Name: Linnethia Monique “NeNe” Leakes Johnson
Born: December 13, 1967
Occupation: Television Personality, actress, producer, fashion designer, author
Linnethia Monique “NeNe” Leakes Johnson was born in the Queens borough of New York City, New York on December 13, 1967. At the age of four, she moved to Athens, Georgia to live with her aunt in order to attempt a career in acting, though it never panned out like her family wanted it to.
In her high school days, she was quite the athlete as she was both a basketball player and a cheerleader. She attended Atlanta Morris Brown College, but she dropped out.
She currently lives in Duluth, Georgia and rents a house in Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles. She has two sons, Bryson and Brentt, and a granddaughter, Bri’Asia Bryant. NeNe was married to Gregg Leakes, a real estate investor and consultant. They separated in 2010 and shortly after filed for divorce. In 2013, she reunited with Gregg and got married in Atlanta.
NeNe tried the entertainment industry again. NeNe appeared on television shows, such as “The Parkers.” In 2003, she appeared in the film “The Fighting Temptations” that starred Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyonce. She had a minor role as a stripper. However, none of her scenes can be seen since she did not make it into the final edit of the film, and is not credited for her role.
A few years later, she met the producers of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” NeNe has played a central role in the show for all seven seasons. Due to the success of that role, she has appeared in various scripted television series, like “The New Normal” and”Glee.” Maintaining her celebrity status, NeNe has been a guest host on “Anderson Live,” “The Talk” and an edition of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) “Monday Night Raw.” She has also appeared on “Dancing With the Stars,” “The Apprentice,” “The Price is Right” and “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.” NeNe has started her broadway career by having roles in “Cinderella” and “Chicago.”
She is the author of “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way.”
NeNe confirmed this past summer that she will not return for the eighth season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
We estimate that NeNe Leake’s net worth is $12 million
So how much is $12 million really?
$12 million is four times the net worth of her husband, Gregg Leakes ($3 million). It’s also far greater than her “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-stars as they are worth between $100,000 and $2 million.
$12 million can buy you around 400,000 copies of the first season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Amazon. $12 million can also buy you more than 550,000 copies of her book “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice.” Her $12 million could also donate $1 to three-quarters of the population in the poorest country in the world: Malawi.