Joan Jett is not a name to be overlooked in the rock culture of the music industry. Jett sings writes and composes rock music. The singer owns and leads the band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Associated with the hit songs Blackhearts, Joan is also known for titles like Crimson and CloverBad ReputationI Hate Myself for Loving You, and many more. During her musical career, the talented singer has won many recognitions and accolades. Considered the queen of rock, Jett has several platinum albums to her name and hopes to get more.

Here’s everything you need to know about Joan Jett

She was born on September 22, 1958 to her parents – James Larkin, her father and Dorothy Jett Larkin, her mother in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Jett, the eldest of three children, grew up in a Protestant household and attended church with her parents and siblings while growing up. She attended Randolph and Wheaton High Schools. Jett’s inclination for music started at a very young age. At 14, she already had a guitar and was also taking guitar lessons. Her family later moved to California, making her open to more opportunities. However, after moving to California, her parents divorced and the singer changed her last name to her mother’s maiden name, Jett.


In the Land of Opportunity, Jett, alongside fellow bandmates Sandy West and Jackie Fox, formed the rock band Runaways. Cherie Currie, who became the star, later joined the group. Joan co-wrote the band’s songs, played rhythm guitar and led the vocals. The group has gained great popularity in Asia, Europe, Australia, Canada and different parts of the world, although less popular in the United States. The group recorded and produced five albums between 1975 and 1979.

Jett began pursuing a solo career in 1979. She recorded three songs in England with Paul Cook and Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, then returned to Los Angeles to shoot a production based on the Runaways’ career. We’re all mad now! . She then moved to New York to work with producer Kenny Laguna whom she met while working on the film. With Laguna’s influence, Jett went to Who’s Ramport Studios and released his first solo in May 1980. The solo, however, was rejected by 23 US labels. label ‘Blackheart Records’. Joan, with Laguna’s help, later formed the band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

His net worth

Joan Jett was the queen during her vibrant days and she made a lot of fortune with her unique talent. Although the numbers are not all available, Jett’s net worth lately has been estimated at $7 million. Her career as a musician in a rock band brought her many accolades and raised her to financial enviability in the 90s. Jett, who is also an occasional actress, has her few stints to thank for her income. The singer has up to three albums certified gold or platinum and these come with their own financial elevation.

Personal life – Is she lesbian or gay?

Joan Jett’s personal life has been subject to a lot of speculation and rumors, especially regarding her sexual orientation. Many sources have speculated on the rock singer as being aimed at women and not men. These notions emerged after she refused to publicly confirm her sexuality. The singer was heard telling interviewers to go ahead and believe what they want because she won’t react positively or negatively to the rumors.

Moreso, Joan Jett has been in news for dating several women including Stephanie Adams, Pleasant Gehman, Dee Dee Ramone and many more. But what’s even more confusing is that she also had relationships with men, including radio personality Danny Bonaduce. Can we then say that Joan Jett swings both ways? That could be the case for the talented rock singer, although she never said any of the options were true.

We can also recall that guitarist Lita Ford, who joined the Runaways in the mid-1970s, said in an interview that she left the band because some of her bandmates were women. In his memoir ‘Living Like a Runaway’. The former Runaways member included Joan Jett among the band members who had never shown any interest in boys.