Jennifer Hudson Net Worth: Is She The Most Paid American Idol Star?

Full name: Jennifer Hudson
Net worth: $20 Million
Occupation: Singer and actress
Nationality: American
Marital status: Engaged to David Otunga

Personal Life Of Jennifer Hudson

American artist Jennifer Hudson has a net worth of $20 million, which she started earning in 2004. She was born in September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois.

Jennifer Hudson net worth 2015

Her real career started when she entered the music competition American Idol back in 2004. Even though she had her career on the right track, in her family happened very devastating events.

Her mother, brother and nephew have been killed just as she got her big break. The murderer was her sister’s ex husband. He was trialed and sentenced, but this tragedy left a big scar on Jenifer and her family. She testified against the murderer and later said that even though testimony was very distressing experience for her, she now knows that her mother can rest in peace.

After disturbing events in her life she decided to turn around to music and professional career. As for Jennifer’s love life goes, she is engaged toa professional wrestler, David Otunfa, and they have a son, David Daniel Otunga Junior.

Professional Life Of Jennifer Hudson

Since Jenifer loved music from the childhood, it was not hard to see in which direction her professional life will go. Her first performances were in her church, followed by school musical productions, and Jenifer Hudson after that got a role in a local production of the musical Big River.

Jennifer Hudson's son
Jennifer Hudson’s son

In 2002, Jenifer landed first recording contract with Righteous Records. She worked five days per week for two years with David Johnson, who taught her how to sing properly as well as her live performance and stage presence. But, when she expressed a wish to participate in American Idol, Johnson canceled contract so she could attend to it. She said that she will forever be grateful to him for doing that and teaching her for many things which helped her in future career.

Jenifer participated in American Idol in 2004, and she was one of the finalists. Even though she didn’t win and came 7th, she had support from the audience and used new fame better than any other contestant.

In the 2008 Jennifer Hudson released her debut album, and sold more than million copies all over the world, which added quite big sum to the Jennifer Hudson net worth. But, not only that she is recognized as singer, Jennifer also has a pretty good track of acting roles and one of them are The Secret Life of Bees, Winnie Mandela, as well as The Three Stooges and Sex and the City. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 2013, and won an Oscar and as well as a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her role in Dreamgirls.

Properties Of Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson's car - Hyundai Veloster C3
Jennifer Hudson’s car – Hyundai Veloster C3

Even though the audience outvoted her during the sixth week in American Idol, Jennifer Hudson made her career from that show. Although her personal life wasn’t as great as her professional, Jennifer decided to move on.

Jennifer Hudson net worth is up to $20 million, and she is spending it well. She bought a house in hometown Chicago, where she lives now. The mansion has six bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and it is located in Burr Ridge, in the suburbs of Chicago. This wonderful worm home is built in 2007; it has Movie Theater, hardwood floors, laundry rooms and floating staircase. It costed her about $3 million, and with 12,000 square feet of space that is surely a good price since she now has enough space for the all future awards that are waiting for her.

Jennifer Hudson's house in Chicago
Jennifer Hudson’s house in Chicago

Jennifer Hudson Body Statistics

Measurements: 35-28-36 inches (89-71-91cm)
Bra Size: 32C
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Weight: 154 pounds
Dress Size: 6
Shoe Size: 9
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Nationality: US

In her personal life Jennifer Hudson had pretty hard events that certainly left deep scars on her soul, but even though she hasn’t always had it easy in life, Jennifer made it. She took her career seriously, worked hard and eventually succeeded which tells us that everything is possible with just effort and hard work.

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