How Wendy Williams Went From Making Under $4 an Hour to a $40M Net Worth
Wendy Williams has been a prominent voice in entertainment journalism for over thirty years. She is known for her witty clapbacks, pop culture takes and “How you doing?” catchphrase.
However, her tea isn’t the only thing that’s hot. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Williams is worth a scorching $40 million.
Clearly she’s come a long way from making $3.75 an hour at her first radio gig back in 1986. Wendy was a fresh college graduate & landed an on-air talent gig at a radio station in the Virgin Islands
Her claim to fame came in 2001 when she launched her syndicated radio show “The Wendy Williams Experience” on WBLS in New York. The show was on until 2009, raking in over 12 million listeners
In 2008, Williams became a household name when she pivoted her career onto television and debuted her daytime talk show “The Wendy Williams Show.”
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the show became wildly successful after being picked up by BET, drawing in — on average — 2.4 million daily viewers.
Over the years, Williams and her shows have collected a slew of awards and No. 1 rankings. Such notoriety had led to numerous brand endorsements and successful book deals.
Williams has authored over six books and partnered with companies such as HSN and QVC for exclusive clothing and accessory launches, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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