Jill Scott Net Worth

Jill Scott Net Worth
Net Worth: $12 Million
Salary: $450,000 Per Year
Real Name: Jill Heather Scott
Date of Birth: 4th April 1972
Age: 52 years old
Gender: Female
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Poet, Former Model
Nationality: American
Updated: 29th June 2023
Jill Scott Net Worth:
$12 Million

Jill Scott's Salary

$450,000 Per Year

Jill Scott is a native Philadelphian, she’s a singer, songwriter, actress, poet, and former model. From 2000 to 2015, Scott released five studio albums, her bestselling album to date is her debut album released in the year 2000, which was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) titled Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. 1.

Scott is also an actress, she made her film debut in 1997 in the drama film Hounddog and the 2007 comedy-drama Why Did I Get Married? Scott also had numerous appearances on television series and documentaries, including the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, in which she starred in. Shortly after this, Scott disappeared from the public; she returned in 2011 and released her fourth album, The Light of the Sun. Jill Scott has three Grammy awards to her name for her music and several other accolades.

What is Jill Scott’s Net Worth?

Jill Scott’s primary sources of earnings come from three sources: music, films, and television series. In terms of music, she makes money from royalties, tours, album sales, and public appearances at invited events. As of September 2022, Jill Scott has a net worth of US$12 million.

Early Life

Jill Heather Scott was born on April 4, 1972, in the state of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scott was raised by a single mother, Joyce Scott, and her grandmother. She grew up in a North Philadelphia neighborhood. Despite having no father since she was young, she stated she had a happy childhood and was very loved. She was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness.

Scott attended Philadelphia High School for Girls. Upon graduation, she enrolled at Temple University to study secondary education as she aspired to become a high school teacher. In college, while working two jobs, she also remained focused on her study. However, after dedicating herself to three years in college and serving as a teaching assistant, she felt very discouraged, and she eventually dropped out before she graduated.


Jill Scott started out her career as a spoken word artist by performing and appearing at live poetry readings. Musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of the hip-hop band the Roots spotted the talent and potential in Scott, so he invited her to join his band. With the Roots, Scott helped to co-write the song You Got Me. In 2000, the song bagged the band a Grammy award for Best Rap Performance. During this time, Scott collaborated with other artists, including Eric Benet, Will Smith, and Common; she also toured Canada in a production of the Broadway musical Rent (a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book) to broaden her performing experience.

Scott left the Roots to become a solo artist. She became the first artist to sign with Hidden Beach Recordings, founded by Steve McKeever. In 2000, Scott released her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. 1. The album’s single A Long Walk won her a Grammy nomination in 2003. In 2005, her single Cross My Mind won a Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative R&B Performance.

In 2007, Scott won her third Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance on the collaboration single God Bless The Child with George Benson and Al Jarreau. Scott bagged another Grammy in 2008 for the song she featured on hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco’s single Daydreaming.

In 2010, Scott was sued by her record label Hidden Beach Records, for breaking the contract for the incompletion of her sixth album. After being countersued by Scott, Steve McKeever tried to offset the damage by intending to release several compilation albums consisting of previously unreleased material by Scott.

Jill Scott’s fourth studio album, The Light of the Sun, was released in 2011 under her own records label Blues Babe Records. Upon its release, it debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, and over 135,000 copies sold in its first week, making this album her first number-one debut on the Billboard chart.

Film and Television

Scott’s good friend, director Ozzie Jones, encouraged her to go into acting. In 2000, she heeded the advice and began to pursue a career in acting. She began her acting career at a theater company in Philadelphia. In 2007, she made her film debut in the 1997 film Hounddog. In 2010, Scott guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In that same year, Scott starred in the Lifetime movie Sins of the Mother, which led her to win an award At the 42nd NAACP Image Awards for her role. Other films Scott appeared in include the 2012 comedy-drama Steel Magnolias and the 2013 romantic-comedy Baggage Claim.

Personal Life

Jill Scott and her longtime boyfriend, graphic artist and DJ Lyzel Williams, had been dating for seven years. In 2001, the couple had a private wedding ceremony in Hawaii. During their marriage, Scott wrote and dedicate a song to her husband titled He Loves Me. Unfortunately, the marriage lasted only six years, they divorced in 2007.

In 2008, Scott had a romantic relationship with her drummer Li’l John Robert after they publicly kissed on stage while Robert was performing, not long after the couple publicly announced they got engaged. The couple had a son together named Jett Hamilton Roberts, who was born on April 20, 2009. For some unknown reason, two months after the birth of their son, they broke up. In regards to their son, Scott stated, “We definitely love our son, and we are co-parenting and working on being friends. It is what it is. I have a lot of support, so I want for nothing as far as that’s concerned.”[

In 2016, Jill Scott married her boyfriend, 49-year-old Mike Dobson, at a private ceremony in Tennessee. In September 2017, Scott filed for divorce — the cause of divorce was cited by Scott as both “irreconcilable differences” and “inappropriate marital conduct that such further cohabitation would be unsafe and improper.”

Jill Scott FAQs

What is Jill Scott Net Worth?

Jill Scott net worth is currently $12 million USD.

How much money does Jill Scott earn?

Jill Scott earns $450,000 per year from various sources.

How tall is Jill Scott?

Jill Scott is 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)

How old is Jill Scott?

Jill Scott is currently 52 years old.

When is Jill Scott birthday?

Jill Scott birthday is on 4th April.