Being a single mom is challenging, to say the least. Taking care of children throughout the day means meeting their basic needs like feeding and clothing them. Of course, mothers also have to drive their kids to games and play dates and help them with homework. Then there’s the hard questions that kids have the ones that only parents can answer. Yes, being a mom can be as tough as it can be rewarding, even when children are being raised in the traditional sense, with a mother and father in the home.
Then there are single mothers. The women who clothe, feed, comfort and protect their children on their own for the most part. It takes a considerable amount of dedication and mental strength to be a great mom in any case, and many single moms are a great example of what it means to exhibit great time management skills.
Let’s be honest; one of the main concerns women have when it comes to raising children is how to care for them financially. This is one of the reasons being a single mom can be difficult for the average woman. Even some celebrity single moms struggle to manage their finances. However, there are many single moms in Hollywood who manage to have shining careers while raising some adorable kids.
These are ten of the richest single moms in Hollywood.
10 Taraji Henson
Taraji Henson’s career has certainly taken off. She’s now one of the main characters on the hit Fox drama Empire, and has also appeared in movies such as Hustle and Flow and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She also starred in the television show Person of Interest. Henson recently hosted Saturday Night Live, and was the first Black woman to win a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Cookie Lyons on Empire.
9 Michelle Williams
This talented actress is worth $16 million. Williams has a daughter named Matilda, with the late actor Heath Ledger. The two worked together on the movie Brokeback Mountain and were together until Ledger died from a drug overdose. Williams is also known for her role in the hit teen drama Dawson’s Creek, and won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in the movie My Week With Marilyn.
8 Padma Lakshmi
7 Diane Keaton
6 Sofia Vergara
5 Christina Aguilera
4 Sandra Bullock
3 Britney Spears
2 Jennifer Lopez
After her divorce from Guy Ritchie, Madonna, who has a net worth of $800 million, became a single mom. While the family dynamic has certainly changed, Madonna clearly isn’t hurting for money. Madonna had a daughter named Lourdes from a previous relationship, and three children with Ritchie—a son named Rocco and two adopted children, David and Mercy. In addition to being the queen of pop music, Madonna is also a businesswoman, producer, screenwriter and songwriter. After her divorce, Madonna has been known to date men who are decades younger than her, perhaps in an attempt to keep her youthful spirit.
Sources: ranker, wikipedia
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