Better known to her fans as Nene Leakes, Linnethia Monique Leakes is a fashion designer, an actor, author, presenter and a TV Star. She has made a career for herself establishing herself firmly as an icon in the entertainment industry. Her landmark came when she was featured in the popular show ‘real housewives of Atlanta.’ Below is a close review of the net worth, career, and earnings of Nene Leakes in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
She was born in Queens, New York State in 1967, December and she has four siblings. Due to financial problems her mother was facing as a result of raising them alone, she relocated to Athens with her brother where she was raised and brought up. Her current residence is in Georgia, but she also has a rental house in Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills.
Her marriage has had several complications. After marrying George Leakes, she went to court to file for a divorce in 2010, and the divorce was finalized in 2011, but after a lot of thinking, they got their marriage back together in 2013 and had since been doing well. Nene was blessed with two children, Bryson and Brentt Leakes.
Her early life problems did not deter her from realizing her dreams and has since done so well to achieve her goals and passion. She is an inspiration to many people who have had a problematic childhood.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Nene started out small with cameo appearances in the TV show ‘The Parkers’ and also the movie ‘the fighting temptations.’ Her career breakthrough came when she was selected to make an appearance in reality TV show ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ in the year 2008.
Her first season in the show proved to be vital as she wrote a book with Millner that later on went on to become the show ‘Never Make The Same Mistake Twice.’ She went on to star in the show for seven consecutive seasons. She only played a supporting role in season 8.
Afterwards, she has since appeared in several shows like ‘The New Normal’, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ In 2011,’The Price Is Right’, ‘Anderson Live’, ‘Dancing With The Star’ In 2014,’Zumanity And Cinderella In 2014,’Broadway’ In 2015 and ’Masterchef’ in 2017 accompanied by her husband.
Nene also owns her own production company, ‘Nene Leakes Entertainment’ and a clothing line.
Nene Leakes has not won any major awards in her career. However, she has been nominated several times for most stunning look, biggest reunion shocker, best quote all in 2015. For her appearances in the real housewives show, she has been nominated for several awards.
Her successful career is her biggest achievement and the best reward she could have asked for.
Net Worth & Earnings
NeNe’s hard work has seen her amass a net worth value in the region of $15 million. This revenue has been realized through various sources in which she has taken an interest in cameo appearances in film, her production brand and also a personal clothing line. At one time in her career, she was receiving salaries worth $750,000 in a single season. She also signed a contract worth $1 million and $1 million worth of bonuses which contributed generously to this value.
Nene has one of the hugest fan bases across the world. This has been acquired when she starred in the real housewives of Atlanta. She has built a career for herself from the scratch which has served as an inspiration to millions of people across the world. She is still in the industry and still has a lot to offer in the coming years.