Jason Mraz is a famous musician and actor whose first shine in the limelight came in San Diego in 2000. Jason played at the Java Joe’s Cafe in the Oceanside district of San Diego once a week for almost three years before his official turning point came in 2008 with the launch of the single I’m Yours that lasted 76 weeks on the Hot 100 chart of the U.S. The song has been certified Diamond by the RIAA and reached 10 million sales in the US in June 2019. These feats are just a few of the ways Jason Mraz’s net worth has grown over the years.
Appearing on People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest-paid singers,” this man also adds to his repertoire of success by winning numerous awards. So far, he has two Grammy Awards and more nominations, two Teen Choice Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and the Hal David Songwriters Hall of Fame Award.
Mraz has earned platinum and multi-platinum certifications in over 20 countries and toured in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. Read on for facts about Jason Mraz’s net worth, bio, and more.
Who is Jason Mraz?
Jason Mraz was born on the 23rd of June, 1977, in Mechanicsville, Virginia and was brought up there as well. He has Czech lineage; his surname means frost in Czech. Jason’s dad, Tomas Mraz, a mail carrier and his mum, June Tomes, who was vice president of a Bank of America branch, separated. He was five years old when the divorce occurred. However, he had a cozy life growing up despite his divided family. He has a sister, Mraz Candace.
For about a year and a half, Jason Mraz studied at the American Musical and Drama Academy in New York City. He then enrolled in the Longwood University in the Virginia Farmville but later chose to go on a road trip to San Diego and never went back to college. At this point, he decided his interest lies in music. He became a roadie for the Elgin Park Group after relocating to San Diego. Jason started practicing at the Java Joe’s coffee place in San Diego’s Oceanside area with Toca Rivera, a future member of the band.
How Does Jason Mraz Make His Money?
In 2002, Jason Mraz released his debut studio album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which contained the hit single The Remedy (I Won’t Worry). With the release of his second album, Mr. A-Z in 2005, Mraz achieved major commercial success. The album peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 100,000 copies in the US. In 2008, Mraz released his third studio album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. It debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and was an international commercial success, primarily due to the hit I’m Yours.
I’m Yours peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving him his first top ten single, and spent a then-record 76 weeks on the Hot 100. His fourth album, Love Is a Four-Letter Word, peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200, his highest-charting album to date. The album was selected for the 2012 Grammy Award for the Best Engineered Non-Classical Album. Jason Mraz won a 2013 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist.
On July 15, 2014, Jason Mraz’s fifth studio album, Yes!, was released. This was his first acoustic album. For this album, he had collaborated with the members of indie-rock folk band Raining Jane who served as the backing band for him. On August 10, 2018, Mraz released his sixth album, Know, which he referred to as ‘bright and shiny’ and a ‘classic-sounding pop acoustic, vocally driven with positive lyrics and love songs.’ All these have contributed to creating a rather high figure for Jason Mraz’s net worth.
Outside the music industry, Jason Mraz is also making it big, He has smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, and lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants like the Fat Mraz Burger chain in Washington, a football team named the Mechanicsville Angels. Jason has also launched his own brand of vodka called Pure Wondermraz and is tackling the perfume market with a top-selling perfume named With Love from Jason as well as a fashion line called Jason Mraz Seduction.
Jason Mraz’s Personal Life
Jason Mraz got engaged to singer-songwriter and long-time close friend Tristan Prettyman on Christmas Eve 2010 but they broke off the engagement six months later. On the 25th of October 2015, Mraz married his girlfriend, Christina Carano, in a private ceremony in his hometown of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
In June 2018, Jason Mraz penned a “love letter” to the LGBT community, as part of a Billboard feature during Gay Pride month. In an article published on the 19th of July 2018 by Billboard, Jason Mraz said he has had previous experiences with men, even while dating Carano. In August 2018, He confirmed in an interview with the New York Post that he now identifies as bisexual.
Jason Mraz’s Net Worth
Regarding Jason Mraz’s net worth, the American singer-songwriter has made a figure that is befitting of his status in the entertainment industry. He has an estimated net worth of $215 million, the bulk of which he owes to not just his booming music career but the numerous business ventures and endorsement deals he is involved in.