Net Worth: $18 Million
- Source of Wealth Singer, Actress, Spokesperson
- Full Name Jennifer Hudson
- Nationality United States
American recording artist, actress and spokesperson, Jennifer Hudson, has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Best known for her role as Effie White in the 2006 film version of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson was first brought to the public’s attention while a contestant on the third season of the reality show vocal competition American Idol, coming in seventh place.
Born Jennifer Kate Hudson in 1981 in Chicago, IL, USA, Hudson sang from a young age, first performing in her church. Various talent shows and school musical productions followed until she eventually secured a role in a local Chicago production of the musical Big River. She remains one of Idol’s greatest successes, winning an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 for her role in Dreamgirls. She recently signed on as spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. Her debut album, released in 2008, went platinum, and her follow-up album is set for release in March of 2011.