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Joan Marie Larkin was born on 22 September 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. As Joan Jett, she is an American rock star, best known for being the front-woman of the band “Joan Jett and the Blackhearts”. The bands anthem of rock and roll, “I Love Rock `n` Roll” was no.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from 20th March to 1st May 1982. During that time her net worth, and also her fame, gradually grew, as a result of platinum-selling records. Before the Blackhearts, the band with which Jett rose to international fame, she had been in a similar project called “The Runaways” in 1975; an all-girl punk-rock band which Jett co-founded with drummer Sandy West. Their most notable hit was “Cherry bomb”. Jett is widely known as a singer and guitar player, but she has also tested the waters in acting, adding considerable amount to her net worth. She has been rocking all night and partying every day since 1975.

So how rich exactly is Joan Jett? According to sources it is estimated that Joan Jett`s net worth is $7 million, mostly gained by outstanding success of albums and her acting roles that are worth mentioning.

Joan Jett Net Worth $7 Million

Although born in Philadelphia, her childhood was marked by frequent moves; when she was nine years old, the family moved to Rockville, Maryland, where she attended Junior High, and later Wheaton High school. Jett`s life changed direction when she got her first guitar at the age of 13. Already a rebellious teen, a guitar was all she needed to become the Queen of Rock `n` Roll she is today. Her parents signed her up for lessons, but she quickly withdrew, because her teacher wanted her to play folk music; nevertheless, she continued learning on her own. After that, her family moved to West Covina, in Los Angeles County California. Events of that sort gave Jett a chance to explore, and maybe enter the Los Angeles musical scene of the 1970s. She chose mothers maiden name, Jett, when her parents divorced, soon after the move to Los Angeles.

Joan entered the music scene with the band called “The Runaways”, a band which consisted of only girls with Joan Jett and Sandy West as founders, and in a short time they completed the line-up with Lita Ford, Jackie Fox and Cherrie Currie. The band became quite popular all around the world, especially in Japan, which added a nice amount to Jett`s net worth, although the band wasn`t accepted particularly well in North America. Nevertheless, band was rather influential with teenagers all around the world, releasing five albums until the break-up in 1979, leaving the hit song “Cherry Bomb” and others in silence.

After the break-up of the band Jett went on to pursue a solo career and moving to New York. With the help of producer Kenny Laguna, she released her first self-titled solo album. The album was first released only in Europe in May 1980, because it was rejected by 23 labels in the United States. But this dynamic duo found a way to publish the album by creating their own record label, “Blackhearts”. The album turned out to be quite a success, and after that endeavor, Jett decided to create her own band, “Joan Jett and the Blackhearts”. During the 80`s they released quite a number of hits, including “I Love Rock `n` Roll” as one of the most famous. Other hits include “Crimson and Clover”, “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and “Bad Reputation”.

Still rocking out and releasing new albums, Joan Jett’s rich career in rock music has spawned more than 15 albums. She was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Her career in front of the camera is also worth mentioning. She has about 20 titles in which she has shown her acting skills.

Regarding her personal life, there has been continuing speculation about her sexuality, however Jett has never denied nor confirmed those speculations; suffice to say that she is not known to have a partner of either sex, so it has been an undisclosed question. She really loves animals, confirming that fact by being vegan for over 20 years. Jett is widely known as an active member of PETA organization, participating in every project she has time for.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dirty Girl2010performer: "Do You Want To Touch Me Oh Yeah"
Easy A2010writer: "Bad Reputation"
Dirty Money2010TV Movie performer: "I Love Rock n' Roll"
Multiple Sarcasms2010writer: "Fetish"
902102010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kick-Ass2010"Bad Reputation"
The Cleveland ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Runaways2010performer: "I Want You", "Love Is Pain", "Crimson and Clover", "I Love Rock n' Roll", "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Hollywood", "Cherry Bomb", "You Drive Me Wild", "California Paradise", "Dead End Justice", "I Love Playin' With Fire", "School Days", "Don't Abuse Me", "I Want You", "Love Is Pain", "C'Mon", "Bad Reputation"
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball2010Video writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009Video performer: "Glad All Over"
Endless Bummer2009writer: "Bad Reputation"
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past2009writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Entourage2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Baby Mama2008writer: "Bad Reputation"
In Twilight's Shadow2008Short writer: "Kiss On The Lips"
Jammin'2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The O.C.2003-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
RV2006writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006Documentary performer: "Judy Is A Punk"
Bad News Bears2005"Bad Reputation"
Standing Still2005/IIperformer: "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Bad Reputation"
The Gits2005Documentary performer: "In A Past Life"
Searching for Bobby D2005writer: "Bad Reputation" - as Jett
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video writer: "Bad Reputation" concert version, "Bad Reputation" original version, "Fake Friends", "The French Song", "Cherry Bomb", "Good Music", "I Hate Myself For Lovin' You", "Little Liar" original video, "Little Liar" concert version, "Backlash", "Don't Surrender", "Only Good Thing", "Go Home", "Eye To Eye", "As I Am", "Fetish"
Las Vegas2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wonderland2003performer: "Bad Reputation" 1981 / writer: "Bad Reputation" 1981
The Wire2003TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Queer Eye2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sweet Life2003writer: "The Sweet Life", "Fetish", "Watersign", "Sherry"
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Just Can't Get Enough2002performer: "Do You Wanna Touch"
Dawson's Creek2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sex with Strangers2002Documentary performer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You" / writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You"
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live!2001Video writer: "Bad Reputation", "Cherry Bomb", "I Hate Myself For Loving You", "Fetish"
Shrek2001performer: "Bad Reputation" 1981 / writer: "Bad Reputation" 1981
The Fluffer2001writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Freaks and GeeksTV Series performer - 18 episodes, 1999 - 2000 writer - 18 episodes, 1999 - 2000
I'm the One That I Want2000Documentary writer: "Cherry Bomb", "Bad Reputation"
Mary and Rhoda2000TV Movie performer: "Love Is All Around"
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "School Days"
10 Things I Hate About You1999performer: "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Bad Reputation"
Rounders1998writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You"
Southie1998performer: "Cherry Bomb" / writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Boogie Boy1998writer: "Full Cycle"
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life1997TV Special performer: "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Bad Reputation"
Slaves to the Underground1997performer: "Activity Grrrl", "You Got A Problem" / writer: "Activity Grrrl", "You Got A Problem" - as J. Jett
Sparkler1997performer: "Do You Wanna Touch"
Union Square1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Striptease1996writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You", "Frustrated"
Not Bad for a Girl1995Documentary performer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "Bad Reputation"
Tank Girl1995performer: "Let's Do It"
Northern Exposure1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dazed and Confused1993writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Highlander1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alice Cooper Trashes the World1990Video writer: "House Of Fire"
Days of Thunder1990writer: "Long Live the Night"
Light of Day1987performer: "Sweet Emotion", "Rabbit's Got the Gun" / writer: "This Means War", "Rabbit's Got the Gun"
The American Way1986writer: "Fantasy"
Du-beat-e-o1984performer: "You Don't Know What You've Got", "I Want You", "Tell Me", "You Can't Get Me", "We're All Crazy Now" / writer: "You Don't Know What You've Got", "I Want You", "Tell Me", "You Can't Get Me", "We're All Crazy Now"
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentary performer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited / writer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited
Urgh! A Music War1981Documentary performer: "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Bad Reputation"
Whistle Test1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Runaways Live in Japan1977TV Movie writer: "California Paradise", "You Drive Me Wild", "Cherry Bomb", "C'Mon", "I Love Playin' With Fire", "Blackmail"
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway1976TV Movie lyrics: "Cherry Bomb" / music: "Cherry Bomb"
7th Secret2015writer: "Love Is Pain" pre-production
The DUFF2015writer: "Bad Reputation"
Guardians of the Galaxy2014writer: "Cherry Bomb"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kick-Ass 22013as Jett, "I Hate Myself for Loving You" / performer: "I Hate Myself for Loving You"
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Warehouse 132013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Once Upon a TimeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
One Piece Film Z2012writer: "Bad Reputation"
True Blood2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Fresh Meat2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Melt with You2011writer: "Bad Reputation"
NBC Sunday Night Football2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Broken Hearts2010performer: "Crimson and Clover"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Undateable John2015post-productionRoxy
7th Secret2015pre-productionWriter (Love is Pain)
Big Driver2014TV MovieBetsy Neal
Alternative Press Music Award Show2014TV Movie
National Lampoon Presents: Surf Party2013Del
Multiple Sarcasms2010Lead Singer
Endless Bummer2009Del
Lock and Roll Forever2008Charlotte superstar
Repo! The Genetic Opera2008Guitar Player (uncredited)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2008TV SeriesSylvia Rhodes
Godly Boyish2004ShortNarrator (voice)
The Sweet Life2003Sherry
By Hook or by Crook2001News Interviewee
Walker, Texas Ranger2000TV SeriesDierdre Harris
Boogie Boy1998Jerk
Talking About the Weather1994Short
Highlander1992TV SeriesFelicia Martins
Light of Day1987Patti Rasnick

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sugar!2015music post-production
Freaks and Geeks1999-2000TV Series composer - 12 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Undateable John2015executive producer post-production
The Runaways2010executive producer
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vito2011Documentary special thanks
In Twilight's Shadow2008Short special thanks
What We Do Is Secret2007special thanks
The Gits2005Documentary the filmmakers would like to thank
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig2003Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Joy of the Guitar Riff2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself
87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2013TV MovieHerself
American Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The View2013TV SeriesHerself
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night One2013TV MovieHerself
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night Two2013TV MovieHerself
Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro2013DocumentaryHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2013TV SeriesHerself
The Punk Singer2013DocumentaryHerself
Lexicon Devil2012DocumentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Rage2011TV SeriesHerself
Video Killed the Radio Star2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Lemmy2010DocumentaryHerself
The Music Video Exposed2010TV SeriesHerself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009VideoHerself
VH1 Rock Honors2008TV MovieHerself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2008TV SpecialHerself
The Hour2007TV SeriesHerself
The Henry Rollins Show2007TV SeriesHerself
American Chopper: The Series2007TV SeriesHerself
Jammin'2006TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Extra2006TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2006TV Series
7th Inning Stretch2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Steven's Untitled Rock Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006DocumentaryHerself
Faustbook2006VideoHerself (uncredited)
Handmade Modern2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Investigators: Death of a Rising Star2005TV Movie documentaryHerself (2005)
The Gits2005DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
City Confidential2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Al Franken Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2004TV SeriesHerself
Staffers2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Nine Days in New Hampshire2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
War Stories with Oliver North2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2003TV SeriesHerself
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003VideoHerself
Crossing Over with John Edward2003TV SeriesHerself
When I Was a Girl2003TV SeriesHerself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2003TV SeriesHerself
Coup d'état2003Herself
Full Frontal Fashion2003TV SeriesHerself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHerself
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig2003Video documentaryHerself
Uncut: The True Story of Hair2002DocumentaryHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live!2001VideoHerself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Kiss My Grits: The Herstory of Women in Punk and Hard Rock2001DocumentaryHerself
In the Life2001TV Series documentaryHerself
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back1995-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2000TV SeriesHerself
The Roseanne Show2000TV SeriesHerself
Ellen1997TV SeriesHerself
Unsolved Mysteries1996TV SeriesHerself
Not Bad for a Girl1995DocumentaryHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1987-1991TV SeriesHerself
Main Street1987TV Series documentaryHerself
Today1987TV SeriesHerself
Du-beat-e-o1984Herself (Runaways member)
Musikladen1977-1983TV SeriesHerself
Top '821983TV MovieHerself
Top of the Pops1982TV SeriesHerself
Urgh! A Music War1981DocumentaryHerself
Whistle Test1977TV SeriesHerself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1977TV SeriesHerself
The Runaways Live in Japan1977TV MovieHerself (as The Runaways)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
JBTV Episode #620032010TV SeriesHerself
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHerself
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice2008DocumentaryHerself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2006TV Series
Edgeplay2004DocumentaryHerself
Making of 'Highlander: The Series'1992TV Movie documentaryFelicia Martins (uncredited)
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentaryHerself

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#Fact
1She has English and Irish ancestry.
2Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on December 16, 2014.
3'Weird Al' Yankovic spoofed her song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" as "I Love Rocky Road".
4Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2012 on September 27, 2011.
5Sang, at Cal Ripken's request, the national anthem at the game in which Ripken tied Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played.
6Is a vegan.
7Was only 23 when her song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" hit #1.
8Is portrayed by Kristen Stewart in The Runaways (2010).
9Featured as a (2010) Mattel Barbie Doll in the Ladies of the '80s Pink Label Collection [#R4461] along with Debbie Harry and Cyndi Lauper. [July 2009]
10Songs "Bad Reputation" and "Cherry Bomb" are ranked #29 and #52 respectively on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.
11100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time - #89 "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as published by Rolling Stone magazine on June 12, 2008.
12(June 6, 2008) She and Gibson USA announced the launch of the Joan Jett Signature Melody Maker guitar marking the first Gibson electric signature model designed in conjunction with a female artist.
13Ranked #66 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists along with the Blackhearts.
14Ranked #54 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
15The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - #484 "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as published by Rolling Stone magazine in November 2004.
16Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) for the song "I Hate Myself for Loving You". [February 1989]
17Inducted into the WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) Hall of Fame in 1993.
18Nominated for a Canadian Indie Award for Favourite International Artist/Group or Duo of the Year (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts). [February 2007]
19Songs of the Century - #177 "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" as compiled by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts in 2001.
20First inductee into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame held on October 15, 2006 at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.
21In the early 1980s, she reportedly starred in a film in which she played a version of herself (a member of an all-girl rock band) called "We're All Crazy Now". After being stalled for several years, it was revamped and released as Du-beat-e-o (1984).
22Her single, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" went to #1 on the Billboard charts in 1982.
23After her parents divorced, she changed her last name to Jett, her mother's maiden name.
24Ranked #32 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
25Has held season tickets to New York Liberty games since the inception of the WNBA in 1997.
26Though there have been several attempts to reunite Joan's 1970s band, The Runaways, Jett has stated that they always fall apart because former bandmate, Lita Ford, walks out on the rehearsals. Ford is usually the instigator of the reunions.
27Seen in the 2000 Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" as the character Columbia.
28She and Lita Ford were members of the all-female rock group The Runaways.
29She started her own record label, Blackheart Records, because no one else would sign them.

#Quote
1[on her refusal to appear in Edgeplay: A film about the Runaways] To me, the Runaways is my baby, so you have to understand my perspective. If there's gonna be a Runaways movie, it should be about what we accomplished, the tours we did, the bands we played with, the people we inspired. I'm not gonna participate in a Jerry Springer fest, bottom line. With any band, you're gonna have interpersonal conflicts, but if that's what they thought the Runaways were about, about breaking a bass or putting on make-up, well, it's very disappointing. Very, very disappointing. I wanted nothing to do with it because that's not the band I was in. [The film] was a totally different take on what went down.
2I don't want to lessen my own achievements, but it's just not that difficult [to play in a band]. If you're in good health and like to travel, I don't see why more women don't automatically want to do it.
3I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
4[When asked what would people find unique about her] That I'm not mean.
5[on the symbolism of two of her tattoos in Budget Living magazine] The triangle on my chest represents the divinity of myself and others. The band around my arm represents the creative essence of life in a swirl of positive and negative forces.

#Trademark
1Often wears black eyeliner
2Mezzo-soprano vocals
3Deep husky voice
4Covers of older rock songs
5Often wears black clothing
6Short choppy jet black hair
7Leather vest and leather pants
8Gibson melody maker guitar

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