Nowadays, any starlet who hits the small screen capitalizes on her popularity quickly, by moving onto acting in big studio movies, signing up for lucrative endorsements and doing anything and everything to turn her 15 minutes of fame into cold, hard cash.
And Lea Michele, who rose to popularity through her role on TV’s hit series, “Glee,” is no different. Read on to find out more about how Lea Michelle made her money and what her net worth actually is.
Lea Michele is one of a few “Glee” stars who has managed her money well. According to sources, Lea Michele’s salary per episode of Glee in its last season was $80,000. And given that a standard season consists of 22 episodes, Lea Michelle’s grand total per season of Glee was $1.8 million. But that’s not the limit to her income.
Lea Michele’s mug was featured on ads for Loreal, for which she reportedly signed a $1 million endorsement deal. In addition, she has been featured on promotional ads for Gap Inc, Candies, Chevrolet, Nike, and HP TouchPad. Now that’s money that’s bound to accumulate!
Lea Michele has also starred in quite a few shows, concerts and movies. She reportedly earned $500,000 for Glee Live! at Radio City Music Hall, $375,000 for the film New Year’s Eve, $342, 857 for Glee: The 3D Concert Movie and $260,870 for Buster & Chanuncy’s Silent Night.
Lea Michele has also published a book (Brunette Ambition) and dropped an album (Louder), both of which have raked in quite a bit of money.
And what’s the grand total for all of that work? In 2018, Lea Michele has been estimated to be worth as much as $6,000,000-$10,000,000.
No wonder she looks so happy!
But boy does Lea Michele like to spend her money!
In 2018, Lea Michelle reportedly dropped $3 million on her Brentwood mansion. The sprawling estate has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, gorgeous views of the canyon, and even a 2-story gym! She’s also been spotted driving around in a car valued at $55,000.
But given that Lea Michele is such a fitness guru and seems to live her life healthily without having to be in an out of rehab all of the time, it looks like she doesn’t have to worry about wasting her fortune like most celebrities out there.
And there you have it, another celebrity who’s quickly climbed the ranks of millionaires.
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