NeNe Leakes Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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NeNe Leakes net worth is
$14 Million

Linnethia Monique Johnson's salary (annual):
$1.5 Million

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NeNe Leakes Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Linnethia Monique Johnson was born on the 13th December 1967, in Queens, New York City, USA. She is an actress, television personality, producer, fashion designer and author known under the name of NeNe Leakes. She gained the attention of audiences when appearing in the reality TV series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (2008–present), of which she is the only cast member starring from the very beginning up to date. NeNe Leakes has been accumulating her net worth since 2008.

How rich is this popular television personality? It has been estimated that the overall size of NeNe Leakes’ net worth is $14 million as of early 2017. Reportedly, she received $4 million as a salary from the 1st to 5th seasons of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, and has signed a further contract under which she received $1 million per season of the reality series starting from the 6th season. As a result, the series is one of the most important sources of NeNe Leakes wealth.

NeNe Leakes Net Worth $14 Million

To give the basic facts about Leakes early life, she was raised by her aunt, and tried her luck in acting, but unfortunately the girl wasn’t initially successful. She worked as a stripper which for a while was a source of NeNe Leakes net worth.

It’s a mere coincidence that Nene began her career as an actress acting a stripper in the comedy drama film “The Fighting Temptations” (2003) directed by Jonathan Lynn. Then she appeared in sitcom “The Parkers” (2004). Afterwards, she made the right decision by agreeing to star in the reality television series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, as it helped her to attract the attention of audiences as well as the creators of various television programs. Consequently, she starred in the reality game show “The Celebrity Apprentice” (2011), had a recurring role as the coach Roz Washington in the television series “Glee” (2012 – 2015), was cast as a regular actress in the sitcom “The New Normal” (2012 – 2013), and starred in the reality documentary series “I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding” (2013). More, she participated in the reality competition series “Dancing with the Stars” (2014) and finished in 7th place. Not to mention her appearances in the episodes of sitcoms “Let’s Stay Together” (2012), “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (2013), reality series “The Millionaire Matchmaker” (2014), talk shows “The View” (2014), “Live! with Kelly and Michael” (2015) and other television programs. More, she has appeared in the stage play “Loving Him Is Killing Me” (2011) and Broadway musical “Cinderella” (2014 – 2015). To sum everything up, all these appearances have also added to Nene Leakes net worth and popularity.

Furthermore, NeNe is the founder of the television production company NeNe Leakes Entertainment, and the clothing line The NeNe Leakes Collection for the Home Shopping Network which are also sources of NeNe Leakes net worth. Additionally, she is the author of the book “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way” released in 2011.

Concerning her personal life, Nene married the business consultant and real estate investor Gregg Leakes in 1997. She has a child with Gregg and one child from a previous relationship. In 2010, the two divorced but after three years they were reunited again in marriage.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 13, 1967
Birth place: Queens, New York City, NY
Height:5′ 10″
Profession:TV Personality, Television producer, Film producer, Writer, Fashion Designer, Actor
Education:Morris Brown College
Spouse:Gregg Leakes (m. 2013), Gregg Leakes (m. 1997–2010)
Children:Bryson Rashard Bryant, Brentt Leakes
Movies:“The Fighting Temptations” (2003)
TV shows:“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (2008–present), “The Parkers” (2004), “The Celebrity Apprentice” (2011), “Glee” (2012 – 2015), “The New Normal” (2012 – 2013), “I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding” (2013), “Dancing with the Stars” (2014), “Let’s Stay Together” (2012)
Books:“Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way” (2011)

Interesting Facts

1Hospitalized for a mystery illness and said that she is "blessed to be alive". She posted a photo of herself in a hospital room with IVs in her arms. [November 2013]
2(June 22, 2013) Remarried her ex-husband Gregg Leakes a year after they were back together following a 5-month-long engagement.
3Has a granddaughter named Bri'Asia Bryant (b.June 2012) via her older son Bryson Bryant and his girlfriend Ashley Hill.
4Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a son Brentt Leakes on February 22, 1999. Child's father is her husband (now 2nd husband), Gregg Leakes.
5Gave birth to her 1st child at age 21 or 22, a son Bryson Rashard Bryant in December 1989. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend.


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Glee2012-2015TV SeriesRoz Washington
The New Normal2012-2013TV SeriesRocky Rhoades / Mr. Rhoades / Mrs. Rhoades



I Dream of Nene: The Wedding2013TV Series executive producer



The Real2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself
Fashion Police2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Real Husbands of Hollywood2015TV SeriesHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist
The Real Housewives of Atlanta2008-2015TV SeriesHerself - Housewife
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Apprentice2011-2015TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself
The View2013-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Co-Host
The Show2014TV SeriesHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2014TV SeriesHerself
WWF Raw2014TV SeriesHerself
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2014TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
The Arsenio Hall Show2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2009-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009-2014TV SeriesHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2014TV SeriesHerself
The Doctors2014TV SeriesHerself
E! Entertainment Special: NeNe Leakes2013TV MovieHerself
The Chew2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Host
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Hello Ross!2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
I Dream of Nene: The Wedding2013TV SeriesHerself
Bethenny2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Kris2013TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Miss USA2013TV SpecialHerself - Judge
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Price Is Right2013TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Betty White's Off Their Rockers2013TV SeriesHerself
Katie2013TV SeriesHerself
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Divas 20122012TV MovieHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2011-2012TV SeriesHerself
Conan2012TV SeriesHerself
Let's Stay Together2012TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Game2012TV SeriesHerself
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Dr. Drew's Lifechangers2011TV SeriesHerself
H8R2011TV SeriesHerself
Most Notorious Celebrity Feuds2011TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The Soup2011TV SeriesHerself
The Dish2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Judge
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself
Ghost Hunters2010TV Series documentaryHerself
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Divas Live 20092009TV MovieHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself
TMZ on TV2009TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2008TV SeriesHerself

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Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
The Apprentice2015TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHerself - Judge on Miss USA Pageant

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