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Jacob Collier Net Worth 2024

Jacob Collier Net Worth – $4 million

Introduction

Jacob Collier is an English multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, arranger, and singer who is best known for covering Stevie Wonder songs.

Collier has gathered more than 1.6 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Biography

He was born on August 2, 1994.

His maternal grandparents, Leila Wong and Derek Collier, were both professional violinists.

His mother, Suzie, is a violin teacher. Collier once said:

”I think that it’s undeniable that there was music in my blood.”

Jacob continued:

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Jacob Collier attends YouTube Brandcast 2023 at David Geffen Hall – @Getty

”In the sense that my mother, in particular, she was a massive musical force for me And both of my parents were classical violinists.”

At age 7, Jacob had already taught himself to play several instruments. He said:

“I was given this music programme called Cubase, one of the first multi-layering programmes, when I was seven.”

Collier went on to say:

”I graduated to Logica at 11, and that became my primary instrument.”

Jacob later added:

”I would listen to tracks by Stevie Wonder, and I would ask ‘what’s the bass doing? What are the drums doing?’”

Collier attended Mill Hill County High School in North London.

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Jacob Collier performs at Bristol Sounds – @Getty

After high school, he went to The Purcell School for Young Musicians in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

In 2011, he was discovered by the legendary producer Quincy Jones after he posted a video on his YouTube channel of his cover version of Stevie Wonder’s – ”Isn’t She Lovely.”

Quincy Jones described Jacob:

“An absolute genius… I have never in my life seen a talent like this… Beyond category.”

In 2014, Collier was signed by Quincy Jones’ management company.

In February 2016, he was featured on Snarky Puppy’s album, Family Dinner- Volume 2.

In My Room

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Jacob Collier poses with the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella award for ‘In My Room’ backstage at the Premiere Ceremony during the 59th GRAMMY Awards – @Getty

On July 1, 2016, he released his chart-topping debut album, titled – ”In My Room.”

The album was recorded in a 3-month period in the music room of his family home in London.

For “In My Room,” Collier won the 2016 Jazz FM “Digital Initiative of the Year.”

In 2017, Jacob won two Grammy Awards for his arranging:

  • one for his cover of The Flintstones theme song – Best Arrangement, Instrumental, and Vocals;
  • one for his version of Stevie Wonder’s “You and I” – Best Arrangement, Instrumental, or A Cappella.

Djesse

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Jacob Collier performs a solo set during the Blue Note Jazz Festival at Central Park SummerStage, New York – @Getty

On October 29, 2018, he announced a new 5-volume, 50-song musical project named – ”Djesse,” involving collaborators from orchestras, to choirs to drum troops.

On December 7, 2018, Jacob released Djesse Vol 1. Djesse is a four-album series. The album opens with a track named – “Home Is.”

All the songs on Djesse Vol 1, except for the first 3, were performed live at Jacob’s BBC Proms concert in 2018.

During an interview, Collier said about the album:

”It’s a huge album, it’s more like four albums in one.”

Jacob continued:

”It’s about 40 songs and basically makes the journey through all genres, every single musical genre that I like I just do them all.”

Djesse Vol 1 features collaborations with:

  • his mother – Suzie Collier;
  • Take 6;
  • Hamid El Kasri;
  • Laura Mvula;
  • Voces8.

Djesse Vol. 2 was released on July 19, 2019. The first single from this quartile is titled – “Make Me Cry,” and it was released on April 12, 2019.

The final single from Djesse Vol. 2 is titled – “It Don’t Matter.” The single featured vocals of singer-songwriter JoJo.

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Jacob Collier during the ‘Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid Digital Piano Launch Gala’ at Meistersaal – @Getty

The record of Djesse Vol. 2 has been produced with collaborations from:

  • Kathryn Tickell;
  • Sam Amidon;
  • Oumou Sangaré;
  • Dodie Clark;
  • Lianne La Havas;
  • Becca Stevens.

In January 2019, Jacob began the Djesse World Tour. He is now backed by a band, including:

  • drummer Christian Euman;
  • bassist Robin Mullarkey;
  • multi-instrumentalist Maro.

On August 14, 2020, he released Djesse Vol. 3. 

In 2021, Jacob won a Grammy Award.

YouTube

Collier started his YouTube channel on December 14, 2011. 

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TED

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Quincy Jones (R) and Jacob Collier attend Spotify’s 2nd Annual Secret Genius Awards at The Theatre at Ace Hotel – @Getty

In 2017, he was a speaker at the annual TED conference in Vancouver, Canada. 

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Wife/Girlfriend

Jacob Collier is not married. Also, there is no information on whether Collier is dating anyone at the moment.

Quotes

”You can’t have a show with only those quiet moments; it’s about having that dynamic range.”

”I love putting as many notes as possible to every chord.”

”I’ve always enjoyed crossing rhythms over each other – like playing 4 and 7 simultaneously in different hands, or 5 and 8; or 3, 4 and 5.”

”I definitely had that physical, visual relationship with the piano very early on.”

”I was born into a world of continuous music-making, and surrounded by a house full of music and a family of musicians from my earliest years.”

”As far as trumpets and clarinets and saxophones and things like that, I’ve always treated my voice as those roles.”

”Technology can be very distracting in many ways, and all of us our quite addicted to it.”

”I’ve always suffered from the ‘too many ideas syndrome,’ but I love it.”

“I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a virtuoso in anything.”

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Trivia

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Jacob Collier attends Universal Music Group’s 2023 After Party – @Getty

In July 2018, he was one of the guests at Jones’ 85th birthday party celebrations, at the Montreux Jazz Club.

In December 2016, Jacob collaborated with 150 students at MIT to produce a 10 December live concert in Kresge Auditorium.

In 2004, Collier portrayed Tiny Tim in Arthur Allan Seidelman’s A Christmas Carol.

His style fuses elements of:

  • soul;
  • gospel;
  • classical music;
  • electronic music;
  • folk;
  • groove;
  • cappella;
  • jazz.
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Jessie Reyez and Jacob Collier attend the 65th Grammy Awards-Grammy U Masterclass – @Getty

Jacob Collier – Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Jacob Collier worth? Collier earns most of his wealth from his music. Jacob has several streams of income, including – a YouTube channel, tickets sold to his concerts, sponsors, and albums sold (especially online). Therefore, Jacob Collier has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Also, Jacob has collaborated with Pharrell Williams at Coachella and Herbie Hancock.

On YouTube, Collier has over 271 million views–about $800K in revenue.

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References

https://www.ted.com/talks/jacob_collier_a_one_man_audio_visual_viral
https://rollingstoneindia.com/jacob-collier-interview/
https://www.motherjones.com/on-the-road-with-jacob-collier/