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How Ariana Grande Achieved a Net Worth of $220 Million

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is a beautiful and talented American singer, actress, and songwriter. For more than ten years, she has entertained fans with her sweet melodious, light lyrics and soprano voice. She is one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok and has many subscribers on YouTube.

Ariana Grande is one of the wealthiest celebrities worldwide. As of December 2022, her net worth is estimated to be $220 million. This article details the life and career of Ariana Grande and how she rose to fame and acquired her wealth. Let's get started!

Ariana Grande's Basic Information

  • Real Name: Ariana Grande Butera
  • Net Worth: $220 million
  • Date Of Birth: 26th June 1993
  • Gender: Female
  • Profession: Singing, acting, songwriting
  • Nationality: American

Who Is Ariana Grande?

Ariana Grande is an award-winning American singer, songwriter, and actress. Keep reading to know her early life, career, rise in fame, how she makes her money, and what is next for this talented celebrity.

Early Life

Ariana Grande was born on 26th June 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. She was born to Edward Butera, a graphic designer, artist, and the owner of a graphic design firm, and Joane Grande, a chief executive officer of a communications company. Ariana has an elder half brother—Frankie Grande.

Ariana attended Pine Crest School and later Broward preparatory school for high school education. However, her attendance was interrupted by other commitments. Ariana completed her high school education in a non-traditional way. She couldn't physically attend school at some point, but she received learning materials in her absence. Although she finished high school, she chose to pursue her career instead of attending college.

Ariana Grande's Career Life

Ariana Grande started her singing and acting career at 15 when in high school. She won a role in Broadway play 13 as Charlotte, a supporting character that won her a National Youth Theatre Association award. However, her breakthrough came in 2010 when she secured a role in the Nickelodeon Tv series ‘Victorious’ where she played the role of Cat Valentine—a teenager enrolled in art school.

Ariana later appeared in a spin-off show, ‘Sam & cat,’ in 2013 and 2014 when ‘Victorious’ was canceled. She continued improving her musical skills while still acting and released her first single ‘Put Your Hearts Up,’ in 2011. However, she degraded the song and its video for its teen vibe. Ariana released her debut album, ‘Yours Truly,’ in 2013, which became popular and made the number on the Billboard 200 chart. The album's lead single, ‘The Way,’ a collaboration with famous rapper Mac Miller opened in the top 10 of the Billboard top 100.

Becoming a Pop Star

Ariana Grande became a pop star when she released her second album, ‘My Everything,’ in 2014. It was an evolution of her first album, and she worked with famous producers and songwriters, including David Guetta, Shellback, Benny Blanco, and Ryan Tedder, among others. The album was a mix of pop and R&B but included EDM, electropop, and dance-pop.

‘My Everything’ debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart and sold 169,000 copies in the first week. The Recording Industrial Association of America certified the album as double platinum and was listed as the most popular album in the Billboard 200 chart in the 2010s,2014, and 2015. It included collaborations with famous singers like The Weekend, Iggy Azalea, and Childish Gambino. The five singles supporting the album included ‘problem',’ Break free’, ‘Bang Bang,’ 'Love me harder', and 'One last time'.

Ariana released her third album ‘Dangerous Woman', in 2016 and worked with established singers, including Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray, and The Future. The album's theme was female disobedience, love, and unhealthy relationships. Although it was a mix of pop and R&B, it incorporated other genres, including electropop, reggae, dance disco, and trap. The album brought out Ariana's vocal mastery and ability to combine various musical genres and mature lyrics.

Four singles supported the album, including ‘side to side’, which appeared in the top ten U.S. Billboard 200 hot 100, ‘Dangerous Woman', and ‘Into You'. The album premiered at number two on the Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the Recording industry association of America (RAA). It topped the Billboard charts in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Brazil, Italy, and Spain.

Her Additional Albums

Ariana released her fourth album ‘Sweetener' in 2018, which won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 61st Grammy Awards and premiered at number one on the US Billboard chart 200. It became the third of her albums to reach the summit and the first to earn her a Grammy award. The lead single from the album ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ occupied the third position, 'God Is a Woman’ occupied the eighth position and ‘Breathin’ occupied the twelfth position.

Grande released the fifth album in 2019 dubbed ‘Thank U, Next,’ with the lead single premiering at number one in the U.S. and UK. Other songs like ‘7 Rings’ and ‘Break up with your girlfriend, I'm bored’ took the first and second positions in the US and topped charts in the UK. As a result, Ariana became the first solo artist to simultaneously occupy the top three positions on the US billboard 200 chart. The album also broke the record for the US's largest streaming week for pop and female albums.

Ariana Grande released her sixth album, ‘Positions’ in October 2020, and its lead single premiered at number one in the US and UK simultaneously. The title track, also the lead single, premiered atop the Billboard hot 100 and was her fifth number-one single in the US. The album was the eighth most consumed in the U.S., reaching number one in Norway, Croatia, Argentina, Canada, Lithuania, New Zealand, and the UK.

During the release of her sixth album, Ariana worked with Lady Gaga on ‘Rain On Me’, which earned her a second Grammy award for the best pop/duo group performance.

Ariana took a break from active music in 2020 to manage her cosmetics line (R.E.M beauty) and became a coach in ‘The Voice’, a televised singing competition.

Personal Life

Ariana Grande married her fiance and partner, Dalton Gomez, on 15th May 2021 after dating for over a year, and they have yet to have children together.

Why Is Ariana Grande So Rich?

Ariana Grande is one of the best-selling musicians globally. According to Forbes, she was the 17th top-earning celebrity and was the highest-paid female musician on the 2020 Celebrity 100. She earned her money through music, acting and sponsorship deals with Reebok, Fortnite, MAC, Givenchy, Guess, Brookstone and Lipsy, and from her R.E.M beauty line.

Ariana Grande made approximately $520,000 from her role in ‘Victorious’ and $875,000 from ‘Sam & Cat’. She also made approximately $1395,500 from Nickelodeon and $ 15.7 million from Spotify alone. Her album ‘Thank U, Next’ sold 1,848,500 units while her Sweetener world tour earned her $146 million in 2019. She earns $20 to $25 million as a coach in ‘Victorious’.

Ariana Grande's Awards

Award Year Category
Grammy Awards 2021 Best Pop Dance group
American Music Awards 2016 Artist of the year
Kids Choice Awards 2014 Favorite female
MTV Europe Music Awards 2014 Best song ‘Problem’
MTV Video Music Awards 2019 Best song ‘Boyfriend’
Billboard Music Awards 2019 Top female artist
MTV Video Music Awards 2020 Best Cinema ‘Rain On Me’
Grammy Awards 2022 Best pop solo
Grammy Awards 2019 Best Pop Vocal album


FAQs About Ariana Grande Net Worth

1. How much is Ariana Grande worth in 2022?

As of December 2022, Ariana Grande net worth is $220 million.

2. Is Ariana Grande from a wealthy family?

Ariana Grande was born to successful parents. Her mother-Joan, Grande, was the CEO of a communications company, while her father, Edward Butera, owned a graphics design company. Her parents' connections got her started in her music career.

3. How much does Ariana Grande earn in a year?

Ariana Grande makes approximately $20 million in a year.

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Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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