Britney Jean Spears is an icon, and certainly one of the richest stars on the planet. She can now happily join the league of legends such as Madonna and Janet Jackson, both of whom have been pioneers in their field. Spears started earning her fortune at a very young age. She grew up on the world stage, and her fans have witnessed her evolution from a Disney Mouseketeer to the relatable girl next door, and then a full-blown vixen.
|Name:||Britney Jean Spears|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Dancer|
We have uncovered the fortune she has accumulated in her over two-decade-old career. Keep on reading if you’re curious about Britney Spears Net Worth.
The pop princess was born on 2nd December 1981 in McComb, Mississippi. Spears is the second child of James Parnell Spears and Lynne Irene Bridges. The family lived in the Bible Belt, where socially conservative Protestantism had a strong religious influence. By getting to know about her childhood material condition, it can be assumed that this might be the inspiration behind her girl next door persona.
Later the family moved to Kentwood, which is a quaint town in Louisiana. From a young age, the singer developed had a passion for singing and dancing, so her parents enrolled her in dancing school so she could hone her skills. She proved to be so talented that the school gave her a solo other performance for the schools’ annual recital. When she was five, little Britney Spears performed the song What Child is This during her kindergarten graduation. The aspiring artist participated in multiple talent shows and won most of them before reaching the age of seven. She took regular voice refining sessions as well.
On her eighth birthday, Spears told her parents that she wanted to try out for Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club. Her doting parents agreed to take her to auditions, but she was refused and was not cast in the show.
Her rejection wasn’t due to her lack of talent, the reason given by the casting director, was because she was too young. The director did say that he was impressed with her, and her mother was introduced to a talent agent from New York City, named Nancy Carson.
The talent agent was stunned and amazed by Britney’s singing and dancing. Lynne, Spear’s mother, took the agents advice and enrolled her daughter at the Professional Performing Arts School. For Britney to pursue her dreams, Lynne made the ultimate sacrifice and moved to New York with her two daughters, leaving her husband and son behind.
While in the Big Apple, the aspiring singer scored her first professional gig. Young Spears was given the role of an understudy for one of the leading stars of Ruthless!.
The next step on her way to becoming a bonified star was Star Search. It used to be a popular talent show that resembled contemporary shows like America’s Got Talent. Spears sang captivated the world by singing Love can Build a Bridge, even though she didn’t win. Also at this time, young Spears acted in many different television commercials.
In 1992, Britney bagged her breakthrough role; as one of the cast members on Disney’s The All-New Mickey Mouse Club. This platform allowed her to do everything she loved, acting, singing and dancing with fellow members that also went on to become famous, including Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Gosling. She stayed on as a cast member for four years till it was canceled in 1996.
1997 was the breakout year for Britney Spears. She was given the opportunity to join Innosense, a girl band, which she turned down. Spears wanted to carve her path on her terms. With the help of Larry Rudolph, a well-renowned legal representative in the entertainment industry, it was settled that she would be pitched to labels as a solo artist.
Britney Spears’s performance demonstrations were sent to some of the biggest record labels. All of them rejected her, but Jive Record Executives got impressed by her performance. It proved to be the biggest milestone in her career as Spears was signed by Jive Records.
In January of 1999, her debut album …Baby One More Time, hit number one on the US Billboard 200. Within a month after it shot up the charts, it became a two-time platinum album. It later managed to gain the position on top charts, as more than 10 million copies were sold in 15 countries.
500,000 copies of the single were sold on the day it was released, and it skyrocketed to acquire number one position on Hot 100 chart. The now-iconic debut song stubbornly sat on the top spot for two weeks straight. More than 10 million copies of …Baby One More Time is the only best-selling song ever released by a singer. In her debut year, Britney Spears becomes the first-ever singer nominated in the list of Grammy’s Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Right after the release and success of her smash hit single, she released her second, hotly anticipated album, Oops!… I Did It Again, which was also a massive hit. The album sold 20 million copies worldwide and churned out several hit singles. The popstar then went on her first stadium tour called The Oops!… I Did It Again Tour. No one was surprised when the tickets sold out almost instantly and generated $40.5 million in sales. Spears success went on to shine, and so did her every project she set her eyes on.
Once she had cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with, she started dabbling in other areas as well, such as endorsing brands and starring in movies. In 2001, the pop star signed a deal with Pepsi for a whopping $7 to $8 million. In the next few years, Britney and her mother co-wrote several books together which went on to become best-sellers.
2002 became a big year for Spears who starred in Crossroads, her debut movie. The movie did surprisingly well at the box-office; however, it was slammed by the critics. Even though Crossroads had a small budget of $12 million, it went onto earn $61.1 million because of Spears huge fan base across the world. In the same year, Britney opened a restaurant, Nyla, in New York; which didn’t do as well expected, so it was shut down a few months later.
In 2012, the pop star signed one of her biggest deals yet; she signed on for a residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. This provided not a stable income but a base where she could raise her sons. To date, it’s been estimated that she has made more than $100 million from her once permanent gig in Sin City.
Britney Spears net worth is quite impressive after churning out countless top 10 hits, multiple albums, world tours, perfumes, collaboration, and long Vegas residency. In her two-decade-long career, Britney Spears net worth as of 2019 is estimated to be $200 – $215 Million.