The financial woes of reality TV star NeNe Leakes (pictured) made headlines recently after reports of her trouble with the IRS became public knowledge.
The 48-year-old cast member of Real Housewives of Atlanta even had Twitter in a daze with some posts she made this past summer about her money situation.
“4 all those that r asking, reporting & concern…Yes I am broke & unemployed. Just another dumb Celeb that doesn’t know how 2 money manage,” Leakes tweeted this past August after reports about her $1 million dollar tax lien were made public.
However, Leakes may have just been fibbing or being sarcastic about her financial woes. According to a recent Urban Intellectuals article, the sassy TV star and entrepreneur is actually still pretty solid in the net worth department.
“[Leakes] has since moved far beyond semi-scripted reality TV and has moved into fashion design, presenting, writing and serious acting, even making it to Broadway! Her hard work has paid off pushing up her worth. It’s estimated that NeNe Leakes’ net worth is $12 million.” wrote Forest Parks, an Urban Intellectuals contributor.
Leakes is currently a panelist on the To Tell The Truth game show and is a co-host on E!’s Fashion Police. Leakes also gets coin nowadays as a clothing designer for the Home Shopping Network.
A $1 million dollar tax lien shouldn’t be a big problem for a multi-faceted business person like Leakes who has multiple streams of revenue coming in from numerous ventures. Other reality TV stars, such as “Real Housewives of New Jersey” co-star Teresa Giudice didn’t fair so lucky when it came to tax problems with the IRS.
Guidice actually served federal prison time for tax evasion after pleading guilty to charges in early 2015. She was released in December of that year after serving her sentence. It looks like Leakes won’t have to worry about doing any time prison time for now.