Britney Spears is a well-rounded artist: Grammy and two-time Emmy winner, dancer, songwriter, occasional actress, producer, and writer.
What is Britney Spears’ net worth?
The American pop singer, entertainer and actress, Britney Spears has a net worth of $70 million at the time this article is written.
- Recent court submissions set Britney’s wealth at $60 to $70 million
- Britney Spears has sold 100 million records all over the world
- In the 2000’s Britney was the best-selling female musician
- Between 2014 and 2018 her real estate increased by $20 million
- Her perfume brand has generated more than $1.5 million in revenue
- In 2008 she was put under conservatorship
- When conservatorship began, Britney was “nearly out of fund”, according to legal documents
- Between 2002 and 2012 Britney Spears was the highest-paid female musician
- Britney’s world tours have grossed more than $500 million
Britney Jean Spears was born on December 2, 1981, in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Kenwood, Louisiana. The artist has a brother, Bryan Spears, and a sister, Jamie Lynn Spears. Bryan is an American film and television producer, but he has also been his sister’s manager since she became famous, thus looking after the interests of the Spears family. In 2008, the father of three obtained in court the right to completely control the life of his sister, Britney, and he was paid the amount of $200,000 for the services rendered.
Britney Spears has struggled since childhood with bipolarity and anxiety, and these conditions appeared due to the pressures that her father always put on her. The star confessed in an interview to the international press that she was very happy when her parents divorced in 2002 and it was actually one of the best things that could happen to her, because before the two adults separated Britney was forced to witness all her parents’ arguments, at one point choosing to leave and move into her aunt’s trailer.
Career beginning and success
Britney Spears knew success as a child when, at the age of 11, she had her first televised appearance in a talent show.
After participating in the show “Star Search” in 1992, she continued her career in the television series called “The New Mickey Mouse Club” on the Disney Channel from 1993 to 1994, alongside names such as Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.
In 1997, Britney signed a contract with the Jive record label, releasing her debut album “Baby One More Time” in 1999. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 30 million copies worldwide, 14 million in the US alone, becoming the best-selling album by a teenager of all time and helping Spears enter the Book of Records.
The success continued with the release of her second album titled “Oops!… I Did It Again”, turning the artist into a pop icon. At the same time, Britney was also the best-selling teenage artist of all time with over 50 million albums sold by the age of 20.
Mass media awarded her the honorary title of “Princess of Pop Music”.
Britney’s autobiographic book
In 2022 the singer Britney Spears announced that she had started writing her autobiography, thus confirming several articles published in the American press according to which the pop music star intends to publish a volume of memoirs.
In February 2022, Page Six reported that the pop star signed a $15 million deal with prestigious publisher Simon & Schuster to write a book about her life, career, and relationships with her family during and after the end of the conservatorship regime.
According to usatoday.com, this will be Britney Spears’ first self-authored memoir. The singer co-authored the 2000 autobiography “Britney Spears’s Heart to Heart” and the 2001 tome “A Mother’s Gift,” written in collaboration with her mother, Lynne Spears.
Mental health problems and the Umbrella incident
Journalists from TMZ reported the scandals in the diva’s life, starting with the madness of 2007 when she shaved her head, attacked street photographers with an umbrella, gave in to alcohol, and was one step away from being permanently committed to a “lunatic asylum”.
Britney Spears was placed under the legal conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears, in 2008 after the artist experienced a mental health crisis.
That controversial legal arrangement allowed Jamie Spears to take control of the artist’s finances and her professional decisions, as well as control a number of personal matters in her daughter’s life, including the ability to visit her teenage sons and get married.
After more than 13 years, in November 2021, the artist came out from under the tutelage of her father, who controlled her whole life, personal and artistic, him giving up everything in exchange for a fabulous amount of money, but also claiming that someone needs to take his place because Britney can’t take care of herself. Specifically, Jamie Spears wants Britney to pay him $1.3 million for lawyers, $500,000 for the singer’s former management company, and other additional amounts for himself.
In 2000, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were the most sought-after couple in the pop music industry. After they broke up, Timberlake used the video for “Cry Me A River” to strongly suggest that he had been cheated on, which he later publicly denied.
After Justin Timberlake, Spears married her childhood friend Jason Alexander, a marriage that lasted for 55 hours, after which it was annulled.
Britney Spears hastily married dancer Kevin Federline in 2005, with whom she has two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. However, their divorce in 2006 was traumatic for both of them. According to the former couple’s prenuptial agreement, Federline received $1 million from Spears, plus $20,000 a month in child support (which was increased in September 2018).
In 2013, Spears ended her engagement with her manager, Jason Trawick, with TMZ reporting that Spears wanted more children and that Trawick did not. Other sources claimed that he was stressed about having to take care of Spears and needed a partnership with someone on an equal footing with him.
She was shown in 2014 with David Lucado, who was accused of cheating on her, then with Charlie Ebersol, with whom the relationship simply did not work out. Since 2016, Spears has been in a relationship with athlete and trainer Sam Asghari.
Britney Spears has owned several houses and properties all over the United States over time. Though, most of these were located in the Los Angeles area. Below you will find some of Britney’s most notable real estate assets.
In 1999, when she was only 18 years old, Britney bought a 7.4-acre property in her hometown Kentwood, Louisiana for $29,362.
One year later, in 2000 she purchased a condoning NYC’s Greenwich Village and in 2002 the building’s 4-floor penthouse. The prices of both properties were not made public. In 2006 she sold the penthouse for $4 million and in 2011 she sold the smaller unit for $1.5 million.
In 2001, at the age of 19, Britney Spears bought a house in the Hollywood Hills for an unknown amount of money. Though, she sold this house in 2003 to the actress Brittany Murphy.
In 2004 she bought a house in Malibu for $6.3 million but sold it in 2007 for $10 million.
In 2006 Britney bought a house in Beverley Hills for $6.75 million. In 2010 she listed the house for sale for $5.5 million and sold it in 2012 for $4.2 million.
In 2012 Britney Spears paid $6.7 million for a house in the L.A. suburb of Westlake Village, but in 2017 she sold it for $7 million.
In 2015 she bought another property in Westlake Village for $7.5 million. As of today, this property is worth a minimum of $10 million.
In June 2022 Britney Spears purchased a house in Calabasas for $11.8 million.