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Wendy Williams Net worth

What is Wendy Williams Net worth?

Introduction to Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams Net worth 2024: Wendy Williams is a popular Actress, Fashion designer, TV host, Author and former radio personality who is best known for hosting the nationally syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show”, on television. Read about Wendy Williams Net worth here

Before venturing into the TV industry, Wendy previously worked as a radio DJ and become widely known in New York with the name “Shock Jockette”. She is also a successful author who has written and published several books. 

Wendy Williams has established several product lines as a fashion designer. some of these product lines are; jewelry collection, wig line and fashion line. 

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You can say Wendy Williams is a multitasking business woman who has never put all her eggs in one basket, considering her various investments, how much is she worth? How did she begin this journey to success? The answers to these questions will be provided in this article, so please read further to uncover some of these thrilling facts about Wendy Williams.

Wendy Williams Net worth Profile

Net worth: $40 Million 

Full Name: Wendy Joan Williams

Date of Birth: July 18,1964.

Nationality: American 

Source of Wealth: TV host, business, etc

Early Life

Wendy Joan Williams was born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, on July 18,1964. The second of the children born to an English Teacher Thomas Dwayne Williams and a special education teacher Shirley; Wendy was a brownie in the Girl Scouts and even volunteered as a candy striper. 

While growing up, Wendy suffered from hyperactivity and her parents were advised to place her under medication to help control the health problem she was experiencing. 

Wendy Williams attended Ocean Township High School which she graduated from in 1982 as one of the few African-American students. 

She was not as bright as her colleagues in school and this affected her grades as she placed 360th in a class of 363 students. 

She may not have found her feet in education, but she had passion in another area, music. According to her she and her friends loved listening to rock music and the rock band they loved listening to was AC/DC. She also schooled at Northern University in Boston with the motive of becoming a TV host. 

Wendy Williams later diverted from television communications to radio because she was able to advance her career faster though her parents never gave a hand of approval. 

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In 1986, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and journalism, an achievement which pleased her parents. She served as a disc Jockey for the college radio station, WRBB where she had her first interview with rapper LL Cool J. 

She recapped the soap operas Dallas and Dynasty on air while working as an intern with contemporary hit radio station WXKS-FM which was owned by Matt Siegel. 

Radio Career

Wendy Williams began her radio career as a presenter for WVIS in the US Virgin Islands. In 1989 she began serving as a stand in  disc jockey with Urban Contemporary WRKS (currently WEPN-FM) in New York City.

 In December 1994, she moved to the company’s other New York owned property, hip-hop-formatted WQHT, after Emmis Broadcasting bought WRKS. Williams then worked with a Philadelphia-based station called WUSL. In 2001 she began serving at WBLS. 

By 2008 she was syndicated in Shreveport, Louisiana; Redondo Beach, California; Wilmington, Delaware; Colombia, South Carolina; and Toledo, Ohio, among other markets. In 2009, Williams finally ended her radio career.

Television Career

Wendy Williams debuted on television in 1992 in the “Martin” TV series. In 2007 she then hosted the morning show “Good Day New York”. 

The following year she began hosting her talk show “The Wendy Williams Show,” which was aired  in four cities. After a successful run, Fox decided to air the show nationwide. 

Additionally, in 2010, BET began broadcasting the show internationally in approximately 54 countries. Williams next appeared on the 2011 Lifetime Network’s “One Life to Live” and “Drop Dead Diva” soap operas. That year she also appeared as a candidate in “Dancing with the Stars”. The American superstar, Wendy Williams also hosted the game show. Love Triangle ‘in the same year.

Immediately after  launching her own television production company called Wendy Williams Productions , Wendy Williams served as an executive producer of the shows ‘Celebrities Undercover’ and ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’. A documentary series titled ‘Death By Gossip with Wendy Williams’ was premiered in 2015, on the Investigation Discovery channel. This series was produced and anchored by her. 


Wendy Williams starred in the 2012 film version of Steve Harvey’s popular book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, entitled “Think Like a Man”. She was then starred  in the sequel “Think Like a Man Too”. That was released in 2014. In 2016 she shot the film “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”.


Wendy Williams, a seven-time New York Times bestseller, has published numerous books including “Wendy’s Got the Heat”, “The Wendy Williams Experience”, “Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance” and “Ask Wendy: Straight”. -Up advice for all the dramas in your life ‘.


In collaboration with the popular Home Shopping Network (HSN), Wendy Williams has launched a collection of women’s trousers, dresses, sweaters and skirts. The network also sells their line of “Adorn by Wendy Williams” jewelry.


1.  Think Like a Man (2012)

2. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

3. Think Like a Man Too (2014)

4. The Cookout (2004)

Wendy Williams Net worth

Wendy Williams currently sits in a whooping net worth of $40 Million. 

Wendy Williams Quotes

“I love the confidence! Respect what you have to say, but I’m not listening to you, and your opinion is not affecting me. I am a 49-year-old woman. Don’t tell me! That’s what I love!” – Wendy Williams

“I’m where I’m supposed to be. In that purple chair, by myself, yip yapping. I wanted to be a newscaster or a radio broadcaster since I was six years old. When I went to college, I majored in communications. When I touched a microphone, I fell in love.” – Wendy Williams

I didn’t have the easiest childhood, and I was never the popular girl in school growing up. I was always the lone black girl or the lone fat girl, or the long tall girl, which has made me more compassionate to all people. It also gave me the drive and ambition to go after my dreams in a big way.” – Wendy Williams

How does Wendy Williams spend her money?

The American beauty is known for her extravagant lifestyle. She has spent part of her millions acquiring so many luxury things such as jewelries, with her most priceless jewelry is a huge diamond ring worth millions.

She has also spent her money on acquiring some of the exotic cars parked in her garage. Some of these cars are : Bentley, Aston Martin v12 Zagato,, mini Cooper S.

Wendy Williams also owns several  designer bags and shoes such as Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen, 

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