Jewel Kilcher net worth: early life, career, personal life, net worth
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Jewel Kilcher is a middle-aged, popular American singer, songwriter, author, and actress. She got famous after the release of her debut album “Pieces of You” in 1995. She has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide so far. She has received 4 Grammy Award nominations. As of the present year, Jewel Kilcher’s net worth is estimated to be around $14 million.
Jewel was born in Payson, Utah, US, on 23rd May 1974. Her parents are Attila Kuno and Lenedra Kilcher. They got divorced when Jewel was 8 years old. She has two brothers, Shane and Atz. Jr.Jewel. They used to live with their father. She used to perform music in roadhouses along with her father. It was a source of income for them.
Speaking of her academics, she got a partial scholarship to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She was serving at a dance studio at that time when her instructor referred her to apply to the academy. She got classical training and also learned to play the guitar during her time at Michigan. After her academy graduation, she shifted to San Diego. She worked there at a coffee shop. In addition to this, she worked at a computer warehouse as a phone operator.
During her struggle days, she had even lived in her car. She used to give street performances all around the country by traveling in her car. In 1993, a manager of the local San Deigo band Rust, Inga Vainshtein, came across her. Later on, he became her manager. At the young age of 21, she released her first album “Pieces of You” in 1995.
This album was a huge success. Its 12 million copies were sold in the US alone. The much-loved songs of this album were “Who will save your soul”, “You were meant for me”, and “Foolish Games”.
Her second studio album “Spirit” was released on November 17, 1998. This album peaked at 3rd spot on the Billboard 200. The much-loved song of this album “Hands” peaked at the 6th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her other popular albums are “Joy: A Holiday Collection”, “This Way”, “0304”, and “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland”.
After the release of her first country album “Perfectly Clear” in 2008, she was signed to Valory Records. This album peaked at the first spot on the Billboard Country Album Chart. Her fifth studio album “Picking up the Pieces” was confirmed on July 21 and was released after two months in 2015. As an actress, she appeared in Hallmark Channel’s series “The Fixer Upper Mysteries” in 2017.
Jewel’s husband was a pro rodeo cowboy, Ty Murray. The couple tied knots on the 7th August 2008. They were in a relationship for 10 years. She gave birth to a baby boy in 2011 and named him Kase Townes Murray. They got divorced in 2014.
After her divorce, she started dating NFL quarterback Charlie Whitehurst in 2015. Though, they did not spend much time together.
Jewel Net worth
As of the present year, Jewel’s estimated net worth is around $14 million. She has earned a hefty amount of money through her music career and tour events. In 2009, Jewel and her former husband, Murray, sold the 1,781 square foot house for $1.4 million. Adding to this, they sold their 2,200-acre cattle ranch for $335,000 in 2016. Jewel recently bought a $1.3 million worth home in Nashville, Tennessee.