Since tying the knot in September 2013, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have emerged as one of Hollywood’s favorite couples. Both have been in the entertainment industry for over a decade, establishing themselves in different career fields. As such, they have accumulated total wealth running in millions of dollars and the difference in their net worth isn’t that much.
In the past years, John and Chrissy have increased their net worth by working together on several projects. They starred in an NBC Christmas Special titled A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy in 2018 and equally, have made multiple appearances in Pampers commercials along with their kids. Despite the age gap between the duo, the lovebirds have been going strong and are looking to make more moves together that will secure their financial future together.
John Legend Has a Higher Net Worth Than His Model Wife Chrissy Teigen
As of 2019, the Academy-winning songwriter is said to have amassed an estimated net worth of $45 million. This is not surprising as John Legend has established himself in a plethora of careers. Over the years, he has worked as a music artist, songwriter, actor, and film producer, all of which has allowed him to gather tremendous wealth. His better half, on the other hand, reportedly has an estimated total wealth of $26 million. With earnings of $13.5 million, Chrissy emerged as the world’s third highest-paid model on the 2018 Forbes list. This, she gained through her modeling, TV hosting, and acting gigs, as well as endorsement deals.
John Legend Has Achieved an Illustrious Career in Entertainment
Having been inclined to music right from childhood, John Legend began his professional music career while in college, serving as the musical director of a pop acapella group called, The Counterparts. He then appeared as a pianist on Lauryn Hill’s single, “Everything Is Everything” before graduating from college in 1999. As an independent artist, he dropped an eponymous demo in the next year, followed by another album titled Live at Jimmy’s Uptown in 2001. He subsequently signed to Kanye West‘s GOOD Music to release most of his studio albums.
Thus far in his music career, Legend has released seven studio albums, four live albums, three Extended Plays, thirty-nine singles, and two promotional singles. His first album, Get Gifted, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, selling over two million units in the United States. His second album titled Once Again attained platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In 2013, the singer’s fourth studio album, Love in the Future, spawned one of the best-selling digital singles of all time, “All of Me”. The song sold more than thirteen million copies in the US and peaked at the top Billboard Hot 100 chart, staying there for three consecutive weeks. Other of his RIAA platinum-certified songs include “Ordinary People”, “Green Light” feat. André 3000, “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” feat. Ludacris, and “Love Me Now”.
As an actor, John Legend has appeared as himself in a handful of TV series such as Sesame Street (2006), This Is Us (2020), and The Simpsons (2020). He made his first movie appearance in Sesame Street: Elmo Loves You! (2008) before portraying Marcus Hooks in Soul Men that same year, starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac. The movie was a box office bomb, grossing $12.3 million on a production budget of $40 million.
Later in 2016, he featured as Keith in the box office hit, La La Land that earned $448.9 million on a budget of $30 million. Since 2019, John Legend has been serving as a coach on the singing competition TV series, The Voice, and reportedly earns an annual salary of $13 million for his role. Together with rapper, Common, the singer wrote a song titled “Glory” for the 2014 historical drama movie, Selma. The song clinched him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Grammy Award.
Then for serving as the co-producer of the play Jitney in 2017, Legend received a Tony Award. He also won an Emmy Award for working as the producer of Crow: The Legend (2017). He thus became the first African-American man to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award (EGOT) and equally, one of the sixteen people to have received the aforementioned awards. The singer-songwriter has a total Grammy wins of 11 and has received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Chrissy Has Been Earning an Annual Salary of Over $10 Million Since 2018
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chrissy Teigen has been earning at least $10 million per year since 2018 following her diverse works in the entertainment industry. She began her professional modeling career in the year 2006 and briefly worked as a briefcase model on Deal or No Deal (2006-2007). Later in 2010, she was featured in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and then moved on to appear in the magazine from 2011 to 2014.
Chrissy has additionally appeared on the covers and in editorials of many other widely read magazines such as Glamour, Vanity Fair, Italian Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. As a TV personality, she has served as the host of Model Employee (2013), and Lip Sync (2016-present), as well as a panelist on FABLife (2015-2016), and a judge on Bring the Funny (2019-present). She made her acting debut in the year 2011, voicing the character of Nikki Blake in the video game, Need for Speed: The Run. She subsequently had minor roles in Inside Amy Schumer (2014), The Mindy Project (2015), and Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019).
In 2018, John Legend’s wife played the voice role of Crystal the Invisible Woman in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. The animation movie which stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Selena Gomez had a high theatrical performance, earning $528.6 million against a budget of $80 million. In 2016, Teigen penned a New York Times bestselling cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat, and two years later, she released a second cookbook titled, Cravings: Hungry For Me. In 2019, she launched a cooking website called Cravings by Chrissy Teigen.
In the next year, Chrissy Teigen debuted a courtroom-style TV series, Chrissy’s Court, serving as the executive producer. Additionally, the businesswoman co-founded a new home cleaning and self-care line called Safely along with Kris Jenner in March 2021.
Chrissy Teigen is Seven Years Younger Than Her Songwriter Husband
The New York Times best-selling author was born Christine Diane Teigen in Delta, Utah on November 30th, 1985. She is the daughter of Ron Teigen, an American, and Vilailuck Teigen who hails from Thailand. Her husband John was born John Roger Stephens in Springfield, Ohio on December 28th, 1978. Hence, the age gap between the celebrity couple is 7 years. John comes from a family of six and his parents are Ronald Lamar Stephens and Phyllis Ellaine.
The Beautiful Couple Have Been Together For Over 14 Years
John Legend first met his future wife on the set of the music video for his single “Stereo” on September 14th, 2006. At the time, Teigen was 20 years old while Legend was 27. They began dating shortly after and in 2011, the music sensation popped the question during a vacation in the Maldives. John and Chrissy then sealed their love with a nuptial bond at the age of 34 and 27 respectively on September 10th, 2013 in a private courthouse ceremony in New York. Afterward, they took off to Italy where they had an extravagant wedding ceremony on September 14th, 2013.
The marriage has since produced two adorable children; a daughter named Luna Simone Stephens (born in April 2016) and a son christened Miles Theodore Stephens (born in May 2018). In September 2020, the couple celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary.
Check Out a Quick Comparison Between John and Chrissy
|John Legend||Chrissy Teigen|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)||5 feet 8 inches (1.74 m)|
|Net Worth||$45 million (2019 est.)||$26 million (2019 est.)|
|Number of Film Credits||6||4|
|Highest-grossing Film||La La Land (2016) – Earned $448.9 million||Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) – Earned $528.6 million|
|Number of Oscars Won||1||Nil|