William Hung Net Worth: $1 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$1 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 13, 1983|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Civil engineer, Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
William Hung net worth is around $1 Million.William Hung is a famous american singer.
William Hung Biography:
|Date of Birth:||January 13, 1983|
|Place of Birth:||Sha Tin, British Hong Kong|
|Occupation||Singer, actor, motivational speaker|
|Spouse(s)||First Wife (divorced)|
Jian Teng (divorced)
William Hung was born in Hong Kong on January 13, 1983. William Hung’s family moved to New Jersey in 1983. He graduated from high school in Los Angeles. William Hung is a 73rd generation descendant of Confucius.
After growing up in the Sha Tin district of Hong Kong, William Hung moved with his family to the Van Nuys, California, at age 11.
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 studies and focus on the music industry instead.
William Hung moved out of college to pursue his music career and later graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in mathematics. William Hung later completed an MBA from Marist College.
William Hung gained fame in 2004 when he auditioned for American Idol performing a cover of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs”.
William Hung signed a record contract with Koch Entertainment and released 3 albums. William Hung has had many fans and critics alike. There has been controversy regarding Hung and his fans promoting racial stereotypes against Asians.
William Hung Career:
William Hung built up a cult like following. Hung has appeared on many popular American TV Shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Entertainment Tonight, the Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern radio Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and many more. Hung has appeared in commercials for the Game Show Network, Cingular Wireless, and Ask.com.
William Hung appeared in the 2004 film Where is Mama’s Boy. Hung’s first album Inspiration sold 200,000 copies in the U.S. and was #1 on the U.S. Indie charts. William Hung’s second album only charted 7,000 copies. Hung retired from music in 2011 and became a technical crime analyst.
William started working with Koch Entertainment after his noted performance of Ricky Martin`s song, and the company started promoting him as a singer. The company helped William Hung to release three albums with some success. Undoubtedly all of them increased the overall amount of William Hung’s net worth.
Regarding William Hung’s career on TV and on the big screen, William is known for commercials such as The Game Show Network, Ask.com, and Cingular Wireless, which led to huge contribution to William Hung’s net worth.
William Hung 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”. Hung is also known to perform for the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team with the song called Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
But, William Hung has always been a controversial person in the music industry, partly due to critics’ opinions on his musical talents. There have been many opinions that Asian people cannot sing in western languages. Much fun has been made of people of this race in this context.
William did not care a lot about such opinions and back-biting and continued 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.
Surprisingly , in 2011 Hung himself decided to quit singing, and instead started working in the area of crime, in particular by becoming a technical crime analyst. Regardless, William Hung is sure that his experience in the music industry made positive changes for him.
William Hung Wife:
William Hung was married to Jian Teng on June 18, 2014. Prior to this marriage, William Hung had already already been a divorcee. This second marriage also ended in divorce.