Jessica Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson have announced that they are expecting a girl, People reports. The new baby earns five, because the 38-year-old singer and Johnson have a five-year-old son and a six-year-old daughter.
As the Simpon family grows, so does her spending. The cost to raise a child up to the age of 17 is now $ 233,610, according to the US Department of Agriculture. That means that Simpson will spend more than $ 700,000 to raise her children. Fortunately, the star is worth a reported $ 150 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. However, some news broadcasts reported that its net worth is closer to $ 170 million. This is how she made her fortune and what she is doing today.
Simpson began her career as a singer
After Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola discovered her, Simpson launched her career in 1999 with “Sweet Kisses” and the hit “I Want to Love You Forever.” This hit reached # 3 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She made around $ 5.13 million from her first success, according to Cinemaholic.
She continued with other smash hits in 2001. However, her career rocketed after the release of her quad-platinum album, “In This Skin.” Simpson earned $ 8.56 million from this album alone, the Cinemaholic report.
She was an early pioneer of reality television
When reality television was still in its infancy, Simpson and the then husband Nick Lachey played in a MTV reality show, “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica,” which was launched in 2003 after Simpson had made several appearances on “That 70’s Show ‘. episode of “Nick & Jessica,” Simpson made the famous question while eating tuna for her Lachey, thinking if Chicken of the Sea is chicken or tuna. The couple, who married in 2002, divorced in 2006.
Film roles followed
Simpson’s career continued to grow when she made her film debut as the iconic character Daisy Duke in a “The Dukes of Hazzard,” plus the soundtrack to the film, a remake of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made for Walkn.” She also had roles in ‘Employee of the month’, as well as ‘Blonde Ambition’ and ‘The Love Guru’. She earned $ 4 million from her role “Dukes of Hazzard” and $ 1 million from “Employee of the Month,” reports The Cinemaholic.
Simpson is an entrepreneur
The Simpson clothing and shoe line generated $ 750 million in revenue in 2010, according to Biography. A large number of stores such as Macy’s, Dillards and Nordstrom carried the Simpson line. She also sold her brand on the HSN shopping channel. The Simpon retail brand alone is expected to generate $ 1 billion in revenue, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
She also became the spokesperson for Weight Watchers after losing 50 pounds after pregnancy. Simpon is said to have earned $ 3.5 million from her collaboration with Weight Watchers, The Cinemaholic said.
Where she stands today
She sold most of her retail chain, which cost her net worth to $ 170, CNBC reports. Simpson, however, remains busy with fashion and now with beauty. Allegedly she launches a make-up line according to People.
“I am very excited because the JS collection is now going beauty and it is something we have not done before, but it is a great passion of mine,” she told People. “I’m from Texas, so I’ve certainly always had the contour and the big hair.”