How Jennifer Lopez’s net worth was built
Native New Yorker Jennifer Lopez grew up in the Bronx, where her parents encouraged her to perform as a way to stay out of trouble.
She landed her first role in 1986. Four years later, Lopez won a nationwide competition to become one of the Fly Girls on Fox’s “In Living Color.”
Her big break was playing the role of “Selena” in the biographical film of the ill-fated pop star. Jennifer released her first album in 1999, which hit platinum within two weeks of its release.
Lopez built the majority of her net worth through movie roles. She also earns money from music sales, concerts, TV appearances and YouTube revenue. She also has lucrative endorsement deals with L’Oreal, Kohls and Gucci.
As of April 2017 J-Lo had a net worth of $360 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which adds that her annual salary is $40 million.
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- Born: 1969
- Birthplace: Bronx, N.Y.
What she’s up to now
Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to juggling multiple roles. She wrapped up her latest film, “Lila & Eve” in 2015, and the following year she returned to television, starring in “Shades of Blue” with Ray Liotta.
Lopez won her first major award in 1998 when ALMA honored her as Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film for her roles in “Selena” and “Anaconda.” She won the ALMA Female Entertainer of the Year award in 2000 and 2001.
Lopez also won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress in a Science Fiction film in 2001, as well as the Kids’ Choice Awards Blimp Award that same year for Favorite Female Movie Star.
Her show, “The Fosters,” won the Vanguard Award from the GLAAD Media Award in 2014 and Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Show in 2012. In addition, Jennifer has two MTV Movie Awards and received her star on the Walk of Fame in 2013.
Lopez’s net worth eclipses that of many actresses and performers, but she still hasn’t caught up with singer Beyonce.