Jennifer Hudson Net Worth $19 Million
Jennifer Hudson is an American recording singer cum actress who burst into the limelight after becoming a finalist of American Idol season 3. The Chicago native made her singing debut in church when she was 7. Her inspiration to perform in the church choir stemmed from her grandmother who was also a choir member. From then on, Jennifer got hooked to music and spent her formative years starring in local music productions and school talent shows.
In 2002, Jennifer landed a six-month gig to perform on the high seas aboard the Disney Wonder Cruise ship. After a successful stint with Disney, Jennifer took a bigger leap and auditioned for the highly acclaimed reality show American Idol. Her incredible five-octave voice and soulful singing garnered her a loyal fan base, however she disappeared from the limelight after she was unceremoniously eliminated in the “Top 7”
Although she did not win the coveted American Idol title, the songstress made a bigger comeback on the silver screen. In November 2005, Hudson beat more than 700 hopefuls to win the role of Effie white in the lauded movie musical Dreamgirls. Hudson’s awe-inspiring performance outshined the likes of Eddy Murphy and Beyoncé. Her outstanding performance did not go unrewarded. She racked up a number of accolades and awards including an Oscar for best supporting actress.
Ms. Hudson became hot in demand after the successful debut in her acting career. She leaped back into the big screen after she landed a supporting role in the blockbuster film Sex and The City. Once again Hudson proved her acting prowess to the world.
2008 was a dark year for the beautiful damsel. Her mother and brother were shot dead in their Chicago home. It was a huge blow for Hudson, but she managed to rise above the setback, which saw the inception of Hudson-King Foundation which supports families of slain victims.
The star is on top of the world thanks to her extraordinary singing and acting skills. Jennifer Hudson sits pretty neat with a net worth of $19 million.