A Look at Jessica Simpson’s Net Worth, Husband and Weight Loss Journey

What is Jessica Simpson’s net worth?

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, TV personality, actress, entrepreneur, and fashion mogul. Her net worth is estimated at $200 million as of 2021.
Net Worth:
$200 million
Salary:$30 million
Income Sources:Music, TV shows, Brand Endorsements, Fashion line: The Jessica Simpson Collection
Age/Date of Birth:
43 years old (July 10, 1980)
5 feet, 3 inches (160 cm)
Last Updated:

Simpson was born in Abilene Texas on July 10, 1980. She was raised in a Christian family and was part of the church choir where her dad was a minister. She unsuccessfully auditioned for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse before working with a Gospel music label on what was supposed to be her debut album. However, due to financial issues, the album was never released.

Music Success

At 16, while still in high school she signed with Columbia Records and in 1999 she released her debut single “I Wanna Love You Forever” which peaked at #3 on Billboard Hot 100 and became certified platinum less than three months of its release.

This marked the beginning of Simpson’s success in the music industry. Her debut album “Sweet Kisses” released the same year peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200. It was certified double platinum-selling 1.9 million copies in the US and 4 million copies worldwide.

Jessica Simpson

So far, Simpsons has released a total of 7 studio albums and have sold over 30 million copies. Her sophomore album “Irresistible” and a hit single of the same name also peaked at the top 10. The third and most successful was “In This Skin” (2003) it was certified triple platinum and peaked at #2 on the Billboard. Jessica continues to work on her music.

TV Shows

After her marriage to 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey in 2003, Jessica starred in the reality TV show “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica” until their divorce in 2006. She also made appearances on TV shows like Ellen DeGeneres Show, Oprah Winfrey Show, The Price of Beauty, The View, and more.

She also appeared on a number of movies including “The Dukes of Hazzard” (2005) “Employee of The Month” (2006) and “Blonde Ambition” (2007).

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson’s Net Worth and How She Achieved It 

The talented American celebrity Jessica Ann Simpson wears many hats as an actress, singer, author, and also fashion designer of recent. From these multiple walks of life, the Sweet Kisses songstress has been earning handsomely ever since she turned pro. As of this writing, Jessica Simpson has a net worth valued at $200 million.

What are Her Sources of Income?

  • Music
  • Movies and TV shows
  • Jessica Simpon’s Collections
  • Brand endorsements
  • Writing

A Breakdown of Her Earnings from Music

Jessica’s knack for music was discovered as early as when she was still a teen by the head of Columbia Records – Tommy Mottola. Following her discovery, Tommy signed her to the label and began working on her debut album. The album “Sweet Kisses” was later released in 1998 and was a resounding success as it earned her $5.13 million. Her next album, the quadruple-platinum album aptly titled “Irresistible” (2001) earned Jessica $2.89 million from over 2.5 million copies of the album sold. Her next album “In This Skin” (2003) brought in a then record-breaking amount – $8.56 million – with over 7 million copies of the album sold. These 3 albums to date stand out as the singer’s highest-earning albums. A report has it that the multi-talented entertainer has amassed about $19.8 million from her music prowess alone.

She also Makes Money from Films and TV Shows

With lead roles in highly rated movies and TV shows like The Dukes of Hazzard, Jessica Simpson: I belong to Me, Jessica Simpson: Come Over and Entourage, the singer cum actress’ name is not strange in the acting industry. From her most successful movie – The Dukes of Hazard (2005) which made about $109.8 million at the Box Office from a production budget of $53 million, the actress got paid $4 million for playing the role of Daisy Duke in the film. The following year, she made $1 million from her casting as Amy Renfro in Employee of the Month alongside Dane Cook, Dax Shepard, and others. She has also been in a lot of notable television shows which she is believed to have earned well from as one of the pioneers of reality television.

Jessica Simpson Collection Contributes to Her Net Worth

In addition to her music career, Jessica launched her Jessica Simpson Collection in 2006. It includes beauty products, fragrances, handbags, boots, shoes, and lingerie.

The collection has over 30 product categories and merchandise which according to Forbes brings in about $1 billion yearly from sales. Jessica is the first celebrity to become successful with the merchandise. According to Forbes, Jessica makes between $15 million and $20 million each year from her collections.

Royalties from Brand Endorsements

Jessica Simpson bolsters her wealth by endorsing a number of brands like Proactiv Solution, Pizza Hut, and DirecTV. In 2012, she signed a $3 million deal with Weight Watchers to showcase her post-baby weight loss in a national campaign by the company. By so doing, she promoted the company with her remarkable post-baby weight loss.

Jessica’s Earning from Writing

Aside, music, acting, and fashion, Jessica is also an accomplished writer with a handful of published literary works. The first book she has credit in is I Do: Achieving Your Dream Wedding (2003) which she co-wrote with Katina Z. Jones. Since then, she has written, co-written, and contributed to other titles like Jessica Simpson – In This Skin (2004), Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (2011), Unti Jessica Simpson Style (2012) and others.

In early 2020, her memoir titled Open Book was a fan favorite as he gave insight into the struggles in her personal life. The $ 400-page book sold for $20 a copy. The book was also on the number one spot on the NYT bestseller list in February 2020.

Summary of Jessica Simpson’s Net Worth over the past Years

  • $35 million in 2006
  • $150 million in 2017
  • $170 million in 2018
  • $200 million in 2020

What Does the Millionaire Spend Her Money On?

For someone like Jessica Simpson whose career has progressed in leaps and bounds albeit, with a lot of hard work, she surely deserves whatever it is she chooses to spend her money.

The actress previously lived in a 5,500 sq ft, 5 bedrooms, and 6 bathrooms Beverly Hills home which she bought in 2005 at the cost of $5.275 million; when she was establishing herself as a star in the industry. This was after her divorce from Lachey. However, in 2013, she sold the home to Jennifer Lawrence at the cost of $6.4 million.  After she sold this home, Jessica purchased another home in the exclusive California Hidden Hills enclave at the cost of $11.5million from $11.5million. she still lives there with her second husband and children.

Among the list of cars Jessica has includes a Range Rover, her metallic black Bentley Continental GTC Mulliner, Mercedes-Benz ML, and the flamboyant looking Cadillac Escalade.

Here are some of the best highlights of Jessica Simpson’s career: 

Popular TV Appearances of Jessica Simpson

  1. Entourage (TV Series) (2010)
  2. Jessica Simpson : Come Over (2008)
  3. The Love Guru (2008)
  4. Jessica Simpson : I belong to Me (2006)
  5. Jessica Simpson : A Public affair (2006)
  6. Jessica Simpson : these Boots Are Made of Walkin’ (2005)
  7. A2Z (TV series) (2004)

Jessica Simpson’s Highest-Selling Songs

  1. “In This Skin” (2004): 7 million units sold
  2. “Sweet Kisses” (1999): 4 million copies
  3. “Irresistible” (2001): 2.5 million copies sold

Jessica Simpson’s First Husband Nick Lachey, and Their Divorce Story

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey sometime in 2004
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey sometime in 2004

Simpson was first married to Nick Lachey (an American actor, singer, and media personality) from 2002 to 2006. While they were together, the couple’s married life was the inspiration for reality TV shows like MTV’s Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica which aired for 3 seasons from 2003 to 2005. They were also on other television shows like ABC’s The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour and MTV’s The Ashlee Simpson Show. Apparently, their appearances on these shows helped catapult them to superstardom.

According to Simpson, she was hopelessly in love with her then-husband and wanted the whole world to see how perfect her marriage was. However, this turned out to be her greatest undoing. The couple’s burgeoning careers took a toll on their married life; while Lachey was successful in his boy band group named 98 Degrees, Simpson’s personality was an even bigger success with her acting and music careers. With time, they grew to become unavailable for each other and later settled for a divorce. Simpson has come to admit that her marriage to James was her biggest money mistake.

Prior to the couple’s marriage, Lachey had asked Simpson for them to sign a prenuptial agreement but she refused as she saw no reason for that. When they finally got divorced, she lost about $10 million from her $35 million net worth to Lachey who was worth about $5 million at the time. This sum consisted of a $200, 000 Ferrari she gave him during their marriage, $2 million from the sale of their matrimonial home, $2.2 million in securities, and a 1.5% share of Simpson’s Dessert Beauty line.

Who is She now Married To?

After her divorce from Nick Lachey in 2006, Simpson found love again in 2010 in the arms of an NFL tight end named Eric Johnson. Three and half years after they dated, the pair tied the knot on July 5, 2014. Together they had two children before their wedding and on their big day, these two adorable kids played a big role. While the couple’s daughter, Maxwell, who was two-years-old at the time, served as the flower girl, their one-year-old son, Ace, was the ring bearer. On March 19, 2019, Jessica gave birth to her third child named Birdie Mae Johnson. The celebrity wife and mother of 3 never seizes to post pictures about her family members and the love they share for each other on social media.

Her Weight Loss Journey 

For everyone who is in the entertainment industry, staying in shape is always a top priority. However, there are times when factors beyond one’s control can make one gain weight beyond normal.

Jessica Simpson had been able to maintain a sexy, beach body figure since her days of being a pop sensation and reality TV show star but ever since she gave birth to her two children, the singer began to struggle with her weight. Speaking of her first pregnancy she said: “I gained a lot of weight, more than I thought I would. And when it came time to try to take it off, it felt overwhelming.”

After having her second baby, in 2013, the singer had an extra 60 pounds to deal with. However, shortly before she wedded her husband in 2014, she made up her mind to ‘slay the fat’ because she wanted to look sexy and appreciate being in a wedding gown again. That meant a lot of hard work and Jessica was ready to pay the price.

Looking at her wedding pictures, it was very obvious that the singer’s hard work had paid off! She went from dowdy to fabulous just in just six months in 2014 after losing her 60 unwanted pounds. Going through her recent pictures, you’ll never believe she was the same person who a few years ago, was walking around with a protruded belly and chunky legs.

How was she able to achieve this? Jessica changed her eating habits by working closely with Weight Watchers diet. During this period, she ate a low-carb diet particularly lean proteins, non-fat dairy products, and fresh vegetables. She also does yoga and walks 8,000 to 10,000 steps daily.

In addition to making diet changes, Jessica also employed the services of body guru, Harley Pasternak for 45 minutes, three days a week.

The body statistics of this beautiful songstress is bust- 38″, waist- 25″ and hip- 35″ (96.5-63.5-89 cm). She measures 5 feet 3½ inches (161 cm) tall, weighs 57kg, has blonde hair and brown eyes. Her dress, bra, and shoe size are 8 (US), 34DD, and 7 (US) respectively.

Profile Summary
First Name: Jessica
Last Name: Johnson
Estimated Net Worth:
$200 million
Salary:$30 million
Source of Wealth:Music, TV shows, Brand Endorsements, Fashion line: The Jessica Simpson Collection
Last Updated:
Also Known As:
Singer, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Famous For:Music Album "Sweet Kisses"
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Educational Qualifications:
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
43 years old (July 10, 1980)
Zodiac Sign:Cancer
Birth Place:
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
Mixed (English, Scottish, German and Swiss-German)
Country of Residence:
The United States of America
Physical Attributes
5 feet, 3 inches (160 cm)
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Brown dyed Blonde
Other Body Measurements:
Breast: 38 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Hip: 35 inches
Marital Status:
Eric Johnson (m. 2014)
Nick Lachey
(m. 2002; div. 2006)
Family and Relatives
Joseph "Joe" Simpson
Mother:Tina Ann Simpson (née Drew)
Birdie Mae Johnson (2019)
Maxwell Drew Johnson (2012)
Ace Knute Johnson(2013 )
Siblings:Ashlee Simpson (Sister)
Other Relatives:
Jagger Snow Ross (Niece)
Bronx Wentz (Nephew)
Joyce Alice Adams(Grandmother)
Acy Edward Drew Jr.(Grandfather)
Chuck Dez
Chuck Dez
Chuck is a personal finance and entertainment writer with over 15 years of experience covering famous biographies, personal finance, celebrity net worth, and celebrity lifestyles. He loves the process of researching new information, discovering and learning new things, as well as putting into words, interesting things others might like to read.


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