What is Wendy Williams’ Net Worth?

Wendy Williams has been in the radio and television game for years. She has risen from the ranks of radio nobody to hosting her own namesake talk show. So how much is the talk show maven making now?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Williams is currently worth $60 million.

How does she make her money?

As mentioned, Williams is the host of The Wendy Williams Show. The show has been airing since 2008 and she makes around $15 million a year just from the talk show alone. It has aired over 1,400 episodes and has been renewed through 2020.

Williams’ career

Born in 1964, Williams knew that she wanted a career in media early on. Williams has said that even from a young age, she “spoke too loud, too fast and too much.”

She was wildly different from everyone else. By the time she was in sixth grade, she was already 5’7″ and wearing size 11 shoes. She eventually went to Northeastern University in 1986 and graduated with a degree in communications with a minor in journalism.

While in college, she began to get into radio. At Northeastern, she hosted her own radio show. This allowed her to intern for DJ Matt Siegel of Kiss 108.

After college, she got a job in St. Croix at a radio station. After working there, she went to New York to work for another station but ultimately was fired after she didn’t follow the rules.

During this time, Williams named herself the Queen of All Media and her audience grew to 12 million listeners. She became known for her straight to the point, real talk approach to interviews.

In 2003, she famously asked singer Whitney Houston about her drug history to which audiences were appalled. Because of this, she got a reputation for being a bully.

“My bark is worse than my bite … by being tall and outgoing, people mistake that for being overpowering, overbearing, loud and being a bully,” she once said of her communication method.

Since then, she has written two best-sellers, Wendy’s Got the Heat and The  Wendy Williams Experience and leveraged her success to appear on the  Today Show as the go-to correspondent for celebrity and entertainment news.

In 2008, she caught her big break when she was given a trial run of her talk show on BET. After a successful season of ratings, the show became a permanent fixture on BET’s roster. During this time, the former radio host was also inducted into the National Radio Hall of fame.

Her show has been running ever since then and has won five Daytime Emmy awards.

Williams’ Hiatus

Williams was scheduled to go off the air for two weeks around the Christmas and New Years holidays, but her absence had to be extended through February because of her health. She has previously mentioned that she has thyroid issues and Graves disease.

“I just wanted to take some time for myself,” she said when she returned on Monday. She told the audience that during that time she meditated, took her thyroid medication, and began going to the gym for two hours a day, every day of the week.

She, then, apologized to fans for taking such a long break.

“It’s not gonna happen anymore, and I feel good,” she said.

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