She slays! Before she was a judge on The Voice, Jennifer Hudson was on the other side, competing on American Idol. Since she left the singing competition show in seventh place back in 2004, the pop star has managed to make a successful career for herself. Whether it’s music, film, and now on TV, the triple threat has paved the way for others, proving anything is possible.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jennifer has a net worth of $20 million and that comes from plenty of hard work. Since her time on American Idol, she’s branched out into different sides of the Hollywood industry. She gained lots of praise and recognition for starring in Dream Girls in 2006, which was her film debut that earned her many awards, including an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. After becoming a respected actress, she appeared in Sex and The City, The Secret Life of Bees, and more films.
When it comes to music, she’s a chart topper and a Grammy award winner. She’s had eight hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, and three albums on the Billboard 200 chart — Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me, which both peaked at number two, and JHud, which peaked at number 10. On top of all that, the 37-year-old star has her own star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which she received in 2013 and has even performed at the Super Bowl.
With so many accomplishments, it’s no surprise that JHud is earning more than just a decent living for herself. Now as her first time as a judge on season 15 of The Voice, she’s killing it. She works alongside longtime judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Kelly Clarkson, who just like her, started out on American Idol. But it doesn’t end there. Jennifer’s next project is the film adaptation of Cats; she’ll be co-starring alongside Taylor Swift and James Corden. The film is expected to premiere December of next year, so who knows what her net worth will be by then!