Cathy Hughes Net worth 2022, Husband, Age, Education, and biography

In this post, we are going to talk about Cathy Hughes’s Net Worth, Career, Family, schooling, and Biography.It has been seen that whenever we publish an entrepreneur’s biography, success story, and, net worth on the website, then many of your messages come to us. And encourages us to write about more such entrepreneurs. already we have written about the net worth, career, and biography of big entrepreneurs like Jeff Lerner, and Dave Dahl on our site. You can read them too if you want. Today we will talk about a female entrepreneur/businesswoman. So without delay let’s start.

who is Cathy Hughes?

Cathy Hughes is an American Entrepreneur, Business Educator, and Radio and Television Personality. She was born on 22 April 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. As of 2022, she has become 75 years old and this 75-year-old entrepreneur’s career is quite inspiring, about which we are going to talk further. Her full name/real name is Catherine Liggins Hughes, also known as Catherine Elizabeth Woods.

Cathy Hughes

Cathy Hughes has been named on the list of America’s Second Richest Black Women and is the founder of the media company Radio One (Now this company has been named after the time and Urban One). She is a resident of America and currently resides in Omaha (Hometown). And her Zodiac sign is Taurus. Cathy Hughes believes in Christianity.

Real name/full nameCatherine Elizabeth Woods
also known as Cathy Hughes/Catherine Liggins Hughes
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Business Educator, and Radio and Television Personality
Famous for2nd richest black woman in USA and founder of Urban one
Date of Birth22 April 1947
Age75 years old
Birth PlaceOmaha, Nebraska, USA
Home town/Currently lived inOmaha
Zodiac SignTaurus


Cathy Hughes had enrolled in the university to do business administration courses but she could not complete her higher education. She started her studies at the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha. Due to a few reasons, she changed her university several times. She continued his business administration studies at the University of Nebraska Omaha and Creighton University, which his father had completed at the university. But she could not complete his studies and failed to get a certificate. Anyway, she got a job as a sales manager at Harvard University’s radio station.

Cathy Hughes
Alma materDuchesne Academy
University of Nebraska Omaha
Creighton University
Educational QualificationBusiness administration(not completed)

Net Worth and Source of Income

Cathy Hughes is the first African-American woman to become America’s second richest woman. You must have guessed from this data that they will definitely have a considerable net worth. As of 2022, Her total net worth is $460 million. annually, she earns from 75 million to 80 million. She is an entrepreneur, radio and television personality, and business executive and most of his earnings come from all these sources.

Net worth in 2022$460 million
Annual income75 million to 80 million
Source of Income From her company, Entrepreneurship


Hughes was born in a simple and poor family in Omaha. She grew up in a family with her siblings. In her early life, her parents did not have much money and her life was spent in poverty. Her condition at that time was such that he had to struggle a lot for food.

Her mother’s name was Helen Jones Woods she worked as a trombonist at Piney Woods School. Her father’s name was William Alfred Woods, the first African-American to obtain an accounting degree at Creighton University. As we told you earlier, he could not get his business administration degree and landed a job. She lied about her age to get her first job when she was just 14 years old.

Father’s nameWilliam Alfred Woods
Mother’s nameHelen Jones Woods(Profession: trombonist)


She started his career in 1960. In 1960, she was working for the “Omaha Star”, an African American newspaper. In 1969 he worked for the KOWH radio station in Omaha, but she left that job after some time as he got a job as an administrative assistant at Howard University and then left Washington. In 1973, Howard became the university’s general sales manager, increasing the station’s revenue from $2.5 million to $3 million within the first year.

In 1980, she founded Radio One, now known as Urban One, with her then-husband and later bought AM radio station WOL 1450. In 1987 her company owns the WMMJ station and in 1995 owns the WKYS radio station. Like these, Radio One was owning a total of 70 radio stations in 1999. Similarly, her career was successful and she has also won many awards for such work. You can visit this article to know about their award list.

Relationship(Husband, Marriage, and Children)

When Cathy Hughes was only 17 years old, she became pregnant, which is why her mother had thrown her out of the house. In 1965, she married Alfred Liggins Jr. and after 2 years of this, they are divorced from this marriage. A son was born to Alfred Liggins Jr and Cathy Hughes. On 30 January 1965, their son was born in Omaha, Nebraska named Alfred Liggins III. After that, he married Dewey Hughes for the second time in 1979 and they also got divorced in 1987. He did not have any children. from his second marriage.

Former Relationship statusMarried
Currently relationship statusSingle mother
HusbandFirst Husband: Alfred Liggins Jr(M. 1965 div.1967)
Second Marriage: Dewey Hughes(m.1979 div.1987)
ChildrenAlfred Liggins III

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