Jay Kay
Jay Kay
Celebrated Name: Jay Kay
Real Name/Full Name: Jason Luís Cheetham
Gender: Male
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: 30 December 1969
Birth Place: Stretford, United Kingdom
Nationality: British
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 72 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Maria (m. 2017)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Tallulah and Carla)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Jay Kay Gay?: No
Profession: Songwriter, singer
Salary: $300,000 per year
Net Worth in 2024: $90 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Jay Kay is an English songwriter who best known as the founder and lead vocalist of the jazz-funk band Jamiroquai. The band’s first album was titled ‘When You Gonna Learn,’ and it instantly became the crowd’s favorite. It grossed over $1 million and earned a deal with Sony Soho. He made several television appearances as well on shows such as The Naked Chef and Strictly Came Dancing.

Maybe you know about Jay Kay very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Jay Kay’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Jay Kay was born on 3 December 1969, in Stretford, United Kingdom, to a middle-class family. His parents were Karen Kay and Luis Saraiva. His mother, Karen, was a famous cabaret singer of her time and was also a television personality. His father was a guitarist. Jay had a twin, but unfortunately, he died shortly after his birth. His name was David.

Jay revealed in an interview that his mother raised him all alone and did not get any support from his biological father. He completed his schooling from Oakham School, situated in Rutland. When Jay was in his teens, Jay became homeless and survived out of stole foods, survived through near-death experiences. After a few years, he decided to set up his career in music and started working in night clubs.

Personal Life

Jay Kay was previously in a relationship with the popular actress and singer Denise van Outen in 1998. They were engaged and were about to get married until they broke up in 2001. Kay revealed in an interview that after his separation with Denise, he became a cocaine addict, but later went to a rehabilitation center in 2003.

Kay started dating a woman named Maria in 2015. She gave birth to two baby girls named Tallulah and Carla. Kay and Maria got married in 2017. Kay’s album track “Carla” was dedicated to his first daughter. Jay is very passionate about sports cars and owns about 70 exotic vehicles, including a green LaFerrari and a black Ferrari Enzo.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 30 December 1969, Jay Kay is 54 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 72 kg.


Jay Kay’s professional career started when he formed the jazz-funk band named Jamiroquai in 1992. He, along with Toby Smith, Nick Van Gelder, Derrick McKenzie, and Wallis Buchanan was the prime members of the group. Their debut single ‘When You Gonna Learn’ went viral shortly after it’s release. They soon signed a $1 million deal with Sony Soho. Their first-ever album was titled ‘Emergency on Planet Earth.’ They sold over 25 million records all around the globe. He is well known for his funky collection of headgear and hats. Kay also appeared in television shows like The Naked Chef and Top Gear.

Awards & Achievements

Jay Kay was the lead vocalist of the band Jamiroquai, which won several awards worldwide. Some of his top mentions are:

  • Won MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography
  • Won MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year
  • Won Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
  • Won MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects
  • Won MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video
  • Won World Music Award for World’s Best Selling British Artist
  • Won NRJ Music Award for Music Website of the Year

 Net Worth & Salary of Jay Kay in 2024

Jay Kay Net Worth
Jay Kay Net Worth

As of April 2024, Jay Kay has gathered a total net worth of $90 million throughout his musical career after releasing several albums worldwide. He, along with the other band members, has also performed in various live concerts sponsored by labels. They also signed a $1 million deal Sony Soho in 2007. He owns almost 70 exotic cars, which include Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Bugatti.

Jay Kay is an English singer and songwriter who is known as the founder of the jazz-funk band Jamiroquai. He, along with Toby Smith, Nick Van Gelder, Derrick McKenzie, and Wallis Buchanan was the prime members of the group. Their first-ever album was titled ‘Emergency on Planet Earth, ’ which sold over 25 million copies all around the globe.


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