Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams is an American broadcaster known for her longtime running daytime television talk show "The Wendy Williams Show." The show ran for over a decade, from 2008 until it was canceled in 2021 due to the host's ongoing health issues. Her commentary and interviews via the show have made her a widely popular entertainment figure and cultural icon for more than ten years. Through the years, Williams sat down with various high profile stars, earning millions of fans and listeners to her program.

Some of the celebrities interviewed by Williams include Mariah Carey, Keke Palmer, Whitney Houston, and Roseanne Bar. Williams' highly popular show and years-long career as a businesswoman and media personality have earned her a large fortune, estimated to have a net worth of over $20 million, according to Forbes. Williams first gained a name for herself in the New York area as a shock jockette radio DJ known for her aggressive and bombastic style. She was known to engage in on-air arguments with stars in order to entertain her audience.

Moreover, Williams was given her own reality television series after her radio career began to skyrocket. Williams' personal brands spans to different industries of entertainment and fashion. She has her own fashion line and jewelry collection, as well as a wig line. The media personality also has gone on comedy tours and promoted several books across the nation. In 2009, a year after hosting the "Wendy Williams Show," she was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

Williams has been divorced twice. She married her second husband, Kevin Hunter, in 1994 and Williams gave birth to the couple's only son Kevin Samuel in 2000. However, Williams officially divorced Hunter in April 2019 after media reports revealed he had at least one baby with a mistress.