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Jennifer Kate Hudson, simply known as Jennifer Hudson, is a famous American singer, recording artist, actress, as well as a spokeswoman. Jennifer Hudson rose to prominence in 2004, when she appeared as one of the finalists in a popular singing competition series called “American Idol”. Even though Fantasia Barrino won the third season of “American Idol”, while Jennifer Hudson came in seventh, it was a great opportunity for Hudson to gain public recognition.
Jennifer Hudson Net Worth $20 Million
Shortly after “American Idol”, Hudson went on to launch her acting career as she debuted in a musical film directed by Bill Condon called “Dreamgirls”, where she starred alongside Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Danny Glover. For her role of Effie White, Jennifer Hudson won a Golden Globe Award, Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as BAFTA Award. “Dreamgirls” not only grossed more than $154 million at the box office and collected a number of awards, but it also helped Hudson establish herself in the industry.
In addition to her successful acting career, Jennifer Hudson went on to record several studio albums, the most recent of which entitled “I Remember Me” peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and contributed $410 000 to Hudson’s wealth.
A famous actress and singer, how rich is Jennifer Hudson? In 2011, Hudson’s annual salary amounted to $2 million, while in 2013 she earned $1 million. In regards to her total wealth, Jennifer Hudson’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million. Due to her earnings and salary, Jennifer Hudson was able to acquire valuable assets, including her home in Chicago, the worth of which is $3 million.
Jennifer Hudson was born in 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, where she studied at Dunbar Vocational High School. Inspired by Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, Hudson started performing in the church choir, as well as attending local theatre. Prior to her big breakthrough, Hudson was signed to “Righteous Records”, a label where she worked on key aspects of becoming a singer, such as stage presence and live performances. Even though she had signed a 5-year record deal, Hudson was released from “Righteous Records” early in 2004, as she wanted to appear in “American Idol”. After “American Idol”, Jennifer Hudson starred in “Dreamgirls” and became a hit superstar of 2006, as that year she managed to collect 29 awards for Best Supporting Actress and Breakthrough Performer.
Since then, Jennifer Hudson has featured in such films and television series as “Sex and the City” with Sarah Jessica Parker, “The Secret Life of Bees”, a drama film starring Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning and Alicia Keys – for which she was nominated for several awards – “The X Factor”, “Smash” and many more.
In addition to acting, Jennifer Hudson debuted with her first studio album entitled “Jennifer Hudson” in 2008 and is currently preparing to release her third studio album “JHUD” that would feature guest appearances from R. Kelly, Iggy Azalea, T.I. and Timbaland.
A famous actress and singer, Jennifer Hudson has an estimated net worth of $20 million.