Kendra Wilkinson Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $ 6 million

Profession: Television personality, businesswoman, glamour model and author


Popularly known as Playboy owner Hugh Hefner’s one of the three girlfriends, Kendra Wilkinson went onto become the reality television star that she is today. She was born into middle class family in San Diego. She left high school to try out her luck in the showbiz when she started working as a glamour model. Today, she stands to be one of the most successful women in the entertainment industry, with various professional titles to her name.

Beauty spotted

Kendra, who gets her stunning looks from her varied lineage of Irish, Ukranian and English descent, managed to catch Hugh Heffner’s attention on his 78th birthday. Hugh decided to hire her as one of the painted girls. Soon after Hefner asked her to be one of his girlfriends, and he moved her into the Playboy Mansion. This led to her being featured on the reality television series The Girls next Door that followed the lives of Hefner’s three girlfriends, including Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt. She moved out of the Playboy Mansion in 2009, soon after she met footballer Hank Baskett.


Later, she came up with her own television show ‘Kendra’ that followed the life of Kendra Wilkinson after she quit Playboy and started living on her own. It also filmed the planning of her wedding with her boyfriend Hank Baskett. Since her initial fame, Kendra continues her success in an array of avenues. She starred in her own E! True Hollywood Story in March of 2010. She was also featured on Dancing with the Stars in 2011. She also appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap with famous mother Kate Gosselin in February 2013.

Multi-faceted, as I am

From being a glamour model, to a reality television star to an author, she has done it all. After her successful stint on the television with The Girls Next Door and Kendra, she started appearing in cameo roles in various television series and music videos with Akon, Eminem and Nickelback. She has also showed her talent as an awesome rapper when she rapped to Ludacris’ fantasy on the request o the audience on a television show.


In 2005, she started blogging about her personal life and became a regular blogger columnist at the website of Philadelphia Eagles a team for which her mother had been a professional cheerleader. In 2010 she published a memoir, Sliding Into Home. Kendra launched her personal website in November 2011. The digital community offers space for Kendra to answer all her fans questions, and connect with each other while talking about family, friends and laughter.

Money and assets gathered

It is estimated that Kendra now makes an annual salary of 2 million dollars. She continues to be a success in nearly all her endeavors. Bagging the role of the main girlfriend on Playboy’s big show has definitely paid off in terms money and fame. Modeling for Playboy and getting featured on reality shows has definitely been her greatest source of income so far. Being a glam model did make her rich overnight. In 2010, she was listed among the top 10 highest paid reality television stars. The season 1 of her show Kendra which features her wedding planning is a huge gig in itself. Reportedly, US Weekly paid her a whopping $120,000 for her wedding. Also, her autobiography Sliding Into Home sold a surprising 79,000 copies. Reportedly, she was paid $680,000 for the best adult DVD Kendra Exposed.

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She currently lives with her husband and son in a magnificent manor in Calabasas, California. The home has been built as a blend of several architectural styles, has large columns, two storeys and a sparkling pool surrounded by lawns and trees. And yes, she does drive the big, monstrous cars as well. She was seen driving the massive GMC Yukon, which is said to cost a fortune. She formerly owned a black Cadillac Escalade and presently owns a Range Rover and an Aston Martin DB9. Apparently, she is into high-end brands and seems to endorse them on all occasions. Brands like Anastasia, Sergio Rossi, Taylor Kenney, Alexander Wang, Guiseppe Zanoti and Christian Louboutin are said to be among her favorites.

Surprisingly enough with all the bucks in her piggy bank, she’s not known to have donated money to any charity organizations, although she was seen walking the ramp for a few causes.

The Big Wedding

Kendra, who had been dating footballer Hank basket since 2009, got married to him that very year. It was the luxurious Playboy Mansion that hosted the wedding. Her bridal dress and accessories  were reportedly around $100,000. These included a white duchesse-silk gown wedding gown, platinum drop earrings, platinum pendant and a platinum bracelet. 500 guests attended the ceremony including the Playboy mogul, Hugh Hefner.


The silly little fight

During the video shoot of Akon’s song Smack That, for which Kendra had appeared in a cameo role, a silly fight erupted between Kendra and Eminem, the lead rapper in the video. According to Kendra, Eminem threw water on her  face for no apparent reason. She later recounted his jerkiness in a MySpace posting, lashing out at the rapper. Representatives from Playboy commented on the matter saying that the blog was removed soon after Eminem apologized to her by sending her flowers.


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