Jill Scott is an American Singer, songwriter and actress. Till date, she has released 5 studio albums most of which have achieved a gold status. A gifted singer, Jill Scott has received many awards and accolades in her career as a musician. Here is a quick summary of Jill Scott’s net worth in 2019, career and earnings.
Jill Scott was born on 4th April 1972 in Philadelphia, USA. Brought up in a loving environment by her mother Joyce Scott and grandmother, Jill had an affectionate and caring upbringing.
Jill Scott went to the Philadelphia high school for girls. After her high school graduation, Jill enrolled in the Temple University with the aim of becoming a teacher. After facing criticism from fellow teachers of her teaching methods, she quit on her dream and college.
A gifted artist, Jill was discovered by a hip-hop band The Roots. She started co-writing songs and later contributed as a singer too.
After gaining enough confidence in her singing and writing capabilities, Jill launched her first studio album Who is Jill Scott? The album became a best seller and had achieved the platinum status in the USA.
Since then Jill has made four more albums. Being multi-talented Jill has also forayed into modeling and acting.
Jill has been married twice. Her first marriage to long-time boyfriend Lyzel Williams lasted six years. The couple divorced in 2007.
Later Jill became engaged to her drummer Li’l John Roberts, and they together have a son. Soon after their child’s birth, the couple broke up.
Jill Scott married again in 2016 to Mike Dobson but divorced him after just 15 months of marriage.
She is currently living in Tennessee with her family.
Jill Scott started her career as a singer with the band the Roots. She later toured with singer Eric Benet for the Broadway musical Rent.
She recorded her first album in 2000. It has 18 tracks and Jill was nominated for the Grammy award for one of the tracks.
She released her second album Beautifully Human in 2004. Jill won her first Grammy award for a song in the album.
Three more albums followed suit with the latest Woman released in 2015.
Jill Scott is also a talented actor and has taken acting lessons prior to pursuing a career in acting. Some of her notable works include movies like Hounddog, Why did I get married and Steel Magnolias.
She has also penned a volume of poems that was published in 2005.
Awards & Achievements
Jill Scott has won numerous awards as a singer and a songwriter.
She has won the Grammy award three times for her songs in her second and third albums. For her first album, she won the Soul Train Music award in 2001.
Other than music awards Jill Scott has also won awards for acting and music videos. She won the NAACP award for her TV series Sins of the Mother.
Net Worth of Jill Scott
Jill Scott has earned her net worth of $12 million from her outstanding career in singing and acting.
Most of her albums have sold more than a hundred thousand copies. Her first album has sold more than a million copies in the USA alone.
Her movies have also done exceedingly well at the box office. Her movie Why did I get married earned a record $38 million in the first ten days itself. Steel Magnolias got a total of 6.5 million views which is the 3rd highest for an original.
Jill Scott also earns through her various concerts and tours.
Jill Scott is a multi-talented star who has carved a niche fan base for herself. A person who never bows down under pressure, Jill has weathered her personal problems brilliantly and has remained a top performer and artist of her genre.