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$40 Million Net Worth of Wendy Williams - $15M Salary a Year and Expensive Divorce

aisha Published On Tue Apr 14 2020   Modified On Tue Apr 14 2020
$40 Million Net Worth of Wendy Williams - $15M Salary a Year and Expensive Divorce

The American host of 'The Wendy Williams Show', businesswomen, media personality and author, Wendy William has a whopping net worth of $40 million. 

Williams earns a huge paycheck of $15 million as salary from her show per year. She comes in the top 20 list of the Richest TV-Hosts in the World. 

Used To Owns A House Worth $2.1 million 

Williams used to own a house in New Jersey worth $2.1 million with her ex-husband Kevin Hunter. The house stands on 5,700-square-foot of land with a five-bedroom, five-bathroom, sport court, koi pool, spacious main suite with marble tub, library, kitchen and a four-car garage. The house has been listed in sale for $1,895,000 after Williams and Hunter got divorced. 

Picture of New Jersey House of Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter which is on sale.
Picture of New Jersey House of Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter which is on sale.
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As for now Williams is living in a swanky apartment in Manhattan by paying $15,000 per month.

Earning From Show

Wendy Williams who is mostly known for her talk show 'The Wendy Williams Show' earns a huge salary of $15 million per annum for hosting the show. She started hosting the show since 2008 and has done 1,901 episodes till now and is the executive producer of 111 episodes from the show. 

Wendy Williams hosting her own shoe 'The Wendy Williams Show'.
Wendy Williams hosting her own shoe 'The Wendy Williams Show'.
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In 2020, she got two years of contract renewal for her show which means her show will now air through 2022. Williams also stated that she is happy and excited to continue doing what she loves. 

Author Of Seven Books

Williams has earned her worth from being an author by writing New York Times best-selling autobiography and six other books. Her autobiography book is 'Wendy's got the heat' while her other books are 'Hold Me in Contempt', 'The Wendy Williams Experience', 'Is the Bitch Dead, Or What?', 'Ask Wendy', 'Drama Is Her Middle Name', and 'Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood!'.

YouTube Channel- The Wendy William Show

Gail from Think Like a Man runs a YouTube channel for her show 'The Wendy William Show' that she joined on April 29, 2009. The channel has over 2.49 million subscribers and has a total of 1,339,951,315 views. 

Official Site

William has her own site for her episode of the show, giveaways, hot topics, tickets & showtime, and online shop. She has been earning a sum amount of money from her site through the merchandise sale. 

Wendy Williams showing her clothing line Collection in HSN Live.
Wendy Williams showing her clothing line Collection in HSN Live.
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The merchandise includes products from several brands for household purpose, food supply, baggage, watches, glasses, accessories, clothes for boys, girls, and even for kids. 

Apart from her official site, William has created her own product line, fashion line, jewelry collection, and wig line from which she has earned continuous profit from it. 

Endorsement

William was the face and a nice chunky owner in the company Georges Veselle champagne, a wine liquor company. She had a two-year contract with them while she also made her way to import it to the United States.

In 2012, William also posed in the advert campaign of PETA, a non-profit organization based on animal rights. "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" was the main motive or slogan in the campaign.

Divorce Settlement

Wendy Williams, is now a single woman after ending her 21 years marriage with Kevin Hunter. As for their divorce settlement, Williams has to pay $250,000 for his living arrangements as their divorce moves forward. She also agreed to do a life insurance of $1 million in order to secure Hunters worth after-tax severance payments because he was previously employed there.

Wendy Williams with her ex-husband Kevin Hunter.
Wendy Williams with her ex-husband Kevin Hunter.
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She is also forced to open a life insurance policy on herself, in case of her sudden death and the show is on halt, Hunter should continuously be getting paid by the insurance.

Net Worth After Divorce

Williams and Hunter has built an empire of $60 million net worth by working together. From all shows to the endorsements, the ex-pair were together as Hunter used to choose all the work Williams will do. So after the separation of their marriage, their worth also got divided as of which William got decreased to $40 million. 

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