How Jessica Simpson Went From Pop Star To Billionaire

Published on July 4, 2014. Updated October 15, 2014
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Jessica Simpson is only 33 — but she’s already transformed from sweet pop star to reality star to movie star to fashion maven!

Oh, and she’s got a fiance and two kids, too.

Jessica, who created a shoe empire that was the first celebrity fashion line to earn $1 billon, has come a long way from the ditzy blonde persona she inhabited on newlyweds, her reality show with then-husband Nick Lachey.

As a youngster, she wasn’t even that into fashion. In one interview, she giggled uncomfortably when a reporter asked her who designed her shoes. “I’m a Southern girl, I’m not into that,” she said. Check out the video to see the vintage clip!

But now Jessica is all about shoes. Initially launched in 2006 as a collaboration with Nine West, Jessica’s shoe line (which has expanded into clothes and other accessories) is now carried in 650 different department stores across the United States. What’s her secret? “When it comes to other celebrity brands, I think a lot of people do a great job, but it can’t be all about them,” she told New York Magazine in 2011. “Everybody doesn’t want to just look like the celebrity, because they can’t. They just want one element of that style.”

Jessica is set to wed fiance Eric Johnson this weekend in an affair that Jessica has said “will definitely be extravagant.” We can’t wait to see the pics — and of course, the shoes!

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