Ashlee Simpson Net Worth, Early Life, Early Career, The Ashlee Simpson Show, Albums, Retirement and Relationships

Published Date   19th Sep. 2017, 01:53 am
Ashlee Simpson Net Worth, Early Life, Early Career, The Ashlee Simpson Show, Albums, Retirement and Relationships
Quick Info
Birth Name: Ashlee Simpson
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $8 million

American singer-songwriter and actress, Ashlee Simpson net worth accelerated as she made her breakthrough with her own reality series The Ashlee Simpson Show (2004-05).


Born in 1984, Ashlee Simpson is a pop singer and actress who gained success from her own hit show The Ashlee Simpson Show. Her debut single “Pieces of Me” in addition became a top 5 hit in the US topping the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. Similarly, Ashlee Simpson net worth hiked up as her debut album Autobiography (2004) became one of the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Early Life and Early Career

Ashlee Nicolle Simpson was born on October 3, 1984 in Waco, Texas in the United States. Her father Joseph Truett Simpson is a former psychologist and Baptist youth minister while her mother, Tina Ann, is a homemaker. She grew up with her older sister, Jessica Simpson.

Both of the Simpson siblings attended Prairie Creek Elementary and North Junior High School. They both grew up in Texas. Later, she attended the School of American Ballet in New York City where she had to lie about her age being 12 because the school would not take students below 12 years old.

In 1999, the Simpsons family moved to Los Angeles. Soon, Ashlee also began appearing in TV commercials while her father served as agent. Her sister, Jessica, also pursued her singing career. Following the success through commercials, Ashlee Simpsons net worth increased as she joined the family drama 7th Heaven where she appeared in 40 episodes.

During the same timeline, she also recorded a song “Christmas Past, Present and Future” for album School’s Out! Christmas. Ashlee Simpson net worth rose as the it released on Radio Disney Jingle Jams. Soon, she started writing and recording demos which led to release of her album, Freaky Friday.

The Ashlee Simpson Show and Autobiography        

After the success of Jessica Simpson’s MTV reality series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, Ashlee received her own spin-off series, The Ashlee Simpson Show. The show focused on her debut album and dyed her hair brown for the show so as to gain attention from media.

Ashlee Simpson net worth rose with the rising success of the show. In addition, she gained prominence through her debut album, Autobiography lead single “Pieces of Me”. It became instant hit and fell in top 5 in Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Ashlee Simpson net worth hiked as the song topped Mainstream Top 40 chart and earned gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

In 2004, she appeared in Saturday Night Live to promote her album Autobiography where she lip synced her performance. This gathered negative media attention leading to comparatively lesser success of her second release “Shadow”.  However, Ashlee Simpson net worth increased as she received “Song of the Summer” at Teen Choice Awards in 2004. Further, she won the Billboard Award for New Female Artist of the Year.

Film Work and Broadway

In Miami, Ashlee Simpson performed “La La” for which she garnered negative reception from the crowd even leading to boos. She then toured throughout North America for Autobiography. During the tour, she wrote material for her second album.

She landed a supporting role in film Undiscovered which turned into a critical and commercial failure. For the movie, she received Worst Supporting Actress Award at 2005 Golden Raspberry Awards.

In 2005, Ashlee Simpson released her second album, I Am Me which had pop-rock themes. She co-wrote all the songs for the album. Ashlee Simpson net worth heightened as the album topped the Billboard 200 chart with 220,000 sales of copies in its first week in the US. Simpson could not appear at the Radio Music Award after collapsing while performing in Japan.

In 2006, Simpson had a nose job for which she expressed that it was her personal choice because she was not confident about her looks. Her father backed her up saying that the surgery cured her breathing problem.

She went on a L.O.V.E. Tour to promote her sophomore album. The single “Invisible” peaked at #21 on Hot 100 chart. Ashlee Simpson accelerated as it became her second single to enter top 10 of Mainstream Top 40 Chart. Furthermore, she received positive reviews for her performance in the show.

Simpson released her next single “Outta My Head” in December 2007. The song was influenced by 1980s pop music; however, it failed to chart on the Hot 100 in the US. She released her third album, Bittersweet, which saw a decline securing 4th position on the Billboard 200. It had low sale of 126,000 copies in its first year of release.

In 2009, Simpson returned to TV episodes in Melrose Place as Violet Foster. After ending the role in Melrose Place, she reprised her role in the Broadway musical production of Chicago. Later, Simpson appeared in 2nd episode of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 17 as guest judge. She even created a fashion line collaborating with her sister’s successful brand.

Later Career and Retirement from Acting

Simpson stated that she was working for her fourth album in 2011. In 2012, she released the single “Bat for a Heart”. Simpson portrayed Roxie Hart for musical Chicago for which she received mixed reviews. Recently, she announced that she shall not possibly return to acting but rather put effort on her new album.

Personal Life and Relationships

Ashlee Simpson was married to Pete Wentz in 2008 however, the couple ended their marriage in 2011. After Wentz, she has been in relationship with Vincent Piazza for a year from 2011 to 2012. In 2011, she was romantically linked with Craig Owens.

Before marrying Wentz, she was in relationship with Braxton Olita from 2005 to 2006, Wilmer Valderrama in 2005 and Ryan Cabrera from 2004 to 2005. Furthermore, she has been in relationship with Tyler Hoechlin in 2004, Gregory Smith for a year i.e. 2003 to 2004 and Josh Henderson from 2002 to 2003.

Salary and Net Worth

The popular actress and singer/songwriter, Ashlee Simpson net worth increased with her successful career mainly through music. She has accumulated the net worth of $8 million according to the most recent data available.

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