How Rich Is Vanessa Williams’ Husband, Jim Skrip? Net Worth, Bio

April 18, 2024
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Jim Skrip is an American-born real estate agent and businessman, perhaps better-known for being the husband of the actress, model and singer Vanessa Williams, who is most probably popular for her appearance in the comedy-drama  “Desperate Housewives.”

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Jim Skrip was born in Buffalo, New York State, under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 1 January 1940, which makes him 62 years old as of 2022. He was born to Annette Skrip and her late husband, Frederick Skrip, who passed away in February 2011. Jim was raised in his hometown together with his siblings Martin and Michael, and he is seemingly still very close to his family. Jim is an alumnus of St. Bonaventure University, from which he graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and relocated to Dallas soon afterwards.


Jim landed his first job of an Assistant Controller at a Dallas-based real estate firm. He later relocated to San Francisco when he was hired by a software company to work as a Lead Financial Officer. He worked there for a few years, and upon gaining enough experience, moved to a bigger real estate firm which controlled more than 5,000 apartments in major cities, and was tasked to serve as its Asset Management Director. Skrip also worked at The Harvey School as the Finance and Operations Director, controlling infrastructure maintenance, accounting tasks, and management of cash flow forecasts. He worked as an Accountant until he retired to venture into the real estate business.


Personal Life

Jim and Vanessa were vacationing in Egypt when they met for the first time in 2012. At that time, his wife-to-be was accompanied by her daughter, Sasha. According to sources, Jim’s T-shirt attracted her attention and when she approached him and asked whether he was from her mum’s hometown, he gave a positive answer, and they instantly got into a long conversation which marked the beginning of their friendship and life together. They began dating, and announced on “The Queen Latifah Show” shortly afterwards that Jim had popped the question. In July 2015, they walked the aisle at St. Stanislaus Polish Church, Buffalo, and the ceremony – which was Egyptian-themed, perhaps due to the circumstances that surrounded their meeting – was attended by family and close friends.

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They exchanged vows again in a proper Catholic ceremony (Jim had not completed his annulment by the previous ceremony) the year that followed in Chappaqua, New York, which is his wife’s hometown. Jim is now living with his wife and stepdaughter, Sasha, in Depew, Buffalo. He hasn’t shared any child with Vanessa, and it is not clear if he has children of his own. The Buffalo-born businessman prefers to lead a private life despite his fame, and so is inactive on most social media platforms. On top of that, he doesn’t entertain being interviewed by the media.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Skrip is of white ethnicity, and has black hair and brown eyes. He’s 5ft 10ins (1.78 m) tall and weighs approximately 155lbs (70kg); he wears shoe size 8.5 (US).


Net Worth

Through his numerous sources of income such as real estate and other business ventures, Jim has accumulated a modest fortune, but seemingly also lives a modest lifestyle. According to authoritative sources, his net worth is approximately $11 million, but he still earns a minimal salary of $60,000 as of early 2022. His wife has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, and has accumulated a net worth estimated at $40 million.

Who is Jim Skrip’s Wife, Vanessa Williams?

Vanessa Lynn Williams – who won 1983’s Miss America title – is an American entertainer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer, who was born under the Pisces zodiac sign on 18 March 1963, in The Bronx, New York City USA, which makes her 69 years old as of 2022.

She was born to music teachers Helen Williams, and her husband Milton A. Williams, Jr. (he passed away in 2003), who belong to the mixed English and Welsh descent. She was brought up in her suburb with her younger brother, Chris. When it comes to her academics, Williams went to Horace Greeley High, and matriculated to Syracuse University, but dropped out to pursue her career.

Professional Career

Vanessa is an expert in gospel, jazz, pop, and R&B music, and released her debut album “The Right Stuff” in 1988. She has made several other musical releases, including “The Comfort Zone” (1991), 1996’s “Star Bright,” and “Next” in the year that followed.


2004 saw her release “Silver & Gold,” and then “Everlasting Love” in 2005. Vanessa has also led a successful career as an actress, and is credited for her works in several films and TV series. Some of her hit productions include the films “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man,” “Dance With Me,” “Johnson Family Vacation” among several others. She has also featured in TV series such as “Ugly Betty” (2006-2020), “Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies,” (from 2007), “Desperate Housewives,” and several others.

For her praised performances, Williams has won several awards, such as 1989 and 2011’s NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Artist, a Soul Train Music award, and Satellite Award in the category of Best Actress in a TV Film or mini-series in 2003.

She was also nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards in 2007-2009, and a Satellite Award in 2011, in the category of the Best Supporting Actress. She is active on Facebook with over 1.3 million fans, and her Instagram and Twitter accounts are followed by around 500,000 and 300,000 respectively. She also has a YouTube channel that has around 100,000 subscribers.

Personal Life

Before she married Jim, Vanessa had exchanged vows with the Public Relations Specialist Ramon Hervey, whom she wed in early 1987. They share three children together, daughters Melanie Hervey (born in 1987), and Jillian K. Hervey (1989), and son Devin Herver in 1993.


The couple parted ways in 1997, and two years later, she married the businessman, actor and former basketball player Rick Fox, on 26 September 1999. They welcomed daughter Sasha Gabriella Fox a year later, but the duo called off their six years of togetherness with a divorce in 2005. After this, she reportedly had brief affairs with a few renowned personalities, such as Michael Jordan and Rob Mack (2006), and sources reveal that she was also dating the legendary actor-turned politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Vanessa is slimly built, standing at the height of 5ft 6ins (1.67m), and weighs around 128lbs (58kg). She has a pair of blue eyes and long dark brown hair.

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