Net Worth: $12 Million
- Source of Wealth Singer-songwriter, Poet, Actress
- Nationality United States
About Jill Scott
American soul and R&B singer-songwriter, poet, and actress,Jill Scott has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
A mature R&B vocalist who excelled most with slower, sensual material (“Slowly, Surely,” “I’m Not Afraid,” “My Love”) and was versatile enough to pack plenty of punch with anthems of pride and self-empowerment (“Golden,” “Family Reunion,” “Hate on Me”), Jill Scott grew up in north Philadelphia and began her performing career reading her own poetry. She was heard by Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, drummer in the Roots, who invited her to join the band in the studio, resulting in the co-composition “You Got Me,” a 1999 Top 40 pop hit that actually featured Erykah Badu instead of Scott herself. Subsequently, she collaborated with Eric Benet, Will Smith, and Common, and broadened her performing experience by touring Canada in a production of the Broadway musical Rent. Signed to Steve McKeever’s newly formed Hidden Beach label, she released her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1, in July 2000. One of the most favorably reviewed R&B albums of that year, the set peaked within the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart and reached number two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
On the advice of her good friend, director Ozzie Jones, Scott began pursuing a career in acting in 2000.In 2007 Scott appeared in a pair of movies, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? and Hounddog, which set the stage for her starring role in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, an HBO series that debuted in 2009. A switch to Warner Bros. — which followed some legal conflict with Hidden Beach — yielded 2011’s The Light of the Sun, led by “So in Love,” a collaboration with Anthony Hamilton.She has won three Grammy Awards, NAACP Image Award,Soul Train Awards and three Lady of Soul Awards.