The Justin Timberlake net worth total of $231 million comes from a 24 year career that has dipped into nearly every entertainment niche imaginable. Timberlake has earned $592 million since 1996 although taxes and expenses sink about $404 million and investments add back $41 million. Timberlake’s career started back in 1993 with The All New Mickey Mouse Club and quickly morphed into music with the boy band NSYNC. $70 million later the singer/actor launched a solo music career that would net him $16 million from albums and singles and $370 million in concert earnings. Through all of that, Timberlake has found time for a steady acting career, hundreds of talk and TV appearances, several big endorsement deals and running or owning a handful of businesses, including three restaurants and a part ownership in the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) August 22, 2016
Justin Timberlake Net Worth Facts
Justin Timberlake Net Worth Facts
|Justin Timberlake net worth||$231,562,708|
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How does the Justin Timberlake net worth of $231 million stack up against other celebrities? It’s on the high end of most musicians and actors. It’s true that Taylor Swift has 25% more money with $309 million, and Timberlake is outstripped by a few others in the upper echelon like Beyonce and Jay Z. That said, Timberlake has four times the wealth of ex Britney Spears at $61.6 million, though without Spears’ conservatorship she’d be worth $350 million. Timberlake’s net worth is 21 times bigger than Kardashian sister Kylie Jenner at $11.2 million and 20 times bigger than singer Tyga with $12 million. Selena Gomez has only about 1/6th the net worth of Timberlake with $45 million. Timberlake also has eight times more money than presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton with $32 million. There are some areas where Timberlake can’t compare, such as Donald Trump’s net worth of $5.18 billion or Bill Gates’ net worth of $80 billion, which is just shy of the value of all of YouTube at $86.3 billion.
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Justin Timberlake Net Worth Timeline
Justin Timberlake Net Worth by Year
|Justin Timberlake net worth 1996||$5,826|
|Justin Timberlake net worth 1997||$2,310,866|
|Justin Timberlake net worth 2000||$16,407,925|
|Justin Timberlake net worth 2004||$42,376,310|
|Justin Timberlake net worth 2007||$90,458,209|
|Justin Timberlake net worth 2011||$112,115,596|
|Justin Timberlake net worth 2012||$118,468,622|
|Justin Timberlake net worth 2014||$190,410,258|
|Justin Timberlake net worth 2015||$222,086,554|
|Justin Timberlake net worth 2016||$231,562,708|
The chart above shows how the Justin Timberlake net worth story has evolved over time. The green line shows a steady stream of income from NSYNC (1996 through 2001) and solo albums and concerts (2002-2006). The massive jump in 2007 comes largely from the Future Sex/Love Show concert tour in that year. The tour was Timberlake’s breakout tour, netting a sky-high $126.8 million at the box office. The steep climb from 2013 through 2015 comes from two major tours: Legends of Summer and The 20/20 Experience. Merchandise sales, endorsements, albums sales and singles sales provide the more steady up-slope of Timberlake’s wealth during non-concert years, with acting contributing surprisingly little of the star’s income or net worth. The major takeaway from the graph above is how long it is. The performer may be only 35 but his career has been going strong for 24 of those years and shows no signs of letting up any time soon. Justin Timberlake clearly has a love of music and acting that carry him forward when he certainly no longer needs the money.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth Sources: From Music to Movies to Merchandise
When asking the question, “Where does the Justin Timberlake net worth figure come from,” a better question might be, “Where doesn’t it come from?” Timberlake’s wealth sources are shown in the chart above, and there are several. Each one contributes millions to the star’s earnings, though it’s true that concerts form the largest chunk by far at about 60%. Timberlake has earned $592.7 million in his lifetime. That gives him an average salary of $28 million per year, though he’ll earn a more conservative $9.8 million in 2016. State and federal taxes take away $313 million, with expenses taking another $89 million. Really, what we’re looking at when we take a peek at Timberlake’s finances is the substance of not one but ten successful careers. Timberlake would still be a millionaire even if he had only the income from his TV appearances as himself, or just the income from his 23 singles. He is a successful YouTube star in his own right, though not as successful as internet sensation PewDiePie, and a thriving businessman, among many other fruitful pursuits.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth Sources
|Total Justin Timberlake Earnings||$594,194,811|
|Justin Timberlake Salary (average)||$28,294,991|
|Justin Timberlake Salary 2016||$9,968,809|
|Justin Timberlake Net Worth||$231,562,708|
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Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Albums: $13 Million
Getting into the details, album sales make up for $12.6 million of the Justin Timberlake net worth number. That doesn’t include NSYNC album sales, which are listed in a later section of his article. Timberlake released four studio albums in the years from 2002 through 2013, plus several compilations and EPs. Every one of the four studio albums went at least platinum, with the most successful, 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds going 4x platinum. At roughly $10.99 each those albums account for a total of $142 million in sales, with about 8.85% of that going into Timberlake’s pocket. Reports from industry analysts indicate that singers who don’t write their own music pocket about 6.6% of the total take, while those who do keep about 11.1%. Since Timberlake writes some of his music but not all, we used the middle-of-the-road 8.85% figure.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Albums
|Album Name||Unit Sales||Revenue at $10.99 Each||Justin Timberlake at 8.85%|
|The 20/20 Experience (2013)||2,280,000||$25,057,200||$2,217,562|
|The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 (2013)||1,140,000||$12,528,600||$1,108,781|
|Other albums (compilation albums, extended plays)(2003-2013)||1,540,000||$16,924,600||$1,497,827|
|Total Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Albums||$12,585,638|
Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Singles: $3 Million
Singles add $2.99 million to the Justin Timberlake net worth total. Timberlake has released 23 singles as lead artist. The biggest were SexyBack and Mirrors with about 3.4 million units each. Singles sales normally don’t add up to much for top performers. A look at the table below shows that even Timberlake’s hottest sellers put less than $1 million each in the star’s pocket. Timberlake has said SexyBack is like David Byrne and David Bowie covering James Brown’s Sex Machine from the 1970’s. The song was Timberlake’s first ever #1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. It was certified a three time platinum hit by the RIAA.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Singles
|Single Name||Unit Sales||Revenue at $1.99 each||Justin Timberlake Earnings (8%)|
|Rock Your Body||570,000||$1,134,300||$90,744|
|What Goes Around... Comes Around||1,140,000||$2,268,600||$181,488|
|Until the End of Time||570,000||$1,134,300||$90,744|
|Suit & Tie||2,280,000||$4,537,200||$362,976|
|Not a Bad Thing||1,140,000||$2,268,600||$181,488|
|Love Never Felt So Good||1,140,000||$2,268,600||$181,488|
|Can't Stop the Feeling!||1,140,000||$2,268,600||$181,488|
|Other singles (11 non-certified)||1,100,000||$2,189,000||$175,120|
|Total Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Singles||$2,988,184|
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Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Concerts: $370 Million
Concerts add the lion’s share of the Justin Timberlake net worth sum at over $370 million. Timberlake has appeared in five concerts as a solo artist since 2003, after leaving boy band NSYNC. The Justified and Stripped tour in 2003 netted over $30 million in box office revenue. Musicians traditionally keep 85% of all concert revenue according to industry reports. However, since Timberlake co-headlined that tour with Christina Aguilera, he likely kept no more than $12 million from it. 2013’s Legends of the Summer tour was likewise a shared tour between Timberlake and Jay Z. That tour brought in a total of $69.8 million, with Timberlake keeping $27.9 million. Timberlake’s other tours, The Justified World Tour, The FutureSex/LoveShow and The 20/20 Experience were all solo tours. The biggest by far was 20/20, which took in a stunning $231 million. Box office revenue for all tours is based on the number of shows per tour, the average number of seats filled per stadium and ticket sales of about $50 each.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Concert Tours
|Concert Tour Name||Estimated Revenues||Justin Timberlake %||Justin Timberlake Earnings|
|Justified and Stripped Tour (2003)||$30,261,670||40%||$12,104,668|
|The Justified World Tour (2003-2004)||$30,500,000||85%||$25,925,000|
|Legends of the Summer (2013)||$69,800,000||40%||$27,920,000|
|The 20/20 Experience World Tour (2013-2015)||$231,600,000||85%||$196,860,000|
|Total Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Concert Tours||$370,589,668|
Justin Timberlake Net Worth from NSYNC: $70 Million
Before Timberlake had a successful solo music career, he had a successful joint music career. The boy band NSYNC released three studio albums and 18 singles, gave five major concert tours and sold roughly $60 million in merchandise. Their albums sold nearly 30 million copies and reaped $325 million in total revenue, with all of them going at least 5x RIAA Platinum and 2000’s No Strings Attached going 11x Platinum. Though $325 million is a huge take for album sales earnings, there were four other members and after promotion, production, agent fees and other costs Timberlake saw only about $5.7 million of that money. Seeing that, it’s no wonder a solo career made a lot more sense to the singer. The table below shows Timberlake’s total cut of all albums, singles, concerts and merchandise from his NSYNC success. All in all, Timberlake’s NSYNC cut comes to about $70 million.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth from NSYNC
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Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Endorsements, Merchandise, YouTube, Producing, Appearances
Timberlake has earned another $94 million from endorsement deals, merchandise, YouTube, producing and appearances on talk and TV shows. Endorsements make up the biggest chunk of that income, adding $42 million to the Justin Timberlake net worth figure. Of course after taxes and expenses like agent fees Timberlake keeps only about $17 million of that amount. Timberlake has a middle-of-the-road endorsement career, pulling down some semi-large deals with companies like Sony, Audi, Walmart, Callaway Golf, Pepsi, HBO and Target. He has also struck deals with McDonalds, ESPN and the NBA. While Timberlake’s deals are high-profile, many of them are one-offs, denying the star the high sponsor earnings of a LeBron James or a Steph Curry, with multi-year shoe deals that guarantee tens of millions in product income per year. Timberlake has also earned an estimated $37 million in merchandise sales, $2 million from appearances on talk shows and $11.4 million from YouTube ad revenue as of 8/30/16.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Youtube
|Justin Timberlake Channel||Views||Earnings at $7.60 per 1,000||Justin Timberlake Earnings|
|Justin Timberlake Vevo (85% cut)||1,984,394,888||$15,081,401||$12,819,191|
|Justin Timberlake Own Channel||21,216,335||$161,244||$161,244|
|Total Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Youtube||$12,980,435|
Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Acting: $4.9 Million
Acting makes up surprisingly little of the Justin Timberlake net worth number, with only about $4.98 million coming from the star’s acting career. That’s despite an impressive 32 roles since 1993. Timberlake got his start with The All New Mickey Mouse Club. He has starred in dozens of TV shows and movies, but the vast majority of his acting work takes the form of either small roles in big movies or big roles in small movies. His most lucrative role to date was in 2007’s Shrek the Third, for which he likely made around $2 million, mostly from a small percentage of the film’s revenue. Acting seems to be a labor of love for Timberlake, who picks small roles in indie films like Inside Llewyn Davis and has also had key roles in interesting pictures such as the Michael Meyers flop The Love Guru or the snarkily funny Bad Teacher. If there’s one word for Timberlake’s acting career, it’s “fringe.” He’s almost always entertaining but he somehow manages to miss the limelight every single time. Even so, most actors would love a career like his.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth from Business Deals
Besides an impressive career with NSYNC, a stellar solo music career and a successful acting career, Timberlake is not a bad businessman. Timberlake owns or part-owns three restaurants, a clothing line, a golf course and an NBA team. Timberlake became part-owner of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012. When he expressed pride in the team on Twitter after a big win, a fan called him out for being a bandwagon fan. Timberlake responded that he’s actually from Memphis and part owner of the team.
Uh… I'm from Memphis and I'm an owner. Anyone else? #WigSnatch
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 18, 2014
Timberlake’s Big Creek Golf Course in Memphis offers recreation and real estate in the form of links-side condos and homes. Timberlake also owns the William Rast clothing line and has had a hand in three restaurants. One of these, NYC’s Destino, closed in 2013 due to sewage leaks, but that debacle happened years after Timberlake sold out of the business.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth Calculations
Adjustments for taxes, expenses and investments are included in the Justin Timberlake net worth calculations below. The second column adds up all of Timberlake’s income from multiple sources. The third folds in subtractions for taxes and expenses, then adds back a little from investments. Timberlake’s high earnings and California residence put him in the top U.S. federal and state tax brackets, with a combined rate of 52.9%. Expenses come to an estimated 15% from agent fees, staff, concert production, cost of living and other sources. Investments add back a conservative 6% per year, softening the blow some.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth Calculations
|Year||Justin Timberlake Total Earnings||Adjustments (Tax, Expense, Investment)||Justin Timberlake Net Worth|
|Justin Timberlake Net Worth Totals||$594,176,662||-$362,619,780||$231,562,708|
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