Camilla Cabello has slowly been rising in the music scene and she is all the rage now. She has made various banger collaborations with huge artists such as Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, and Ed Sheeran just to mention a few. It is no doubt that with her popularity increasing, the young singer is bound to increase her net worth. As of 2019, Cabello was estimated to be worth around $14 million. The article below details how the talented star has managed to accumulate such a significant amount in such a short time and at a young age.
Who is Camilla Cabello?
Camilla Cabello, born as Karla Camilla Cabello Estrabao on March 3rd, 1997, is a Cuban American songwriter, singer, and most recently actress. She was born in Havana Cuba to Alejandro Cabello and Sinuhe Estrebao. She grew up in East Havana in the town of Cojimar. Cabello has a younger sister Sofia and their father is Mexican. Her father’s heritage caused the family to bounce back and forth between Mexico and Havana.
When she was five, she alongside her mother relocated to Miami in Florida and her father joined them 18 months later as he had experienced issues with processing his passport. Cabello finally acquired her US citizenship in 2008 and attended the Miami Palmetto High School. She dropped out for a year in 2012 to pursue music but later went back and earned her high school diploma.
Cabello auditioned in the X-Factor in 2012, a process that took her longer than she thought. According to Cheat Sheet, Cabello had to come back 3 times to audition as each time the show’s producers could say they were out of time because of the judges’ schedules or the official audition hours had ended. She never lost hope and kept going back until they allowed her to audition since they had seen her persistence. Her audition was also never aired on television as the X-Factor show had not gotten rights to her audition song, ‘RESPECT’ by Aretha Franklin.
After the boot camp elimination process ended, Cabello was recalled back on stage after being previously eliminated to sing alongside fellow contestants who would later on form the Fifth Harmony group. She sang with Ally Brooke, Normani Keidi, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui. The group came in third place in the competition finale and signed a joint deal with Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music and Epic Records which is owned by L.A Reid. She performed and released songs with her bandmates up until December 2016 when she made it official that she would be leaving her birth group Fifth Harmony to pursue a solo career.
So how did Camilla Cabello earn a total of $14 million?
Camilla Cabello is a total package deal. Aside from her singing career, she is also a model, a brand ambassador, and an actress. Below, we examine all the singer’s revenue channels that eventually led her to amass such an impressive net worth.
1. Singing career
Much like most singers in the music business, Cabello’s fortune can be directly linked to her music career. Concert performances and sales of her various albums are her most direct revenue streams and her highest income earners, according to Comparilist. Her song Havana that features Young Thug was one of her most profitable songs as it was the most-streamed song ever on Spotify by a solo female artist.
She makes her money through ticket sales for her concert performances and royalties from her songs. Her self-titled album Camila debuted at number one in the US with sales equaling 119,000 album-equivalent units, 65000 of which were pure album sales. While it is obvious that a big chunk of her income comes from her work with her now former bandmates Fifth Harmony it would also be denying the fact that the singer has worked hard since her departure from the girl group. Fifth Harmony’s debut album Reflection hit it big in 2015 and became certified Platinum by RIAA. The group’s self-titled album topped the charts and was number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2017. In 2018, Cabello went on her first solo tour the ‘Never Be the Same Tour’. It made over $1 million in the box office.
Camilla Cabello has proven that her songwriting game is top-notch as she has been involved in the writing of the song ‘Hey Ma’ from the film Fast and the Furious album track together with Pitbull and J Balvin. She has also collaborated with artists such as Major Lazer and Quavo. She also co-wrote the song ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ with Shawn Mendes. This means that she got paid for her writing credits on the songs listed above.
3. Acting career
The young talented singer seems to be branching out from music and into acting. According to Seventeen Magazine, it was announced in April 2019 that Cabello would star in the upcoming adaptation of the all-time Disney classic Cinderella.
4. Modeling and brand endorsements
Cabello also has other money-making ventures aside from her acting and singing. She partnered with the clothing brand called Guess and became the official face of the brand’s fall campaign in 2017. She was paid a lump sum for the short period she was on stage as she showcased the brand’s cloth line.
Camilla Cabello has only just begun to create waves in her career. With various successes from her songs such as ‘Havana’ which is certified Platinum in the USA, to her latest song ‘Living Proof’, Cabello seems to be one fiery artist seeking to make a long-lasting impact in the music industry. She has won 2 Latin Grammy Awards, 1 Billboard Music Award, and 5 American Music Awards, not forgetting her 3 Grammy Awards nominations. Her wealth seems to also be increasing yearly as she was estimated to have been worth approximately $8 million about 2 years ago. With her frequent and well thought out songs and moves, it is difficult to not see this young lady get to the likes of Beyoncé and Rihanna.