Jill Scott is a singer, poet, model, songwriter, and actress from America. She released her debut studio album “Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1” which achieved the platinum status. She starred in the television series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” which aired on HBO network. Let us check out the net worth of Jill Scott in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Jill Scott was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 4, 1972. She spent most of her childhood days in the neighbourhoods of North Philadelphia.
She was raised by her mother and grandmother. She went to the Philadelphia High School for Girls to complete her schooling.
Later she graduated from the Temple University. While completing her secondary education, she was working on two jobs simultaneously.
Scott’s original plan was to become an English teacher, but later she dropped out of college to pursue a career in the music industry.
Jill Scott is married to the graphic artist Lyzel Williams in the year 2001 in a private Hawaiian ceremony. The couple divorced in the year 2007. In 2016 she married his boyfriend, Mike Dobson.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Jill Scott started her career as a spoken word artist in the year 2000. Later, she was invited to join the music group “the Roots”. In the same year, she recorded her first studio album “Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1”.
Her second studio album “Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2” was released in the year 2004.
She released her third studio album three years later in 2007. She received her first Grammy Award for her single “Cross My Mind”.
In 2005, she published her poem “The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours” which received huge appreciation from her fans all over the world.
In 2008, Scott released her live album “Live in Paris+” which consists of eight songs.
Jill Scott made her acting debut in the movie “Hounddog” in 2007.
The following year she played the role of “Precious Ramotswe” in the movie “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”.
She also gave her voice for the character “Storm” in the movie Black Panther. She was also seen in the eighth episode of the television series “The Human Kind”.
She also starred in the movie “Baggage Claim” along with Paula Patton.
Scott has won several awards in her career including three Grammy Awards, four Lady of Soul Awards, one NAACP Image Awards to name a few.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Jill Scott is considered to be more than $15 million. This huge wealth is the result of her illustrious career as a singer, actress, and songwriter.
Most of her studio albums have been commercially very successful including her debut album which sold more than 1 million copies in the USA.
Scott has also appeared in many movies and television shows. Her movie “Why did I get married” earned more than $38 million within its first week of release. She also performs at various concerts, stage shows and tours which also helps in increasing her net worth.
Jill Scott is one of the most renowned multi-talented star in the world who has been able to make a name of herself in such a competitive industry. She is also the founder of the “Blues Babe Foundation” which provides financial assistance to minority students.