Cathy Hughes
Cathy Hughes
Celebrated Name: Cathy Hughes
Real Name/Full Name: Catherine Elizabeth Woods
Gender: Female
Age: 75 years old
Birth Date: April 22 1947
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Nationality: African-American
Height: 1.47 m
Weight: 79 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Husband/Spouse (Name): Alfred Liggins Jr. (m. 1965; div. 1967), Dewey Hughes (m. 1979; div. 1987)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Alfred Liggins III)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Cathy Hughes Lesbian?: No
Profession: Entrepreneur, radio and television personality
Salary: $5 million
Net Worth in 2023: $500 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Born as Catherine Elizabeth Woods, Cathy is an African-American business-woman and a very famous radio and television personality. She was named the second richest woman in the United States. She is also a very famous business executive and is the owner of a radio company named Radio One.

She is also the first African-American woman in the country who has worked as a trader. She is also known for being a prime member of the Creighton University’s trustee board.

Maybe you know about Cathy Hughes very well But do you know how old and tall is she, and what is her net worth in 2023? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Cathy Hughes’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Cathy Hughes was born in the city of Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States. Her mother, whose name is Helen Jones Woods, was the music teacher in the Piney woods school. She was also associated with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm for many years. His father, William Alfred Jones, was the first African American who had an accounting degree.

Her grandfather was a successful educator and lynching survivor. Cathy grew up along with her siblings. She was introduced to music at a very young age, and all the credit goes to her siblings. She attended the University of Nebraska and Creighton University. Unfortunately, she failed to complete her business administration degree, but because of her strong will and dedication, she later went back to college to complete her degree.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 22 April 1947, Cathy Hughes is 75 years old as of today’s date 22nd March 2023. Her height is 1.47 m tall, and weight is 79 kg.

Personal Life: husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids

In 1965, Cathy got married to Alfred Liggins junior. They had their son together in the same years, named Alfred Liggins III. Cathy was pregnant when she was only 17 years old. Her mother kicked her out of the house because of this pregnancy. Two years later, the couple was divorced. In 1979 Cathy got married to Dewey Hughes. They didn’t have any children together. Cathy got her second divorce in the year 1987, and since then she is enjoying her life alone.

Cathy and her second husband started the radio channel together, but her husband but afraid of the overwhelming debt. According to Cathy, he was never an entrepreneur and was not interested in that particular field. Because of her first divorce, she was forced to live in the radio station with her young son named Alfred.


Cathy started her career as a newspaper journalist, but later, she was offered a job at Howard University. In the year 1973 she was promoted to the general sales manager of the university’s radio station. She successfully increased the revenue of her University radio station. Two years later, she became the station’s vice president and general manager.

In 1979, she purchased a radio station but faced financial difficulties because of some vandalism. She was a morning show host at Talk Radio for 11 years. In the year 1987, she bought Radio Station WMMJ and started it with a new name called Radio One. She started to host a new talk show format that was blended with music.

In January 2004, she started a national cable and satellite network named TV One. Just like her radio channel, her TV network is also very popular. Currently, she is a notable member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha community.

Awards & Achievements

Cathy has been awarded many prestigious titles, including an honorary doctorate from Sojourner Douglas college in 1995. Currently, she is a member of the Maryland chamber of business Hall of Fame. In 2020 e she was awarded the black history hall of fame.

She was also titled with the ‘Keepers of the dream’ award by the National action network. Currently, her radio channel is on BET 100 with a revenue of $450 million.

Net Worth & Salary of Cathy Hughes in 2023

Cathy Hughes Net Worth
Cathy Hughes Net Worth

Cathy is a popular radio personality who also owns a radio channel. According to a recent study, she earns around $5 million per month from her radio channels. She has also worked in numerous documentaries, from where she has earned a massive amount of money. As of March 2023, she has a net worth of $500 million.

Cathy Hughes is an idol too many African-American women in the United States. She has fans from all over the world who appreciate her for her confident and bold personality. Currently, she is in her 70s, but she is still very much active. However, she isn’t much active on social media but uses Twitter sometimes.


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