William Hung Net Worth:$1 Million
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 13, 1983 (39 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Civil engineer, Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
William Hung net worth: William Hung is an American singer who has a net worth of $1 Million .
William Hung wiki:
|Born||January 13, 1983 (age 39)|
Sha Tin, British Hong Kong
|Occupation||Singer, actor, motivational speaker|
|Spouse(s)||First Wife (divorced)|
Jian Teng (divorced)
William James Hung Hing Cheong was born in Hong Kong in January 1983. He moved to New Jersey in 1983 and graduated from high school in Los Angeles.
Hung is a 73rd generation descendant of Confucius.
After growing up in the Sha Tin district of British Hong Kong, Hung moved with his family to the U.S. city of Van Nuys, California, at age 11.He was a civil engineering student at University of California, Berkeley, when he competed on the US television contest series American Idol.
He exited college to pursue his music career and later graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in mathematics. Hung later completed an MBA from Marist College.
William Hung was educated at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles.William then studied civil engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, but soon after his success on the TV show, William decided to quit studying and focus on the music industry instead.
Hung gained fame in 2004 when he auditioned for American Idol performing a cover of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs”. He signed a record contract with Koch Entertainment and released three albums. He has had many fans and critics alike. There has been controversy regarding Hung and his fans promoting racial stereotypes against Asians.
Hung built up a cult like following. Hung has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Entertainment Tonight, the Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern radio Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and many more. He has appeared in commercials for the Game Show Network, Cingular Wireless, and Ask.com.
Hung appeared in the 2004 film Where is Mama’s Boy. His first album Inspiration sold 200,000 copies in the U.S. and was #1 on the U.S. Indie charts. Hung’s second album only charted 7,000 copies. Hung retired from music in 2011 and became a technical crime analyst.
William began working with Koch Entertainment soon after his noted performance of Ricky Martin`s song, and the company started promoting William Hung as a singer. The company helped Hung to release three albums, with some success, and undoubtedly all of them increased the overall amount of William Hung’s net worth.
Subsequently regarding his career on TV and on the big screen, William is known from such commercials as The Game Show Network, Ask.com, and Cingular Wireless, which added considerable sums to the total size of William Hung’s net worth. His movie debut was in “Where Is Mama`s Boy”, a movie released in 2005 which, however, did not achieve any great success. Later on, William also showed up in “The Fairly Odd Parents”, “Celebrity Deathmatch”, “Airline”, “Arrested Development”, and “George Lopez”. He is also known to perform for the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team with the song called Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
However, William was always been a controversial person in the music industry, partly due to critics` opinions. One reason for that is considered to be William`s lack of musical talent. There have been many suggestions that Asian people cannot sing in western languages at all, and much fun has been made of people of this race in this context.
Seeing that William did not care a lot about such back-biting, he continued on pursuing a career in singing. Of course, this was supposed to be the main source of the overall sum of William Hung’s net worth.
Somewhar surprisingly perhaps, in 2011 William himself decided to quit singing, and instead began increasing his net worth while working in the area of crime, in particular by becoming a technical crime analyst. Regardless, Hung is sure that his experience in the music industry made positive changes in him.
Hung was married to Jian Teng on June 18, 2014.Prior to this marriage, he had already gone through a divorce, however, this second marriage also ended in divorce.