It’s good to be Wendy Williams! The irrepressible talk show host has been dishing the dirt on celebrities for decades now, and all her hard work (and gossiping) has certainly paid off. Her tell-it-like-it-is candor has won Wendy a following that’s allowed her to build an empire with several producing credits, seven books, and even a starring role on Broadway under her belt.
With so many achievements in her career, fans are often left wondering how much Miss Williams, 53, is worth. Well, according to Celebrity Net Worth, the television personality is worth a whopping $60 million. (Yes, our jaws are on the floor, too.)
Though she’s rich AF, Wendy hasn’t let fame and fortune go to her head. The star still remembers her roots as a small-town girl from suburban New Jersey. During a 2015 interview with Closer Weekly, the mom-of-one – who shares son Kevin Jr., 17, with husband Kevin Hunter — revealed that the Wendy Williams viewers see on TV is a lot different from who she is at home.
“I’m a lot more quiet [at home]. In my professional life, I give people a lot. So when I go out socially, I become a wallflower,” Wendy said at the time. “I’m like, ‘I’m not talking, you know about me — what size shoe I wear, that I’m wearing a wig, that these are implants. You talk!’”
She added, “When I get home, I leave Wendy Williams on the sidewalk. And then I’m Wendy Hunter, the wife and mother. It’s not the fantasy people think it is…My favorite place to be in the whole world is my house — and it’s not the biggest house.” (But, if she ever wants to upgrade, Wendy sure has the funds to get a new crib!)