Jason Derulo is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
He has written songs for famous artists such as Diddy and Lil Wayne, to name just but a few but has become a global sensation as a solo artist in his own right.
Creating R&B-infused pop and selling many records over a career that has seen four studio albums and numerous top-selling singles, Derulo has amassed a fortune estimated to between $10-14 million.
This article will delve into his life, career, and business empire to see how he has made his fortune and the different avenues of revenue he has explored and utilized.
Born September 21, 1989, Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name ‘Jason Derulo’, was born in Miramar, Florida. He is the son of Haitian parents.
Derulo started singing and writing music at a young age. At only eight years old he wrote his first song
Derulo attended performing arts school, where he honed his talents as a singer and dancer and acting in theatre productions. Derulo won the grand prize on the 2006 season finale of the T.V. show ‘Showtime at the Apollo’. He was only 17 when he was signed by music producer J.R. Rotem’s to his Beluga Heights label.
In 2009 Derulo had his first solo hit single with ‘Whatcha Say’, which reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, his first and only number 1 in America to date.
His debuted album ‘Jason Derülo’ was released in March 2010. It charted in the top ten in Uk and Ireland.
In September 2011, Derulo released his second studio album, ‘Future History’. Its lead single, ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’, was released on May 20, 2011. It hit the number-one spot in the U.K. and the top five in Australia.
In early 2012 Derulo had to cancel a U.K. tour as he had broken his vertebrae while rehearsing.
In March of that year, Derulo collaborated with American Idol and Coca Cola allowing his fans to help finish the lyrics for his new song entitled ‘Undefeated’. Fans would send in their lyrics and then vote on the best lyrics to complete the piece.
‘Tattoos’, his third album, was released in September 2013. The first single ‘The Other Side’ peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album’s second single, “Talk Dirty”, peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
Derulo became a judge for the 12th season of ‘So you think you can dance’ in 2015.
In the same year, he released his fourth studio album titled ‘Everything is 4’. The first single, ‘Want to want me,’ became the most added track in Top 40 radio history, making it the biggest U.S. radio launch to date. It peaked at number 5 in the U.S. and topped the U.K. charts.
In 2017 Derulo announced his next up, and the forthcoming album would be titled ‘777’. After a long delay with the album release, Derulo changed its name to ‘2Sides’. Furthermore, he decided to release the album in two parts as separate E.P.’s. The first being ‘Side 1’, released in November 2019. The second ‘Side 2’ was planned for a 2020 release date. However, the studio canceled the release after Derulo left Warner Bros records in May of 2020.
General Info about Jason Derulo:
- Name- Jason Joel Desrouleaux
- Professional name- Jason Derulo
- Date of Birth- September 21, 1989
- Age- 31
- Place of Birth- Miramar, Florida, United States
- Nationality- American
- Height- 5 ft 11¾ (182 cm)
- Weight- 78 kg (172lbs)
- Father- Joel Desrouleaux
- Mother- Jocelyne Desrouleaux
- Girlfriend- Jena Frumes
- Hair Colour- Brown
- Eye Colour- Brown
- Horoscope- Virgo
- Jason Derulo Net Worth– $10-14 million
Contributors to Jason Derulo’s Net Worth
In March 2010 he released his first album and has since sold over 30 million copies.
He has had 11 singles that have reached platinum status, ‘Whatcha Say’ became triple platinum. With these vast sales, a large proportion of his wealth has come from his singles and album releases.
Derulo has extensively toured five times since 2010. This also brings in substantial income that boosts his fortune even further.
Derulo has appeared on many television programs, maybe biggest of all as a guest judge on ‘So you think you can dance’ in 2014-2015. He has guest-hosted and performed on the U.K. television show ‘Sounds like Friday night’ and has acted in the television series ‘Lethal Weapon’.
In 2019 he made his movie debut in ‘Cats’. He played the part of Rum Tum Tugger. He is also rumored to star as Ronald Isley in the upcoming Isley Brother’s biopic ‘Spinning Gold’. So Derulo seems like he’s developing and achieving outside of music, which will ultimately add to his wealth and income diversity.
Derulo has become an avid TikTok poster and has increased his content output since the pandemic. He has amassed over 30 million followers. It has been reported that he receives $75,000 per video. Although Derulo has hinted that it may be higher. The number of video posts he produces must be making him a substantial fortune, and an avenue he can further develop in the future to accrue more incredible wealth.
Closing Thoughts on Derulo’s Net Worth
This teen pop sensation has carved a career out of music since he was a teenager, although his musical roots go much further back.
He has amassed his fortune through pop music and his multi-platinum singles. Jason Derulo producing many of his own songs have also increased his sales cut and added to his hefty net worth.
Derulo has also embraced how people now interact with music and entertainment. Currently, being an avid TikTok user with over 30 million followers, he seems to be fully exploiting its financial potential. This is how Derulo has amassed his wealth, and he looks set to accumulate more in the future. Good on you, J.D.