Net Worth

Jennifer Lopez Net Worth

January 20, 2019
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How much is Jennifer Lopez worth?  $380 million

How did Jennifer Lopez earn her money and wealth?

Born as Jennifer Lynn Lopez in the town of Cast Hill in Bronx, New York on the 24th of July in 1969 to Puerto Rican parents David Lopez and Guadalupe Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez goes by the moniker J.Lo in the entertainment world. Jennifer Lopez took her baby steps in the world of music and dance at the young age of five by joining music and dance classes. While in school, J.Lo was an all-rounder in an aspect that she did gymnastics, ran track on national level competition and was also on the team of school’s softball. He parents made sure their three daughters are artistically active by making them put up singing and dance shows at home and at family and friends gatherings.

Jennifer Lopez’s big step in the industry was during her high school final year in 1986 when she attended a film casting and was elected to play the role of Myra in “My Little Girl”, a low budget movie by Connie Kaiserman. This experience enlightened her about her passion to become a well-known film star. Later, Lopez moved out of her family house to live independently in Manhattan in order to achieve her ‘big dream’ which her parents didn’t approve of. Meanwhile, she performed in local productions like Jesus Christ Superstar and Oklahoma. From there she was contracted to sing the chorus in a Golden Musicals of Broadway touring England for about 5 months. Afterwards, Jennifer Lopez got employed as a dancer, singer, and choreographer in Synchronicity Japan.

J.Lo’s big break was in 1991 with Fox TV’s “In Living Color” where she was one of the Fly Girl dancers. Later after a couple more of supporting roles, she went on to play the title role in Selena, a biopic on the ill-fated pop star in 1997. After Selena, there was no looking back for J.Lo. She was widely appreciated and accepted for her star quality and acting skills. After a couple, more hi-end movies like ‘Anaconda’ and ‘Out of Sight’ in the very same year, the star that has risen from ashes found her horizon high up.

1999 witnessed the turning point of Jennifer Lopez’s career as a singing sensation with the release of her debut single “If you had my love”. This song placed her right on the top of Billboard’s Top 100. In the same year, she released her debut album “On the 6” and proved to the world she wasn’t only a star actor but a sensational pop-star as well. In 2001, Jennifer Lopez released her second album “J.Lo” that topped on #1 at the US Billboard 200. The very same week, the movie “The Wedding Planner” starring Lopez hit the big screens and shot up the list at US Box Office. This gave her yet another prestigious title of being the first woman in the US to have a number one movie and album simultaneously.

Lopez built a large share of her net worth through movies and music. She also earns through concerts, TV appearances and commercials and through YouTube. She has numerous awards and achievements to her credit including Guinness Book of World Records acknowledgment for her album “J to the L-O! The Remixes” for being the first number one remix album in the US.

What are the highest grossing movies of Jennifer Lopez?

  • Ice Age: Continental Drift – $877.2 million
  • Ice Age: Collision Course – $408.6 million
  • Home (2015) – $386.0 million

What are the highest selling music albums of Jennifer Lopez?

  1. I’m Real (2001)
  2. Ain’t it funny (2002)
  3. If you had my Love (1999)
  4. All I Have (2003)
  5. On the Floor (2011)
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