Bruce Springsteen, also known as “The Boss” is one of the wealthiest celebrities in the United States today. In fact, he’s the fourteen wealthiest celebrity with a net worth of a whopping $460 million. How in the world did he ever become so rich? Was it from his career as a musician? We looked into his background to learn more and here is what we found out. Bruce was born in 1949 and is a native of New Jersey. He attended Freehold Borough High School and was a normal teenager. Springsteen was a member of a few different bands before he achieved success, including The Castiles, Earth and Steel Mill.
His big breaks
Early in his career he achieved massive success with the release of his first album. He signed a contract with Columbia Records in 1972 and released his first album titled “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” His second album “The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle” was every bit as successful, but it wouldn’t be until he released “Born to Run,” his third album that he would skyrocket to unimaginable heights of fame. The album sales brought in approximately $6.8 million.
A long and prosperous career
In 1984, the album “Born in the U.S.A.” was released and it was the highest selling yet. It brought in $18 million in record sales alone. His tours took hi over the top with sold out shows in big cities and thanks to the new album, his tickets sales brought in another $80 million. Springsteen continued to achieve remarkable popularity and success. He embarked on the High Hopes Tour in 2014 which earned approximately $44 million. In 2016, he earned an additional $60.5 million for the year and this earned him a place on the Forbes list of Wealthiest Celebrities for 2016 top 100 list.
High-volume album sales
Springsteen has sold over 120 million albums in his career. His 19th studio album “High Hopes” was released in 2014 and he went on in the fall of 2017 to make his Broadway debut at the Walter Kerr Theatre for a solo concert series that lasted for 8 weeks.
How much has he made in all?
Bruce Springsteen’s talent and showmanship has made him a very wealthy man, but those who worked with him and helped along with way also made a significant profit from their affiliations. It is estimated that he has earned a total of more than $1.5 billion throughout his career so far, and he’s not showing any signs of stopping yet. As of the end of 2017, his net worth was estimated at $460 million. It’s been estimated that his 2018 earnings are in the neighborhood of $40 million, which gives us a strong indication that his career in entertainment hasn’t even started to cool down. He’ll be 70 years old and Springsteen is still in demand.
He’s an award winning star
Springsteen was given the nickname “The boss” because when it comes to delivering on entertainment, he rules. His amazing career has spanned five decades and he has been as good to the music business as it has been to him. He’s won two Golden Globe Awards, an Academy Award and a total of 20 Grammy Awards. It’s worth mentioning that he’s been nominated for 49 of them. In 2913 he was named the “MusiCares Person of the Year.” In addition to this, in 1999, he was inducted into the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
His personal life
Although music has been a major part of Bruce Springsteen’s life, he also made time to have a family. He and his wife have two sons and one daughter together. They own a horse farm with an estimated value of $10 million. The property is a sprawling 200 acres located in Colts Neck, New Jersey. The New Jersey native has maintained his roots in this area.
When we take a look at his long and prosperous career there is little doubt about how Bruce Springsteen has made his millions. He’s earned his vast fortune through the record sales and tours that packed people in stadiums by the tens of thousands. Bruce Springsteen is a legend that is still earning millions each year.