Alex Sykes Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Alex Sykes Net Worth – A lot of people who have achieved celebrity status today would have been in obscurity had it not been for their relationship with already established public figures.
One of those that have come to fame thanks to a relationship is Alex Sykes – an elegant French businesswoman who has worked in sales almost all her career. She became popular after she married Wanda Sykes (an award-winning writer, actress, and comedian).
Together, the gay couple has gone ahead to build a family. Here are all the facts you need to know about the other half of a celebrity couple.
Alex Sykes Net Worth 2019
Early Life, Family and Education:
Born Alex Niedbalski in France, Sykes is a silent achiever and a very private person. While her popularity stems from her sexuality and marriage to popular Wanda Sykes, Alex has managed to keep details about her actual date of birth, family, siblings and other significant details out of the public sphere.
It is uncertain where Alex studied for her basic education but she is well accomplished in her field. Her skills ranges from New Business Development, Pricing Analysis, Contract Negotiation, Sales and Account Management, Supply chain optimization amongst others.
Alex Sykes studied for a masters degree in Business and Marketing from ISEG Business school, Paris (Institut superieur europeen de gestion group) between 1992-1996.
Alex wasn’t Wanda’s first marriage, as she was previously married to record producer Dave Hall from 1991 until their divorce in 1998. Her former husband is known for helping produce the first album of Mary J. Blige.
It is not known if Wanda was already attracted to women at this point, although when she was 40 years-old she came out to her parents, who were very conservative, and which led to a period of estrangement – they even declined to attend her wedding; she had met Alex in 2006 she, and the two started dating.
In 2008, Wanda came out publicly as a lesbian during a same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas regarding Proposition 8. The couple were married around this time, and a year later, Alex gave birth to a pair of fraternal twins.
Sometime later, the couple reconciled with Wanda’s parents and they now have a good relationship. The family reside in Media, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and they also have a home in Los Angeles, California splitting time between both. Despite the success of her wife, Alex has managed to stay in the background, avoiding any media attention.
Alex Sykes has displayed tenacity and grit and isn’t afraid of hard work. She started her career from the bottom of the cadre and has risen steadily through the ranks. Sykes started her career with WTA which is a global company in women professional sports. She worked in the capacity of a Press assistant between September 1996 to January 1997 before moving to another organization.
In February 1997, she started working as a sponsorship and marketing assistant at ‘Federation Francaise de BasketBall’ in Paris, a position she held for close to two years. Alex Sykes moved on to work with ‘Levantina Group’ – a natural stone extraction and processing company – as a Sales and Marketing Manager.
She worked in this position from February 2003 to February 2007. Her experience here is what gained her a place in another natural stone company (Polycor) in 2007.
Polycor is a quarrier of diverse renowned natural stones which is crafted into custom stone products like tiles, slabs, curbs, landscaping products and architectural stones. She presently works as a Senior Vice President of Sales – a position she has held for over 12 years.
How Alex Sykes Met Partner Wanda Sykes
Alex and Wanda Sykes met at a mutual friend’s party in 2006. They had a connection and soon began to date and finally got married in a beautiful and intimate ceremony in 2008.
Wanda publicly came out as gay in a same-sex marriage Las Vegas rally in 2008 about a month after they got married. The couple welcomed a set of fraternal twins on the 27th of April 2009 – Lucas Claude Sykes (son) and Olivia Lou Sykes (daughter). Alex Sykes gave birth to their babies.
Wanda Sykes is an award-winning comedian and has been ranked as part of America’s funniest people. She has won an Emmy for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show. She is popular for her outstanding performances in Monster-in-Law (2005, Evan Almighty (2007), Ice Age (2012, 2016), Rio(2011), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2001-11) among others.
Wanda was once married to Dave Hall (a record producer) from 1991 to 1998. She admitted coming out to herself again after her divorce because she always knew something was missing. She first came out to her parents when she was 40.
She was having surgery and her mother already made plans to come to be with her. She opened up to her mother over the phone and consequently, her mother canceled all plans to visit.
It was a devastating time for them as her parents refused to accept her sexuality or attend their wedding. Although they have come to accept her and are now loving grandparents to Lucas and Olivia. In an interview with Oprah, Wanda reveals that she has found the connection and intimacy which evaded her in her first marriage in her marriage with Alex Sykes.
The Net Worth of Alex Sykes
How rich is Alex Sykes? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth has also been elevated thanks to the success of her wife, who has a net worth estimated at $6 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.