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.