Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell was born on December 17, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. Her parents, Maggie Baird and Patrick O'Connell, are both working actors. As luck would have it, Billie's parents were also musicians. They began exposing their daughter and her older brother Finneas to music at a young age.
The siblings were homeschooled by their mother because she "wanted them to study what interested them, and not some huge scholastic course load." Eilish wrote her first song at age 11. Her brother (who was 13 at the time), produced the song and they put it on SoundCloud. SoundCloud is an online audio and music sharing platform.
The duo uploaded a few songs here and there without much luck. But, in 2015, she uploaded "Ocean Eyes", and it was a hit. Billie had hundreds of thousands of hits on the song. Apple Music took notice and they signed her in 2016. When she recorded "Six Feet Under" for Apple Music, Interscope Records came knocking and swept Billie away. This was when she'd quickly start to accumulate an impressive net worth.
Billie Eilish Net Worth
Billie Eilish has a net worth of $30 million. Much of her money came from her contract with Interscope records and her collaboration with Apple.
Interscope Records is a conglomerate of record companies and artists including:
- Aftermath (Dr. Dre)
- Shady Records (Eminem)
- 50 Cent
- Olivia Rodrigo
- Machine Gun Kelly
- Blink 182
- Diddy (Sean Combs)
- Kendrick LaMar
- Lady Gaga
While Billie fits right in with these talented artists, imagine being a teenager and invited to work along side some of the biggest names in the industry.
In 2017, Billie released her first EP (extended play, which is longer than a single, but shorter than a full album or LP), entitled " Don't Smile At Me." When 2019 rolled around, Billie gained wide-spread fame with "Bad Guy". That single hit the top of the Billboard 100. During the 2020 Grammys, Eilish cleaned up, winning:
- Best Album
- Best Record
- Best Song
- Best New Artist
She was the first person in 40 years to win all 4 of those awards at the same ceremony. She was also the first woman.
Billie's first full album, "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go", debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts, went triple platinum, and was the number one album of the year. The record sold over 3.9 million copies.
Billie made an estimated $18 million during her first 2 tours. The first tour came on the heels of her massive success at the 2017 South By Southwest music festival. The second tour in 2018, called "Where's My Mind", made the bulk of that money.
She had a third arena tour set up for 2020, but had to cancel due to the pandemic. She surely would have made even more money and have a larger net worth had that not occurred.
Apple TV paid Billie $25 million for a documentary about her life and music. The documentary, called, "The World's A Little Blurry", follows the singer on the road, stage, and at home with her family. All while writing and recording her debut album, which inspired millions of young people and changed the course of her life.
Billie has a very active following on many social media platforms. She makes an estimated $100,000 a month from sites including:
- Instagram: 90 million followers
- YouTube : 30 million followers
- Twitter: 5 million followers
- SoundCloud: 1 million followers
Eilish is known for her unique style and way of dressing. She prefers loose, baggy clothing, which is more in line with performers from the 1990s, than performers her own age. This eclectic fashion sense got her the cover of British Vogue in June of 2021.
Eilish is quite the designer as well. In April of 2019, she partnered with artist Takashi Murakami to launch her own line of clothing.
Later that year, she partnered with Freak City to advertise their clothing and came up with a few pieces of her own.
Billie also makes money from her official merchandise website. Here she sells concert gear with items like hoodies starting at $100. Also on the site, Billie highlights her own line of Nike sneakers.
Over recent years, Billie has been the brand ambassador and has done ads for:
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Calvin Klein
- Music Lab App
Then there's the perfume. Simply called "Eilish", the fragrance is almost always sold out. It's no wonder, because it sounds delightful.
Eilish worked closely with the perfume developers to come up with something that she said "smells like November." What was created was a Devine woodsy, soft spice, with hints of vanilla and cocoa.
The perfume, when you can get it, is pretty affordable at an average price of $60.
What Kind Of Real Estate Does Billie Eilish Own?
One would think that the second she got some money, that Billie would move out of her parents' home. But she did not. She stayed in the modest 2-bedroom home she grew up in, until 2021.
After her brother moved out, she decided it was time to give her parents some space. Billie bought herself a horse ranch in Glendale, California.
The price was a financially feasible $2.3 million. When stars her age often pay tens of millions of dollars for over-the-top mansions, Billie kept it simple. She loves horses and riding, so a large, yet simple ranch was the perfect choice.
Awards And Accolades
Her 7 Grammys aside, Billie Eilish has accumulated 129 award nominations and racked up 84 wins. Including:
- 2022 - Academy Award for Best Song (this made her the second youngest person to win an Oscar)
- 2022 - Golden Globe for Best Original Song
- 2019 - American Music Awards for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Rock Album
- 2019 - Billboard Music Award for Best Single
- 2019 - MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist
- 2019 - People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Artist
Billie Eilish: Personal Life
When she's not working, Billie enjoys spending time with her family and riding her horses at her ranch.
She is also public about her relationship with boyfriend Jesse Rutherford. Rutherford, who is 10 years Billies' senior, is the lead singer of the band, The Neighourhood. Eilish was quoted by CNN about the relationship saying, "it's really cool and I'm really happy about it."
Billie says that she has Tourette's Syndrome and has struggled with depression in the past.
What Does Billie Eilish Do For Charity?
Billie does a lot of work to help others. During the pandemic of 2020, when meat was scarce, Eilish and her mom started a vegan food organization.
Vegans themselves, the mother-daughter team, distributed plant-based meals to frontline workers and people in need.The meals were so popular Billie has expanded the effort to reach more major cities.
She also supports the Fender Play Foundation. This organization works to bring music education to underserved young people in Los Angeles.
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- How Gloria Estefan Achieved a Net Worth of $500 Million
Written by Allen Lee
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