How Much is Singing and Songwriting Legend Jewel Worth?

by Keeli Parkey

Jewel has been known as a very respected and successful singer and songwriter for many years. This, however, was not always the case. In fact, she was once homeless.

Now, according to an article on, Jewel has an estimated net worth of $14 million. Helping the singer amass this net worth was the success of her “Pieces of You” album. This album was the first of her career and she released it when she was only 21 years of age. “Pieces of You” was very successful and sold more than 15 million copies across the globe.

“Pieces of You” was the first of 12 studio albums Jewel has released during her career, according to the article. She has sold more than 30 million copies and won more than 20 awards for her work.

In addition to her work in the music industry, Jewel has also appeared in movies, on television, and has written books. Her movie appearances include roles in “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” and “Ring of Fire.”

During 2007 and 2008, she was a judge on the television show “Nashville Star.” The titles of books include “A Night Without Armor,” “Chasing Down the Dawn,” and “Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story,” according to the article.

Jewel Discovered at Coffee Shop in San Diego

According to, Jewel was born on May 23, 1974, in Utah. The family moved to Anchorage, Alaska, and she was raised in the Mormon faith there.

She would go on to study operatic voice and guitar at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan before moving to San Diego. While living in California, Jewel performed in bars and in coffee shops while also living in her car.

It was during a 1993 performance at The Inner Change coffee shop in San Diego that Jewel was discovered by Inga Vainshtein. After seeing Jewel, according to the article, Vainshtein reached out to Atlantic Records and Danny Golberg.

This led to Jewel getting to create a demo and eventually to the “Pieces of You” album’s release in 1995. This popular album included such hits as “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “You Were Meant for Me,” and “Foolish Games.”

According to the article, in the years following the release of “Pieces of You,” Jewel released the albums “Spirit,” “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland,” and “Picking Up the Pieces.”

In 1998, she was selected to perform the National Anthem prior to the start of Super Bowl XXXII.

Jewel has also used her fame for good, according to the article. During 1999 she established the Higher Ground for Humanity along with her older brother and mother. She has also supported breast cancer campaigns and supported initiatives to help people who are homeless. Clean water is another cause she has supported in the past.