the DJ at WRBB, which was her college radio station.
She started off her career as a radio DJ, which helped her land a VH1 reality show ‘The Wendy William Experience’. Her fame from the show helped her land her own talk show ‘The Wendy Willaims’, which is one of the best day time shows, loved by women worldwide.
She is also popular for her stand up comedy shows, and tours. One of which includes ‘The Sit Down Comedy Tour’. ‘Lipstick’ is one of her best stand up act till date, which went ‘sold out’ in its debut.
William also went on a 12 city tour ‘The Wendy William Sit Down Tour: Too Real For Stand Up’ in 2015. She is also works as a part time author and has written fictions like ‘Drama is Her Middle Name’, which is a three book series of ‘The Ritz Harper Chronicle’ and ‘Hold me in Contempt: A Romance’. She has also written her autobiography and other books which include her personal life details.
Wendy Williams Net Worth
Wendy has been working in the entertainment business since 1983, as radio DJ, RJ, actress, host and reality television personality. She is a successful author as well, who has been a ‘New York Times Best Seller’ with her autobiography. She also owns a successful clothing line, wig line and jewelry collection. She has gained quite a lot of fame and money from her talk show ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ since 2008. The net worth of Wendy William Hunter is estimated to be worth $65 million. She also makes guest appearance in several films as well as television series like ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’, ‘Santa Con’ etc. Her annual income is estimated to be $15 million.
Wendy Williams as Business Model
Apart from her hosting and acting career, she also own successful fashion, jewelery and wig line. She started her clothing line with HSN in 2015, which had a debut sell-out success.
Her Jewelry line is named ‘Adorn’. She is also a seven time best seller and has published many books.
During the early 2008, Wendy’s was accused by Nicole Spence, who was a talent booker of ‘The Wendy Williams Experience’, of not giving equal employment opportunity. Later, Nicole accused Wendy’s husband of demanding sexual favors from her at various occasions. Nicole also claims that Hunter assaulted and threatened Wendy on company premises. Later Nicole went to court and filed a lawsuit for sexual embarrassment against the couple and Inner City Broadcasting Corporation. The couple denies all these charges, and claims them to be false.
The talk show is loved by all, and portrays a hopeful, strong, and empowering side of women. She is a true inspiration for several women around the world. She has transformed her career, by becoming a stellar business woman, who can achieve anything.