Born in 1969 and now 48 years of age, Jennifer Lopez is a name known not only in the US but around the world. It is surprising how her career started as a dancer and actor, but she ended up being one of the most popular pop and hip-hop artists around the world. She has been part of the entertainment industry for over 2 decades in many different capacities. The best thing about her is that became successful wherever she went, from her native Puerto Rico to the mainstream US. She even dazzled us on American Idol as a judge where she shed some tears during emotional performances, reminding us she may be a superstar, but she is still our girl – Jenny from the block.
Net Worth of Jennifer Lopez
The real question is how much she’s worth after spending such a successful career on stage, television, and movies. Currently, JLo is valued at $360 million. She has made great money from her movie career and more importantly from her singing career. She is still making quite a lot of money today as her yearly salary amounts to $40 million. She’s worked hard to earn what she has, and she isn’t waiting around to spend it. She has purchased some of the most spectacular real estate properties around the world. She has recently sold her most beloved house located in Hidden Hills, California. Although the house was sold for less than she previously thought she would sell it for, it still sold for many millions.
Lopez’s House in Hidden Hills
This amazing California mansion was purchased by Lopez when she was married to Marc Anthony. The purchase was finalized in 2010 and at that time the price of his property was $8.2 million. Jennifer put this property on the market in January of 2015. At that time, she listed it for over $17 million. After this first listing appearance, the property kept going on and off the market – she slashed the price several times. Starting at a whopping $17.5 million, the most recent asking price was $12.5 million. Even after slashing the price by $5 million, she finally accepted an offer for $10 million.
While the selling price is $7.5 million less than the first asking price, she was still able to manage a profit on the sale knowing that she had purchased the property for only $8.2 million.
Just the location of this house was a pretty special selling point – it’s in an exclusive gated community. The mansion actually consisted of 2 different buildings that were linked to each other with a bridge. One portion of the property was designed solely as a living area, whereas the other was all about entertainment. Combining the two portions of the house brought the total square footage to just over 17,000 square feet. The house has 9 bedrooms for comfortable sleeping and 12 bathrooms for easy pottying just around any corner.
The entertainment portion of the house has two floors. There is only one bathroom in this section and a lonely bedroom – perfect as a private area for when Jennifer’s mom visits! There is also a kitchen with everything that a chef needs. There is a lounge in this section with a bar perfect for entertaining. Since there is so much space, there is even a theater in the entertainment section that can accommodate 20 people at the same time. Of course, how could a world-renowned singer have an entertainment section in her house without a recording studio? In addition to the recording studio, she even has a gym that we bet was also used as a rehearsal dance studio where she practiced all her choreography.
There is also a dressing room with space for what looks like several family’s wardrobes. And just when you thought the fun was over, there is an amazing massage salon where it’s likely JLo got some much-needed rub-downs after long nights on the stage. A lot of space in the house has been dedicated to gathering areas for entertaining, and this is why the house has eight cozy fireplaces. In the living portion of the house, you find living rooms that are a mixture of both, formal and informal.
The dining areas are extremely spacious and plush looking. There is even a study room in kitchenuse. The bathrooms might not look like bathrooms at first glance due to the number of items that are not usually found in bathrooms. The big bathroom in the house has a triangular ceiling with yellow colored lamps illuminating the walls. A dressing table is located right inside the bathroom, and the two-toned color scheme in the bathroom makes it really unique.
No expense was spared when planning the outdoor living areas either. There’s an outdoor kitchen with tons of seating right in front of the bean-shaped pool.
Jennifer Lopez’s New House in Bel Air
If you thought she sold that amazing Hidden Hills house because she was running out of cash, you couldn’t be more wrong. She actually went on to buy an even more expensive house in the most expensive area in Los Angeles – Bel Air. She bought this property from actress Sela Ward for the jaw-dropping price of $28 million. Among many other amazing homes that she already owns, she now has one in the heart of Los Angeles too. This house was built in 1940 and occupies eight acres of prime Bel Air property.
There are seven bedrooms in the house and almost double the bathrooms, thirteen. Just outside the house is a huge space available for nearly 20 cars to be parked. The main living area of the house has an area of 14,000 square feet. The house has some really nice work done on the ceiling and more style is added with the custom wooden floor. There are even more fireplaces in this house than there were in her Hidden Hills mansion – from what we can tell there are at least 10. The kitchen is huge, with lots of cabinetry and plenty of counter space. The icing on the cake is the gorgeous infinity pool.
It has to be mentioned that Sela Ward has a big hand in how this amazing house looks today. People often refer to this house as the “fairy tale house.” But it is Jennifer Lopez who will become the new fairy of this compound. Natural light makes its way into many rooms, thanks to the vast windows, and the exposed beams of the ceilings and steel framed doors give this masterpiece a unique look. One thing that makes this house great is the availability of so many mixed use spaces that are perfect for family gatherings.
In addition to the amazing indoor, there are 8 acres outside filled with trees, plants, and expertly manicured grass. The infinity pool has already been mentioned but a unique thing about it is the lighting that makes it, and the rest of the property, glow in several colors at night. Although there is a resort-like infinity pool, there is also a swimming pond for those wanting a more earthly swim. This swimming pond mimics a sandy oasis and is surrounded by big stones, trees, and more green grass. If you’re feeling like a little activity, maybe golf, you’re in luck! Yes, there’s a mini golf course among all the other amazing amenities.
Now, what makes this property a true Jennifer Lopez-worthy home is the amphitheater located outdoors. Sit on the rising levels of stone and grass and, perhaps, guests enjoy Jennifer singing on a stage of stones.
There is one thing that you will notice repeatedly while looking at this house – the places for family gathering. It seems that JLo is the type of artist who loves to have people around her. There are several eating places in the house with big tables and several chairs for seating many guests at the same time. Even the kitchen has an island counter with 6 seats around it for eating. Sitting in this kitchen with natural light entering from the roof will be an experience not to be forgotten. There is even an outdoor partying area with a big dining table, fireplace, and other features to hold a party sometimes.
Jennifer might have lost $7.5 million on her first asking price for her Hidden Hills mansion, but she was able to get the new house with a much bigger discount. This property was put on the market by Sela Ward for $40 million. She was able to negotiate the price and bring it down to $28 million – a great discount of $12 million. The previous house was bigger, but with nearly the same amenities and luxury options, this Bel Air house looks much more beautiful and has the oomph that was missing from her previous home.
Other Valuable Assets of Jennifer Lopez
The two houses mentioned above are not the only properties she owns. A duplex penthouse, which occupies an area of 6500 square feet, also belongs to her and is located in Madison Square Park, NY. While her bank accounts must have millions in them for her multiple talents, this singer, actor, and dancer is not behind in owning some amazing cars too. One of the most amazing cars she owns is a custom Rolls-Royce Ghost, which she and best friend Leah Remini are often seen in cruising around Los Angeles.
It has been proved that she is multi-talented, but she even has many interests when it comes to cars too. Other than owning the $200,000 plus Rolls-Royce, she even went for the British Aston Martin DB 7. Now, this is not just any car but a special edition that sports a powerful V12 engine on it. She is also known to be very generous with her boyfriends. Although they have broken up, while they were together she bought Casper Smart a Dodge pickup truck. She gets the Rolls-Royce, he got a Dodge – we should have known they wouldn’t last. 😉
She’s as Much a Millionaire as Artist She Is
If you wanted to know Jennifer Lopez’s net worth, the answer is not that simple. This single mother of two continues to invest in great properties and make endorsements of great products. Some of the products she has endorsed over time include but are not limited to JLo Perfume, Forever Glowing Perfume, Venus ProSkin, L’Oreal Sublime Sun, among many other multi-million-dollar endorsement deals. So far, it’s rumored that 2017 is going to be the busiest year of this amazing artist’s career. She is even expected to release a new album in Spanish this year – throwing back to her roots. There will be some great collaborations too, such as one with Drake. She will make more money and her net worth will continue to rise as she takes on new challenges and showers her fans with all things fabulous.