After showing the world how much of a talented singer she is in the 1992 edition of Star Search, which she, however, didn’t win, Britney Spears used the opportunity to kick many doors open for her career to take off. The publicity she attained from the singing competition earned her a spot on Disney’s The All-New Mickey Mouse Club with Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera as co-stars. Though she was quite young, Britney Spears’ age at the time did nothing to stop her star from shining and through hard work and sheer display of talent, she is now a global star, widely recognized as an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
Compared to Britney Spears’ age, her net worth of $215 million sounds unbelievable as most people who have been in the industry long before she came along can’t boast of a quarter of it. Howbeit, she has made that much from her career which started in the early 1990s and we have all the deets on how she achieved this feat.
Britney Spears’ Age
Born December 2, 1981, Britney Spears celebrated her 37th birthday in December 2018. Her place of birth is McComb, Mississippi, and her parents – Lynne Irene Bridges and James Parnell Spears raised her as their second child. Growing up, Spears sang in a Baptist church choir and also took dance lessons, giving her a good start as a future entertainer. She literally found out what the future holds for her at an early age and her parents were very supportive in this regard.
How Britney Spears Achieved a Net Worth of $215 Million
At an early age, before she turned 20, Britney Spears was already a pop sensation with a Guinness World Record in tow – for being the youngest with the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist, attained through her first album …Baby One More Time which sold more than thirteen million copies in the United States. Her sophomore album Oops!… I Did It Again (2000) also attained commercial success and made her an international superstar.
She has since released several more studio albums including Britney (2001), In the Zone (2003), Blackout (2007), Circus (2008), Femme Fatale (2011), Britney Jean (2013) and Glory (2016).
The pop sensation has also played film roles, one of which can be seen in the film Crossroads. Reality TV show appearances are also in her resume and in 2012, she was a judge on The X-Factor, a job that had her smiling to the bank with $15 million after just one season.
Britney Spears has also invested heavily in different business ventures. She launched a perfume brand with Elizabeth Arden, Inc. in 2004. The brand’s sales exceeded US$1.5 billion in 2012.
There is no denying Britney Spears, at a relatively young age, has made an indelible in the music industry. For her awe-inspiring contributions to the entertainment industry, the pop princess has numerous awards and nominations to her name. So far, Britney Spears has a Grammy Award, seven Guinness World Records, six MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, the inaugural Radio Disney Icon Award and the GLAAD Media Award’s Vanguard Award. To crown it all, she has received a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her achievements make it easier to understand why she has topped the list of most searched celebrities seven times in the past 12 years. This feat is almost as old as the internet itself.
One thing that sets Britney Spears apart from her peers is her mind-blowing way of making comebacks, no matter how deep she falls. She has had several setbacks in her career, hit rock bottom and even ended up in a mental health facility. But, in the end, she is still one of the most prominent stars in the world right now. Britney Spears only seems to get better with age.
How She Spends Her Money
When you are worth as much as $215 million, the public becomes interested in how the money is being spent. Britney Spears doesn’t spare much in giving herself a life of luxury which includes shopping for designer clothes and going on vacations like most stars. She also makes other expenses like paying for her bodyguards, maintaining a legal team, as well as keeping her home in order. She equally has two kids to take care of. Unsurprisingly, with age, Britney Spears has made wiser financial choices.
As anticipated, Britney Spears is also going heavy on philanthropy, most of which she carries out through The Britney Spears Foundation. While the foundation focuses on children, she has also contributed to the well-being of humanity through donations to charities, as well as support for different causes, including the fight against AIDS in impoverished regions.