Justin Timberlake is an American musician, actor, entrepreneur and record producer. He made his fortune from different sources including music and movies.
While his TV career started when he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child, Timberlake rose to prominence in the late 1990s as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC. The boy band later became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time.
Justin Timberlake Age and Height
The renowned singer was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee to Lynn (Bomar) Harless and Charles Randall Timberlake. His height is 1.85 m.
He began his career by competing on a TV show, Star Search in 1991 when he was just 11. This set the stage for his imminent success. His popularity and performance during the show resulted in a role in the 6th season of Mickey Mouse Club.
Together with Mickey Mouse fellow actor JC Chasez, he joined boy band NSYNC. Justin was the youngest member and one of the two lead singers. Their debut self-titled album which had Tearing Up My Heart as its hit single was released in 1998 and sold over 11 million copies. This was followed by the second album, No Strings Attached (2000) which sold 2.4 million copies in its first week of release making it the fastest-selling album of all time.
Their third album, Celebrity (2001) sold 50 million copies worldwide making the group the best selling boy band album in history. Some of their most popular songs include Bye Bye Bye, and Its Gonna Be Me. So far all three albums released by the band have been certified platinum.
The band garnered international fame performing at the Super Bowl, Olympics and Academy Awards.
Irrespective of the great height the group attained together, it disbanded in 2002, after which Timberlake released his solo debut album dubbed Justified the same year. It debuted at #2 on Billboard 200 and sold over 400,000 copies in its first week of release. Popular songs from the album were Cry Me A River and Rock Your Body. He won two Grammys for the album.
His second album, Future Sex/Love Sounds (2006) debuted at #1 on Billboard 200. Chart-topping singles from the album included Sexy Back, What Goes Around Comes Around. It sold 9 million copies globally and won him an American Music Award in 2007.
The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 were his 3rd and 4th offerings released in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The former became the best-selling record of the year with the most sales in a week. The top singles from the album include Mirrors and Suit & Tie which featured rapper Jay Z. The latter album produced the top single Not a Bad Thing.
Justin Timberlake has a whopping 9 Grammy Awards to show for his incredible works in the music industry. He hasn’t been working alone, he has collaborated with other top artists including 50 Cent, Ciara, Alicia Keys, Duran Duran Madonna, TI and more.
Justin took a long hiatus from music between 2008 and 2012. During this period, he was active in Hollywood, starring in movies such as The Love Guru, The Social Network, Friends with Benefits, In Time and more. He has also made appearances on the show Saturday Night Live for which he has won 4 Emmy Awards.
Apparently, making music and acting is not his only forte. Timberlake owns a record label, Tennman Records, fashion label – William Rast, two restaurants – Southern Hospitality and Destino, and his own Sauza Tequila brand called Sauza 901. He has endorsement deals with companies such as Sony and Bud Light.
Timberlake is quite charitable and since his days with the boy band, he’s donated large sums to support different causes. His “Justin Timberlake Foundation” has been active since 2001. It initially began by funding music education programs in schools but have since grown larger. He also donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth
Thanks to his 20/20 Experience world tour, his business ventures and endorsements, Justin Timberlake was named at number 19 on Forbes’ list of highest paid celebrities in the world for 2015. He raked in $64 million between June 2014 and June 2015.
His last estimated wealth as of April 2017, is $230 million.
Justin Timberlake has really invested in real estate and has several homes. He owns a condo in New York worth $5 million, a mansion in Yellow Stone Club Montana and a penthouse in West Broadway. He also owns a number of cars, ranging from a Jeep Wrangler to an Audi A8, Audi Q7, Lexus RX 350, Hummer H3, Audi S5 Cabriolet, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, and a 1960 Pontiac GTO.
Who Are Justin Timberlake’s Wife and Son?
The duo began dating in January 2007, got engaged in December 2011 and married on October 19, 2012, at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy. The Hollywood power couple has a son named Silas Randall Timberlake. He was born in April 2015.