Justin Timberlake’s estimated net worth is $250 million
Justin Timberlake is a $250 million dollar American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band NSYNC before transitioning to a successful solo music and acting career. He began his career as a child on the shows “Star Search” and “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club”
Timberlake’s business ventures include 901 tequila, the William Rast clothing line, and a chain of co-owned restaurants. He invested in the newly redesigned Myspace.com in 2012. Justin has been known to earn more than $50 million in a single year from his various endeavours.
Beginnings of Life and Career
Justin Randall Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 31, 1981. He was raised in the small town of Shelby Forest. From his father’s second marriage, he has two half-brothers and a half-sister who died shortly after birth in 1997.
Timberlake was introduced to music at a young age by his grandfather, and as a child, he performed country and gospel music. At the age of 11, he appeared on the television show “Star Search” singing under the name “Justin Randall” He was a regular cast member on “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” in 1993 and 1994, alongside Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, JC Chasez, and Ryan Gosling. Timberlake recruited Chasez to join him in a male singing group organised by manager Lou Pearlman in 1995, which later became the boyband NSYNC.
Timberlake and Chasez were the two lead singers when the band debuted in Europe in 1996. Their self-titled debut studio album, released in 1998, sold 11 million copies in the United States, propelling them to stardom. Their popularity grew even more after their second album, “No Strings Attached” was released in 2000 and sold 2.4 million copies in its first week. Their 2001 album “Celebrity” was another huge commercial success.
As boybands’ popularity faded, Timberlake’s star continued to rise as he ventured into new endeavours, such as starring in the Disney Channel film “Model Behavior” in 2000. Timberlake partnered with Pharrell Williams to work on music when NSYNC went on hiatus in 2002, but the seed for going solo had already been planted a year earlier in 2001. In 2001, Timberlake wrote the song “Gone” for Michael Jackson, but after Jackson declined, NSYNC recorded it instead. After it was released, Jackson contacted Timberlake and said he wanted to do the record, but only if it was a duet between the two of them, not with the entire band. “the first time [he] ever really felt the confidence to [go solo]” Timberlake says of their phone conversation.
Timberlake released his debut solo single, “Like I Love You” in August 2002, followed by his debut solo album, “Justified” in November of the same year. By the summer of 2003, Timberlake was co-headlining the Justified/Stripped Tour with Christina Aguilera, a former “Mickey Mouse Club” castmate.
After an incident at the 2004 Super Bowl XXXVII halftime show during which Timberlake accidentally exposed one of Janet Jackson’s breasts due to a wardrobe malfunction, he put his music career on hold to pursue acting opportunities. He appeared in the films “Edison Force” (2006), “Alpha Dog” (2006), and “Southland Tales” (2006). (2006). In 2005, he founded his own record label, JayTee Records.
Timberlake released his second studio album, “FutureSex/LoveSounds” on September 12, 2006, and it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart. He continued to work on various musical projects, including “4 Minutes” a 2008 collaboration with Madonna, as well as collaborations with T.I., Ciara, and Rihanna. In March 2013, he released his third studio album, “The 20/20 Experience” which went on to become the best-selling album of the year in the United States, and in September 2013, he released his fourth album, “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”
“Man of the Woods” Timberlake’s fifth studio album, was released in February 2018, just days before he performed at the Super Bowl LII halftime show in Minneapolis. From March 2018 to April 2019, he embarked on a tour of the same name, which was the sixth highest-grossing tour of 2018.
Other notable films in which Timberlake has appeared include “The Social Network” (2010), “Bed Teacher” (2011), “Friends with Benefits” (2011), and “Wonder Wheel” (2012). (2017). He’s also appeared on TV shows like “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and “Saturday Night Live” multiple times (SNL). He won an Emmy for the song he wrote for the 2006 SNL skit “Dick in a Box” which became a viral hit.
Timberlake has been in several relationships, the most well-known of which are his 1999-2002 relationship with singer Britney Spears and his current relationship with Jessica Biel. Timberlake and Biel started dating in January 2007 and married in Fasano, Italy on October 19, 2012. Silas Timberlake, the couple’s first child, was born on April 11, 2015.
Timberlake is a film and television producer in addition to acting, singing, and producing music. He worked on the 2017 film “The Book of Love” as a composer and musical supervisor. He’s also the executive producer of Fox’s “Sping the Wheel” a game show.
Timberlake’s popularity and celebrity have landed him a number of lucrative endorsement deals, such as his 2003 deal with McDonald’s, where he recorded the song “I’m Lovin’ It” for the fast-food chain’s “I’m Lovin’ It” campaign. Timberlake is thought to have made $6 million off of the deal. Sony products (2009), Givenchy’s men’s fragrance “Play” (2009), and Walmart are among her other endorsements (2012).
Timberlake’s other business ventures include the William Rast clothing lines in 2005 and 2007, as well as a Levi’s collaboration collection called “Fresh Leaves” in 2018. He partnered with Sauza Liquors in 2014 to launch his own version of the beverage, “Sauza 901” and he invested in Bai Brands in 2016. Timberlake and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, are also minority owners of the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team.
Jessica and Justin bought a 2,600 square-foot penthouse in NYC’s Soho neighbourhood for $6.6 million in 2010. They listed this property for sale in 2018 for $8 million, but it was eventually sold for a little less than they paid a decade ago in January 2019.
Jessica and Justin spent $20.2 million on a 5,400 square-foot duplex penthouse in Tribecca with a large rooftop terrace in 2017, shortly before listing their Soho home. The monthly condo fees, maintenance, and taxes for this property, which was originally listed for $27.5 million, are $15,000 per month. The same building houses Harry Styles, Blake Lively, and Ryan Reynolds, as well as Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. The penthouse belongs to Hamilton, who paid $44 million for it. Justin and Jessica sold their apartment for $29 million in January 2022.
Outside of New York, they own a mansion in the Hollywood Hills that Justin bought from Helen Hunt in 2002 for $8.3 million. Justin then purchased an undeveloped neighbouring lot, resulting in a sprawling 10-acre estate. Justin and Jessica listed this property for $35 million in October 2021.
They purchased a 130-acre undeveloped estate near Nashville for $4 million in 2015, as well as a property within the exclusive Yellowstone Club in Montana for an undisclosed sum. The Yellowstone Club membership costs $300,000 up front and $30,000 per year. The club has a total of 13,600 acres of land, 2,200 of which are skiable. Bill Gates and Jack Kemp are two other Yellowstone owners. According to reports, Justin and Jessica plan to raise their children here so that they can grow up away from the spotlight.