Justin Timberlake Career and Net Worth
Justin Timberlake Career and Net Worth, How did Justin Timberlake get so rich? are just two of many issues that begs answers. This article attempts to give you a ride into the life and career of Justin Timberlake.
Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He has about $250 million in net worth as of this writing. Justin was exposed to the screens at a very young age. He cut his teeth in his career as child making appearances on the shows, “Star Search” and “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” before rising to fame with the boy band NSYNC. He later made the transition into solo music and acting.
Justin Timberlake Early Life
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on 31st January, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was raised in the small community of Shelby Forest. Timberlake has two half-brothers from his father’s previous marriage as well as a half-sister who died within a short period after birth in 1997. Timberlake was introduced to music courtesy his grandfather. He started performing country and gospel as a child. At the age of 11, he featured on “Star Search”. Justin in 1993 and 1994 performed as a regular cast on “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” together with the likes of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, JC Chasez and Ryan Gosling. He recruited Chasez in 1995 for a male singing group organized by Lou Pearlman (manager).
The band commenced their career in Europe with Timberlake and Chasez as the two lead singers in 1996. The self-titled debut studio album released in 1998 was a major commercial breakthrough. It sold 11 million copies in the United States. Their second album “No Strings Attached” in 2000 replicated the success seen by the first making huge strides in fame. It sold an incredible 2.4 million copies in the very first week of its release.
The popularity of the boyband in general began to plummet. However, Timberlake’s star continued to shine brightly as he sought to reinvent himself by diversifying into other ventures including starring in Disney Channel Movie “Model Behavior” in 2000. In 2002, the NSYNC went on hibernation during which time Timberlake struck a partnership with Pharrell Williams to work on music. At that time, he had nurtured the idea of a solo career. He wrote the song “Gone” for Michael Jackson in 2001. However after it was rejected by Michael, it was recorded by NSYNC. Jackson got in touch after the song had been released stating that, he would only do the record if it remained a duet between himself and Justin not the whole band. Timberlake dubs the conversation between him and Michael as “the first time [he] ever really felt the confidence to [go solo]. Timberlake released his debut solo single “Like I Love You” in August 2002. It was succeeded by his debut solo album “Justified” in November. How did Justin Timberlake get so rich? Justin owes his wealth primarily to his solo career as well as tours.
Justin Timberlake Personal Life
Throughout his life, he has had several relationships mostly very high-profile. The most high-profile was his relationship with Britney Spears from 1999 to 2002 as well as with current wife Jessica Biel. He began going out with Biel in January 2007. The two tied the knot on October 19, 2012 in Fasano, Italy. They have a son called Silas Timberlake.