Do we even have to make a formal introduction to Jennifer Lopez? Sex symbol, actress, singer, dancer, producer, designer, mother and fashion icon, the 46-year old New York born diva could teach any marketing manager the art of creating, promoting and maintaining a personal brand through the highs and lows of life.
Jennifer Lopez Net Worth - $300 Million
Birth Name - Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Date of birth - July 24, 1969
Zodiac Sign - Leo
Birth Place - The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 5″
Profession - Record producer, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Presenter, Film producer, Perfumer, Voice Actor, Author, Music Video Director, Fashion designer, Philanthropist, Dancer, Singer, Choreographer, Entertainer, Songwriter, Businessperson
When She Was Jenny from the Block: Born and raised in the Puerto-Rican community of New York, in Castle Hills, Jennifer Lopez was just another naive, wide-eyed girl dreaming of Hollywood fame when she accepted a minor part in the movie My Little Girl. It was 1986, Jennifer was 17 years old, and her parents were not very thrilled about her career choice.
But Jenny from the block pursued her artistic career. In 1991, she was a dancer on the In Living Colors television series, then she continued as a back-up dancer for the boy band New Kids on the Block (she was on stage during with them during the 18th American Music Awards show for the performance of Games song).
Her recognition as dancer and choreographer came when she was chosen to choreograph and appear in Janet Jackson’s video for That’s The Way Love Goes clip and was even scheduled to be a dancer for Janet World Tour in 1993. But Jennifer Lopez wanted something different – she wanted her own voice and her own career as a performer.
The Rise of a Multi Talented Star: The true rise to stardom and the beginning of the fabulous Jennifer Lopez net worth of hundreds of millions dollars (currently estimated at $300 million) started with the biopic Selena – the emotional, tear wrenching story of the queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanila Perez. Jennifer had the chance to show off her acting, dancing and music skills together in this movie, which opened her path to other leading parts in top box office grossing hits such as Anaconda, The Wedding Planner and Monster-In-Law.
In June 1999, Jennifer launches her first musical album – On the 6 – and the first single, If You Had My Love becomes and instant hit. Two years later, the album JLo confirms her musical star status and gives her the stage name she still continues to use.
JLo Never Gives Up: The big flop with Gigli and the following separation from co-star and fiancé Ben Affleck did not deter JLo. She stayed strong and true to her artistry and moved on, through three failed marriages, and, since 2008, she is the happy mother of twins Max and Emme.
She went on to launch a clothing line, be a juror in the American Idol show, and continues to work on her musical and movie career. Apparently, everything JLo touches turns to gold, so we can only expect her net worth to keep growing.