Nene Leakes is famous for her appearance on the TV show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Here are some facts about her, including her net worth.
Who is Nene Leakes?
People who watch “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” must know Nene Leakes. Leaks real name is Linnethia Monique Leakes. She is TV personality, presenter, actress, fashion designer and author. With all those professions, she most likely has a decent net worth. Not only has Leakes appeared on the TV show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but also on the Fox sitcom, “Glee,” “The New Normal,” Donald Trump’s TV show, “The Apprentice,” and also participated on “Dancing with the Stars.” 50-year-old Nene Leakes was born in Queens and has four siblings. Her parents sent her and one of her brothers were sent to Athens, Georgia where they went and lived with their aunt. The other three children were left with their mother. The reason why Leakes and her brother were sent to their aunt was because her mother, who was a single parent, could not manage to raise all her five kids. Nene Leakes is also known for her memes.
Interesting facts about the TV show actress
She quit The Apprentice
In 2011, Nene Leakes decided to quit “The Apprentice” in an episode and she didn’t wait until Donald Trump told her that she was fired. Leakes stated that she left the show out of her own will as her issue with Star Jones had pushed her to the wall. During the episode, Leakes had been assigned with Lil Jon, John Rich and La Toya Jackson to sell comedy tickets. She left her team without any communication and when the team realized they couldn’t reach her, and so Donald Trump called her himself. Trump told her that she never called anybody but was calling her because he loved her potential. In his last effort to keep her around, Trump told Leakes that if she quit, she would regret it and quitting at the end was stupid. However, Leakes stood her ground. She probably never thought she could win the prize and increase her net worth.
She was saddened by The New Normal cancellation
When the “The New Normal” was cancelled, Nene Leakes was supposed to be happy for being a little freed up from her schedule. She tweeted that she worked with the best people and loved them all, hoping to work with them again in future. Ryan Murphy truly adored Nene Leakes and cast her as a TV assistant before turning her as the producer Rocky Rhoades in the TV show. Leakes appreciated him by kissing him on Twitter. Leakes time in the TV show helped her boost her net worth.
Leakes was in Glee
Leakes was a cast member in “Glee” as a swim coach. Before she was cast, Fox announced that they would add her as a guest star depicting a swim coach at McKinley High. She plays Roz Washington, and Chord Overstreet’s Sam joins the team that she coaches. Leakes joined after Sue Sylvester and Shannon Beiste. Her casting came after it was revealed that Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and rapper Pitbull were in negotiations to be part of the music dramedy. Ryan Murphy had announced that the show would go back basics in Season Three.
The actress stormed out of a dance rehearsal
In 2014, Leakes noticed that her partner Tony Dovolani was a bit jealous of her dancing and she stormed out of the rehearsal. The incident involving Leakes was one of the most dramatic moments in the TV show, “Dancing with the Stars.” The week before, Leakes had danced with Derek Hough and was excited to share her experience with him. When the show played the video of Leakes walking away, she said that she was thankful that she wasn’t married to Dovolani in real life. She went on to lecture him on his attitude and asked him if he could go back to Candance who Dovolani danced with the previous week.
Kim Zolciak asked her if she was on drugs
Drama is part of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and Zolciak still has no chills for the other actresses. On Sunday episode, Zolciak first claimed that Kandi Burruss wanted her to have oral sex with her. In the same show, Kim Zolciak asked Leakes point blank if she was on drugs during her tea party. Kim told Nene Leakes that she didn’t feel like Leakes was herself and thought she was off in her party and Leakes answered that she was there, but Zolciak and her friends started doing their things. Zolciak still tried to push her accusations down Leakes’s throat citing that her eyes were off like she was high on something like pills.
She was once a stripper
Nene Leakes has been open about her past and she revealed that she was at a point in life when the only thing she could do to pay her bills was to strip at a downtown club. She needed to take care of her son after leaving her abusive partner. Not only did she make some good cash while dancing but she also met her husband, Gregg.
Her net worth
Leakes has a net worth of $12 million. Her husband, Gregg Leakes, who is a real estate investor, has a net worth of $4 million.
Leakes had a terrible 2016 after a case against her invading taxes was filed. Probably, her only problem this year will be her fellow stars at “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” The world might also see more of her in maybe other TV shows. Watch out for her memes though!