Entertainment May 29, 2017
Jessica Simpson is worth millions – 150 million, to be exact.
This renaissance woman fooled us all when she mistook a can of tuna for chicken (chicken of the sea, that is). But Celebrity Net Worth confirms that this woman is worth more than you may think.
You shouldn’t believe the “dumb blonde” persona she plays on her hit reality show “Newlyweds” with then-husband Nick Lachey.
ENTITY gives you three very good reason why Simpson is anything but stupid. And these reasons have all helped her become a millionaire.
Simpson began her career in the music industry as a gospel singer.
With Sony, she released “Sweet Kisses” in 1999, which sold four million copies around the world. Then in 2001, her “Irresistible” album made it into the top 10 of the Billboard 200 list.
Although her pop career never reached Britney Spears’ level of success, she still released seven Billboard Top 40 hits with three Gold and two Multi-Platinum RIAA-Certified albums.
Overall, she has sold over 30 million albums around the world, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Simpson reached another level of fame and success after marrying Nick Lachey in 2002. The couple starred in MTV’s celebrity reality TV show, “Newlyweds,” for three seasons.
Although the pressures of being on TV did not help her marriage, they did turn Jessica Simpson a household name in the long run.
Simpson kept up with her ditzy-girl image in 2005 when she flaunted denim booty shorts and cowboy boots on the big screen as a part of her first feature film, “The Dukes of Hazzard” remake in 2005, where she played the character Daisy.
She then went on to star in other films, including “Blonde Ambition” and “Employee of the Month.”
If you look up Jessica Simpson’s net worth on Google, you’ll realize she’s worth as much as Kim Kardashian, and it’s not because of her music, or TV and film roles. Instead, she can credit the majority of her monetary success to fashion.
Simpson’s fashion brand achieved wild commercial success when she began working with Vince Camuto in 2006. Since then, Camuto has achieved his goal to create a Jessica Simpson lifestyle brand for women.
Within the first year her footwear hit department store shelves, the brand raked in $50 million in wholesale volume. After this success, Camuto expanded her line to clothing.
By 2008, the Jessica Simpson Collection grew from just shoes to handbags, jewelry and sunglasses. With it, she profited $300 million in sales, retailing at major department stores like Macy’s and Dillards. Two years later, her sales grew to $750 million. That’s exceptionally well for someone who didn’t graduate with a business degree, or even go to college, for that matter!
Simpson credits her success to her ability to relate to her consumers. According to her, she manages to outsell her competitors by “understanding everyday women.” She tells Forbes that “a vast majority of [women] are larger than a size two and may feel alienated by what they see in Vogue.”
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