Jillian Michaels’ Net Worth

Jillian Michaels' net worth
The internet and reality television shows have made it relatively easy to get into the spotlight. Although she has put in a lot of work, that is how Jillian Michaels got her start too. So, what is Jillian Michaels’ net worth and how did she accrue her wealth?

About Jillian Michaels

Michaels got her big break when she was asked to be a trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” But before that, she had her hand in the world of physical fitness.

She holds two personal training certificates from the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association and The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and has done so since 1993. Michaels is also a certified Kettle-bell Concepts instructor. Additionally, Michaels also holds various other health and wellness certificates and has created a certification program of her own. 

While studying at California State University, Michaels took on two jobs. She was a bartender and personal trainer throughout her college career. Michaels went on to become an agent for a Los Angeles talent agency and then, in 2002, she opened the Sky Sport and Spa. The sports and medical facility, located in Beverly Hills, was sold after a few years to make room for her career on television.

In the mid-2000s she landed her spot on “The Biggest Loser,” serving as a trainer for two seasons before leaving the show for its Australian parallel series. She served as a trainer on the Australian “Biggest Loser” from 2006 until 2008, when she returned to the States. She left the U.S. version of the television program again in 2010, returning in 2011, and departing again (for the final time) in 2014.

You may have also seen Michaels on other television shows, including a “Biggest Loser” spinoff called “Losing It With Jillian” and CBS’ “The Doctors.” She has also been fairly successful with her online workout videos, fitness plans, and other health & wellness programs.

Jillian Michaels’ Net Worth

All of this has led Jillian Michaels’ net worth to rise to an estimated $14 million, making approximately $4 million annually.

Most of her $14 million fortune was earned through her work on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Because she was one of the main parts of the show for years, she was able to pull in a lot of money from it.

The show led to other successes in her life as well. After she gained visibility on “Biggest Loser,” Michaels was able to publish books, produce fitness DVDs, and create an online presence. These things are what have continued to keep Michaels’ net worth high.

Since 2014, she’s been out of the spotlight for the most part. Royalties from the sale of her books, Master Your Metabolism,” “Making the Cut,” “Slim for Life” and “Unlimited,” has contributed to her overall net worth significantly during this time. 

You may have also seen Michaels on her Youtube channel, where she has about 14,000 subscribers. As you may already know, Youtubers can make some serious cash through the video streaming site. This is continuously adding to Michaels’ annual income and net worth as well.

Her wealth has been impacted by property she owns as well. She sold her $6.6 million Malibu home for $8.8 million, which contributed to her net worth. The value of her current home, a $1.56 million house in the Hollywood Hills, also contributes to her wealth.

Michaels plans to continue working on her fitness career moving forward. Although there are no major projects in her future, her net worth will likely remain around $14 million for some time.

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Kendrick Lamar’s Net Worth

Kendrick Lamar's net worth
I am an avid Kendrick Lamar fan (always have been) but his latest album “DAMN.” didn’t appeal to me right away. It had to grow on me. But, now that it has it is one of the albums I have it a shuffler on Amazon Music in the mornings. I love it!

Like many others who have listened to the album, one of my favorite songs is “HUMBLE.” However, many people bashed him on social media after he bought his sister a 2017 Toyota Camry for her high school graduation. Although fans loved the idea of “HUMBLE.” they thought Lamar should have bought her a more expensive vehicle. It got me thinking though, how humble is he? What is Kendrick Lamar’s net worth?

About Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is an American songwriter and rapper who was born and raised in Compton, California. From birth it almost seemed like destiny placed Lamar in the world of music. His mother even named him after Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations. At the age of eight, he saw his biggest idols (Tupac and Dr. Dre) film the music video for “California Love” in his very own neighborhood.

Lamar didn’t have it easy growing up though. He was raised in section 8 housing and his family was on welfare his entire life but he never let his environment bring him down. In fact, Lamar was a straight-A student in high school.

Kendrick Lamar’s Career

He was still in high school when he released his first full-length project. At the time he released the mixtape (“Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year)”) Lamar was rapping under the pseudonym K-Dot. This mixtape led to Lamar signing his very first recording contract with Top Dawg Entertainment. He began recording with the record label and put out a second mixtape (“Training Day”) two years later.

Under the name K-Dot, Lamar rapped alongside big names, like The Game, Jay Rock and Ya Boy, and went on to release his third mixtape (“C4”) under that name. However, in 2009 Lamar decided he wanted to drop K-Dot and be referred to by his legal name on stage. He then released “The Kendrick Lamar EP” in late 2009 to reestablish his brand with the music industry.

Lamar continued on as an independent artist for three more years before signing a deal with Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment. He released his debut single under the new deal (“Swimming Pools (Drank)”) in July 2012. His first major label album, “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” featured that song. The album was released in October of that year and sold 242,100 in the first week being on the shelves.

Since then he’s released numerous albums, including “To Pimp a Butterfly” and “DAMN.” Lamar has won 40 awards in total, including seven Grammy Awards and several civic honors. He’s been praised for remaining humble while rising to fame and never forgetting where he came from. So, what is Kendrick Lamar’s net worth?

Kendrick Lamar’s Net Worth

Kendrick Lamar's net worthCelebrity Net Worth estimates Kendrick Lamar’s net worth to be around $18 million. A bulk of his cash is earned through his concerts, ticket and album sales. In fact, almost all of his cash is earned that way.

What’s interesting about Kendrick Lamar is that he has a lot of hesitation when it comes to endorsing products (even if it’ll line his wallet). He did partner with Rebok in 2014, which provided some income but Lamar hasn’t heavily endorsed anything.So, for now, this means that Lamar’s earnings are easily measurable and, once he’s not producing music anymore, he may have a hard time generating income.

For now, however, Lamar is no where near running through his $18 million. While that is a lot of wealth, Lamar hasn’t been frivolously spending his earnings away either. Heavy reported that Lamar’s house cost him less than $600K and he doesn’t buy many flashy/fancy items. Lamar donates a lot of what he earns and, yes, remains humble.

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Aimee Song’s Net Worth

Aimee Song's net worth

Each year Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List comes out and it seems each year more vloggers and bloggers appear on that list. Last year fashion blogger Aimee Song was featured. Song started a fashion blog called “Song of Style” nine years ago and it has turned into a website that gets millions of page views.

So, how did Song go from blogging about her favorite fashion styles to being listed amongst other influential people in Forbes? More specifically, how has all that success impacted Aimee Song’s net worth?

Who is Aimee Song?

There isn’t a ton of information about Song’s upbringing on the web, unlike many other celebrities. Most of what you see where Song is concerned is her brand, her social media and her blog. Song has worked hard to keep up an image and, according to Fashionista, is a sought-after interior designer and professional blogger. She’s also featured on YouTube, Instagram and many of the other larger social media sites.

Aimee Song’s Career

Song’s career really started to take off after she graduated from high school and began classes at Academy of Art University in 2008. That is when Song decided to start her very own fashion blog, which she still runs today.

The blog, “Song of Style,” presents fashion lovers everywhere with some laid-back but fashionable choices. Since launching in 2008 “Song of Style” has been getting 4 million monthly page views. You can also check out her YouTube channel through the site as well, which shows things like “A Day in the Life of Aimee Song” (seen below).

So, Song is designing and selling clothing, blogging, vlogging, manning social media account and doing interior design projects. That has had to pay off! So, what is Aimee Song’s net worth?

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Aimee Song’s Net Worth

Aimee Song's net worthBloggers similar to Song are known to make $1 million or more each year, depending on what other projects they have going on. Currently Aimee Song’s net worth is estimated to be about $450K, which seems fairly low with someone with so much web presence. The cash isn’t likely coming from where you think it would either.

Yes, Song has her own clothing that she sells on her site. She also has a YouTube channel (where many people make money online). Where the bulk of her cash stems from, however, is page views on her blog and advertising on Instagram.

Not unlike many other fashion bloggers, Song gets paid to where or promote certain brands on her page. In fact, with a reach as large as hers she could charge up to $150K for a post. Not only was she listed among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 but she has also been listed among some of the richest Instagrammers and bloggers out there. It is estimated that she pulls in millions each year (though her net worth doesn’t reflect that).

Her income online is combined with her income from her interior design career as well. Don’t forget Song has an interior design degree and is building two careers side by side. Song says that she feels having a job outside of blogging makes her feel she’s more relatable to her audience.

Song’s not showing any sign of slowing down any time soon. She continues to blog, vlog, post photos, design and make money every day.

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Michelle Phan’s Net Worth

Michelle Phan's net worth
Youtube was one of the first sites of its kind when it launched in 2005. Now many sites have tried copying it but none have been as successful and none pay out what Youtube does either. Many Youtube stars are making a ton of cash from their video views. Whether their channel is about makeup, gaming or simply a comedic station, Youtubers make bank. Some of them are even worth millions of dollars.

What about Youtube makeup artist Michelle Phan? Is she raking in the cash from her Youtube channel? What is Michelle Phan’s net worth and how did Youtube help her get there?

Michelle Phan’s Net Worth

Michelle Phan’s net worth is estimated to be about $50 million. Since she began taping her makeup tutorials in 2005 Phan has been bringing in a significant amount of money from Youtube as well as a number of other lucrative deals she was able to land because of her channel.

Phan was born on April 11, 1987 in Boston but lived most of her life in Tampa, Fla. She attended Ringling College of Art and Design and received an Honorary Doctorate in 2014. By then, however, Phan had already been posting about makeup tutorials and creating videos for nine years.

The 30-year-old Youtube star started out blogging on her own personal site which focused on talking about new/different makeup techniques. She also critiqued some of the makeup tutorial videos that existed on the web at the time. It wasn’t long until Phan got the vlogging bug herself though. After Buzzfeed shared  her video “How to Get Lady Gaga’s Eyes,” Phan went viral and was able to climb to over 1 million subscribers.

Since then Phan has become a Youtube advertising partner and has even launched her own multi-channel network called FAWN. Additionally, her Youtube channel was named on the “New Media Rockstars‘” Top 100 Channels at number 48.

Although each of Phan’s accomplishments on Youtube are no small feat, she didn’t get all her cash from the streaming site. What else has contributed to Michelle Phan’s net worth?

How Phan’s Youtube Career Built Wealth

Michelle Phan's net worthNot many 30-year-olds have a $50 million fortune they’re sitting on but Phan was able to manipulate Youtube to benefit her business ventures. After gathering a following Phan was able to start earning real money from Youtube.

Youtubers are able to pull in a lot of cash from their videos. You get pay $1.50 to $4 for every 1,000 views your video receives. Once you reach 1 million subscribers about 10 percent of your following will view a video when it is posted. So, essentially, Youtubers with 1 million subscribers will make $150 to $400 for every video they post. After a while, this adds up.

Another way many Youtubers, including Phan, make money is through other endorsements and deals. Phan was able to land deals with big name-brand makeup companies like L’Oreal and Lancôme. She’s also published her own book, launched her own music group and makeup subscription company.

It is fair to say that many Youtubers are doing well. Because of her ability to use Youtube and land awesome deals, Michelle Phan’s net worth is likely to continue to climb in the years to come.

Photos: Youtube and Glamour

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