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Jacob Whitesides Net Worth 2018 – How Wealthy is He Now?

American singer-songwriter Jacob Whitesides rose to fame after making the initial cut of the popular reality competition series, The X Factor in 2012. Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, he first discovered his love for music after attending a bluegrass festival at the age of eleven- he would later try his hand at the art form himself.

Continuing to perfect his hobby into his teens, he eventually started to upload his cover songs onto Youtube. In 2014, the pop singer released his debut extended play dubbed, 3 AM – The EP, which proved to be a commercial success. Since then, his discography has grown to include two additional extended plays, a studio album, and over half a dozen singles- a handful of which have managed to grab a spot on the record charts.

Having capitalized on his musical talent, Jacob Whitesides currently has an estimated net worth of $700,000. Curious about how he earned that amount? Let’s check out his different sources of income.

Jacob Whitesides’s Net Worth 2018 – $700,000

How did Jacob Whitesides Make His Money & Wealth?

Born on November 11, 1997 in Knoxville, Tennessee, Jacob Whitesides listened to a variety of music growing up such as the works of Jack Johnson and John Mayer- the latter of whom remains to be one of his biggest musical inspirations. After attending a local Bluegrass festival in 2008, Whitesides made his mind up on pursuing a music career. From then on, he began honing his craft on a daily basis.

In 2011, the aspiring singer started to upload various cover songs onto Youtube, on which he had created a channel on. His first time sharing his material with the world, his videos proved to be a huge success as they reaped in the views. With his skills and talent, Whitesides quickly garnered a devoted following online. From there, he eventually decided to try his luck on television in 2012.

At the age of fourteen, just four years after attending the life-changing festival, Whitesides received a big break after advancing to the first cut of the popular singing competition series, The X Factor, where he had the opportunity to perform in front of the likes of Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato.

As a recording artist, it’s not surprising that most of his fortune stemmed from his musical works over the years. What does his discography comprise of? Let’s take a look.

Two years after appearing on The X Factor, Whitesides dropped his debut extended play entitled, 3 AM – The EP on July 8, 2014. Released through JW Records, the project saw him covering the songs of John Mayer, E Sheeran, Plain White T’s, and Sam Smith; the five tracks included Your Body is a Wonderland, Hey There Delilah, All of Me, This, and Stay With Me. A considerable hit, it eventually reached number 26 on the Billboard 200, number 2 on the US Indies Albums chart and number 9 on the US Digital Albums chart.

As a recording artist, it’s not surprising that most of his fortune stemmed from his musical works over the years. What does his discography comprise of? Let’s take a look.

Later that year, Whitesides released his debut single, You’re Perfect. Following that, he dropped the first single of his second EP, Words. The extended play itself, A Piece of Me was later made available via digital download on February 14, 2015. Unlike his previous record, the mini-album contained entirely of original material; its track list consisted of the titles Not My Type at All, Ohio, Billboard (If I’m Honest), Let’s Be Birds, Rumours, and Words.

A solid addition to his catalogue, it eventually hit number 75 on the Billboard Top 200, after which it reached number 3 on the US Indies Album chart and number 23 on the US Digital Albums chart.

A few months afterwards, Whitesides released the single, I Know What You Did Last Summer, a collaborative song with fellow artist, Kelly Rowland. Following that, he came out with the song, Secrets, the leading single of his third EP, Faces on Film.

The extended play, Faces on Film was eventually released on October 23, 2015. Another spectacular display of his musical talents, the EP boasted seven new tracks including Broke Billionaire, Magic Bullet, Faces on Film, Secrets, Let’s Be Birds (Robin Grubert Mix), Rules of Beautiful, and Shame on You. Although it didn’t reach the Billboard Top 200 like his earlier titles, it did eventually peak at number 26 on the US Indies Album chart. As of 2017, it has sold approximately 4,000 copies across the United States.

On September 9, 2016, the Tennessee artist released his long awaited studio album, Why? via Double U Records. Featuring a blend of pop and rock, some of its tracks included Heartbeat, She Ain’t Got a Thing, Bury Out Love, Hold on Honey, Love Slow, You Told Me So, and Black and Blue. Not long after its release, the album reached number 25 on the Indies Albums record chart.

Why? eventually gave rise to three singles, Lovesick, Open Book, and Focus. While the songs didn’t chart, they proved to be relatively popular along his fans.

In addition to his extended plays, and records, Whitesides also earns revenue through his official Youtube channel. As you’re probably aware, users have the option of joining Google’s partnership program through the site, which allows for them to display ads on their videos. As such, Youtubers are able to earn anywhere from $2-$5 per 1,000 monetized views across their uploads. On average, upwards of 60% of all total views are monetized.

Since he first created his Youtube channel back in the spring of 2011 (when he was just fourteen years old), the celebrity has reached over 405,000 subscribers and has garnered more than 20.9 million lifetime video views. So far, his most popular upload, the official music video for his song, You’re Perfect has been viewed over 1.6 million times.

Looking at statistics, Whitesides receives anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 views on a daily basis across his channel. Within the last month alone, his page garnered close to 200,000 videos. Assuming that 40% of his total views are monetized, that translates to at least $17,000 in earnings from ad revenue.

Similarly, he also earns a decent amount of change from his official Soundcloud account. Just like Youtube, artists are capable of displaying advertisements in between their tracks, all of which lead to ad revenue. So far, Whitesides has posted 69 tracks to his Soundcloud page, which has since amassed over 61,000 followers.

In addition to his extended plays, and records, Whitesides also earns revenue through his official Youtube channel. As you’re probably aware, users have the option of joining Google’s partnership program through the site, which allows for them to display ads on their videos. As such, Youtubers are able to earn anywhere from $2-$5 per 1,000 monetized views across their uploads. On average, upwards of 60% of all total views are monetized.

Since he first created his Youtube channel back in the spring of 2011 (when he was just fourteen years old), the celebrity has reached over 405,000 subscribers and has garnered more than 20.9 million lifetime video views. So far, his most popular upload, the official music video for his song, You’re Perfect has been viewed over 1.6 million times.

Looking at statistics, Whitesides receives anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 views on a daily basis across his channel. Within the last month alone, his page garnered close to 200,000 videos. Assuming that 40% of his total views are monetized, that translates to at least $17,000 in earnings from ad revenue.

Similarly, he also earns a decent amount of change from his official Soundcloud account. Just like Youtube, artists are capable of displaying advertisements in between their tracks, all of which lead to ad revenue. So far, Whitesides has posted 69 tracks to his Soundcloud page, which has since amassed over 61,000 followers.

On top of everything that we’ve already mentioned, concert performances are another major source of income for the star. Since his debut in the early 2010’s, he has performed at dozens of different venues across the country from Kansas City to Los Angeles. In 2016 alone, his tour had brought him to over 50 cities in the United States.

Speaking of live shows, he is currently on the roads for his 2017 Basically Happy Tour. Kicked off on May 24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it will be continuing until the end of June in Vancouver, BC.

Through his website, fans are also able to purchase official merchandise items such as hoodies, iPhone covers, hats, and even Christmas stockings.

Jacob Whitesides’ Personal Life and FAQ

Is Jacob Whitesides Married?

No, Jacob Whitesides is currently single. As far as dating goes, he recently broke up with Bea Miller, a fellow The X Factor contestant last May after being together for a year.

Does Jacob Whitesides Have Any Children?

No, Jacob Whitesides does not have any children that we know of.

Did Jacob Whitesides go to College?

No, from what we can gather, Jacob Whitesides did not go to college. After some friction at school, he finished his high school education via home schooling.

Where Does Jacob Whitesides Live? Pictures of Jacob Whitesides’ House

Not much has ever been revealed about the singer’s living residence, other than the fact that he currently resides in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Unfortunately, we do not have any pictures of Jacob Whitesides’ house to share at this time.

What Kind of Car Does Jacob Whitesides Drive?

Regrettably, information on his vehicle is unavailable at the moment.

Jacob Whitesides’ Career Accomplishments

Since he first garnered nationwide attention on The X Factor, Jacob Whitesides has released a number of records including a studio album, three EPs- all of which have nabbed a spot on the record charts.

Over the past couple of years, the 19-year-old has also been invited onto various television shows such as 120 Seconds, Alexis Joy VIP Access, Good Morning America, VIP for a Day, Berlin Live, and Today.

How Much Did Jacob Whitesides Earn Last Year?

Unfortunately, we do not have information on his 2016 salary at this time.

Recent Events

As mentioned earlier, Jacob Whitesides is currently on the road for his 2017 North American Basically Happy Tour. Kicked off this May, it will be continuing until the end of June at Vancouver, BC. Tickets for some dates are still available so be sure to grab yours if it’s something you’re interested in.

Although he hasn’t come out with any albums since 2016, he did go on to drop the song, The Letter earlier this January. The music video, directed by Whitesides himself, was also released around the same time.

 

Brooke Carter
Freelance writer who loves dogs and anything related to Japanese culture.
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