Inside Jedward’s incredible £5.8million net worth – and what they’re doing now

The Irish twins known as Jedward have made a fortune since taking part in The X Factor in 2009.

John and Edward Grimes, 29, came in sixth place, and have been one of the shows biggest success stories under the management of their mentor, Louis Walsh.

The duo went on to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest and have released four studio albums.

But despite their success, Jedward have recently taken to Twitter to share their opinions on the show which made them famous 12 years ago.

On Twitter, the duo took a swipe at The X Factor, saying that every contestant “was a slave to that show and got paid zero while they made millions”.

So exactly how much money did Jedward make off the back of their music career – and what are they doing now? Here we take a look at their net worth.

Jedward net worth

The identical twins Jedward are collectively worth an estimated £5.8million, according to wealth website Celebrity Net Worth.

The twins shot to fame on The X Factor in 2009, despite judge Simon Cowell saying they were “not very good and incredibly annoying”.

After the show they went on the X Factor Live Tour in 2010, and released their debut single, a rendition of Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby).

The same year they went on their first solo tour after releasing their debut album, Planet Jedward, which reached no 1 in the Irish charts.

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They went on to bring out three more studio albums – Victory in 2011, Young Love in 2012 and Voice of a Rebel in 2019.

The twins have also represented Ireland in Eurovision two years in a row, in 2011 and 2012.

They ended up coming in eighth in 2011 with Lipstick, and 19th in 2012 with Waterline.

Jedward have also appeared on several TV shows, including Celebrity Big Brother in 2011, finishing in third place.

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They also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother: All-Stars vs New Starts in 2017, where they reached the final with Coleen Nolan and Kim Woodburn, finishing second overall.

Jedward also went on Celebrity Coach Trip in 2019, but were only on the coach for three days before being eliminated.

They have also fronted TV shows like Jedward’s Big Adventure and OMG! Edward’s Dream Factory, while also making cameos in Keith Lemon: The Film and Sharknado 3.

What are Jedward doing now?

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Now aged 29, Jedward’s music career has quietened down in recent years – but they do regularly appear on TV.

In the last year they have also been uploading cover songs to YouTube.

They are also very vocal on Twitter, where they share opinions with just under 700,000 followers.

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