A Look Into Michelle Williams’ $10M Fortune And Success Outside Of Destiny’s Child’s Domination
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A Look Into Michelle Williams’ $10M Fortune And Success Outside Of Destiny’s Child’s Domination

It’s no secret that Destiny’s Child is not only one of the biggest girl groups of all time but also at the top of the best-selling. Before officially saying goodbye to their fans in 2006, the legendary group sold over 60 million records, according to Capital Xtra.

While the trio of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams were a force together, they each went on to pursue successful careers in their own lanes. However, during Williams’ journey, she briefly hit a turn.

In an interview with UBS, the Grammy-award winner shared that a lack of communication and misunderstanding with her financial advisor turned into a “substantial investment loss.”

“Knowledge is powerful. Ask questions. It’s your money—you have a right to know what’s being done with it,” Williams told the outlet. 

But, we already knew that she was a survivor. Bossing up after the initial setback, Williams’ net worth sits at $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. 

Now, here’s a look inside all of the business moves Michelle Williams has made throughout her career.

Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.

Music Career

Williams began her solo music career in 2002 with her debut studio album, “Heart to Yours.” Her fourth studio album, “Journey to Freedom,” is marked as her highest-charting album on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Sports Team Ownership

In 2006, Williams became a minority owner of the WNBA team, the Chicago Sky, according to the WNBA. With the team based near where she grew up, the ownership stake is even more special. Williams has previously described it as one of her best investments because of its positive impact on at-risk inner-city youth.

Books

The mental health advocate released her debut book, “Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life — and Can Save Yours,” in 2021. Following its success, the author dropped “The Daily Check-In: A 60-Day Journey to Finding Your Strength, Faith, and Wholeness.”

Films & Television Shows

Starting her acting career in 2006, Williams has gone on to appear in numerous films and television shows.

Recently, she competed in “The Masked Singer UK,” following her time on the U.S. version in 2019. According to Chronicle Live, she became the first star to be on both versions.

In addition to filming for the singing competition this year, Williams starred in “Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story” on Lifetime.

She’s also headlined theater shows including the Broadway show, “Once on This Island.”

Podcast

Under Charlamagne Tha God’s The Black Effect Podcast Network, Williams hosts her podcast “Checking In.” She’s spoken with some of today’s biggest celebrities such as Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, and more.

As previously reported by AfroTech, Charlamagne teamed up with the country’s No. 1 audio company and podcaster to “shift the narrative from Black creators signing transactional deals, to instead forming legacy partnerships that build generational wealth while allowing each creative to have an equitable stake in their future.”

Home Décor

According to Forbes, Williams’ home décor business — Believe By Michelle — launched in 2015. Currently, the exclusive line sells limited edition luxury candles.

Real Estate

Williams purchased real estate in her hometown area of Illinois, per UBS.