Has Jamie Lynn Spears lost her entire net worth?
Few celebrities have the distinction of recognition using only one name. Beyonce, Oprah, and Elvis come to mind, but, for the last twenty years, the name Britney has had only one owner in the minds of fans. Britney Spears has been a monster in the music industry since the 90s. Since then, she has gained a massive following & fortune.
As big as Britney is, she isn’t the only Spears that created a significant net worth. From starring in Zoey 101 to trying her hand at country music, Jamie Lynn Spears has made a name for herself as a star of her own. Although she denies it, many contend that she wouldn’t be where she is now if not for her big sister’s success.
The question is, however, what is her net worth? And does she still have it?
Jamie Lynn Spears’ net worth
Having a sibling or a parent that is one of the biggest stars in the world can make it extremely difficult to cut out your own corner of notoriety. Spears has spent her entire life in her older sister’s shadow but has been able to find a way to make her own money. Her estimated net worth is $6 million.
Fans of her older sister have constantly been claiming she doesn’t make any money and is simply on Britney’s payroll. While she was the lead in Zoey 101 and had a Top 40 hit in “How Could I Want More”, those were a decade apart and are believed not enough to get her that net worth. In response to accusations that she was on her sister’s payroll, Spears was blunt in her denial.
“I have NEVER been paid a dime from my sister, that is HER hard-earned money, and I am NOT entitled to a cent of it,” she said. “Facts . . .now leave my broke ass alone.”
While the net worth of $6 million is a far cry from broke, when compared to her older sister’s net worth of an estimated $60 million, the star could likely feel broke comparatively.
Jamie Lynn announced on Instagram that she had finished writing the book, called Things I Should Have Said, and said the process involved opening up about her mental health for the first time.
“I know I still have ALOT of learning to do, but I feel like finishing this book gave me closure on this ’30 year long’ chapter of my life, and hopefully helps anyone else out there who forgot their worth, lost their voice, or is trying to break an unhealthy cycle in their life,” she wrote.
“Which is why I’m so happy to announce that a portion of my book proceeds will be going to @thisismybrave because I know how scary it can be to share personal struggles, especially if you don’t feel you have the support or a safe space to do so, and they are doing amazing work to support and encourage people as they bravely share their experiences.”
Non-profit takes a stand
After Jamie Lynn Spears committed to donating a portion of the proceeds of her memoir to a charity, fans were ready with the backlash to let them know exactly how they feel about the prospect.
“Honestly, how dare you all partner with Jamie Lynn Spears when she was a direct tormentor of her sister,” wrote one.
“You’re accepting donations from someone who HIGHLY contributed to the detriment of their own sister’s mental health. FOR HER OWN PROFIT,” wrote another. “Completely cancels any and all of your credibility.”
The organization responded to the backlash with a statement of their own, committing to reject any donations from the book. “We hear you,” it said. “This Is My Brave was recently recommended to be a beneficiary organization for the proceeds from Jamie Lynn Spears’ upcoming book. We have made the decision to decline the offer of receiving proceeds from the book sales.”
As Spears’ book is released, sales could help to prove that she has the star power to earn a living that lives up to her $6 million net worth. However, now that her older sister is free from the conservatorship and hasn’t been shy with criticism of her family, more information may come to light on her actual net worth.