Jennifer Lopez Net Worth

Net Worth$400 million
Date of Birth24 July 1969
ProfessionActress
NationalityAmerican
Last Updated2020

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Jennifer Lopez Net Worth, How did the American singer and actress acquire such huge fortune? Find out more interesting facts about Jennifer Lopez Net Worth and her career.

Jennifer Lopez Net Worth

Jennifer Lopez Early Life

She is an American fashion designer, actress, singer, dancer, television producer, and businesswoman. Jennifer Lopez’s parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez, are Puerto Rican. 

Jennifer has two sisters named Leslie and Lynda. Her father ‘David Lopez’ worked the night shift at an insurance company while her mother was a homemaker. Her family lived in a small apartment in the Castle Hill neighborhood when Jennifer was born. After some years, her parents bought a two-story house.

She started taking singing and dancing lessons at age 5. Jennifer’s parents encouraged their three daughters to put on performances at home – singing and dancing in front of each other and their friends so that they would stay out of trouble. 

Jennifer attended Catholic schools for her entire academic career. She also did gymnastics, ran track on a national level, and was on her high school’s softball team. 

During her senior year of high school, she auditioned for and was cast in the low budget indie film My Little Girl. This experience made Jennifer realize she wanted to become a famous movie star. 

Though Jennifer’s parents thought that was a ‘really stupid’ idea because ‘no Latinos did that.’  So to please her parents, she enrolled at Baruch College but dropped out after the first semester.

She has been romantically involved with Sean Combs, Ben Affleck, and backup dancer Casper Smart. Jennifer has been married three times. She got married to Ojani Noa in 1997. They divorced in 1998. 

Jennifer got married to a backup dancer named Cris Judd in 2001, only to divorce after two years of marriage. In 2004, she married singer Marc Anthony and the couple has fraternal twins  (a son and a daughter) together in 2008. 

Jennifer Lopez announced in 2011 that she was filing for divorce from Anthony. She started dating retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez since 2017 and they got engaged in March 2019.

Jennifer Lopez Career

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in the Bronx borough of New York City on July 24, 1969. She moved out of her parents’ house into an apartment in Manhattan over disagreements about her desire to pursue a career in dance and acting. 

She later appeared in regional productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Oklahoma!. Jennifer was then hired for the chorus of Golden Musicals of Broadway, which toured Europe for five months. 

Thereafter, Jennifer got a job as a dancer, singer, and choreographer on the show Synchronicity in Japan. She was a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block in 1991 and performed with them at the 18th Annual American Music Awards. 

She eventually landed her job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color. Jennifer beat out 2,000 applicants and moved to Los Angeles for the job. She remained a regular cast member through 1993 when she decided to pursue an acting career.

Jennifer had minor roles in television shows and films from 1993 to 1995. Her breakthrough came in 1995 when she won the title role in the biopic Selena. In the movie, she played the late Tejano singer Selena who was gunned down by a former friend, employee and fan club president. 

She went on to appear in Anaconda, Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, and An Unfinished Life, among many other films. Jennifer starred opposite Ben Affleck in the romantic comedy Gigli in August 2003. 

However, the film was a box office bomb and is considered one of the worst films of all time because it’s poor reception was caused by negative press preceding its release and also the media attention surrounding Lopez and Affleck’s engagement which largely overshadowed the film. 

Jennifer later describe this as the lowest point of her career. In March 2004, she had a minor role in the film Jersey Girl with Affleck. Her character dies during childbirth within the first 15 minutes of the film. From the intense media coverage following Affleck and Lopez’s break-up, it was said that ‘they may need to put Jennifer in a coffin on the poster if they want anyone to come.’

Jennifer starred alongside Jane Fonda in the romantic comedy Monster-in-Law in May 2005. Monster-in-Law marketing played up Jennifer’s ‘Gigli-and-tabloid tarnished image’ and was a box office success.

She also starred as Detective Harlee Santos in NBC’s crime drama series Shades of Blue in 2016, as a single mother and police detective who goes undercover for the FBI to investigate her own squad. 

The drama series Shades of Blue premiered on January 7, 2016, giving the network its most-watched Thursday debut in seven years with 8.6 million viewers. The film was renewed for a second season, which premiered in March 2017. That same month, Shades of Blue was renewed for a third season.

Jennifer starred in and executive produced the film Hustlers in 2019 which was inspired by a true story about a group of strippers in New York City who con wealthy men. Her portrayal of a veteran stripper gave her her highest opening weekend at the box office for a live-action film with $33.2 million. 

She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards.

Jennifer Lopez started her musical career with her debut album ‘On the 6’  in 1999. She has recorded several studio albums, including a Spanish-language album. Her albums and her songs have spent significant time on the Billboard charts. 

Her third studio album, This Is Me… Then, was released on November 25, 2002. The album was dedicated to actor Ben Affleck, her fiancé at the time. Its lead single ‘Jenny from the Block’, was later described by  MTV News as her most iconic song. 

Between 1999 and 2014, Jennifer released eight albums, On the 6, J.Lo, This Is Me…Then, Rebirth, Como Ama una Mujer, Brave, Love?, and A.K.A.

Lopez announced her Las Vegas residency concert show in May 2015, which premiered on January 20, 2016, the first of twenty initial dates. The show titled All I Have took place at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater. 

Jennifer Lopez signed a contract extending her Las Vegas residency for three years.  The residency was lucrative, and she performed 120 shows. The residency ended on September 29, 2018, and grossed over $100 million in ticket sales during its three-year run.

On February 2, 2020, she performed the halftime show for Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Fl when the San Francisco 49ers faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jennifer has spent several seasons as a guest judge on American Idol. She joined the show for its 10th season and returned for the 11th season. However, her career has spanned over 25 years and today she is one of Hollywood’s biggest A-list celebrities.

She debuted her designer clothing line, JLO in 2003. That same year, Jennifer released her first fragrance, Glow by J. Lo, which has generated a number of spin-off fragrance products.

Jennifer Lopez Net Worth

As of today, Jennifer Lopez Net Worth is $400 Million while her salary is $40 Million. Jennifer Lopez Net Worth is earned from her career as a singer, actress, businesswoman and dancer.

Jennifer was paid $15 million to star in Monster-In-Law in 2005. She made $12 million per year as a guest judge on American Idol.  She has appeared in a series of television ads for the Italian automaker Fiat. 

From June 2017 to June 2018, she earned $50 million from her various endeavors. From June 2018 to June 2019, Jennifer earned $43 million.

Jennifer owns a number of incredible properties from the Bronx to Bel Air. She also has homes in Miami, Los Angeles, and New York City. Her primary residence is a sprawling seven-bedroom estate in Los Angeles’ chic Bel Air neighborhood where she lives with Alex Rodriguez and their combined four children.

She bought her first luxury property in the hills above Los Angeles in 2000. The 11-bedroom home overlooks Beverly Hills and Los Angeles and cost Jennifer $4.3 million. The main house is 15,000 square feet. Jennifer put the home on the market in 2004 and sold it to nightclub owner Sam Nazaria for $12.5 million.

Jennifer bought a beachfront mansion in Miami for an undisclosed amount in 2002. The mansion is situated on just over 1.2 acres of land with manicured gardens and palm trees and has seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.

Summary: 

Jennifer Lynn Lopez is an American fashion designer, actress, singer, dancer, television producer, and businesswoman. She was a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block in 1991 and performed with them at the 18th Annual American Music Awards.

As of 2020, Jennifer Lopez’s net worth is $400 Million.

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