'Pieces of You' Put Singer Jewel on the Map – What's Her Net Worth Today?
Singer Jewel, born Jewel Kilcher, has made millions from music, songwriting, and acting. Find out what Jewel's net worth is and how she got so famous.
If you were born in the Generation X (1965-1980) or millennial era (1981-1996), then You Were Meant for Me likely strikes a chord. Singer, songwriter, and actress Jewel, whose real name is Jewel Kilcher, released the song in 1995 and has been remembered for it ever since.
Given her ability to merge pop and folk music, allowing them to coexist, many often question Jewel’s net worth and how she rose to fame.
Although Jewel is still quite active in the music industry these days (she released her 13th album, Freewheelin’ Woman, in the spring of 2022), she’s shifted her focus to something other than music – her son. The singer reportedly moved back to her home in Alaska to raise her only child, Kase.
Keep reading to find out more about the fortune Jewel amassed from music and how she got her start as a musician.
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Actress, Author, and Poet
Net worth: $14 million
Jewel is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actress, author, and poet. Her parents divorced when she was just 7 years old. After the divorce, she was raised by her father Attila "Atz" Kilcher in Homer, Ala. She used to perform with her father in local taverns and Anchorage hotels. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan on a partial scholarship, she moved to San Diego to pursue a career in music.
Birth Name: Jewel Kilcher
Birthdate: May 23, 1974
Birthplace: Payson, Utah
Spouse: Ty Murray (2008-2014)
Kids: Kase Townes Murray
What is Jewel’s net worth?
As of March 2023, Jewel’s net worth is estimated to be around $14 million, which is about $21 million shy of what it was in October 2021. A major part of her net worth comes from her concerts and performances as a singer and songwriter. Her annual income is estimated at around $500,000.
Jewel released her first album Pieces of You in 1995, which became one of the best-selling debut albums in music history. It was certified 12 times platinum in the U.S. and sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. So far, she has released 12 studio albums, which have sold over 30 million copies. Jewel's other albums include Spirit, Goodbye Alice in Wonderland, and Picking Up the Pieces.
Although Jewel is best known for her music and movie roles, today, she spends much of her time advocating for those struggling with mental illness.
How did Jewel get her start in music?
Jewel performed at coffee shops and bars while she lived in San Diego. She was discovered by Inga Vainshtein while playing at a coffee shop. Vainshtein contacted Danny Goldberg of Atlantic Records, and he agreed to pay for Jewel to make a demo.
Why is Jewel so famous?
Jewel has received more than 20 awards, including the American Music Award for Favorite New Artist, a "Billboard" Music Award for Top Adult Top 40 Artist, and an MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video.
Jewel has appeared in many movies including Ride with the Devil, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and Ring of Fire. She has also judged musical reality TV shows including Nashville Star. She has written several books including A Night Without Armor, Chasing Down the Dawn, and Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story.
Is Jewel still married?
Jewel dated actor Sean Penn briefly in 1995 before marrying rodeo cowboy Ty Murray in 2008 after a 10-year relationship. They share a son named Kase Townes Murray. After six years of marriage, Jewel and Murray divorced. However, Jewel is a strong advocate of co-parenting and she thinks that children need both of their parents.
Jewel and Murray had a 1,781 square foot Hollywood Hills home, which they sold for $1.4 million in 2009. They also bought a 2,200-acre cattle ranch in Stephenville, Tex, in 2007, which they sold for $335,000 in 2016. Jewel purchased a home in Nashville, Tenn., for $1.3 million.