Jennifer Hudson Net Worth

Net Worth: $20 Million
Source of wealth:

Music Industry

Full Name Jennifer Kate Hudson
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois
Date of Birth Sep 12, 1981 (age 36)
Nationality United States of America
Ethnicity African American
Occupation Singer/Actress
Height 5'8
Marital Status Married to David Otunga
Children one son, David Otunga Jr
Education Langston University
Last Updated
May 13, 2016

About Jennifer Kate Hudson


Jennifer Hudson Net Worth 

With a net worth of $20 million, Jennifer Hudson first came into viewers homes during American Idol’s third season in 2004. Two years later she starred in her first box office film Dreamgirls. As a result she won Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy awards. Her first self titled album was released in 2008. Hudson would go on to win her first Grammy for the album. Her second album was 2011’s I Remember Me; the album went gold, with more than one million worldwide sales.

Prestigious Performances

Hudson’s on air performances have included American Idol, Oprah Winfrey’s Show and the Grammy Awards. She even performed one of her songs at the White House. The performance was part of an event for the Civil Rights Moment. President Obama personally invited her to a Beverly Hills fundraising event he attended.

Movie Career 

Dreamgirls wet Hudson’s feet for acting and she went on to star in the Sex and the City movie, as well as the Secret Life of Bees. She also went on to star in Fragments and a biopic called Winnie Mandela. Legal issues with the movie delayed its opening from 2011 to 2013.

Family Tragedies 

Hudson’s career briefly came to a screeching halt in 2008 when her brother, nephew and mother were shot and killed. After staying out of the spotlight for three months following, she resurfaced in time to perform at the 2009 Superbowl. Since then she and her family have started The Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims in memory of their lost loved ones.

Recent Accomplishments 

2015 kept Hudson busy as she began starring in The Color Purple, on Broadway. She also gave a performance at the 87th Academy Awards. In addition, Hudson appeared on the TV show Empire, where she was a guest star but also performed a song. She is set to star in the live NBC production of Hairspray as well.