Wendy Williams is an American TV host, media personality, businesswoman, writer, comedian, and actress who is estimated to hold a net worth of $40 million as of 2022.
She gained a huge recognition for hosting the nationally syndicated television talk show “The Wendy Williams Show” for more than 13 years from 2008 to 2022.
She has been making rounds on the internet lately as her popular talk show is officially going off the air.
Going by the latest statement given by her rep Howard Bragman, The Wendy Williams Show show is set to end as the star focuses on her health.
Everything you need to know about Wendy Williams
Bragman in his statement while updating Williams’ health to People shared that Sherri Shepherd will replace her talk show by bringing her own show on FOX at the same time slot. Bragman said, “It’s been a challenging time for Wendy as she deals with her health issues”.
“She, more than anyone, understands the reality of syndicated television—you can’t go to the marketplace and sell a show that’s the ‘Maybe Wendy Show.”
Here we get into everything you need to know about Wendy Williams including her net worth, career, salary, and other details. Keep going!
Wendy Williams net worth, Career, Earnings, and More
Career in Radio
Before making a career in television, Wendy was a radio DJ and host who became popular in New York as a shock jockette. She worked at WVIS in the Virgin Islands which was her first radio job. After that, she worked at WRKS in New York City.
After around a year, Wendy bagged her first television gig at WOL as a host. In no time, she became a household name as one of the most popular full-time DJs at the station.
People used to love her as she used to share her personal struggles as well that were relatable.
As such, this paved a way for Wendy to come up with her own show as a host – “The Wendy Williams Show”. People still love the way she hosted the show.
The Wendy Williams Show
The syndicated television talk show made its debut back in 2008 and Wendy was offered a six-week trial then. Owing to the initial success of the show, Fox teamed up with Debmar-Mercury to broadcast the show nationally.
Later BET got the rights to broadcast the show at night. It started to air the show internationally making it available in 54 countries via BET International in 2010.
Salary per episode from The Wendy Williams Show
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Wendy rakes in $10 million a year for the show. She films 180 episodes in a year, that is her salary per episode is $55,000.
Career into Acting
Wendy also appeared in TV, films, theater as well as stand-up comedy. She was featured in TV shows like Martin, One Life to Live, and Dancing with the Stars. She was seen in the films – Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man along with two sequels of that film.
Wendy has also been the author of a number of books. She also has her own product lines like a fashion line, a jewelry line, and a wig line.
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