Jenna Jameson is a retired adult film star who is also a businesswoman with a net worth of $5 million. She earned most of her net worth as an adult film actress. Furthermore, she co-founded an adult firm known as ClubJenna in 2000 with her husband at the time, Jay Grdina.
The firm was launched at first offering diaries, advice on relationships, and tips on stocks, together with pictures and videos. In the end, it grew into a multimedia adult web empire that sold lots of merchandise and adult films that starred Jenna and many other adult actresses and actors.
A majority of Jenna’s roles have been with other women. However, she has done a few with men too. Jenna has also directed films, like, “Jenna’s Provocateur”.
Jenna Jameson was born as Jenna Marie Massoli on April 9, 1974, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her mother, who was a Las Vegas Showgirl, passed away from melanoma while Jenna was still quite young. Her family relocated to Arizona and Montana.
She lived part-time with her grandmother and was mostly in beauty pageants as a child. Also, she took ballet lessons during her entire childhood. Jameson started taking drugs in high school and became an addict over four years of hard drug use.
Later, she graduated from Bonanza High School and worked shortly at Disneyland Resort. Jameson got a job at the Crazy Horse Too strip club and managed to make $2,000 a night within only six months. At the start of her dancing career, she was known as Jennasis. In 1991, she started posing nude for photographs intending to get into Penthouse.
Jenna Jameson Film Career
Jameson featured in her first erotic film in 1993, a non-explicit softcore movie by Andrew Blake. She rapidly gained attention and started appearing in many adult films in the Las Vegas area. In 1994, she overcame her drug addiction by spending many weeks back home with her father and grandmother.
Then, she relocated to Los Angeles and lived with fellow adult actress Nikki Tyler, whom she was dating at the time. Jenna was signed to an exclusive contract with Wicked Pictures, a small adult film production firm, in 1995. That contract earned her $6,000 for every single one of the eight movies in her first year.
1995’s “Big Blue” was her first massive-budget production and both the film and Jameson won many rewards from the three major sectors. By 2001, Jenna was earning up to $60,000 per day and a half of filming. At the same time, she was earning $8,000 per night at her side job at the strip club. In 2008, she retired from adult films.
In 2000, Jenna and Jay Grdina, launched ClubJenna, an internet adult firm. It was a pioneer in pictures, videos, and blogs coupled with stock tips and relationship advice. The first ClubJenna films featured Jenna. However, in 2004 she stepped back from starring in the films and letting other models feature in the starring roles.
This website directly sold videos that feature Jameson and other women OR Jameson and Grdina. The business eventually grew to employ up to 18 people producing content, DVDs, merchandise, and managing web traffic for dozens of popular adult domains.
At its peak, the firm allegedly generated $5 – $15 million annually in revenue. In June 2006, ClubJenna was purchased by Playboy Enterprises for an alleged $25 million. In 2005 Playboy purchased ClubJenna Inc for an unconfirmed $25-50 million.
Jay’s brother Jim Grdina later sue Jay and Jenna alleging that he was an investor in the company and never received his share of proceeds from the sale. Additionally, he sued them separately over a $250,000 loan made in 2003 that was meant to help the couple purchase Penthouse Magazine.
The brother alleged that he was only repaid half of the investment after the bid never went through. Jim also alleged that he had lent the couple $275,000 in 2006 which was never repaid. Incredibly, Jim Grdina is now married to Bibi Jones, a former adult star.
Jameson became a regular on the “Howard Stern Show”. She owned a cameo in his biopic “Private Parts”. Furthermore, she voice acted in “Family Guy”, as the girlfriend of a political financier in several episodes of “Mister Sterling” on NBC.
Jenna has also used her voice in video games. The first is Candy Suxxx in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and acted as Daisy in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Four. She was also in a music video with Eminem, for the song titled “Without Me”.
In 2004, Jameson published her autobiography, “How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale”. It was written with the help of New York Times contributor Neil Strauss. The tell-all autobiography was an instant hit and spent up to six weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Later, she wrote a fictional erotic novel, ‘Sugar’, which was published and released in October 2013.
She also has other adult-related investors that have helped add her net worth up to $5 million.