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Jennifer Lopez is one of the most popular entertainers in the world. From acting to singing and dancing, she’s a woman of many talents. Here’s Jennifer Lopez’s net worth and how she makes her money.

The early years

Jennifer Lopez started out as an actress. She made her acting debut in the 1986 movie My Little Girl. She played the role of Myra. After that, Lopez pursued her other love, dance. She appeared in a 1991 video for singer Samantha Fox. From 1991 to 1993, the actress was a dancer, known as a “fly girl” on the Fox television series In Living Color. She also appeared in Janet Jackson’s dance video for the hit song “That’s the Way Love Goes.”

Rise to fame

Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet
Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet | Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

Lopez was in a few more movies and television shows before getting her big break in the 1997 film Selena. She played the role of the late singer Selena Quintanilla. After that, she appeared in popular 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.


The entertainer received multiple awards and nominations for her work. Among her recognitions are a 1998 Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the film Selena, two Grammy nominations, and a 2014 Billboard Icon Award. In 2018, she received the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.

How she makes her money

Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater
Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater | Kevin Winter/Getty Images For dcp

Lopez has multiple income streams. She makes money from hosting, performing, and entrepreneurship. One way she generates income is by serving as a judge and executive producer on the reality competition show “World of Dance.” The star 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.

Since 2011, the actress’ clothing line, called the Jennifer Lopez collection, has been at Kohl’s department stores. In 2017, she partnered with footwear and fashion designer Giuseppe Zanotti to release two collections. Lopez has also tapped the cosmetics market. In April 2018, she released a makeup collection with Inglot. Furthermore, the entertainer made a name for herself in the fragrance industry. She 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.

Personal life

Jennifer Lopez is wearing a blue dress next to Alex Rodriguez who is in a tux.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Lopez has been linked to several stars. Some of the men she has dated include actor Ben Affleck, rapper and producer Sean “Diddy” Combs, and dancer Cris Judd. She was also rumored to have briefly dated rapper Drake. Currently, she’s engaged to former baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

Jennifer Lopez’s net worth

Jennifer Lopez’s net worth is $400 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. She makes a salary of roughly $40 million a year.

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