It’s gotta be him. Justin Timberlake is one of the hottest artists on the market and has been around in our lives since the late 90s/early 2000s. Justin also proved he didn’t let his post-NSYNC life break him by having a highly successful solo career of his own. So how much is this triple threat worth?
Justin Timberlake Net Worth as of 2018: $230 Million
Here’s how Justin made it to the millions.
1995 – 2003Getty Images
Following his appearances on Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club, Justin and JC Chasez formed the boy band NSYNC in 1995. Justin became the group’s youngest member and lead singer.
In 1998, NSYNC released their self-titled debut studio album, which sold which sold 11 million copies and included the hit single “Tearin’ Up My Heart”. They released their second album, No Strings Attached, two years later. The album sold 2.4 million copies in the first week and included the #1 single, “It’s Gonna Be Me.” NSYNC’s third album, Celebrity, released in 2001, was also financially successful considered to be the second fastest selling album of all time. With over 50 million copes of their albums sold, NSYNC became the third-best selling boy band of all time.
When the group went into hiatus in 2002, Justin ventured out on his own and took up a solo career. He premiered his debut solo single, “Like I Love You,” at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut solo studio album Justified was released in November and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. It went on to sell over three million copies in the U.S. and more than seven million copies worldwide. Justified also spawned two top-five singles, “Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body.”
In 2003, Justin recorded a song used by McDonald’s as its theme to its “I’m Lovin’ It” campaign. The deal earned Timberlake an estimated $6 million.
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In 2004, Justin put his music career on hold to focus on his acting career. He appeared in several films including Southland Tales and Shrek The Third.
However, Justin returned to music in 2006 with the release of his second studio album FutureSex/LoveSounds. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold 684,000 copies its first week. It also became the biggest album for pre-orders on iTunes and beat the record for the biggest one-week sales of a digital album.
Three hit singles came from the album, including “SexyBack” (which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for seven weeks in a row), “My Love,” and “What Goes Around…Comes Around” (both reached number one on the Hot 100).
Justin also collaborated with Madonna and Timbaland for the single “4 Minutes.” The song was released in March 2008 and topped the charts in over 21 countries worldwide.
After his FutureSex/LoveSounds tour ended in November 2007, Justin returned to acting and starred in movies such as The Love Guru, starring Mike Myers, and The Open Road.
Forbes calculated Justin earned $44 million between June 2007 and June 2008 for his music, tour, commercials and hospitality made him the 4th world’s best-paid music personality at the time.
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In 2009, Justin duetted with Ciara for her second single “Love Sex Magic.” The single became a worldwide hit and reached the top ten in numerous countries. The song was also nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 52nd Grammy Awards.
Justin’s biggest acting role to date was as Sean Parker, the founder of Napster, in The Social Network. The movie was released October 1, 2010, and made over $224 million at the box office. Justin also starred in two more movies in 2011: Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz, and Friends With Benefits, opposite Mila Kunis.
In January 2013, Justin returned to the music industry with the release of his next hit single “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z. The song peaked at number 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Less than a month later, “Mirrors” was released as the second single from his album The 20/20 Experience and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
The 20/20 Experience was released in March 2013. The album became the fastest-selling album on the iTunes Store and debuted at number one on the charts by selling just over 968,000 copies in the U.S., the biggest sales week of 2013. It eventually became the best-selling album of the year in the country.
In September 2013, Justin released his fourth studio album The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Two singles from the album included “Take Back the Night” and “TKO.”
According to Billboard, Justin was the third highest-paid musician of 2013, with earnings of $31 million.
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In February 2014, “Not a Bad Thing” became the third single released from The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. The song reached the top 10 on the Hot 100 and topped the Mainstream Top 40 chart. Justin also earned the distinction of having the most number-one songs and top 10 singles for a male artist at the time.
In 2014, Justin was ranked 26th with earnings of $57 million on the Celebrity 100 list for 2014, and 19th with $63.5 million a year later. Part of Justin’s earnings came from endorsements deals with the likes of Bud Light and Sony, as well as his own Sauza tequila known as Sauza 901.
With another movie co-starring Anna Kendrick currently in the works and (perhaps) another album in the works, Justin is sure to thrill us once more and make some more dough in 2016.
After his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin didn’t stop finding projects to work on. He later went on to become the music supervisor for the 2017 release of The Book of Love, in which his wife produced and starred in as Penny. He also opened up the 89th Academy Awards with his performance of “Can’t Stop Feeling!” on February 26, 2017. After his voice acting gig in Trolls in 2016, a sequel is being planned for 2020 where he might reprise his role as Branch.
Justin is scheduled to perform at Rock in Rio, which will occur between September 15 to September 24.
Justin Timberlake won’t be joined by NSYNC at Super Bowl Halftime, according to Joey Fatone.