Britney Spears is a famous singer, dancer, and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, on December 2, 1981. She began her career in the entertainment industry as a child star in 1991. She has since gone on to establish careers in both the music and film industries. She has also been involved in many other business ventures. She now has an estimated net worth of $215 million and here is how she achieved such professional and financial success.
Spears showed talent from a young age as she sang in the local choir and started dance lessons at the age of three. She also attended gymnastics and voice lessons. At the age of eight, she successfully auditioned for the 1990s revival of ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’. Although she was unsuccessful due to her young age, the casting director suggested she attend a performing arts school. It was for this reason that Britney Spears’ mother moved her and her younger sister to New York. Her attendance at a stage school led to her appearing on Broadway and having roles in commercials.
She was finally cast in ‘The Mickey Mouse Club in 1992 and performed alongside Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kerri Russell, and Ryan Gosling. It was this that set her on the path to fame. There was some talk of her joining a girl group but her mother and family lawyer decided to try to pitch her singing demo to record labels to launch her as a solo pop star. Although she was rejected by several labels, she was finally contacted by Jive Records who were interested in working with her.
She released her debut single and debut album in January 1992. Both were titled ‘…..Baby One More Time’. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified two times platinum. She won awards for both the single and the album and this was when she reached stardom and began to make big bucks.
It is her singing career that has earned her most of her fortune. She went on to release a further eight successful albums and performed in multiple tours across the globe. She has earned money from record and ticket sales ever since her singing career was launched.
However, this is not the only way that Britney Spears has amassed a net worth of $215 million. One other way in which she has earned money is through writing books. Her first book, which she co-wrote with her mother, was titled ‘Britney Spears’ Heart to Heart’ and was published in 2000. The following year she released a second book, also co-written with her mother, called ‘A Mother’s Gift’.
Spears has also had a number of other business ventures that have been very lucrative. In 2001, she signed a promotional deal with Pepsi that earned her in the region of $8 million.She then opened her first restaurant, Nyla, the following year. However, this particular project was short-lived as she fell out with the management. Spears has also had a long professional relationship with fragrance house Elizabeth Arden and released her 24th perfume ‘Sunset Fantasy’ in January 2018.
Furthermore, she has had deals to endorse many other products and this has contributed to her earnings. Some of these include the shoe company Skechers and the clothing brand Candie’s. Britney Spears is also the current face of the French luxury clothing brand KENZO.
Britney Spears was hired to replace Nicole Scherzinger on the second season of ‘The X Factor’ in the United States in a deal worth $15 million. This is just one of her many appearances on television series throughout her career. She has made appearances in single episodes of shows including ‘Will & Grace’, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, and ‘Jane the Virgin’.
Despite all her success, Britney Spears’ life has not been without its troubles. She has suffered from mental health problems, for which she has been hospitalized, and has endured failed relationships. Although she has experienced many problems in her personal life, Britney Spears is the queen of comebacks. She continues to enjoy a successful career in the music industry and is making money from new product endorsements and business ventures all the time. This means that her current net worth of $215 million is likely to grow in the future.