Linnethia Monique ‘Nene’ Leakes is an actress, television personality, businesswoman, presenter, fashion designer, and author born in 1967.
She is famous for her appearance on the reality tv series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta as one of the original cast members and her performance as Roz Washington in the comedy series Glee.
As of 2022, she is worth $14 million.
Let us look at how she made her money.
How she made her wealth
Mostly as an actress.
Before she joined The Real Housewives of Atlanta, she performed in shows like The Parkers.
In 2003, she got a minor role as a stripper in the movie, The Fighting Temptations, which starred Beyonce Knowles and Cuba Gooding, Jr.
In 2008, Nene first appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta as one of the founding cast members.
After the first season, she was involved in writing Never Make The Same Mistake Twice with Denene Millner.
She appeared in the show for seven seasons until 2015 when she announced that she would not be part of the eighth season.
She featured in the eighth season in a supporting role and later returned to the show as a cast member in 2017 and stayed until 2020.
When season 12 ended, she stated she was not returning for the thirteenth season.
She worked in scripted television as secretary Rocky Roades in the comedy The New Normal.
She was cast in Glee season three as an Olympic bronze-medalist swim coach Roz Washington.
In 2011, she was among the contestants on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, and during the tenth episode, she argued with cast member Star Jones and walked out of the show.
The reality star has guest-hosted The Talk, Anderson Live, and appeared in The Price is Right, and Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.
In 2014, it was announced that she was one of the celebrities who would participate in the 18th season of Dancing With The Stars.
She worked with Tony Dovolani, but they were eliminated in the seventh week.
Leakes acted as the Mistress of Sensuality in Las Vegas for Cirque du Soleil: Zumanity.
In 2020, she released a song called Come and Get This Hunni.
Other Ventures That Have Made Her Rich
Her other ventures include founding a television production company known as NeNe Leakes Entertainment.
It co-produced the series I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding together with True Entertainment.
The series debuted in September 2013.
In 2014, she announced she was starting a clothing line.
Later that year, she launched Nene Leakes Collection for the Home Shopping Network.
In 2016, she announced her comedy tour, So Nasty, So Rude, which started in April.
Tickets sold out.
The star opened her first boutique in Duluth, Georgia, in 2017.
It was known as SWAGG Boutique though it closed shop in 2020.
She later opened SWAGG Boutique in Maryland and Miami Beach, which are still operating.
In 2020, she posted on Instagram that she would be opening a lounge in Georgia.
It was named after her, The Linnethia Lounge, and started operating in May 2021.
It has hosted well-known performers like Tamar Braxton and Keke Wyatt.