Britney Spears Net Worth $210 Million
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and entertainer that achieved instant success when she released her debut album Baby One More Time. The gifted singer was born on December 2 1981 in McComb, Mississippi and grew up in Kentwood Louisiana. As a singer, actress and entertainer, Spears is credited with reviving teen pop in the late 1990s. Her instant success in the international scene made her one of the richest teenage singer of her time.
Over the years, the singer has managed to accumulate a net worth of $210 Million, although doubts surface whether she could keep the vast amount of money due to her spending habits.
According to Forbes, her earnings on some years were...
2012 - $58 Million
2010 - $64 Million
2009 - $35 Million
2001 - $39.2 Million
After more than 10 years in the music industry, the star still seemed to be able to rake in earnings in the millions. Her career as a singer has also made some new records. Her debut album Baby One More Time debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified two times platinum by RIAA. The album became the biggest selling album ever by a teenage artist, topping the charts in 15 countries and selling over 10 million copies in a year. Through her work, she has earned a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award and nine Billboard Music Awards.
Spears was also given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, Billboard recognized her as the best selling female artist of the first decade of the 21st century. Nielsen SoundScan ranked her the tenth best-selling digital artist of the country. Spears had more than 28.6 million digital singles as of January 2012. Rolling Stone also gave credit to her and recognized her success as one of the Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments of all time. Altogether, Spears has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. This record made her one of the best selling music artists of all time. In 2012, Forbes reported that Spears was the highest paid female musician of 2012 with earnings of $58 Million.
Despite her financial success, her personal life was not as bright as her career. In January 2004, she married her childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander but the marriage was annulled 55 hours later. Later that year in July, Spears became engaged to dancer Kevin Federline. The marriage did not last and in November 2006, Spears filed a divorce. The divorce was finalized in July 2007.
Spears was also hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after police who arrived at her house noted that she was under the influence of illicit substance. Besides working as a singer, Spears also appeared as a judge for the second season of the American version of The X Factor. She was reportedly paid a salary of $15 Million. In 2013, Spears released her eight album titled Britney Jean. This album did not sell well and became the lowest selling record in her career. Despite all these, Spears is still considered one of the most successful artist in the world. With $210 Million in the bank, we can safely say that her career was a success!