How much is Jenna Marbles worth?
|Net Worth:||$9 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 15, 1986 (age 36)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)|
About Jenna Marbles
Jenna Nicole Mourey, born on September 15, 1986, is an American YouTube personality, actress, vlogger, and comedian. She is best known for her pseudonym Jenna Marbles and as of June 2020, her channel has 20 million subscribers and approximately 3.5 billion views. Marbles has earned income equal to a salary of $1 million dollars per year, since 2019.
Ever since creating her YouTube channel in mid-February 2010, Marbles has become one of the most successful YouTubers. In fact, she is so successful that she became the first-ever social media star to ever receive their own wax figure displayed at the Madame Tussauds Museum in New York City.
Jenna began her YouTube career during the time she was attending the Boston University, from which she earned a Master of Education in consulting and psychology. When she first got started, she lived in a three-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was shared with other people. Before relying on YouTube for a living, Marbles stated multiple times that she worked a lot of different jobs such as bar-tending, blogging, go-go dancing at nightclubs, and at tanning salons.
Before she rose to fame with her pseudonym Jenna Marbles, Jenna actually joined YouTube shortly after the website was created, in April 2006. She used her original name, Jenna Mourey, to create her first channel. Although she created the channel in 2006, her first video on it was uploaded a few years later, on February 13, 2008, when she uploaded a short vlog of her old boyfriend’s dog named “Itchy”. The video is titled Itchy says I love you and as of 2023, it has over 80,000 views.
In mid-February 2010, Jenna created her second YouTube channel and used the pseudonym which she’s now known for – Jenna Marbles. When asked about it, Jenna revealed that the main idea behind the creation of this YouTube channel was because she wanted to make people laugh and have fun with her videos.
Although she wanted a fresh start, Jenna was unable to use her legal surname name because her mother complained it pulled up only her videos when searched in Google. So because of that, Jenna decided to use her chihuahua’s name, Marbles as her second name instead.
Shortly after creating her second YouTube channel, Jenna became a well-known YouTube personality that stood out from the rest. Perhaps the video that really helped her start off was one from 2010 titled How To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking.
The video blew up and gained over 5.3 million views in just a week and as of now, it is her most viewed video with more than 69 million views. Another video, which was uploaded in February 2011, that really helped Jenna’s channel was How To Avoid Talking To People You Don’t Want To Talk To. The video gathered a lot of attention from people online and was even featured in the ABC News and New York Times a few months later after it was uploaded, in August 2011. As of June 2020, the video has 36 million views in total and it’s one of her most-watched videos.
To prove how successful she’s become, Jenna Marbles went from 1 million subscribers to 10 million subscribers in just two years (from September 2011 to July 2013). At one point, during the time Jenna had 15 million subscribers, she was one of the most subscribed channels on YouTube, before the website became the world phenomenon it is today.
What’s interesting about Jenna is that she constantly changes her style and that’s why her viewers like her. She is known for her brash and straightforward impressions, roasts, and rants. She’s very vocal and in constant connection with her fans, especially when it comes to questions asked by them (hence the Q&A videos).
Besides ranting about specific things that allow her to express her opinion, which is often the same as her viewers, Jenna is also known for her personal vlogs, especially the ones called Thoughts From a Bathtub. Hilarious and absolutely random thoughts, as well as half-formed ideas, are some of the many reasons why people like her entertaining personal vlogs.
Jenna maintained the uniqueness in all of her videos, which is the main reason why she succeeded while others failed. Of course, just like other YouTube personalities, there were plenty of controversies in the past, as she was criticized multiple times for drinking, profane, and sexuality humor.
She even faced some serious backlash for videos that contain derogatory language, slut-shaming, and especially her impersonation of Nicki Minaj, as people took her spray tan as a version of a blackface. But with time, Jenna grew up and learned from her mistakes as she changed for good and began uploading videos in a completely different manner.
To prove that she learned from her mistakes, in her 300th video, titled Reacting to My Old Videos, Marbles apologized for her previous remarks and stated that the words she said in the past aren’t okay.
In addition to her YouTube channel, she has a Twitch channel, which she shares with her boyfriend Julien Solomita. The outcome of the channel comes from their 230,000 followers and also the ads that are being watched by their audience. The couple also has a weekly podcast named The Jenna & Julien Podcast which is sponsored by many brands that pay to have ads for their products.
As per the online advertising averages, a monetized YouTube video can earn around $2-3 for 1,000 views depending on the content. With that said, every video that accumulates 1 million views would gather $2-3,000. For example, Marbles’ most viewed video on the channel How To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking, which was viewed 69 million times for the past 9 years would mean that Jenna has earned at least $138,000 from that one video alone.
While endorsements is where YouTube stars earn most of their profits, Jenna has repeatedly turned offers down which may be why her net worth is estimated to be lower than similar stars on YouTube.
Marbles’s Total Net Worth
Jenna Marbles has earned estimated total career income of $17 million dollars from her career on YouTube and in the entertainment industry. As Marbles lives in Los Angeles, California she will have had to pay around 49% in taxes on her career income. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $8.67 million dollars, having paid $8.33 million dollars in taxes.
Jenna Marbles married Julien Solomita in 2013 and they remain together. In 2018 Marbles paid $2.85 million for a property in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles. She had previously been renting a property in Santa Monica for around $6,500 per month.
In her personal life she has likely spent around $1 million dollars of her career earnings but also earned $2 million dollars from her investments. She will have also had to pay around $700,000 in business costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Jenna Marbles has a net worth of about $9 million dollars.
Jenna Marbles is known for having a caring personality and despite being one of the most famous and richest YouTubers, she is seen as an average and genuine person. She uploads a lot of comedy content and is liked by millions of people from around the world because she stays true to herself.
Her success is a long story in the making that’s very inspiring to other people. Jenna’s life is very intriguing because, besides videos of herself, she also posts videos that include her boyfriend, Julien and their four dogs.
One thing is certain, whether you like impressions, roasts, vlogs, or dog-related videos, Jenna Marbles has plenty to offer and she never disappoints.