Vanessa Williams is a famous American actress and a fashion designer who is the first Afro-American woman who won the Miss America title but due to some controversy, she lost her title to the runner-up. She has also acted in numerous movies and television series. Let’s find out how much is Vanessa Williams’s net worth in 2018.
Vanessa Williams Early Life
Vanessa Williams was born on March 18, 1963, in Bronx, New York. Her father, Milton Augustine Williams Jr., and mother, Helen Tinch were both elementary music teachers. Her father also served as the Assistant Principal for a short duration.
Vanessa and her brother, Chris grew up in a suburb of New York. Born and bought up in a family full of music lovers, she learned to play numerous musical instruments at an early age. She did her schooling from Chappaqua Central School District.
Vanessa received a Presidential Scholarship for Drama from Carnegie Mellon University but instead, she went to Syracuse University. Williams joined Syracuse’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Drama as a musical theater major. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree after 25 years, as she was involved in the Miss America contest and then left the university to pursue her dream.
Vanessa has been married thrice in her life. Her first Husband was Ramon Harvey II. Together the couple has three children. After ten years, the couple got divorced. After a couple of months of dating, Vanessa married her second husband, Rick Fox, an NBA Basketball player. The couple has a daughter together. After five years of marriage, due to their personal differences, the couple got divorced.
In 2015, Vanessa married her third husband, Jim Skrip who is a businessman from New York.
Vanessa Williams Career, Awards & Achievement
Vanessa Williams won Miss America in 1984 but had to give up on the title as she was involved in a nude photo scandal. The nude pictures of Vanessa Williams were posted in the Penthouse magazine without her consent.
After a much-needed break, Vanessa made her entry into the music industry. Vanessa’s debut album, The Right Stuff was a hit and the album also went Gold, receiving numerous nominations. Her second album was also a hit, selling more than two million copy alone in U.S.A. and the album, The Comfort Zone also went platinum.
Vanessa’s third album, The Sweetest Days was certified platinum in the U.S. and also received various nominations. According to the reports, over the course of her singing career, Vanessa sold more than six million.
Vanessa has had a successful career in the television and movie industry. The Broadway actress has starred in Into the Woods. She was outstanding for her part in the movie, Soul Food. Other TV and film credits include Harley Davison and the Marlboro Man, Eraser, etc. She gave an amazing performance in the series, Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives.
Recently she launched her clothing line, V. by Vanessa Williams for EVINE Live.
Awards & Achievements
Vanessa Williams is a very talented person with a talent in music as well as acting. Her biggest achievement would be winning NAACP Image Award, and Satellite Award. She has also received numerous awards and nominations for her contribution to the music including the Grammy nominations.
She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 19, 2007.
Net Worth of Vanessa Williams
The estimated net worth of Vanessa Williams is approximately $30 million. According to some reports, Vanessa use to get a salary of $100 thousand per episode in the television series. Vanessa Williams is a very successful singer and has sold more than two million copy alone in U.S.A., which earned her a very healthy income.
Vanessa Williams is a very successful singer and a very talented actress. Her disappointment at the Miss America contest was heartbreaking but she still stood tall. Even today, she is recognized as Miss America after all the criticism and scandals. Her personal life had ups and downs but today she is doing well in her life.