Net Worth $100 million
Jessica Simpson is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer with an estimated net worth of $100 million. Simpson stands at 5’3″ and her weight is approximately 135 pounds. Jessica Ann Simpson was born on July 10, 1980 in Abilene, Texas to mother Tina Ann, a homemaker, and Joseph Truett “Joe” Simpson, a minister and psychologist. She has one sibling, Ashlee, who is also a singer/actress. Jessica began her singing career in the youth choir at her father’s Baptist church and after an unsuccessful audition for The Mickey Mouse Club, Simpson landed a record deal with Columbia Records after impressing exec Tommy Mottola with her vocal prowess. Teenage Jessica was adamant on keeping away from the sexpot persona that her contemporaries, like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilara, were portraying, instead choosing to represent a “good girl” image. Jessica released her debut album Sweet Kisses in 1999, selling 4 million copies worldwide. By 2001, Jessica had a second album, Irresistible, under her belt as well as a successful MTV Total request Live tour.
In October 2002, Jessica wed 98 Degrees heartthrob Nick Lachey in an elaborate Texas wedding, followed by the couple’s announcement that they’d star in MTV’s new reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. The reality hit would propel Jessica into a new level of celebrity as it showcased her daily life as a ditzy Lucille Ball-esque new wife. After Newlyweds three year run ended in 2005, Simpson threw her hat into the acting ring, landed the coveted part of “Daisy Duke” in the movie adaptation of the 70’s TV hit, The Dukes of Hazzard, which would gross more than $100 million worldwide.
After a highly publicized divorce from Lachey that same year, Jessica would immerse herself in work over the next six years, releasing two more albums and with small roles on TV and in film, including Employee of the Month starring opposite Dane Cook and VH1’s The Price of Beauty. Jessica has dated former NFL player Eric Johnson since 2010 and the couple have two children daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson born May 2012 and son Ace Knute Johnson born June 2013.