Jenifer Hudson is a famous American singer who rose to the fame as she was the finalist on the third season of the famous reality television series, ‘American Idol’. She is also a well-known actress and spokesperson. Here is a quick summary of Jennifer Hudson’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Jennifer Hudson Early Life
Jennifer Kate Hudson was born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois. She was born to her father, Samuel Simpsons and her mother, Darnell Donnerson. She grew with two siblings and was raised a Christian.
Jennifer attended Dunbar Vocational High School. Right from childhood, she loved music and was inspired by famous personalities like Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, etc. She also took part in church choirs and was actively involved in the community theatre with the help of her grandmother.
For further education, Jennifer went to Langston University. After the two semesters, she left the college because of being home-sick and returned home. After that, she enrolled herself at Kennedy-King College.
Jennifer was dating James Payton, an English actor. Jennifer was eighteen at the time, and the couple broke up after few months of dating. Then she met David Otunga, a professional wrestler and after dating for a while, the couple got engaged. The year after the engagement, the couple had their first baby. The couple was engaged for almost eight years until recently, they broke up, and Jennifer has requested a protective order against Otunga.
Jennifer’s mother and her brother were found shot dead inside the home that her mother shared with Jennifer’s elder sister. After three days, they also found the body of Jennifer’s seven years old nephew who died from multiple gunshots. Jenifer’s sister husband was charged with all three murders and is incarcerated in Statesville Correctional Centre, Illinois.
Jennifer Hudson Career
Soon after the graduation, Jennifer signed her first recording contract with ‘Righteous Records’. She initially signed a five year deal with the record company but was released from the contract as she had to appear on the reality television series ‘American Idol’.
At the ‘American Idol’ she won hearts of millions by her singing talent. She was considered as the third greatest contestant at the ‘American Idol’ after Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Unfortunately, she couldn’t win the competition that year but was the finalist coming in the seventh place.
Jennifer earned her first role in the films, in the movie ‘Dreamgirls’. She gave one of the sensational performances, and her hard work was appreciated by a lot of audiences. Her outstanding performance earned her few awards, and she received much-needed fame.
Jennifer’s next appearance was in an American romantic comedy film, ‘Sex and the City’. Her role in the movie earned a quite a lot of positive critics.
After being diverted from her music career, Jennifer took a break from acting and started focusing on singing. The following year after the release of the movie ‘Sex and the City’, she released her debut studio album. The album turned out to be a huge hit and sold more two-hundred thousand copies. She managed to win several awards for her debut album.
Jennifer Hudson then appeared in several other movies and then released her second studio album called ‘I Remember Me’. Even her second album was a big success and did very well commercially. She received a lot of positive critics for her album. Even her third album, ‘JHUD’ was equally successful.
Jennifer can also be seen in the series, ‘The Voice’, ‘Empire’, etc.
Awards & Achievements
Jennifer Hudson is a lady with multiple skills. Her acting in her debut film ‘Dreamgirls’ won her the ‘Academy Award’, and that would be one of her biggest achievement so far. Her biggest achievement in singing is winning the ‘Grammy Awards’ for her debut album.
Net Worth of Jennifer Hudson
The estimated net worth of Jennifer Hudson is approximately $10 million. Her main source of income has been her earnings from her contribution to the world of movies and television entertainment. Also, she has earned a hefty income by selling her three music albums.
Jennifer Hudson is one the few artists in the industry with a talent of both, acting and singing. Still young, Jennifer had a “pitch perfect” career, and she always worked hard to achieve the success she is enjoying today. She had major heartbreaking moments in her personal life when her mother, brother, and nephew were shot dead by her sister’s husband. Currently, Jennifer is single and is focusing on her career.