Jesse Money is an American songwriter and singer and, by making a myriad of TV appearances, a sort of television star. She is, however, best known for being the only daughter of the late musician Eddie Money. Here are ten things you might not have known about Jesse Money
1. Her early life
Jesse Money was born Jessica Mahoney on the 22nd of June, 1988. She was born in Long Island, New York, in the United States of America. Her father, as aforementioned, is Eddie Money, and her mother is Laurie Money. Jesse was the only sister in her family. She has four brothers, Julian, Joseph, Desmond, and Zachary.
2. From a family of the Arts
Jesse was born into a family of the arts. Eddie was a Grammy-nominated artist with many songs and albums that went platinum in the United States and other countries. Her mother, Laurie, was a model, TV star, and TV producer as well. Three of her brothers, Joseph, Desmond, and Julian, are, in fact, musicians, like Jesse. Zachary, on the other hand, saw it best to try his hand in business.
3. Her family are Irish Catholics
Her father and his family were Irish Catholics. The Money family is true Christians. Eddie married his wife and Jesse’s mother, Laurie, in 1989. They remained married for thirty years. Over those three decades, they remained close and true to each other. Eddie and Laurie renewed their wedding vows three months before Eddie passed away due to complications from cancer.
4. Her grandfather was a police officer
Jesse’s grandfather, her father’s father, was a police officer, as were a couple of her uncles. Her father was once upon a time a New York City Department trainee himself. However, Eddie realized that he did not want to grow bald and grey as a police officer, and thus quit and began to focus on making music. When his father heard about this, he was infuriated and tore down a poster of Jimmy Hendrix that Eddie had in his bedroom.
5. She started loving music because of her dad
As you might expect, Eddie Money had a lot of influence on the career path that his children took. It is no surprise that most of them turned out to be musicians. Jesse Money began to appreciate music when she was very young. While her father was on stage, she would often take water during his stage performances. From then on, she would come to appreciate and love making music. She started taking music lessons at Westlake High School. Initially, she began with vocal lessons, but she would learn both the guitar and the piano while at high school.
6. Her career beginnings
Jesse started her career immediately after high school when she was 18 years old. She started by joining her father’s band and was a backup singer. Moreover, she would join her brothers’ band, and there too, she was a backup singer. In fact, on her father’s 2007 album ‘Wanna Go Back,’ you can hear some of her vocals on most of the tracks. As time went on, she would begin to tour with her father and join him on stage. She sang some of his songs on the stage, which proliferated her popularity immensely. She would often sing the tracks ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ and ‘Should’ve Known Better.’ In addition to vocals, Jesse also plays the cowbell, tambourine, piano, guitar, and maracas. She added her talents into her and her father’s albums and her brothers’ band, who are frequent collaborators.
7. She had a couple of TV appearances
In addition to her music, Jesse gained a lot of popularity due to numerous television appearances. Her debut on the screen was in 2008, in the TV show ‘Rock The Cradle,’ which was an MTV reality show. The show’s premise was to put together the children of popular musicians like Eddie Money, Kenny Loggins, and Dee Snider. The winner was to get a recording contract. Ten years after her television debut, Jesse would return to the screen, this time as a part of her family’s reality TV series called ‘Real Money,’ a show based entirely on her family. also, from 2018 to 2019, she would be featured on the show ‘The Top Ten Revealed.’ Her most recent appearance was part of a tribute concert for her father, which Sammy Hagar organized. The show was filmed and released in March 2020 and was titled ‘Eddie Money Tribute.’
8. Her net worth
It is a bit hard to try and approximate Jesse’s net worth. However, credible sources have stated that she is worth approximately 500,000 dollars. A vast majority of her fortune is from her singing and television career. According to some online sources, for each on-stage performance, she earns between 50,000 and 70,000 dollars.
9. Her personal life
Jesse Money is not married, neither has she ever been. Over the years, she has been able to keep her love life under wraps and on a very low profile, and thus not much is known about who she is dating, whether currently or in the past. Thus, it is not known whether she has currently had a partner or boyfriend or whether he is simply enjoying the perks of being single. Though she is not active on Instagram, she has an active Twitter account called @realjessemoney, which she opened in June 2016.
10. Her likes and hobbies
Jesse grew up listening to lots of music, and she is a big music fan. She states that Pink is the artist who has influenced her the most. Moreover, she is a big fan of movies, and her favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio, with her favorite movies being ‘Titanic’ and ‘Catch Me If You Can.’ She also enjoys reading books, favorites being ‘Cross Roads’ and ‘The Shack,’ both by William Paul Young. She loves traveling, and her preferred holiday destination is Greece, due to its white sandy beaches. She loves pets and even has a pet dog and pet cat in her home. Her favorite pastime is cooking, and she is a very big fan of continental food. During her free time, she likes to go shopping and get herself some new clothes.