It’s not unusual for celebrities to make millions of dollars and then lose it all.
Porsha Williams is one such celeb.
She was worth $16 million at one point but is now worth around $6 million.
And, not too long ago, Williams’ net worth had dropped to a staggering $500,000.
The celebrity clearly has financial ups and downs, so let’s look at how she made her fortune.
When Porsha Williams was 24, she opened a daycare facility.
Her inspiration was her parents, both of whom were entrepreneurs.
Williams has also teamed up with GoNakedHair; she sells hair extensions and weaves anywhere from $52.
With 7.2 million Instagram followers, Williams also makes a pretty penny from promoting sponsored content; for a shoutout, she charges between $20,000 and $50,000.
Real Housewives of Atlanta
Williams was cast for The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s fifth season alongside Kenya Moore and the returning cast members.
Her first appearance was in the third episode, which aired on November 2012.
Because of her feisty nature, Williams kept audiences glued to the show.
However, things turned dark during the sixth season’s reunion taping when Williams clashed with Kenya Moore.
Williams dragged Moore across the floor by pulling her hair, which got her demoted.
At the time, Williams earned from $600,000 to $800,000.
Williams’ salary was nowhere near stars like NeNe Leakes, who made $2.5 million a season; however, it was still a significant amount.
Besides the incident, another thing that went against Williams was that she didn’t have many compelling storylines.
Audiences gobbled up her marital problems with football player Kordell Stewart, but the other aspects of her life didn’t hook them the same way.
In Season 7, Porsha Williams only showed up as a friend to the cast members in a handful of episodes.
In Season 8, however, Williams made her comeback as a housewife.
The Housewife also received a new bumper salary: $1.25 million, which increased to $1.3 million.
Bravo also offered Porsha the chance to headline her original show: “Porsha’s Family Matters.”
This offer increased Porsha’s net worth, especially since she’s not sharing her earnings with other celebrities.
Aside from RHOA and Porsha’s Family Matters, the star has also appeared in:
- Platinum Weddings
- Dish Nation
- The New Celebrity Apprentice
- Daily Pop
- Sharknado 5: Global Warming
- The Apprentice
Porsha Williams Never Stays Down
You have to admire Porsha Williams’ resilience.
She became a household name, had a fall from grace (in front of several million viewers), but redeemed herself.
Her career is back on track, and, if anything, Williams looks like she will earn significantly more in the coming years.