The American singer, actress, TV personality and entrepreneur Jessica Simpson is known to have a net worth of $150 million. How did she come to this point and what were the factors contributing to her success?
Jessica Simpson Net Worth - $150 Million
Birth Name - Jessica Ann Simpson
Date of birth - July 10, 1980
Zodiac Sign - Cancer
Birth Place - Abilene, Texas, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 3″
Profession - TV Personality, Television producer, Fashion Designer, Spokesperson, Singer, Songwriter, Businessperson
She was born on July 10, 1980, in Abilene, Texas. Her musical career began early, while she was still in high school. At that time, she signed a contract for gospel records with a local recording company. This collaboration did not bring anything notable to her until 1999, when she recorded I Wanna Love You Forever, the song that soon became her first hit.
This song reached the third position on the Hot 100 charts on Billboard, an unexpected success for the young singer. One year later, Jessica Simpson recorded an album called Sweet Kisses. This was another great success, as it sold in more than four million copies worldwide and achieved a double platinum status.
Following these successes, Jessica Simpson signed a contract with Columbia Records where, in 2001, she recorded a new album, called Irresistible. This album reached the 15th position on the Billboard Hot 100. The single with the same title reached the second position. A third album, In This Skin, brought her a three time Platinum certification and the second position on Billboard 200. This was her best-selling album worldwide.
Throughout her musical career, Jessica Simpson had 7 hits in the Billboard Top 40. She also had 2 Multi-Platinum and 3 Gold RIAA-certified albums, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Jessica also starred in films, reality shows and TV series like Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, with her former husband Nick Lachey, The Dukes of Hazzard, Employee of the Month, Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Price of Beauty and The Early Show.
But music and film were not the single sources that contributed to Jessica Simpson net worth of $150 million. She is also a very successful entrepreneur. Jessica launched a line of products that includes cosmetics, lingerie, shoes, boots and handbags, all of them primarily sold on the Home Shopping Network.
Jessica Simpson’s retail empire might soon be the first celebrity brand to make over $1 billion from annual sales. This prediction represented a source of confusion, as, after the announcement of the $1 billion sales estimate, many magazines issued headlines calling Jessica Simpson a “billion dollar celebrity”. This misinterpretation is still far from reality, as Jessica is not personally worth one billion yet, but if she continues in this direction, she might soon be.