Jenna Jameson is a former adult film actress who has also established herself as a successful businesswoman. She has a net worth of $5 million. Jenna Jameson’s net worth is derived from her work as an adult film actor.
Her other venture was the establishment of an adult firm named ClubJenna. ClubJenna was formed in 2000 by her then-husband, Jay Grdina, with the help of a group of friends. The company began by offering diaries, relationship advice, and stock market insights, as well as photographs and videos, among other things.
Jenna and other adult performers and actresses appeared in adult videos and goods, and the site eventually expanded into a multimedia adult online empire that sold adult films and merchandise. The majority of Jenna’s appearances have been with other women, however, she has also appeared in a number of roles with men. Jenna has also directed films, such as “Jenna’s Provocateur,” which she wrote and directed.
Jenna Jameson Biography
Jenna Jameson was given the name Jenna Marie Massoli on April 9, 1974, in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she was raised. Cancer that claimed Jenna’s mother (a Las Vegas showgirl) when she was still a child is believed to have been melanoma. Her parents and siblings relocated to Arizona and Montana.
She spent part of her time with her grandma and participated in numerous beauty pageants as a child. Throughout her childhood, she also participated in ballet classes. When Jameson was in high school, he began to experiment with narcotics and eventually developed an addiction after four years of heavy drug use.
She graduated from Bonanza High School and had a brief stint as a cast member at the Disneyland Resort. Jameson landed a job at the Crazy Horse Too strip club and was earning $2000 a night within six months of starting there. Jennasis was her stage name when she first started out in the dance industry. The penthouse was her ultimate goal when she began posing naked for images in 1991 with the hope of being accepted.
Jenna Jameson Career
Her debut pornographic film, a non-explicit softcore picture directed by Andrew Blake, was released in 1993 and starred Jameson. In a short period of time, she acquired widespread popularity and began performing in numerous pornographic films in the Las Vegas area.
In 1994, she was able to overcome her heroin addiction by returning home to spend several weeks with her father and grandmother. Afterward, she traveled to Los Angeles, where she shared a home with fellow adult actress Nikki Tyler, with whom she was also romantically involved at the time.
Jenna acquired an exclusive contract with Wicked Pictures, a tiny adult film production business, in 1995, and has been with them ever since. In her first year, she earned $6,000 for each of the eight films she appeared in under the terms of the contract.
The picture “Big Blue,” released in 1995, was her first significant-budget production, and both the film and Jameson were recognized with numerous honors from the three major industries. By 2001, Jenna was earning $60,000 each day and a half of filming, in addition to $8,000 per night from her side job as a stripper at a nightclub in Los Angeles. Jenna announced her retirement from pornographic films in 2008.
ClubJenna was started in 2000 by Jenna and her then-boyfriend (and soon-to-be husband), Jay Grdina, who worked together to create an internet adult firm. Not only did it offer photographs and videos, but it also offered blogs, relationship advice, and investment recommendations. It was one of the first sites of its sort.
Early ClubJenna films featured Jenna herself as the main character, but by 2004, she had stepped back and let others take on the role of the main character. The website offered direct sales of films starring Jameson and other ladies, as well as Jameson and Grdina, among other options.
The company eventually evolved to employ 18 individuals who were responsible for creating content, selling items, creating DVDs, and managing web traffic for dozens of popular adult websites. According to reports, the corporation generated between $5 million and $15 million in sales each year at its peak.
ClubJenna was acquired by Playboy Enterprises in June 2006 for an undisclosed sum of money, however, it was reported to be $25 million. ClubJenna Inc. was acquired by Playboy in 2005 for an undisclosed sum between $25 and $50 million.
Eventually, Jim Grdina, Jay’s brother, sued the couple, alleging he had been an investor in ClubJenna and had not received his portion of the earnings from the sale. Jay and Jenna settled the lawsuit.
He also filed a second lawsuit against them for a $250,000 loan they received in 2003, which was intended to assist them in purchasing Penthouse Magazine. Following the failure of the deal, the brother claimed that he had only received half of his investment back. In addition, the brother claimed to have loaned the couple $275,000 in 2006, which was never repaid by the couple.
Interestingly, Jim Grdina is now married to Bibi Jones, a former adult film star who used to work with him.
The “Howard Stern Show” featured Jameson on a regular basis. His biopic, “Private Parts,” included a brief cameo appearance by her. She appeared in “Family Guy” and “Mister Sterling” on NBC, where she voiced the character of a political financier’s girlfriend. Even in the world of video games, Jenna has made use of her voice acting skills. To begin with, she played Candy Suxxx in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Daisy in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4. She also appeared with Eminem in the video for “Without Me,” a song by the rapper.
“How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale,” Jameson’s autobiography, was published in 2004. With co-author and New York Times writer Neil Strauss, the racy tell-all became an instant bestseller, spending six weeks at the top of the New York Times Best Seller list. “Sugar,” a fictional sexual novel was written by Jameson, was released in October of this year.
In 2005, she launched Club Thrust, a homosexual men’s interactive website. Many of the articles included sexually explicit information as well as video clips and a lot of gossips. Also in 2005, she became a co-owner of the Arizona strip club Babes Cabaret with a group of business investors. After Jenna initiated a petition, she was able to keep Babes Cabaret operating despite much opposition.
Wicked Cow Entertainment, based in New York City, expanded her brand in 2006 to include barware, purses, footwear, perfume, and lingerie offered at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Jenna had a long-term relationship with Nikki Tyler, a fellow adult actor. In her book, Jameson talks about a number of renowned ex-boyfriends, including Tommy Lee and Marilyn Mansion. Rodney Hopkins, an adult film actor, and Wicked Pictures director wed her for just 10 weeks (known as Brad Armstrong.) Jenna had an affair with Jorge Araya Montoya while on vacation in Costa Rica, which led to their divorce in March 2001.
Jay Grdina was her second spouse. From 2003 through 2006, Jenna and Jay were married. In 1998, they met. They bought a $4.5 million house with Jay and Jenni in Paradise Valley soon after their wedding. Adult film star Justin Sterling was a pseudonym for Grdina.
Throughout Jenna’s adult film career, they were each other’s only co-stars on screen. She was unable to conceive with Grdina after being diagnosed with skin cancer in 2004 and undergoing surgery. In 2006, the pair announced their split.
Jameson started dating Tito Ortiz, a mixed martial artist, and UFC Champion, in the same year that the divorce was finalized. Throughout their relationship, Jenna became pregnant with twins, Jesse Jameson and Journey Jette, and gave birth to them in 2009. Alleged domestic abuse charges against Ortiz resulted in his arrest in 2010.
According to Ortiz, Jenna developed an addiction to OxyContin after breaking her arm. There is still an investigation going on despite both parties agreeing to abandon their claims. He was granted full custody of the twins in March 2013, after Jameson and Ortiz broke up.
According to Tito, Jenna spent $8 million in the three years they were together. Furthermore, he asserted that Jenna has been deprived of the right to see their sons and now resides in Hawaii, cut off from the rest of the world.
It was revealed in August 2016 that Jameson was expecting her first child with partner Lior Bitton. In April 2017, Batel Lu was born to them.