Today’s Gen Z is not alien to who Jennifer Lopez is. JLo, as she is more popularly called, is an American actress and singer. Her dancing skills and powerful stage presence make her one of the strongest performers of her generation. Jennifer is someone who the tabloids and paparazzi absolutely love. Perhaps this is the reason that the smallest occurrence in her life shoots her under the limelight. This time, it is largely about the calling off her 2-year long engagement with Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. Read on to find out more about Jennifer Lopez’s life, career, and net worth.
She was born Jennifer Lynn Lopez in a Puerto Rican immigrant family in Bronx, New York, on 24th July 1969. Her parents are Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez. Jennifer has two sisters, one younger and one older. They go by the names of Leslie and Lynda. Jennifer Lopez’s life had very humble beginnings. Her father initially worked the night shift in an insurance company before working as a computer technician. Her mother was always a stay-at-home mom. When JLo was born, they lived in a small, shabby apartment in Brox. A few years down the line, as JLo turned 5, the family was able to purchase a two-storeyed house in New York.
JLo engaged herself in music and dance at a very early age. She had begun taking lessons and training when she was only five years old. Her family laid immense emphasis on the importance of having a strong work ethic and hard work. Since her father had passed on several hurdles in his life to give his family a comfortable life, he had always taught his children to be humble. Jennifer always excelled in school – not academically, but athletically. She not only played softball but also ran track at the national level. The Lopez sisters were also taught English at a very young age.
Jennifer Lopez: Career
Jennifer Lopez started her career in 1986 when she was only 17 years old and still in high school. Her first role was in a low-budget film called ‘My Little Gir.’ It was by the time she had finished filming for this project that she realized that she wanted to pursue a career in acting. After graduating high school, Lopez enrolled herself in Baruch College but dropped out only after a semester. When she conveyed to her parents that she wanted to pursue a career in acting, her parents were dead against this idea. So much so that Lopez had to move out of her home and start living alone in Manhattan. During this period, Lopez performed in several musicals and shows that also took her on tour for several months abroad. She also lived in Japan for a while.
Jennifer Lopez had her first breakthrough as an actor in 1997 when she starred opposite George Clooney in Out Of Sight. As a singer, Jennifer gained success in 1999 when her debut single ‘If You Had My Love’ topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. JLo has truly been unstoppable since – acting in several box office hitmakers and producing several chart-topping songs. She had certain career setbacks and disappointments too. She also starred in many television reality and residency shows.
Jennifer Lopez Net Worth
As of 2021, Jennifer Lopez’s net worth stands at a whopping $400 million. These are just the official figures. Her personal wealth and other assets suggest that her net worth estimates are definitely much higher. She has indeed worked very hard to reach these heights. Above everything, her parents must be really proud of her after not having supported her initially. Jennifer Lopez had also been married for a while. A certain percentage of her personal wealth also comes from the assets she shared with her partners. She was also married to Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony for a while before they separated. As of now, she has two children.