Jennifer Hudson Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

Jennifer is one of the most gifted singers and actresses in the world. Jennifer suffered a major loss in her life in 2008 when she lost some of her family members to a shooting. That did not pull her back. In 2009, she came back with a banger that got the attention of the world again. Then, she was at the peak of her career and was attracting money as well as fame. Jennifer Hudson net worth is USD 25 Million. She earns roughly USD 3.2 Million annually. This translates to USD 62,200 weekly.

Not only has she enjoyed success and limelight but has also had career lows. For instance, she was once eliminated from the famous show American Idol. Although a big setback, that did not stop Jennifer from growth and more success.

Jennifer Hudson Net Worth

Not sooner has she left the trending show than she was signed by another leading brand. Her influence was a major attraction and it got her suitors waiting for her signature at any time of her career.

Not only has Jennifer Hudson released hits of songs but has also been featured in several films. Her acting is top notch. Her appearances help drives sales upwards significantly. An important factor businessmen consider, but in this case, producers.

Early Life

Born in 1981, Jennifer graduated from Dunbar Vocational School High School at a tender age of 18 Years. Mind you she had already started singing at an early age of five years. All this time, she had been nurturing her musical talent and it was now time to shine. Unfortunately, Jennifer lost her father in 1999. Coincidentally, it was the same year she had graduated from school. She would later feel the pain shit harder when her mother was shot in 2008 alongside her brother and nephew. It was a low moment for her.

A semester after enrolling to Langston University, she left. She could not bear the emotional baggage that came with loneliness in a world full of don’t cares. When she came back, she went straight to Kennedy –King college where she could cope up with the pressure.

Jennifer Hudson Personal Details

Real NameJennifer Kate Hudson
Age38 years
Date of BirthSeptember 12, 1981
Place of BirthChicago, Illinois, United States

Marital StatusDivorced
Profession / OccupationSinger

Jennifer Hudson Measurements

Height5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Weight70 kg or 154 pounds
Body Measurements35-28-36 in
Breast Size35 inches
Bra, Cup Size32C
Waist28 inches
Eyes ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Shoe Size7 (US)
Dress Size9 (US)

Jennifer Hudson Family Details

Spouse / Husband NameJames Payton (Ex), David Otunga (Ex)
Father NameSamuel Simpson
Mother NameDarnell Donnerson
SiblingsJason Hudson (Older Brother) (Mechanic), Julia Hudson (Older Sister) (School Bus Driver), Dinah Simpson (Half-Sister)

It was not long until Jennifer landed her first professional contract. Sit was in 2002 when she signed a deal that can be considered her breakthrough. Although 21 years, it was her time to rise to the top and dominate the music scene. But, the deal which was to last five years only lasted two. Well, it was for good reasons. Jennifer was leaving for the American Idol show. She had gotten a bigger platform and perhaps one that introduced her well to the world. This is not to take anything from any of her previous contractors. Her career had just taken off!


Jennifer Hudson CareerJennifer Hudson has had a successful career and looked up to Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as inspiration. 2004 and 2005 were generally good years for the star.

But, her career peaked around 2008/9 despite the challenges she faced in her private life. Between 2010 and 2012, she also had a good run of releases and managed to do a number of successful hits.

I Remember Me is one of the songs that made Jennifer get full world recognition. Myself, I loved the song to heart. I would play it again and again, and it would still taste sweet and new.

Other than singing, Jennifer has also had a number of features in films. She has also done well in acting and received a number of recognitions. Although her singing outdoes her acting, it is fair to say she is an excellent actress. Perhaps most of her fans recognize more of her songs than movies. But, that does not mean she has not done well to receive the credits she deserves.

She has had highs and lows in her acting and singing careers but the best thing is she stayed strong for her fans. Sometimes, fame and publicity comes with its own fair share of challenges. Jennifer has done a duet with Ariana Grande, acted along Adam Sandler, performed at the 87th Academy Awards and many more reputable platforms. Below are some of Jennifer’s awards and achievements.

Awards and Achievements

Awards and Achievements

Jennifer Hudson is an award winning artist cum actress with tens of nominations and wins. In total, she has been nominated 74 times and won 38. This is not a mean feat considering the competitive space she was thriving in. Some artists spend their singing or acting career praying for a single nomination or even award win that never comes through. 38 out of &4 is a great achievement. As she keeps shining, she will most likely stretch these numbers.

Jennifer has been nominated for the NAACP Image Awards 15 times, winning 6 of them. On the list of her wins, that is the highest number of times she has been nominated and won the same award. In some sense, she has personalized the award by consistently performing well to warrant back to back recognitions.

Jennifer Hudson Net Worth and Salary

Jennifer Hudson net worth is USD 25 Million. She earns roughly USD 3.2 Million annually. This translates to USD 62,200 weekly. Compared to an average artist, that is quite an amount of money in revenue. Other than acting and singing, Jennifer has other endorsements and streams of income. Being a brand herself, she will likely get more lucrative offers from corporates wishing to reach out to more clients worldwide and in need of public figures.

The Bottom Line

Jennifer Hudson is a talent musician and actor. Thanks to her voice, she has had a glittering musical journey and acting too. In the process, she has earned herself recognition and money. With every of her performance, she attracts new corporate suitors. And, that is why her USD 62,200 a week will keep going up.

Updated: January 28, 2021 — 1:24 pm