Bruno Mars is one of the hottest recording artists of today and has been for quite some time now. The singer-songwriter has proven his talents with every single hit song that he’s released so far, and all of them are good. It’s hard to think of a bad Bruno Mars song, and that’s said without bias whatsoever. We know true talent when we see or hear it, and Bruno Mars just happens to have it. The young singer seems to just be scratching the surface as well; he probably still has a long way to go in his already successful career. He already has a net worth of $90 million, but he’ll probably surpass that soon enough.
So how exactly did Bruno Mars get up to a $90 million net worth? Born Peter Gene Hernandez, the 32-year old artist started his career in music very early in life. He’s always had a knack for music, so when he was first starting out, he used to write songs for artists such as Brandy. Aside from songwriting for the stars, he also did a lot of backup singing. He’s even impersonated Elvis as a job, which we can totally picture him doing. Elvis is, after all, one of his biggest influences. The song that served as a catalyst for his career was Flo Rida’s 2009 hit Right Round. After Bruno wrote that song, he became even more sought after in the industry. He started to gain more popularity and demand for his music started to grow. There’s one report of his salary to be roughly around $35 million, but that number seems off with all the other details of his earnings.
Majority of Bruno’s yearly salary comes from record sales. After all, he’s sold over 130 million records worldwide. His most recent album, 24K Magic, supposedly earned him $1.5 million. That’s surely a hefty sum of money. He also makes a ton of money from his tours and shows. Bruno’s tours are always a hit, and they almost always sell out. That’s a hefty sum of money that goes into his pockets as well. As a further example, in 2013 when Bruno did a total of 84 shows, Bruno reportedly earned an impressive $72.4 million.
Bruno also has other sources of income. In 2014, he reportedly got an estimated $60 million from those and about $40 million from 2016 to 2017. That surely comes from various endorsements and such.
Bruno has also delved into the world of Hollywood from his acting job in Rio 2. That was Bruno’s first voice acting performance and he did very well in it. We have no doubt that he would venture into that again and maybe even full blown acting. Aside from that, Bruno still earns money from doing songwriting and choreographing jobs in the industry.
Perhaps one of his biggest moneymakers to date was the halftime show at the 2013 Super Bowl show. For a 12-minute performance, Bruno Mars got paid out a whopping $10 million. If you’re at that stage of your career where someone pays you $10 million for 12 minutes of your time, you can probably say that you’ve definitely made it.
Apart from all the ways that Bruno makes money, the reason why he’s kept his net worth high is because of his spending habits. He’s bought and sold properties in Los Angeles, but none of them were too expensive to start with. His studio crib is probably the most expensive one out of his properties, and it cost him $6.5 million. That’s chump change for other multimillion real estate buyers out there. He does have a private plane, but he makes use of the plane to bring him to his tours and shows. He also has a decent car collection that can rack up the tag, but it’s not to excess.
Whatever it may be, the star remains to be humble and you never hear about excessive and extravagant spending on the loose. He’s also managed to make millions in donations to various charities. He has partnered with the Hawaii Community Foundation. He donated $1 million just to help the victims of the Flint water crisis. Bruno Mars has done more and is known for his philanthropy. It just goes to show just how much one person can do for the good of so many—even a recording artist such as Bruno Mars. And it’s also evident that the more you give, the more you’ll get back.