Joan Jett Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joan Jett net worth is
$7 Million

Joan Jett Wiki Biography

Joan Marie Larkin was born on 22 September 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. As Joan Jett, she is an American rock star, best known for being the front-woman of the band “Joan Jett and the Blackhearts”. The bands anthem of rock and roll, “I Love Rock `n` Roll” was no.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from 20th March to 1st May 1982. During that time her net worth, and also her fame, gradually grew, as a result of platinum-selling records. Before the Blackhearts, the band with which Jett rose to international fame, she had been in a similar project called “The Runaways” in 1975; an all-girl punk-rock band which Jett co-founded with drummer Sandy West. Their most notable hit was “Cherry bomb”. Jett is widely known as a singer and guitar player, but she has also tested the waters in acting, adding considerable amount to her net worth. She has been rocking all night and partying every day since 1975.

So how rich exactly is Joan Jett? According to sources it is estimated that Joan Jett`s net worth is $7 million, mostly gained by outstanding success of albums and her acting roles that are worth mentioning.

Joan Jett Net Worth $7 Million

Although born in Philadelphia, her childhood was marked by frequent moves; when she was nine years old, the family moved to Rockville, Maryland, where she attended Junior High, and later Wheaton High school. Jett`s life changed direction when she got her first guitar at the age of 13. Already a rebellious teen, a guitar was all she needed to become the Queen of Rock `n` Roll she is today. Her parents signed her up for lessons, but she quickly withdrew, because her teacher wanted her to play folk music; nevertheless, she continued learning on her own. After that, her family moved to West Covina, in Los Angeles County California. Events of that sort gave Jett a chance to explore, and maybe enter the Los Angeles musical scene of the 1970s. She chose mothers maiden name, Jett, when her parents divorced, soon after the move to Los Angeles.

Joan entered the music scene with the band called “The Runaways”, a band which consisted of only girls with Joan Jett and Sandy West as founders, and in a short time they completed the line-up with Lita Ford, Jackie Fox and Cherrie Currie. The band became quite popular all around the world, especially in Japan, which added a nice amount to Jett`s net worth, although the band wasn`t accepted particularly well in North America. Nevertheless, band was rather influential with teenagers all around the world, releasing five albums until the break-up in 1979, leaving the hit song “Cherry Bomb” and others in silence.

After the break-up of the band Jett went on to pursue a solo career and moving to New York. With the help of producer Kenny Laguna, she released her first self-titled solo album. The album was first released only in Europe in May 1980, because it was rejected by 23 labels in the United States. But this dynamic duo found a way to publish the album by creating their own record label, “Blackhearts”. The album turned out to be quite a success, and after that endeavor, Jett decided to create her own band, “Joan Jett and the Blackhearts”. During the 80`s they released quite a number of hits, including “I Love Rock `n` Roll” as one of the most famous. Other hits include “Crimson and Clover”, “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and “Bad Reputation”.

Still rocking out and releasing new albums, Joan Jett’s rich career in rock music has spawned more than 15 albums. She was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Her career in front of the camera is also worth mentioning. She has about 20 titles in which she has shown her acting skills.

Regarding her personal life, there has been continuing speculation about her sexuality, however Jett has never denied nor confirmed those speculations; suffice to say that she is not known to have a partner of either sex, so it has been an undisclosed question. She really loves animals, confirming that fact by being vegan for over 20 years. Jett is widely known as an active member of PETA organization, participating in every project she has time for.



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Full Name Joan Jett
Net Worth $7 Million
Date Of Birth September 22, 1958
Place Of Birth Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)
Profession Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Actor, Record producer, Film Producer
Education Wheaton High School
Nationality United States of America
Siblings Anne Larkin, James Larkin, Do You Wanna Touch Me?, Bad Reputation, I Hate Myself For Loving You
Nicknames Joan Marie Jett , Patti Rasnick , Joan Marie Larkin , joan_jett , Jett, Joan , Joan Jett & The Blackhearts , The Runaways , Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/joanjettandtheblackhearts
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/joanjett
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/joanjett
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005053
Albums Bad Reputation, The Hit List, Pure And Simple, Joan Jett, 1979
Music Groups The Runaways (1975 – 1979), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Movies Big Driver, Multiple Sarcasms, Endless Bummer, Lock and Roll Forever, By Hook or by Crook, Boogie Boy, Light of Day
TV Shows Musikladen
# Trademark
1 Often wears black eyeliner
2 Mezzo-soprano vocals
3 Deep husky voice
4 Covers of older rock songs
5 Often wears black clothing
6 Short choppy jet black hair
7 Leather vest and leather pants
8 Gibson melody maker guitar
# Quote
1 [on her refusal to appear in Edgeplay: A film about the Runaways] To me, the Runaways is my baby, so you have to understand my perspective. If there’s gonna be a Runaways movie, it should be about what we accomplished, the tours we did, the bands we played with, the people we inspired. I’m not gonna participate in a Jerry Springer fest, bottom line. With any band, you’re gonna have interpersonal conflicts, but if that’s what they thought the Runaways were about, about breaking a bass or putting on make-up, well, it’s very disappointing. Very, very disappointing. I wanted nothing to do with it because that’s not the band I was in. [The film] was a totally different take on what went down.
2 I don’t want to lessen my own achievements, but it’s just not that difficult [to play in a band]. If you’re in good health and like to travel, I don’t see why more women don’t automatically want to do it.
3 I think there’s nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock ‘n’ roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
4 [When asked what would people find unique about her] That I’m not mean.
5 [on the symbolism of two of her tattoos in Budget Living magazine] The triangle on my chest represents the divinity of myself and others. The band around my arm represents the creative essence of life in a swirl of positive and negative forces.
# Fact
1 She has English and Irish ancestry.
2 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on December 16, 2014.
3 ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic spoofed her song “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” as “I Love Rocky Road”.
4 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2012 on September 27, 2011.
5 Sang, at Cal Ripken‘s request, the national anthem at the game in which Ripken tied Lou Gehrig‘s record for consecutive games played.
6 Is a vegan.
7 Was only 23 when her song “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” hit #1.
8 Is portrayed by Kristen Stewart in The Runaways (2010).
9 Featured as a (2010) Mattel Barbie Doll in the Ladies of the ’80s Pink Label Collection [#R4461] along with Debbie Harry and Cyndi Lauper. [July 2009]
10 Songs “Bad Reputation” and “Cherry Bomb” are ranked #29 and #52 respectively on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.
11 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time – #89 “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as published by Rolling Stone magazine on June 12, 2008.
12 (June 6, 2008) She and Gibson USA announced the launch of the Joan Jett Signature Melody Maker guitar marking the first Gibson electric signature model designed in conjunction with a female artist.
13 Ranked #66 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists along with the Blackhearts.
14 Ranked #54 on VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists.
15 The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time – #484 “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as published by Rolling Stone magazine in November 2004.
16 Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) for the song “I Hate Myself for Loving You”. [February 1989]
17 Inducted into the WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) Hall of Fame in 1993.
18 Nominated for a Canadian Indie Award for Favourite International Artist/Group or Duo of the Year (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts). [February 2007]
19 Songs of the Century – #177 “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” as compiled by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts in 2001.
20 First inductee into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame held on October 15, 2006 at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.
21 In the early 1980s, she reportedly starred in a film in which she played a version of herself (a member of an all-girl rock band) called “We’re All Crazy Now”. After being stalled for several years, it was revamped and released as Du-beat-e-o (1984).
22 Her single, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” went to #1 on the Billboard charts in 1982.
23 After her parents divorced, she changed her last name to Jett, her mother’s maiden name.
24 Ranked #32 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
25 Has held season tickets to New York Liberty games since the inception of the WNBA in 1997.
26 Though there have been several attempts to reunite Joan’s 1970s band, The Runaways, Jett has stated that they always fall apart because former bandmate, Lita Ford, walks out on the rehearsals. Ford is usually the instigator of the reunions.
27 Seen in the 2000 Broadway revival of “The Rocky Horror Show” as the character Columbia.
28 She and Lita Ford were members of the all-female rock group The Runaways.
29 She started her own record label, Blackheart Records, because no one else would sign them.

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