Jennifer Hudson took home the EGOT award at the 2022 Tony Awards: Her net worth revealed!
Jennifer Hudson is the latest EGOT, a title given to celebrities who've won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Hudson's win in the best musical category for the Broadway musical A Strange Loop, where she served as the producer, was the last hit for her to achieve the grand slam title.
Jennifer Kate Hudson was born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois. Hudson rose to fame as one of the contestants on the third season of American Idol. And although Jennifer was shockingly eliminated midway, she appeared to be a real winner outside of the Idol stage. Following her exit from American Idol in 2004, Hudson climbed the ladder to fame as an actress and a singer, and it's safe to say that she has achieved exceptional success in both.
What is Jennifer Hudson's net worth?
Before Hudson could make her mark as a singer, the aspiring songstress won people's hearts as an actress. She was cast as Effie White for the film adaption of Dreamgirls in 2005. Hudson's debut role was a major breakthrough for her as she went on to win 29 awards, including an Oscar and a BAFTA, for her role as White.
Hudson won an Oscar for her debut role in 'Dreamgirls' in 2007. Photo Source: Instagram
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jennifer's multi-faceted career has endowed her with an estimated $30 million. Hudson's groundbreaking debut laid her on a promising path, with the singer-turned-actress landing coveted roles in the feature film, Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, Fragments, Black Nativity, and Cats. Hudson's exemplary musical career is believed to have contributed as well to her net worth.
The Oscar winner's professional musical venture started with a record deal with Arista Records. Hudson released her self-titled debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which won the best R&B album at the 2009 Grammys, through the label in 2008. Hudson's second studio album, I Remember Me, and the third, JHUD, were released in 2011 and 2014, respectively.
Hudson's self-titled debut album won her the best R&B album at the 2009 Grammys. Photo Source: Instagram
As the Spotlight crooner's commercial success continued, Hudson took a detour to Broadway. In 2015, Hudson made her Broadway debut as Shug Avery in the revival of The Color Purple and won her second Grammy for the performance. Jennifer later played the role of Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray Live. Jennifer's other notable feats include several voice acting credits, including Sing and Cats.
Jennifer is the first female coach to win 'The Voice UK.' Photo Source: Instagram
Besides acting and singing, Hudson has also worked as a coach on the sixth season of The Voice UK. Jennifer became the first female coach to win the singing competition series. Hudson's victory in The Voice UK led her to become a coach on the 13th season of the American version of The Voice. Hudson became the spokesperson for the international company Weight Watchers in 2010 after she shed a whopping 80 pounds.
Jennifer Hudson is the latest EGOT!
On Sunday (June 12), Hudson became the third-youngest person and the third black star, after John Legend and Whoopi Goldberg, to achieve the EGOT status. After winning Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar, Tony Award; the highest honor in the US theatre, was Jennifer's last step and dream to become an EGOT.
Hudson is the third black star to achieve the EGOT status. Photo Source: Instagram
"I got a dog named it Oscar, and then I won my Oscar. And then I got a dog and named it Grammy, and then I won my Grammy. So I think I should get some dogs and name them Emmy and Tony – and it'll give me good luck, and I'll win," Hudson said in an interview in 2020, following which she won her Emmy for Baby Yaga in 2021.
Hudson took home the coveted trophy in the best musical category for her Broadway musical A Strange Loop, which competed against Girl From the North Country, MJ The Musical, Mr. Saturday Night, Paradise Square, and Six: The Musical. Hudson's latest victory comes almost two months after the singer signed to lead a daytime talk show.
Hudson will have her own daytime show by the year's end. Source: ET Canada
The Jennifer Hudson Show will premiere on Fox television station this fall. As per sources, Hudson's daytime talker will be launched after wrapping of the long-running Ellen DeGeneres Show. "People from around the world have been a part of my journey from the beginning, and I'm so ready to join their journey as we sit down and talk about the things that inspire and move us all," Hudson said in her statement.