Mary J Blige Net Worth: $20 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$20 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 11, 1971|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Rapper|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Mary J Blige net worth is around $20 million. Mary J Blige is a famous American singer, songwriter and producer.
Mary Blige is widely considered an icon in the global music industry and popular culture, and was ranked by VH1 as number 9 on their “100 Greatest Women in Music” list in 2012.
Mary J Blige Net Worth 2023:
Mary J Blige net worth is around $20 million in 2023.
Mary J Blige House:
In 2008, Mary J Blige paid $12.3 million for a palatial mansion in Saddle River, New Jersey. Mary Blige reportedly paid all cash for the 20,000-square-foot mansion. In 2015 Mary Blige listed the mansion for $13.9 million but did not find a buyer.
Mary J Blige eventually lowered the price to $8.9 million and then, in August 2019, $6.8 million. Mary J Blige owns a slightly smaller mansion in Cresskill, New Jersey that she bought for $2.1 million in 2001.
Mary J Blige Business Ventures:
Mary J Blige established her own record label Matriarch Records, distributed through Interscope, in 2004. Mary J Blige launched the perfume “My Life” on the Home Shopping Network in July 2010, breaking sales records by selling 65,000 bottles in its premiere.
Mary J Blige also has endorsed brands like Reebok, Air Jordan, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Gap, Target, American Express, AT&T, MAC, Apple, Burger King, and Chevrolet.
Mary J. Blige has had many financial issues over the years. As of May 2013, Blige owed the IRS $3.4 million. Mary J Blige also owed the state of New Jersey $900,000 and was the target of a lawsuit that claimed she owed $2.2 million for an unpaid bank loan.
On May 25, 2014, it was revealed that Mary had paid off her $900,000 debt to New Jersey but still owed at least $3.4 million to the IRS.
Mary J Blige Biography:
|Born||Mary Jane Blige
January 11, 1971 (age 51)
New York City, U.S.
|Other names||MonétBrook Lynn|
|Spouse(s)||Martin “Kendu” Isaacs(m. 2003; div. 2018)|
|Origin||Yonkers, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||R&B,hip hop soul|
Mary J Blige was born in The Bronx, New York, on January 11, 1971. Mary was raised in Savannah, Georgia, until age seven when her family moved back to New York, where they lived in the Schlobohm Housing Projects in Yonkers.
Mary J Blige mother was a nurse, and her father was a jazz musician. Mary J Blige has two siblings. Mary ‘s father was a Vietnam War veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and left the family in the mid-1970s.
Mary J Blige Career:
After dropping out of high school during her junior year, Mary J Blige began pursuing a career in music.
She was briefly part of a Yonkers band named Pride, with whom she recorded a cover of “Caught Up in the Rapture” by Anita Baker.
Mary J Blige mother’s boyfriend at the time played the cassette of her cover for Jeff Redd, a recording artist and A&R runner for Uptown Records, who then sent it to Andre Harrell, the label’s CEO. When Mary J Blige was signed to the label as a backup vocalist in 1989, she was the company’s youngest artist, and also their first female artist.
Mary J Blige Music Career:
Mary J Blige started working with record producer Sean Combs (aka P Diddy or Puff Daddy) while at Uptown, and he helped produce her debut album “What’s the 411?” (July 1992). A combination of traditional R&B sounds, and gospel and blues-inspired vocals, the album was positively received, peaking at number six on the Billboard 200 chart.
It was also certified Platinum three times by the RIAA. “What’s the 411?” went on to win her two Soul Train Music Award in 1993 (Best New R&B Artist and Best R&B Album, Female), and earned her the title of “Queen of Hip Hop Soul.”
Mary J Blige second album “My Life” solidified her superstar status, debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It appeared on Time’s list of “100 Greatest Albums of All-Time” in 2006, and is often considered to be Blige’s best work.
Mary J Blige new album releases included “Share My World” (1997), which features collaborations with artists like Nas, Lil’ Kim and George Benson; “Mary” (1999), which featured a more earthy and adult contemporary sound instead of her signature hip-hop style; “Ballads” (2000), a compilation album with covers of artists like Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin that was released only in Japan; and “No More Drama” (2001) and its re-release, which earned Blige her second Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for the song “He Think I Don’t Know.”
Mary J Blige other albums include “Love & Life” (2003), “The Breakthrough” (2005), “Growing Pains” (2007), “Stronger with Each Tear” (2009), “My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1)” (2011), “A Mary Christmas” (2013), “The London Sessions” (2014) and “Strength of a Woman” (2017).
Mary J Blige Acting Career:
In addition to her highly successful music career, Mary J Blige has also enjoyed a successful acting career. Mary J Blige acting debut was as a preacher’s daughter on the sitcom “The Jamie Foxx Show” in 1998, followed by a starring role in the independent film “Prison Song” in 2001.
In 2004, Mary J Blige starred in “The Exonerated,” an Off-Broadway play chronicling the experiences of death row inmates. Other acting projects Mary has worked on include the show “Ghost Whisperer” in the February 2007 episode “Mean Ghost”; guest-starring as herself on an episode of “Entourage” in August 2007; an appearance on “30 Rock” in May 2009; a supporting role in the Tyler Perry film “I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (September 2009); and a guest appearance on ABC drama “How to Get Away with Murder” in October 2016.
Starring roles Blige has held include in the film “Rock of Ages” (2012) along with Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough and Alex Baldwin, and the lifetime movie “Betty and Coretta” (2013).
For her starring role in the period drama film “Mudbound” (2017), Mary J Blige was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Mary J Blige Husband:
Mary J Blige was married to her former manager Martin Isaacs from 2003 to 2018. As per their divorce paperwork, Mary J Blige earns around $300,000 per month.