The Golden Globe Award winner Jennifer Hudson is probably a familiar face to all, famed as the coach in the UK and US version of The Voice, a singing reality show. The American born singer and actress, Hudson has garnered a hefty sum and massive fame from her career success.
Raised to fame as the finalist on the Season 3 of American Idol (finished 7th), Jennifer owns the net worth of $30 million currently. Ever since her professional career journey in 2004, Hudson has made a whopping million dollars shower from her album sales and acting credits in many TV series and movies.
With the professional career of 14 years, Hudson has accumulated massive fame and earnings. As of December 2022, Jennifer Hudson owns the net worth of $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Back in 2017, The Richest recorded her fortune to be $18 million.
The main source of the American actress cum singer is her proficient career that includes millions of album sales and notable appearances in feature films.
Moreover, she served as the coach in The Voice franchise of the UK and the US version that proved to be the shower for massive earnings.
Jennifer Hudson, an American singer and actress owns the net worth of $30 million.
Well, Jennifer Hudson came to fame after she became the contestant of American Idol season 3, but placed 7th. The winner of the season Fantasia Barrino made up to the prize money of $250,000.
Despite her elimination from the American Idol, Jennifer’s fame introduced her the ladder to acting and music career. She signed with Arista Records by Clive Davis and later released her self-titled debut studio album in 2008.
In addition to that, Hudson also appeared in movies like Dreamgirls, Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, and Black Nativity.
Having signed with the record labels such as Arista, RCA, and Epic records, Jennifer Hudson has released 3 studio albums so far: Jennifer Hudson (2008), I Remember Me (2011) and JHUD (2014).
On September 27, 2008, she released her eponymous debut studio album Jennifer Hudson, which was certified gold by RIAA; also her other 2 albums were certified gold as well.
Albums Sales & Earnings:
|Jennifer Hudson (2008)||998,720 copies||$1 million|
|I Remember Me (2011)||459,000 copies||$410,000|
Besides albums sales, Jennifer also appeared in numerous blockbuster movies too.
List of Jennifer Hudson’s movie gross collection:
She made her film debut through Dreamgirls (2006) as Effie White and won several accolades: an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Dreamgirls stars actors like Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, and many others in the lead.
|Dream Girls (2006)||Effie White||$80 million||$154.8 million|
|Sex and the City (2008)||Louise||$65 million||$415.2 million|
|The Secret Life of Bees (2008)||Rosaleen Daise||$11 million||$39.94 million|
The average salary of an actress in the United States ranges from $45,000 to $57,000, so the award-winning probably received a huge paycheck.
Well, Hudson never disclosed her earnings from her acting career but is estimated to have pocketed massive hundreds of thousand dollars or even million dollars.
After appearing as a contestant in American Idol (2004), Jennifer Hudson made a guest appearance in the music competition franchise The X Factor (2011).
Currently, Hudson appears in The Voice UK since 2017 (Season 6). Also, she was the coach for the US version of The Voice for Season 13 and 15, until the singer was replaced by John Legend in the Season 16.
Sources report that Jennifer Hudson’s appearance in The Voice US earned her around $8 million while Adam Levine and Blake Shelton earns $13 million per season. Since the singing reality show in the US runs 2 seasons per year, the annual revenue of Levine and Shelton comes to be $26 million.
On the other hand, Hudson’s earnings from The Voice UK is not out. But it is estimated that the coaches earn around £40,000 per episode from the show.
Jennifer has endorsements deals with the brands like Adidas Yeezy Boosts, APM Monaco, and Burton Snowboards; moreover, she promotes fashion designers: Christian Louboutin, and Christian Siriano. Well, since April 2010, she has signed with Weight Watchers.
Surely, Hudson makes massive dollars from her sponsorships but is yet to reveal the details on her earnings.
As per Influencer Marketing Hub, she can make $5,286 -$8,811 per sponsored post via her Instagram where her followers count 2.6 million.
Besides this, Hudson’s self-titled YouTube also aids in her net worth build up. Her channel with over 494K subscribers earns her $788 - $12,600 per year.
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Currently, Jennifer Hudson lives in her lavish mansion in suburban Burr Ridge, Chicago, Illinois. She bought the 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom home spread on 12,000 sq. ft. for $2.795 million that is 33% off of the asking price, i.e. $4. 2 million.
Built in 2007, Hudson’s house also features 5 fireplaces, garage space for 6 cars and 2 laundry rooms.
Jennifer Hudson's 12,000 ft. house in Burr Ridge, Chicago
Also, the American singer owns an incredible car collection that includes: Cadillac Escalade ( worth $80,000), Lincoln Navigator ($77,000), Lincoln Towncar Limo and GMC Yukon ($60,000).
For a fact, Jennifer back in the Christmas of 2014, surprised her longtime assistant, Walter Williams, after gifting him a house. Check out this Instagram post:
Besides expenses on house and cars, Hudson’s expenditure list showcases her impeccable fashion sense and travels. Fond of designer clothes and jewelry, the American singer owns a Cartier Ballon Bleu 18K Pink gold watch, worth $11,800, and Giuseppe Zanotti Spring 2013 Metal-Deetail Suede Sandal.
Well, she has a set of Diamond Chandelier earrings (can cost $40,000 per pair) and Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings. No doubt that Jennifer Hudson owns the net worth of $30 million lives a lavish lifestyle.
Did You Know? Jennifer’s former fiancé David Otunga gifted her Platinum Neil Lane engagement ring in 2008 which is estimated to be tens of thousand dollars.
American singer Jennifer Hudson turned 38 in September 12 and on the occasion, she showed off her diamond bracelet that she calls "Slavery Scars."
In fact, she even made a post showing off her diamond-dripped wrist on her Official Instagram account. As a caption, she wrote:
In the world I live in to some it’s a lot and to some it’s not much at all but for me these are what I call my slavery scars
Hudson’s Chicago house seeks 2.009% of the asset’s market value as property tax and has to pay the insurance premium of $800 per year.
Also, upon her annual income of $1 million, Jennifer is liable to pay $410,300 as income tax, inclusive of 33.12% Federal tax, 2.97% FICA and 4.94% State tax.
Alongside acting and music career, Jennifer Hudson is also active in charity works. She has associations with American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR), Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, BID 2 BEAT AIDS, FFAWN, and Fulfillment Fund.
Back on January 22, 2010, she performed Betels' Let It Be for the telethon Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief which later raised the fund of $61 million by January 26, 2010.
Born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, the US, Jennifer's birth name is Jennifer Kate Hudson. She holds American nationality and is of black ethnicity.
Raised Baptist, Hudson is the third and youngest child of Darnell Donerson (November 7, 1950 – October 24, 2008) and Samuel Simpson (died in 1999).
She graduated from Dunbar Vocational High School in 1999 and enrolled at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, however, had to drop out due to homesickness. Later Jennifer Hudson joined Kennedy–King College.
As of December 2022, her age is 41 and has a height of 5 ft. 9 inches (175 cm).
Is Jennifer Married or Has a child?
Jennifer Hudson is never married but shares a son David Daniel Otunga, Jr (born in August 2009) with her former fiancé David Otunga, a professional wrestler. The duo was engaged in September 2008 following some time of their dating but separated in November 2017.
Jennifer Hudson and her former fiance David Otunga
Before that, Hudson was dating her boyfriend named James Payton since 1999, when she was 18. They broke up in 2007.
Hudson’s 57-year-old mother Darnell Donerson and 29-year-old brother Jason were killed by gunshots on October 24, 2008, in Donerson's Chicago house shared with Hudson's older sister, Julia. Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King who was missing, was also found dead later.
Later, William Balfour, Julia's estranged 27-year-old husband was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of the home invasion. Balfour was sentenced for 3 life imprisonment followed by an additional 120 years in July 2012.