- Full Name: Wendy Joan Williams
- Born: 08/09/1967
- Place of Birth: Asbury Park, New Jersey
- Occupation: Media Personality
- Marital Status: Married
Wendy Williams Net Worth History
Wendy Williams is the host of her nationally syndicated talk show, The Wendy Williams Show. She is an accomplished author of seven books, an actress in several television shows and films, and producer of the movie, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, on the Lifetime network. Williams has also created a fashion line, Adorn by Wendy, on QVC and Wendy’s Hair World – a line of fashion wigs. Her net worth was estimated around $17 million a couple of years ago but with recent career developments, her net worth has increased to $60 million.
About Wendy Williams
Wendy Williams was worn in New Jersey; the second of three children. She was not as academically inclined like her siblings but always managed to stand out. By sixth grade, she was 5’7 and wore a size 11 shoe. Williams involved herself in many school activities. She was a Girl Scout, played clarinet in the school band, and was on the swim team. After graduating from Ocean Township High school, Williams attended Northeastern University in Boston. She worked as a DJ for the college’s radio station and received a degree in communications with a minor in journalism.
Williams began her career in the Virgin Islands, working for WVIS radio station. In 1989, she began at WRKS radio station in New York City as a fill-in DJ and was later hired on full-time for its morning show. A year later, she moved to the afternoon drive shift but was later switched to the company’s other New York station, Hot 97. She was fired from Hot 97 in 1998.
Williams by hired by WUSL, an urban station in Philadelphia, and her husband became her manager. At WUSL, she was open about her personal life which moved the station’s ratings from 14th place to 2nd place. She returned to New York in 2001 for a full-time syndicated radio show and deemed herself the “Queen of all Media.” Williams left in 2009 to focus on her television show and spend more time with family. She was then inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Known for her sharp tongue and quick wit, she makes no apologies for her style. She told the New York Times, “My bark is worse than my bite…by being tall and outgoing, people mistake that for being overpowering, overbearing, loud and being a bully.” Williams is able to speak on difficult subjects and strike a cord with her audiences. They have come to respect her honesty and sassy personality.
On July 14, 2008, The Wendy Williams Show debuted on Fox her signature phrase, “How you doing?” After the 6-week test run, Fox signed a deal for syndication to broadcast the show beginning July 2009. Adding to that success, Black Entertainment Television (BET) picked up cable rights to The Wendy Williams Show. In 2015, she was nominated at the Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host and the show was nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment.