Jennifer Hudson net worth is $20 million. The multi-talented American singer, brilliant spokesperson and an exceptional actress have an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars. She rose to stardom in 2004 at the American Idol music competition where she finished seventh place.
Despite her elimination from the show, her fame presented her lots of opportunities. Jennifer made her movie debut as Effie White in Dreamgirls in 2006, two years after are elimination from the American Idol show.
Her role in the movie earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, a Bafta Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for best supporting actress.
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Jennifer Kate Hudson was born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised in a Christain home by her parents, Darnell Donerson (mother) and Samuel Simpson (Father). She is the third and youngest child of her parents.
At the age of seven, she started singing with the church choir and with the help of her grandmother, she was allowed into the community theater. Since childhood, she showed a special interest in singing and was a great fan of many singers. She participated in school choirs because of her passion for singing.
Jennifer graduated from Dunbar Vocational High School in 1999 and registered at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, but she left after a semester due to homesickness and enrolled at Kennedy King College.
Jennifer rose to fame in 2004 at the American Idol music competition where she finished seventh place, and since then, the line’s have been falling in place for the actress. In 2009, MTV listed Jennifer as the sixth greatest American Idol even after her controversial elimination from the show which they described as the most shocking of all times.
She signed with Arista Records and later released her self-titled debut studio album in 2008 which won her a grammy award, sold over a million copies and was certified gold and silver. She released another album “I Remember Me” in 2011 and both albums reached number 2 in the US Billboard 200. Her third album “JHUD” was released in 2014 and also reached number 2 on the US R&B chart.
She also appeared in movies like Dreamgirls, Sex, and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, Winnie Mandela, The Three Stooges and Black Nativity. She had recurring roles in the TV series “Smash” in 2013 and Empire in 2015.
Jennifer has performed at events such as the Grammy Awards, American Idol, Oprah Winfrey Show, and the Super Bowl XLIII. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.
Jennifer Hudson Net Worth
Jennifer Hudson has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars, thanks to her illustrious singing and acting career. She also has endorsement deals with Adidas Yeezy Boots, Burton Snowboards and APM Monaco. She promotes fashion designers like Christain Louboutin, Christain Siriano and she signed with Weight Watchers in April 2010.
No doubt she makes a lot from her sponsorship deals, but she prefers to keep the figures secret.
According to Influencer Marketing Hub, celebrities with 2.6 million followers on Instagram (like Jennifer) can make $5,300 – $8,900 per sponsored post.
Jennifer’s YouTube channel also aids in her net worth. With over 494k subscribers, she earns $788 – $12,600 annually.
Jennifer Hudson’s Family & Relationship
Jennifer got engaged to David Otunga, a professional wrestler in the WWE in September 2008 but the duo separated in November 2017. She has a son with Otunga, David Daniel Otunga Jr ( born august 2009).
Before she met Otunga, Jennifer was dating James Payton, her boyfriend since 1999, but they went their separate ways in 2007.
Death of Her Family
Jennifer’s 57-year old mother Darnell Donerson and 29-year-old brother Jason were killed by gunshot on October 24, 2008, inside Donerson’s Chicago home, shared with Julia, Jennifer’s older sister.
Julian King, Jennifer’s 7-year-old nephew who was missing, was found dead on Chicago’s West Side, an autopsy indicated he had died from gunshot wounds.
Police then charged Julia’s estranged 27- year- old husband, William Balfour with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of a home invasion. He was sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole and an additional 120 years for other convictions.