Like many good ideas, the genesis of What’sTheirNetWorth.com began in childhood. My name is Jasmine Hernandez, and I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. I studied Financial Valuation in college, thanks in no small part to the influence of my parents and their careers.
While I was growing up, both my parents worked in showbusiness. My mom was a make-up artist, while my dad was an entertainment lawyer. This meant that my home was often visited by athletes, actors, musicians, and other individuals that I previously only ever seen on TV. Don’t worry, I am fully aware of just how privileged I was to enjoy such an upbringing!
Finance may sound like a pretty strange leap from the glitz and glamour of dealing with celebrities, but let me explain! One of the biggest things that fascinated me was the lifestyle of the rich and famous – especially, just how wealthy they were. That wasn’t a matter of materialism. I was just engrossed by the rags-to-riches stories that so many people seemed to have – how they went from having nothing to being hugely rich, and sometimes back again.
I was also impressed and enthralled by how these superstars retained and grew their net worth. After all, fame is fickle. In many respects, getting rich is the easy part – it’s staying that way that proves challenging to so many people, especially when we become accustomed to a certain luxurious lifestyle. This ensured that I was just as fascinated by tales of financial hardship and mounting debts for these individuals. How could somebody that was so famous be so broke? Sorry, no names here – just be aware that some of the people I’m referring to may surprise you!
I decided to study finance so I could truly understand how people in the public eye make, and manage, their money. Throughout my time in college, and whenever I tell people what I do for a living, I found that I’m not the only person that finds this topic fascinating. We are all engrossed – and let’s be honest, a little dazzled – by the world of celebrity and fame. Wealth is just one of the trappings of this.
So, that’s my origin story – and by extension, the tale behind What’s Their Net Worth. This site is dedicated to explaining the value of people in the public eye, and just what their net worth is. I update the site regularly to ensure that the information is accurate as possible, based upon constant scouring of news reports and public information.
There’s one thing that I should make clear here – the information you’ll find on What’s Their Net Worth is based on educated research. I do not know the individuals profiled on this page personally. Certainly not well enough to see their bank statements or rummage through their trash!
However, my skill set and passion for this subject enables me to gain knowledge and share it with you. The figures detailed on this site will be based around salaries received for working commitments, any endorsements and influencer agreements entered into with brands and corporations, property and other non-liquid assets that are held by the celebrities in question, and of course anything that may impact upon their net worth. This may include unsuccessful legal endeavors, struggling business ventures that hemorrhage money, previous bankruptcy declarations pertaining to business interests, and any alimony payments due to former spouses or support commitments for children from previous relationships.
The lifestyle of the celebrity will also need to be factored into consideration. A star that is constantly seen vacationing in the Bahamas on a private jet, for example, will have significantly more outlays than a homebody that is rarely seen in public. The same goes for celebrities that are generous with charitable donations. This data is out there if you knew where to look. Thankfully, I do! I hope you enjoy What’s Their Net Worth and learning about how wealthy your favorite celebrities truly are. Some of the figures may surprise you, and I’ll be honest, some may turn you green with envy or tick you off. If that’s the case, try to remember something – all of these guys and girls made their money by following the American Dream. If they can do it, who knows? Maybe you or I can too!