Who is Jesse Money?

Jesse Money is an American singer, songwriter, and television star, but she is best known to the world as the daughter of the deceased rock musician Eddie Money. She often worked with her father, and her brother Desmond as a backup singer. Jesse is also known for appearing in the reality show “Real Money” (2018-2019).

Jesse Money Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Born as Jessica Mahoney on the 22nd June 1988 in Long Island, New York USA; she is the daughter of Eddie Money and his wife Laurie Money, a model, producer and a TV star as well. She is the only daughter in the family with four brothers, Zachary, Joseph, Julian and Desmond – the latter two are musicians, while Zachary is a businessman.

She became interested in music from an early age – her task in her early years was to bring a bottle of water to her father while he was on stage. This made her fall in love with music, and while in Westlake High School she started taking singing lessons, but also learnt the guitar and piano.

Career Beginnings

Jesse’s career started when she was 18 years old – she joined her father’s band as a backup singer and also joined her brother’s band. She can be heard on Eddie Money’s album “Wanna Go Back”, released in 2007, as a backup singer on several songs, and as time went by she would join him on stage, singing whole songs on her own, which contributed significantly to her popularity.

She preferably sang “Take Me Home Tonight”, which was her father’s most popular song, and would also sing “Should ‘ve Known Better”. Unfortunately, Jesse hasn’t stated her plans for the future, following the death of her father.

Television Career, Where is She Now?

In addition to music, Jesse is also popular because of her television appearances; she made her debut appearance in the TV show “Rock the Cradle” back in 2008, and 10 years later she was a subject of the reality TV show that followed the life of the Money family, entitled “Real Money” (2018-2019). Jesse also featured in the show “The Top Ten Revealed” (2018-2019), and most recently, she was a part of the tribute concert in her father’s honor, organized by Sammy Hagar, which was filmed and released in March 2020 – “Eddie Money Tribute”.

Jesse Money Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Jesse is a rising star in music and television, but on her father’s wings she has already proven herself. According to sources, her wealth is over $500,000, as of early 2020.

Jesse stands at 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, while she weighs approximately 127lbs ~ 58kgs. Her vital statistics are 36-28-36 ins and her bra size is 34B. She has blue eyes and blonde hair.

Jesse Money Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend

Although a budding star, Jesse rarely shares anything from her personal life, especially dating. However, according to reports, she is single and focused on other matters, though in the past she had a supposedly secret romance with a mysterious guy. She hasn’t said anything about her ex-boyfriend, or why he is ex-.

Jesse is an animal lover, and she has a cat and dog as her pets. She enjoys traveling, and lists Greece as her dream vacation destination. Other of Jesse’s interests include shopping, trying out different cuisines, and spending time with friends and family.

Jesse Money’s Father, Eddie Money

Born Edward Joseph Mahoney on the 21st March 1949, in Brooklyn City New York USA, he was the son of Daniel Patrick Mahoney, a police officer, and his wife Dorothy Elizabeth, a housewife. He spent his childhood in Levittown, New York on Long Island, and his teenage years in Woodhaven, Queens. Eddie started singing in the street when he was 11 years old, and once he entered his teenage years, he started playing with the bands, but mostly to get dates with cheerleaders.

Eddie Money

He was expelled from high school after he was caught forging his report card, but eventually matriculated from the Island Trees High School in 1967.

Life Before Music

Before Eddie pursued music as a professional career, he tried joining the police, following the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and brother as well. He joined as a New York City Department trainee, but soon realized that this wasn’t for him, as he couldn’t see himself in the police for the next 20 years with short hair; also, he didn’t have luck with his bandmates, as they didn’t want a law representative in their band. Once his father was informed about his choice to leave police for music, he wasn’t happy and tore down the poster of Jimmy Hendrix that Eddie had in his room.

Career

Eddie moved to Berkley, California in 1968, where he started training under vocal coach Judy Davis, and corrupted his name to Eddie Money. During this time he lived off selling bell-bottoms, then as a solo act, he started performing at night clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was spotted by Bill Graham, with whose help he signed a contract with Columbia Records. His debut self-titled studio album became an immediate success and achieved platinum status in the US. He established himself with the hit singles “Baby Hold On”, and “Two Tickets to Paradise”, and continued on his career successfully, releasing a total of 11 albums before his death, marking his place in the music industry with songs such as “Think I’m In Love”, “Take Me Home Tonight”, “The Love in Your Eyes”, and “Peace in Our Time”.

Before his death, Eddie was working on the new album “Brand New Day”, scheduled for release on the 17th April 2020.

Eddie Money Personal Life, Wife, Death, Wealth

Eddie had a turbulent life; he was in and out of rehabilitation programs for his drinking problems, but said that he was sober from 2003 onwards. One of his heavy drinking bouts was in 1980, when he was drinking vodka but overdosed on a synthetic barbiturate, which he thought was cocaine. This led to sciatic nerve damage in his left leg, an inability to walk for several months, and was limping on his left leg thereafter.

Eddie married Margo Lee Walker, a student from Los Angeles, on the 14th February 1984; the two wanted the ceremony to be private, but fans noticed them and showed up for the wedding. The two divorced within a few years.

He was married to Laurie Harris from 1989 until his death, and they had five children together. Eddie had heart valve surgery in July 2019, but caught pneumonia following the operation. In August the same year, it was announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer, and he passed away on the 13th September 2019 in a Los Angeles hospital.

Eddie’s wealth was estimated at $20 million at the time of his death.

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