Jennifer Lopez or Ariana Grande: Who Has the Higher Net Worth?

Jennifer Lopez and Ariana Grande are some of the biggest stars in the music industry. How do they compare when it comes to net worth? Here’s a look at their careers and wealth.

Ariana Grande’s acting career

Ariana Grande | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG
Ariana Grande | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG

Grande began her entertainment career as an actress. One of her early acting roles was in 2006. She played the role of Princess Diaspro in the television series Winx Club until 2013. In 2008, she appeared in the Broadway musical 13.

The following year, she appeared in an episode of The Battery’s Down titled “Bad Bad News.” Grande rose to fame after starring in the Nickelodeon series Victorious. She played the character Cat Valentine from 2010 to 2013. Then from 2013 to 2014, she reprised her role as Cat Valentine in the series Sam & Cat.

Ariana Grande’s music career

Grande landed a record deal with Republic Records in 2011 after executives saw her performing in YouTube Videos. She released her first studio album, Yours Truly, in 2013. Her single “The Way,” featuring the late Mac Miller, rose to the top of the Billboard charts, sliding into the top 10. After Yours Truly, Grande released My Everything; Dangerous Woman; Sweetener; Thank U, Next; and Positions.

Jennifer Lopez’s rise to fame

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Jennifer Lopez | James Devaney/GC Images

Lopez started out as a dancer and actress before launching her music career. She made her acting debut in the 1986 movie My Little Girl. She played the role of Myra. After that, Lopez pursued dance. She appeared in a 1991 video for singer Samantha Fox.

From 1991 to 1993, Lopez was a dancer, known as a “fly girl” on the Fox television series In Living Color. She also appeared in Janet Jackson’s video for the song “That’s the Way Love Goes.”

Lopez got her big break in the 1997 film Selena. She played the role of the late singer Selena Quintanilla. After that, she appeared in movies such as Out of Sight (1998), The Cell (2000), The Wedding Planner (2001), and The Back-up Plan (2010). From 2016 to 2018 she starred in the NBC drama Shades of Blue.

Lopez earns money for more than acting and singing. Some of her income streams include hosting, performing, and entrepreneurship. She served as a judge on American Idol and World of Dance. Lopez also had a Las Vegas residency from January 2016 to September 2018. Through her Sept. 22 show, the residency grossed $97.5 million, according to Billboard.

In 2017, Lopez teamed up with footwear and fashion designer Giuseppe Zanotti to release two collections. She also released a makeup collection with Inglot in 2018. Furthermore, Lopez made a name for herself in the fragrance industry.

Lopez released her first perfume, Glow by JLo, in 2003. A few years later, in 2017, she entered an agreement with Designer Perfumes to release additional products. She has more than 20 different fragrances.

Jennifer Lopez’s net worth

As of this writing, Lopez has an estimated net worth of $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Ariana Grande’s net worth

As of this writing, Grande has an estimated net worth of $180 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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