Wendy Williams' Net Worth exposed amid her hiatus from the show: Exclusive details here!
Broadcaster Wendy Williams is a giant in the broadcasting industry. The frontwoman of the nationally syndicated show The Wendy Williams Show, Wendy boasts decades of experience in the broadcasting industry and prestigious accolades that prove her supremacy. Williams is also a businesswoman, writer, actress, and media personality.
Born on July 18, 1964, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Williams graduated with a major in journalism in 1986 and kicked off her career as a disc jockey. She worked as a radio host at WVIS in the Virgin Islands and landed her first television gig at WOL. Wendy would shift jobs in various stations until debuting her titular show in 2008.
What is Wendy Williams' net worth?
Williams's deteriorating health condition has affected her work on the show for a while now, with some even suspecting that the 57 years old host won't be returning for the season at all. Amid the tension and the talks of possible replacement of the main host, tabloids have figured out Williams's attractive salary and accumulated fortune.
Williams rakes an estimated $10 million a year from her show. Photo Source: Instagram
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Wendy has an estimated net worth of $40 million. It won't be wrong to cite her titular show as the largest contributor in her wealth, as sources also revealed that Williams earns a whopping $10 million per year, $55,000, per episode, for her salary from The Wendy Williams Show. But despite her soaring success in the last decade, Wendy didn't always have the fame and money.
During her beginning years, which was mostly her hustling as a disc jockey and sometimes a radio host, Williams recalls sleeping in her car. "I would sleep at every rest stop between New York and Washington, DC to block out the noise of people telling me I couldn't do it," Wendy once confessed. But we can all agree that Wendy's deprived days are long gone, and the television host now has various sources to rake substantial incomes.
Williams is also a published author of several books. Photo Source: Instagram
Williams is also an author of three non-fiction books and several fiction books. Other than that, you'll be surprised to learn that Wendy has also tried her hands in comedy. She made her sold-out comedy debut, The Sit-down Comedy Tour, in July 2014. Williams also hosted the How You Laughin comedy series around the same time.
Wendy was last married to Kevin Hunter. Photo Source: Instagram
The Asbury Park-born has many credits in major hits films and shows, including Think Like a Man Too, Wild 'n Out, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Surviving R Kelly. She and her then-husband Kevin Hunter launched Wendy Williams Productions in 2013, under which they produced several unscripted shows such as Drop Dead Diva, Dancing with the Stars, and more; Wendy herself hosted many of the shows. Wendy and Hunter divorced after nearly twenty years together.
Wendy Williams won't return to her talk show this season
As The Wendy Williams Show continues to be without its original host, it has been revealed that Williams will keep her absence from the show for the rest of the season. The first time Williams canceled her show due to her illness was back in February 2018; since then, her hiatus and various guest hosts' stint in the beloved show has been a routine.
Sources rebut rumors of stroke and dementia diagnosis. Source: Nicki Swift
"Wendy won't be returning to the show for the rest of this season. Her healing is going slower than everyone had hoped. She continues to deal with a number of medical issues," a source told People. The source further clarified, "But reports of a stroke, drugs or addiction issues or a dementia diagnosis are all false. Whether Wendy can return in the fall will depend on how her healing goes over the summer."
While William continues to deal with her grave medical issues, the show's frontrunner is reportedly considering Sherri Shepherd, who guest-hosted the show in Wendy's absence last year, to be a possible replacement. Shepard is said to be in advance talks with the show's production company, Debmar-Mercury.
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