Linnethia Monique Leakes, better known to her audiences just as NeNe Leakes, is an American Television personality, actor, fashion designer, author and presenter with an estimated net worth of $12 million. She is best known for appearing on the original run of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Now let’s have a close look on NeNe Leakes’s net worth in 2018.
NeNe Leakes Early Life
Born on December 13, 1967, in Queens, New York, Leakes is one of five siblings and was packed off to Athens, Georgia with one of her brothers because it appeared that her mother would be unable to care for so many children.
She has a permanent residence in Duluth, Georgia. However, she also rents a house in Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles.
In 2010, she filed for divorce from her husband, George Leakes. It was finalized in 2011. However, in 2013, they announced that they had got back together. She has two sons, Bryson and Brentt. She even has a grandchild, Bri’Asia Bryant who was born in 2012.
NeNe Leakes Career
Before her breakout appearance in The Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe appeared in the Tv show, The Parkers, and the film, The Fighting Temptations.
She made her debut in The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008. Soon after her first season, she and Denene Millner, wrote the book, Never Make the Same Mistake Twice. Leakes went on to appear for seven seasons of this TV series. She announced in 2015 that she would not be part of the cast for the eighth season. However, she did play a supporting role in that particular season.
She was also a part of The New Normal, which aired on NBC. Leakes also had a recurring role in Glee in its third season.
In 2011, NeNe appeared on Celebrity Apprentice. She walked out in the tenth episode after she argued with Star Jones, one of her fellow contestants.
Leakes has also been a part of The Talk, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Anderson Live and The Price Is Right.
In 2013, she started her own Production Company, NeNe Leakes Entertainment.
In 2014, she became a part of the eighteenth season of the reality Tv series, Dancing with the Stars. She partnered with Tony Dovolani. The two were eliminated in the seventh week of the competition.
She also started her own clothing line, Nene Leakes Collection for the Home Shopping Network, which sold out within a few days.
Leakes played the character of the Mistress of Sensuality in the Las Vegas show called, Cirque du Soleil: Zumanity.
In the same year, she made her Broadway debut in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
In 2015, she played the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago on Broadway for four weeks.
In 2017, she and her husband appeared on MasterChef Celebrity Showdown.
Awards and Achievements
Nene has been nominated in multiple categories for the Real Housewives Awards.
In 2015, she was nominated for the following categories: OMG Moment, Best Quote, Biggest Reunion Shocker, and Most Stunning Interview Look.
Net Worth of NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes has a net worth of $12 million. Her revenue stems from multiple sources, like she appearances on television and film, as well as her own production company and clothing line.
NeNe Leake has been one of the highest paid contestants on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She has held the audience’s attention for seven seasons, and she has used the role to her advantage to carve her own niche in Hollywood. She has utilized her fame to pursue different career paths. She even had her one-woman comedy tour of which may show were sold out. She is slowly but surely leaving her mark.