How much is Jenna Jameson worth?
|Net Worth:||$8 Million
|Profession:||Adult Film Star|
|Date of Birth:||9 April 1974 (age 48)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
About Jenna Jameson
She began her pornographic career in the 1990s and quickly became one of the world’s most famous pornographic performers. Dubbed “The Queen of Porn”, Jameson previously worked as a glamour model and stripper. In the early 2000s, she founded her own adult-entertainment company titled “Club Jenna” whilst crossing over into the mainstream pop culture.
She was born on April 9, 1974, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She’s the youngest child of Laurence and Judith Massoli. Her father was a program director for KSN-DT and police officer at the Las Vegas Sheriff Department. Her mother was a showgirl based in Las Vegas that danced for many Folie Bergere shows. Her mother died of melanoma when Jenna was two years old.
“I always wanted to be a professional dancer, I’d always wanted to be a ballerina. I trained for 13 years but it never came to be.” Jenna Jameson
Owing to the numerous cancer treatments, her family became bankrupt and started to move around a lot, living in different places. She spent most of her upbringing in Nevada, Montana, and Arizona where she lived in a trailer park alongside her older brother, Tony. As a child, she was an occasional entrant in the beauty pageants. During her childhood, she had several ballet classes and loved to dance and display herself.
She attended the Bonanza High School, based in Las Vegas, from which she earned her diploma in 1992. Long before that, she spent several years working as a glamour model and stripper in various states.
From running her own adult-entertainment company to starring in mainstream pop culture projects such as Private Parts, What Love Is, and How To Make Love to a Woman. In the early 1990s, inspired by her mother, Jenna wanted to be a Las Vegas showgirl, however, she was rejected by most shows because her height didn’t match. She did, however, land a job at the Disneyland Resort, where she remained for two months.
After failing to find a good dancing job, encouraged by her then-boyfriend Jack, Jameson started working for Las Vegas strip clubs, allegedly by using a fake ID. Six months into 1991, she was already earning more than an estimated $2,000 per night. That year, besides dancing, with the intention of getting into Penthouse magazine, she also started posing for nude photographs. During that time, it has been claimed that she began taking drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and LSD.
Two years later, in 1993, she started acting in sex videos. Her debut in an erotic film came in a movie by Andrew Blake with his girlfriend Nikki Tyler. Jenna quickly became noticed and began receiving offers to star in multiple pornographic films. In 1995, she was approached by the Wicked Pictures pornographic film production company who eventually paid her $6,000 for each of the eight films in her first year with them. However at that time she had developed a drug problem and so in 1994, she went back to live with her family to overcome it.
At the peak of her career, the world-renowned porn actress founded her own adult-entertainment company named ClubJenna. Starting in the 2000s, she crossed over into the mainstream pop culture. She started becoming a household name and appearing in various films. By 2001, she was earning a reported $60,000 per shoot. As well as another $3,000-8,000 per night, working a side job at a strip club.
In 2000, Jameson founded the adult-entertainment company ClubJenna with Jay Grdina. It started out as just a website but soon became a network of websites as well as corporate structuring allowing them to produce their own sexually explicit content. After releasing the title, Briana Loves Jenna (with Briana Banks), they earned the 2003 AVN Awards for the best-selling and best-renting pornographic title. At its height, revenues were at $30 million with profits of about $16 million. Jameson earned more on top of her salary and dividends because she was also a performer in many of the movies.
Jameson’s Total Net Worth
The success of this particular actress comes from her true desire to be a show girl, as well as her business savvy, which she applied in her many ventures in the entertainment businesses, especially in the pornography field.
By the beginning of the new millennium, Jenna was already making millions from her many ventures. She won many awards such as Night Moves, AVN, XRCO, And Adam Film World Guide Awards in categories such as “Favourite Porn Star”, “Female Fan Favorite”, and “Best Actress”. Among some of her most notable pornographic roles are in the films Wicked One, Blue Movie, Jenna loves Rocco, and Satyr.
Overall, from all of her work as a model, appearing at various events, her more than 120 acting credits, 17 producing credits, working as a director and as a writer, as well as her appearances as herself. It is estimated that Jenna Jameson has earned some $27 million in total career earnings.
Of that amount, $2-3 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $24.5 million, will have been taxed at 35% as Jameson has been residing in the state of Nevada. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $15.92 million dollars, having paid $8.58 million dollars in taxes.
The only problem? Jenna Jameson is reportedly a major spender! Or at least that is what mixed martial artist, Tito Ortiz has said. In a 2019 interview, Tito mentioned that Jenna had spent $8 million in the three years that they were together.
In her personal life Jameson may have spent $12-14 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $3-4 million, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of $1-2 million dollars. Therefore, it is estimated that Jenna Jameson has a net worth of around $8 million dollars.
When it comes to pornographic superstars that have taken over the world, Jenna Jameson is one of the leading names among them. She began acting in erotic videos, while she was still working as a glamour model and stripper. Over the course of her career, besides starring in adult films that have brought her many awards and recognition, Jameson also became a businesswoman, model, television personality and best-selling writer. From her many professions, over the past three decades, the “Queen of Porn” has earned a net worth in the region of $8 million dollars.