Jessica Simpson is a singer, actress, TV personality and also an entrepreneur. Besides, she is also a fashion designer and author. With a line professions, what is her net worth? You may be one of the people who are worried about it. So, here, we will reveal it for you.
Jessica Simpsons’ Net Worth
Jessica Simpson has a net worth of $200 million. She has earned separate worth as a singer, actress and more recently retail entrepreneur. She has a line of beauty products and, handbags, shoes, lingerie and boots which have produced more than $1 billion in gross sales until now.
Jessica Simpson’s Early Life
The complete name of Jessica Simpson is Jessica Ann Johnson. On July 10th, 1980, she was born in Abilene, Texas. She grew up in Dallas and Waco, Texas together with her younger sister named Ashlee. In 1997, she dropped out of high school when her career started taking off. She earned GED through distance learning at Texas Tech high school a year later.
Simpson is a daughter of a Baptist youth minister. She then began singing in the church choir as a child. At a church retreat, she realized that she wanted to be a singer. When she was 12 years old, she auditioned. She was chosen as a semi finalist for The Mickey Mouse Club. However, eventually she was not chosen.
She continued to sing in church and after that, she was found and signed by the head of Christian music label Proclaim Records. She had a debut album entitled “Jessica”, but it was unreleased because the company became bankrupt. Nevertheless, her grandmother gave the fund for a limited pressing of the record.
Jessica Simpson got a record deal with Columbia records. It happened after her debut album “Jessica” was delivered to some labels and producers which then Columbia Records head Tommy Mottola was interested in her.
Jessica Simpson’s Music Career
In 1999, Jessica Simpson had her debut single entitled “I Wanna Love You Forever” and it worked well. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, this single reached number three and also it was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Then, she released her debut studio album in November 1999 entitled “Sweet Kisses”. This album earned a double platinum certification by the RIAA. In 2001, she released her second album entitled “Irresistible”, but it was less successful.
Jessice Simpson and Lachey played in the MTV reality show entitled “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” and it was a popular hit. She released her third studio album entitled “In This Skin” the day of the show’s premiere. The show helped promote the record. However, the sales were disappointing. Simpson then recorded a new material and re-released “In This Skin” in 2004. Now, she got better results. She sold more than 4 million copies in the US.
In March 2006, Jessice Simpson separated from Columbia Records. Then, she decided to sign on with Epic Records. In 2006, her fifth studio album entitled “A Public Affair” was released. On the Billboard 200, it debuted at number five. Then, in 2008, she released her sixth album entitled “Do You Know”. Here, she tried to switch into country music which was generally not well received.
In addition, she has two holiday albums including “ReJoyce: The Christmas Album” in 2004 and “Happy Christmas” in 2010.
Jessica Simpson’s Acting and Television Pursuits
Besides her reality show with then her husband Nick Lachey, she also appeared on her sister’s show entitled “The Ashlee Simpson Show” in 2004. Then, in 2005, she made her film debut in “The Dukes of Hazzard”. This film grossed over $111 million globally even though it got negative reviews.
“Employee of the Month” in 2006 was her second film. However, it failed commercially. The other films that she starred were “Blonde Ambition” in 2007 and “Private Valentine: Blonde and Dangerous” in 2008. Besides, she became a host in the VH1 documentary series entitled “The Price of Beauty” in 2010. She also became a mentor on television series entitled “Fashion Star” in 2012 to 2013.
Jessica Simpson’s Entrepreneurial Ventures and Other Deals
Jessica is a successful entrepreneur. A line of beauty products and, shoes, boots, handbags and lingerie have been launched and they are sold mainly on the Home Shopping Network. Her first venture was her Jessica Simpson Desserts by Jessica Simpson edible cosmetics line with Randi Shinder in 2004. Then, it was followed by her Dessert Treats edible cosmetics line in early 2005 which targeted younger customers. The lines were cancelled after there were a series of lawsuits.
Then, in 2005, The Jessica Simpson Collection was launched and it partnered with Tarrant Apparel Group. After that, the company has continued to grow. In 2014, it is reported that her company earned $1 billion in annual sales. There have been a lot of publications which have called her a “billion dollar celebrity”.
After she announced her pregnancy in 2011, she signed a deal with Weight Watchers in 2012 worth multi million dollars. In this deal, she used their diet plan to shed her pregnancy weight and filmed some tv commercials for the company. In 2012, she also launched a maternity clothing line and also a perfume which was inspired by motherhood, “Vintage Bloom”.
Her memoir entitled “Open Book” was released in February 2020 and it reached number one on The New York Times Best Seller List.
Jessica Simpson’s Real Estate
A Large mansion in Hidden Hills is her main residence. She bought it from Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne for $11.5 million in 2013. In 2007, The Osbournes purchased the house for $12.5 million. So, we can say that it was a relative bargain.
For years, Jessica Simpson and her husband have done massive remodels to the 2.5 acre property. It has six bedrooms, playground, a basketball court and a large pool. Now, based on comparable recent sales, this property is $15 to 20 million. Before she bought in Hidden Hills, she had a home in Beverly Hills. She bought it in 2005 and the price was $5.265 million. However, in October 2013, this house was sold for $6.4 million.