Since her debut as one of the Fly Girls on the 1990s TV show In Living Color, Jennifer Lopez has risen to the stars of the Hollywood A-list. The lead role of Jennifer Lopez in Selena, the 1997 biopic about the singer’s murder, launched her career as a Puerto Rican actress. “She won a Golden Globe for her role and became the first Latin actress to earn more than a million dollars” for a film, according to the Daily Mail. This multi-featured actress has been successful as a singer, fashion designer and producer of both television and film, with more than 100 acting credits, 22 producer credits, and 75 hints of soundtrack, for each IMDb. What a slacker, right?
Despite the buzz surrounding his relationship with former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez and his reputation for being difficult to work with, everything Jennifer Lopez touches turns to gold – literally. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lopez is now worth about $400 million. Forbes reports that he earned $43 million in fiscal year 2019 alone. No wonder when you consider that his critically acclaimed film Hustlers grossed $62 million in the first 10 days since its release in September 2019, tripling its budget by $20 million. In conclusion: Jenny from the blockade has come a long way.
Jennifer Lopez takes multitasking to the next level
Jennifer Lopez has taken multitasking to new levels. Multitasking has created an empire that embraces the arts, but also the Max and Emme twins with Marc Anthony. What started with her first album, On the 6, in 1999, grew to a legendary career punctuated by over 80 million records sold worldwide, and according to Billboard, she became “the first woman to have a number one album and movie in the same week, with J.Lo and the romantic comedy The Wedding Planner.
Lopez’s Las Vegas residency didn’t hurt her wallet either. The diva sold $100 million in tickets in three years! People reported that the “show” included “10 costume changes, hoverboards and end-of-show choreography,” and on the last night, “Lopez got excited when her dancers surprised her by bringing her children on stage.
“It was spectacular,” Jennifer Lopez told People. “We wanted to create a show that was really unique in Las Vegas that only I could do, and I really felt like we did it.” Is there anything this woman can’t do?
Jennifer Lopez does nothing halfway
Jennifer Lopez is a boss. In 2003 she launched her first designer clothing line and her first fragrance, Glow by J.Lo, which laid the foundation for continued success in the fashion and beauty industry. She now has 25 different perfumes to her name; a clothing line – The Jennifer Lopez Collection – from Kohl’s; and her makeup line Inglot. Oh, and in case you missed it, J.Lo announced in January 2020 that she is the new face of Versace (which you probably can’t buy with your Kohl’s Cash).
Jennifer Lopez also reigns over your favorite TV shows from the competition. During her tenure as judge on American Idol, she allegedly earned $12 million during her first season on the show, then negotiated for $20 million the second time for The Wrap. In World of Dance, he is both judge and executive producer.
This tycoon knows how to make it rain, but according to Lopez, his love costs nothing. GQ asked her in 2019 if her boyfriend Alex Rodriquez’s wealth was exciting. Her answer: “I don’t know if it excites me,” she said, “but it makes things easier. In fact, Jennifer Lopez is not going to slow down now that he is part of a power couple with A-Rod. “He wants him to see me and get what I deserve,” he said. “He’s made his half a billion.” And he says, “I want you to have this.” He’s on the right track!