Who is Jim Skrip?
Jim is an American real estate agent, but also a celebrity, best known to the world as the husband of the legendary singer Vanessa Williams.
Jim Skrip Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Jim Skrip was born on 1 January 1960, in Buffalo, New York State, USA, the son of Fredrick and Annette J. Skrip; he has two brothers, Martin and Michael.
After high school, Jim enrolled at St. Bonaventure University, from which he obtained a Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting.
Jim moved to Dallas Texas after graduating, where he became an assistant controller at one of many real estate companies. After a few years, Jim relocated to San Francisco, feeling he would have better opportunities there, and was hired by a software company as their Lead Financial Officer.
A few more years passed, and Jim now had a fantastic portfolio, enabled through high-paid jobs. He left the software company to join a real estate agency as the Asset Management Director.
He controlled over 5,000 apartments in major cities while working for the agency, after which he became the Finance and Operations Director at The Harvey School, where he was tasked with controlling infrastructure maintenance, cash flow forecasts, and accounting.
He has since retired from the business, but continues working as a real estate agent.
According to sources, Jim Skrip’s wealth is estimated at over $10 million as of late 2022, which he’s earned through his successful career as an accountant and real estate agent.
How Jim Skrip and Vanessa Williams Met?
There is a rather unique story behind this romance, which only happens in films. Jim and Vanessa were both in Egypt for a vacation in 2012, with Jim wearing a t-shirt with the Buffalo logo – when she saw him, Vanessa approached and asked if he was from the same town her mother grew up in. He affirmed, the conversation continued, he was invited to dinner, and the connection was made. Before their vacation ended, the two agreed to meet again, which happened a few times, and they continued to see each other once they were back in the US.
Engagement and Marriage
Their romance was heading in the right direction, and after two years, they were engaged. Vanessa shared the happy news during her appearance on the “Queen Latifah Show”. The wedding was held on 4 July 2015 at St. Stanislaus Church in Buffalo. The lavish ceremony was the center of attention in the media, though it was relatively private, with only family and close friends in attendance.
As she approached the aisle, Vanessa sang “Ave Maria”, wearing an all-white gown designed by Carmen Marc Valvo.
This was her third marriage, and she had to seek Church annulment as she married in church the first time.
The couple resides in Chappaqua, New York; they don’t have children together, while Vanessa is a mother of four from her previous relationships.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Jim has brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and he weighs about 155lbs (70kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, though he has an average figure.
Jim Skrip is a popular American real estate agent, entrepreneur, and former accountant. He gained immense popularity after becoming the husband of Vanessa Williams, a renowned actress, singer, and model.
— Wealthy Celebrity (@celebwealth) May 17, 2022
Jim Skrip’s wife, Vanessa Williams’s Short Bio
Vanessa Lynn Williams was born on 18 March 1963, in The Bronx, New York City, USA, the daughter of Milton Augustine Williams Jr. and Helen Tinch.
Raised as a Catholic, she spent her childhood with her younger brother in Westchester County, which is primarily a white middle and upper-class suburb of New York City.
Vanessa went to Chappaqua Central School, believing that she was the first African-American to go there. Her parents were music teachers, and influenced her towards classical and jazz music, plus she studied piano, violin, and even French horn.
After high school, she enrolled at Syracuse’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Drama as a musical theater major, however, she didn’t graduate, as she left her studies after her second year when she was named Miss America 1984 in September 1983. She eventually received an honorary Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the university in 2008, as they felt that she accomplished enough in the music and film industry to earn the remaining credits.
Vanessa was the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America; however, unauthorized pictures of her nude were obtained and published by Penthouse magazine, which left her stripped of her title. Years later, she received a public apology from Miss America CEO Sam Haskell for these injustices.
Vanessa is best recognized as a singer – she released her debut album, “The Right Stuff” in 1988, which went on to achieve triple platinum status in the US, since when Vanessa has released seven albums. “The Comfort Zone” came out in 1991, which spawned such hits as “Save the Best for Last”, “Running Back to You”, and “Just for Tonight”. Then, in 1994 she released her third album, “The Sweetest Days”, followed by “Star Bright” in 1996.
Unfortunately, her popularity as a singer vaned, and her follow-up albums “Next” (1997), “Silver & Gold” (2004), and “The Real Thing” from 2009 were nowhere near the success her first two albums achieved. However, she has still recorded some hit singles, including “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, “Happiness”, “You Are Everything”, and “The Real Thing”, among others.
To speak of her acting career, she made her on-screen debut in 1984 in the TV series “Partners in Crime”. Since then, she’s made numerous prominent appearances in both films and TV series. Some of her most popular roles include Lee in the film “Eraser” (1996), then Carmen Vasquez in the movie “Shaft” (2000), starring Samuel L. Jackson. She’s possibly best recognized as Wilhelmina Slater in the soap opera “Ugly Betty” (2006-2010), and as Renee Perry in the critically acclaimed TV series “Desperate Housewives” (2010-2012).
Vanessa has made several on-stage appearances too, including in “The Trip to Bountiful” and “After Midnight”, both in 2013.
Before Jim, she was married two times; her first husband was Ramon Hervey, her public relations specialist, with whom she was married from 1987 to 1997, and with whom she had three children, Melanie, Jillian and Devin.
Her second husband was National Basketball Association (NBA) player Rick Fox. The two were married from 1999 to 2004, and she has a daughter with him, Sasha Gabriella Fox.
Vanessa Williams’s net worth is estimated at $25 million, as of late 2022.