Wendy Williams is infamous for being a brutally honest talk show host. In her hit talk show host ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ she grills her celebrity guests and indulges in some juicy gossip. Williams is never too shy to give her two cents on a particular topic or an A-list star. So how did Wendy Williams amass her wealth? Keep reading to find out more.
The Wendy Williams Show has been on the air for years and has maintained excellent ratings. Hosted by Wendy, the show deals with controversial issues and discussing them with real people rather than a panel of experts. This is one of the reasons why the show has remained popular for many years and has allowed her to buy all those cheetah print designer pieces.
According to reports her current salary from the show is around $15 million a year. Her $15 million salary includes any syndication of previous shows. Williams has been hosting the show for almost a decade; the basic calculation is that she has earned $135 million before the tax man and expenses took some of that hard earned money away.
As mentioned earlier, Wendy Williams is a star of her talk show. The show has been on the air since 2018 and makes approximately $15 Million just from Wendy Williams Show. The show has had over 1,400 episodes, and luckily for Williams, it has been renewed till 2020.
Wendy Williams was born in 1964, and from a very early age, she knew she wanted to have a career in the media. The talk show host has been quoted as saying, “spoke too loud, too fast and too much.”
She was very different from her peers in school. By the time she was in 6th grade, Williams was already 5’7″ and wore size 11 shoes. Later, she went to Northeastern University and graduated with a degree in communications with a minor degree in journalism.
While at Northeastern University, Wendy started to dabble into radio. At university, she hosted her own radio show which allowed her to intern for big names such as DJ Matt Siegel of Kiss 108.
After university, she started working in St. Croix at a radio station. Later she moved to New York to work for another, much more popular station but was ultimately fired because she didn’t follow the rules. Knowing Wendy Williams, that’s not hard to believe.
During this time, Wendy had crowned herself the Queen of All Media and her audience expanded to 13 million listeners. As a radio host, she became infamous for her straight to the point, real talk approach to interviews, much like her talk show.
She has added writer to her resume as well by penning two best-sellers, The Wendy Williams Experience and Wendy’s Got the Heat.
In 2008, Wendy caught her major break when she was given a trial run of the Wendy Williams Show. After a successful season one, the show became permanent.