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How do you not love NeNe Leakes? To quote the cover of Ebony Magazine’s Money & Power issue, she is getting her “Hollywood Hustle on. NeNe is working the heck outta her 15 minutes of fame–I love it. She’s now an officially Hollywood actress with her recurring role on “Glee” and “The New Normal” and has been working the publication scene with features in Vogue, US Weekly, and now Ebony Magazine.

How’s that for rich? Other reality stars might want to take note.

MUST READ: SHE RANG: 8min26sec With NeNe Leakes: “I Will Continue To Be A ‘Housewife’ For As Long As They Will Have Me”

Ebony Magazine names NeNe as one of the 100 most influential African-Americans of the year. NeNe is beyond determined as she is one of the rare reality stars to convert realitism into a successful career. #TeamBeautiful sends a huge congrats to NeNe on her success!

The EBONY magazine commemorates the following Power 100 illuminaries (in no particular order):

Cornel West, Ph.D

LeBron James

Barack Obama

T. J. Martin

Eric Holder

Mary Mary

Bishop T. D. Jakes

Jesse Williams

Michelle Obama

Susan E. Rice, Ph.D

Tananarive Due

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

Cee Lo Green

Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D

Frederick D. Haynes III, Ph.D

Robin Roberts

Toni Morrison

Natasha Eubanks

Ava DuVernay

Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil


Tracy K. Smith

Cynthia Hale, D. Min.

Bonita Stewart

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Django Unchained

Ashley and JaQuavis

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III

Tyler Perry

Beverly Bond

Ronnie and Lamar Tyler

Amos Winbush III

Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran

Maurice Marable

Misty Copeland

Trayvon Martin

Stephen DeBerry

Diann Valentine

James McLurkin, Ph.D

Karen Washington

Norris McDonald

James Andrews

Brenda A. and Larry D. Thompson

Marjorie Harvey

Janet Emerson Bashen

Don Thompson

Wesley Morris

Gabby Douglas

Nekesa Mumbi Moody

Kevin Hart

Tom Joyner

Cathy Hughes


Cam Newton

John W. Rogers Jr.

Vanessa Morrison Murchinson

Wendy Williams

Edward T. Welburn Jr.

Think Like a Man

Steve Harvey

Serena Williams

Shonda Rhimes

Mark Dean, Ph.D

Kevin Durant


Catherine Brewton

Karen Civil

Lorrie Bartlett

Ken Chenault

Ellen McClain

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

James Reynolds Jr.

Dick Parsons

Pearlena Igbokwe

Trevor Edwards

Rodney Williams

John Lewis

Rosalind Brewer

Salaam Coleman Smith

Samuel L. Jackson

Anthony Hemingway

Theaster Gates

Michelle Alexander

Valentino D. Carlotti

Oprah Winfrey

Danny Glover

Rev. Fred Luter Jr.

Dr. Dre

Anthony Davis

Lisa Jackson

Jesse E. Russell

June Ambrose

Jurnee Smollett

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Tavis Smiley

Debra Lee

Joan Smalls

Nina Shaw

Nicki Minaj

Valeisha Butterfield-Jones

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