Sinead O’Connor made news today because of a concerning note that she posted on Facebook regarding where she’s living and her personal mental illnesses.
O’Connor noted that she is currently staying in a New Jersey motel and she has nobody – and essentially nothing – to her name.
Several sites have estimated in the past that O’Connor is worth more than $6 million. At this point, it is very hard to believe that that’s the case. In this article we will attempt to determine the true Sinead O’Connor net worth.
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Sinead O’Connor goes from superstar to unknown
By all accounts, Sinead O’Connor had an extremely successful career. Growing up in a broken home and suffering from child abuse, O’Connor found solace in music, and began writing her own songs.
While she was young, she was chronically absent from school, and she was caught shoplifting.
After working as a singer for a while, she eventually signed with a major label, and began writing and producing music. But she constantly found herself embroiled in controversy. Eventually she released her first album in the late 80s and became a giant success.
In the late 80s and early 90s Sinead O’Connor was a household name. She was prominent for her shaved head and manner of dress.
However, in the 2000s and 2010s she fell to relative obscurity. She continued to try to release new material, and she did some collaborations with major artists, but nothing seemed to bring back her former glory.
Sinead O’Connor net worth
Over time, O’Connor became embroiled in lawsuits and other expensive ventures. She was unable to pay taxes on her home in Ireland, and had to sell her house in order to pay the $160,000 tax bill. Although she bought the property for over $2 million, she ended up selling it for less than half that.
She was also sued for several million dollars by Arsenio Hall, although that lawsuit was eventually dropped.
Recently, Sinead O’Connor revealed that she has been sleeping in a $75/night motel room, and has little property or possessions. She also revealed that she’s been looking for places to stay — she even asked fans for help.
Although she clearly made a reasonable amount of money during the height of her career, O’Connor never made as much as today’s hit musicians. And now it looks like she’s blown through that.
In total, we estimate Sinead O’Connor net worth at between zero and $200,000. Once you take into account liabilities, she’s essentially bankrupt.
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