Jennifer Hudson

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How Jennifer Hudson’s net worth was built

Jennifer Hudson made her first TV appearance in 2004 on “American Idol,” but her singing career wasn’t harmed by her seventh-place finish.

Her debut album, “Jennifer Hudson,” was released in 2008, selling more than 1 million copies. Additional albums include “I Remember Me” in 2011, and “JHUD” in 2014.

While her music is a large source of income, Hudson also has become an acclaimed actress. In 2006, she made her screen debut in the movie “Dreamgirls,” while also appearing in films such as “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Sex and the City,” and “Winnie Mandela.”

As of April 2017, Jennifer Hudson’s net worth was $20 million, according to the website Celebrity Net Worth.

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Jennifer Hudson

  • Born: 1981
  • Birthplace: Chicago

What she’s up to now

Hudson still performs regularly, appearing appearance in “Hairspray Live!” in December 2016. She also serves as a coach on “The Voice UK.”

Hudson remains actively involved in charitable organizations, most notably the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. Hudson founded the nonprofit in memory of her young nephew, who was murdered in 2008.


Hudson’s singing and acting talents have earned her 41 awards, with an additional 33 nominations.

Her 2006 role in “Dreamgirls” earned her an Oscar, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, BET and NAACP Image Awards, as well as a variety of lesser awards, including a Black Reel Award, Florida Film Critic Circle Award and Gold Derby Award. She also received a Grammy in 2008 for her debut self-titled album.

If you think Jennifer Hudson is a rich singer, wait until you learn how much Beyonce is worth.