Jennifer Lopez (born July 24, 1969) is an American actress, dancer fashion designer, film producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and recording artist and has an estimated net worth of over $250 million and earnings from May 2011 to May 2012 of $52 million. She is one of the wealthiest and most influential celebrities in the United States and she has come a long way from the Bronx where she danced in nightclubs and as a backup dancer before landing a spot as a fly girl dancer on the television show “In living Colour”. She remained a regular cast member until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.
Q: How Much is Jennifer Lopez Worth ?
A: An estimated $250 million (£166M) net worth
Jennifer Lopez had her first leading role in the “Selina” biopic in 1997, she then appeared in the films “Anaconda” 1997 and “Out of Sight” 1998. She started in the music industry in 1999 with the release of her debut album “On the 6″.
It was the simultaneous release of her film the wedding planner in 2001 and her second studio album J. Lo that gave her the title of the first person to have a number one film and a number one album in the same week. She has recorded five studio albums and spent a considerable amount of time in the Billboard singles charts. In 2003 she released her designer clothing line, JLO, and in the same year she released her first perfume “Glow” by J.Lo, which went on to produce a number of spin-off fragrance products.
She has been married three times, first to Ojani Noa, then Cris Judd and most recently to longtime friend Mark Anthony. During the last marriage she gave birth to twins Emme and Maximilian in February 2008. She was paid by “People” magazine a reported $6 million for the first photographs of the twins which at the time was the most expensive celebrity pictures.
In 2010 she became a judge on the panel of American Idol, which gave her a platform to promote her music and turn her image around. By now she had divorced Marc Anthony and was a single mum. Now with the increased media attention it enabled her to secure or lucrative endorsement deals with L’Oreal and Gillette. She now has a top selling fragrance, a line of clothing at Khol’s and was able to increase her salary on American Idol to $20 million. Lopez also has 6.6 million followers on Twitter and 12 million fans on Facebook so she has proved to be a master of the social networking sites as well as broadcast media.