Jussie Smollett Net Worth, Salary & Bio (Updated 2019)


Jussie Smollett Net Worth: Jussie Smollett is an actor, singer, and songwriter from America. His job role as “Jamal Lyon” in the dramatization ‘Empire,’ is his finest work till date. He started as a child actor for the film ‘The Mighty Ducks‘ in 1992 and progressed towards introducing his own album collection ‘Sum of My Music.’ His additional small screen projects include ‘On Our Own,’ ‘Underground,’ and ‘America Divided.’ As you can definitely tell he has acquired most of his fortune from the entertainment business. As of 2019, the updated Net Worth of Jussie Smollett estimates $1.5 million USD.

Jussie Smollett Short Bio.

Jussie Smollett was born to parents Janet and Joel Smollett on June 21, 1982, in Santa Rosa, California. His has experienced childhood with his 5 siblings together of which Jake and Jurnee are also actors. Smollett attended three different high schools as a student but the significant part of completing his diploma took place at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey.

Jussie Smollett / Image Credit: Empire
  • Birth Name: Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett
  • Born: June 21, 1982
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Place of Birth: Santa Rosa, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Songwriter
  • Years Active: 1991-present

In 1991, Smollett debuted his acting role for the family drama TV film ‘A little Piece of Heaven.’

He soon caught up with supporting job in the films mentioned below…

Jussie later featured himself in the ABC sitcom, On Our Own, alongside his own siblings Jojo and Jazz, the show progress with 20 episodes running from 1994 to 1995. He also voiced 20 episodes of the animated series ‘Cro’ which ran from 1993 to 1994. In 2012, he starred for the LGBT inspired film, in the romantic comedy-drama The Skinny as “Magnus.”

For the 2014’s American musical drama, Smollett starred as “Jamal Lyon” for Empire, the show which revolves around Hip-Hop/R&B music business was debuted by Fox on January 7, 2015, and it has renewed its show for its sixth season on April 30, 2019. The show who additionally featured stars like Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as announced 2019 to be its final season.

The arrangement of other outstanding jobs for Smollett incorporates…

In 2016, Smollett has guest hosted 6 episodes for the American talk show ‘Live! with Kelly‘ hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. In 2017, Smollett showed up in a science fiction horror film Alien: Covenant as “Ricks,” the film which was nominated for ‘Best Science Fiction Film’ at the 44th Saturn Awards have been directed and produced by Ridley Scott. The same year he depicted American poet and social activist Langston Hughes in the biographical drama ‘Marshall‘ directed by Reginald Hudlin.

In 2012, Jussie has also been good with his music, he released a 7-track mixtape called The Poisoned Hearts Club, the pop style music was later signed to Columbia Records in 2015. This talented artist has additionally contributed soundtracks for the Empire series apart from his fruitful acting. Find soundtracks for Empire below…

Jussie Smollett’s accolades includes two NAACP Image Awards, one for  “You’re So Beautiful” soundtrack and another for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.” In March 2018, Smollett released a 10-track debut studio album Sum of My Music, which peaked on Top Heatseekers chart at 22nd spot. The collection features explicit singles you can find below…

Personal Life.

The African-American drop Jussie Smollett is 5ft 11in tall, and once revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that he is gay.

On January 29, 2019, Jussie Smollett alleged a false police report, he informed the police that he was attacked by two men for homophobic slurs, but on February 20, 2019, Jussie was indicted for supposedly paying the 2 Nigerian-American brothers $3,500 to arrange the fake crime and reporting a false assault case with the police.

Later all charges were dismissed on Jussie, but on March 27, 2019, FBI took into account to investigate the case further. It is speculated that Jussie projected such an act due to lack of attention and he wanted his self-promotion.

What Is Jussie Smollett Net Worth?

There is no confirmed evidence as to “why did Jussie Smollett fake the attack?”, considering that he was not making enough money compared to other big names like Terrence Howard and Taraji P on the show.

There are different salary information on the web, as per how much Jussie was making “per episode” from the start of the Empire series. Jussie Smollett started with a salary of $20,000 per episode for his role as “Jamal Lyon” in Empire‘s first season… Well we can tell that brought him as much as $360,000 for its 18 episodes run.

Since the show was taking off well, it was speculated that Jussie started earning a bit more than the previous season, that’s $35,000 per episode from its second season run. For later seasons his salary was gradually increasing per episode, $45,000 to $65,000 and then it peaked to $125,000 per episode by its fifth season, as per Forbes.

For the 6th season of Empire, Fox revealed that Jessie’s pay will be negotiated, however, he won’t be featuring for the show. It’s still unknown that “was he earning significantly less than his co-stars?” Whatever the reason he faked the attack for, fortunately, he will be paid for doing nothing for the final season in 2019.

Additionally, Jussie has accumulated his fortune from featuring on other acting projects as well. So, as of 2019, Jussie Smollett Net Worth stands at an estimated value of around $1.5 million USD.

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