Country music singer Wynonna Judd was actually born Christina Claire Ciminella on 30 May 1964, in Ashland, Kentucky USA, and is known both for performing with her mother Naomi as a duo called The Judds until the early ‘90s, and also as a solo artist.
So just how rich is Wynonna Judd? Authoritative sources estimate that Wynonna has managed to accumulate a net worth of over $20 million, virtually all of her wealth coming from her success as a country music singer during a career now spanning almost 40 years.
Wynonna Judd Net Worth $20 Million
Wynonna’s birth name was that of her step father, who her mother married after being deserted by Wynonna’s father before the girl was born. Naomi and now two girls and husband moved to Los Angeles in 1968, but she and the girls returned to Kentucky after Naomi’s divorce in 1972. Wynonna’s education revolved around music, and there was no holding her back after she acquired a guitar. She and her mother moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1979 to try and break into the music industry, but it wasn’t until 1983 that they signed a deal with RCA Records, and in collaboration with this record company, the duo subsequently released eleven albums selling over 20 million copies, and 26 singles of The Judds reached the top of the pops, by at least entering the charts. In about eight years, they also won a myriad of country music awards, before Naomi had to retire, suffering from hepatitis E. The Judds ended their performances in 1991, but had been very successful and added large revenues to their respective net worths.
Although The Judds era ended, Wynonna embarked on a solo singing career, becoming known simply as Wynonna, working with RCA which proved a successful combination, as her net worth was further boosted with income from the sales of eight released albums, two compilation albums plus one live album. As it was with The Judds, most of Wynonna`s singles entered the charts, too; her most popular singles are considered to be “I Saw the Light”, “To Be Loved By You”, “She Is His Only Need”, “My Strongest Weakness”, “Only Love”, and “No One Else on Earth”. A couple of Wynonna`s albums were certified as platinum also, thus undoubtedly helping Wynonna to increase her net worth.
Wynonna’s most recent album is entitled “Wynonna & the Big Noise”, released in 2016; her latest single is entitled “Something You Can`t Live Without” and was released in 2013, a precursor to the album. Wynonna has also had many collaborations with other famous artists, and not only with country music artists, but also with musicians of such music genres as jazz, rock, pop, gospel and R&B, including performing alongside Clint Black, Kenny Rogers, Michael Bolton, Natalie Grant, Patti Labelle, and Dionne Warwick among many others. Wynonna contributed to Elvis Presley`s album “Elvis Presley Christmas Duets” in 2008, too, and has also performed and recorded intermittently with her mother over the last few years.
In addition to her singing career, it should not be forgotten that Wynonna has enlarged her net worth with income from acting and writing. As regards her career in TV acting, Wynonna voiced “The Magic School Bus”, and starred in “Touched by an Angel”, “Hope & Faith”, and “Wynonna: A Tribute on Ice”. She also hosted one of the seasons of Nashville Star, and as herself, Wynonna starred in “Army Wives” and “Kath & Kim”.
As for her personal life, Wynonna Judd married Arch Kelley in 1994, and they had a son and a daughter before divorcing in 1998. Wynonna was then married to D. R. Roach from 2003-2007, and later married Cactus Moser in 2012. They now live in Leipers Fork, Tennessee.
Finally, Wynonna Judd is also a philanthropist, plus in 2005 she was awarded the USO`s Merit Award for her contribution to the United States Armed Forces.
Release of her book, "Coming Home to Myself - A Memoir".
Engaged to musician Cactus Moser [December 29, 2011].
Daughter of Naomi Judd; older half-sister of Ashley Judd.
Children: Elijah (23 December 1994), Grace Pauline (21 June 1996)
Arrested for drunk driving. Judd told officers that she couldn't recall how many drinks she had. Her Breathalyzer test was .175, more than twice the legal limit in Tennessee. She was released after posting $500 bond. (13 November 2003)
Charles Jordan, her biological father, died on August 10, 2000 in Louisa, Kentucky. He was 56. Judd grew up believing that Michael Ciminella, father of her half-sister, Ashley, was her father. She learned that Jordan was her real father several years ago, but the two never met.