- Full Name: Jennifer Kate Hudson
- Born: 09/12/1981
- Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
- Occupation: Singer, Actress
- Marital Status: Engaged
Jennifer Hudson Net Worth History
Jennifer Hudson got lucky when she auditioned for American Idol and ended-up coming in seventh place overall during their third season. The American Idol platform afforded her the ability to go on to various other music and film projects. Following her departure from the show, Hudson really started to make herself some money. She struck big when she landed a role in Dreamgirls, which later helped her to win an Academy Award for best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe, and many others. Together her film and music career has allowed her to create a fortune for herself worth over $20 million. Not only has she had a hit music career, but she’s also landed a number of high profile acting roles in films like Sex and the City, The Secret Life of bees, Winnie Mandela, and others. Hudson is a Grammy award-winning singer that also acts, and she’s landed a few endorsement deals for herself. Hudson has been able to earn lucrative deals with Johnson & Johnson, Weight Watchers, and others. It has been reported that Hudson was one of the highest paid singers for the year of 2015, earning herself the number 1 spot on the list; with a combined earnings income for the year worth $75 million.
About Jennifer Hudson
For the past several years Hudson has been engaged to her partner David Otunga, since 2008, but it doesn’t look like she is going to be walking down the aisle anytime soon. Hudson has a number of projects that she is working on, including a film coming out later next year that will be a television movie titled Confirmation. Hudson will be starring in the film next to Kerry Washington, Erika Christensen, Greg Kinnear, and many others. It was her notable role in Dreamgirls that really solidified her A-list position in Hollywood. Hudson’s debut music album sold over a million copies to date, and went on to win her a Grammy. Hudson has been lucky enough to perform for events like the Grammy Awards and even the Super bowl. Back in 2013 she received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame and it’s said that she is close friends with President Barack Obama.
When Hudson isn’t busy acting on the big screen or performing for thousands of people, she can be found spending time with her loved ones or even occasionally engaging in some political activism. Hudson was able to perform at the White House for the well-known “Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” event. Hudson, like many other singers, got her singing start by participating in church choir. And she actually landed herself a record deal before American Idol, but she had to get out of that contract before she could even begin the show. She took a leap of faith and it turned out to really cash-in for her. It’s clear that Hudson is here to stay, with her A-list credentials, and we can expect to see many more fun projects from her in the future.