Shania Twain is a Canadian country singer that has a net worth of $400 million. She is considered to be one of the most successful country singers of all time. She has been working in the music industry for over twenty-five years. A more detailed look at how her fortune has been earned will be taken below.
The majority of her income has come from her music career. Her first album was released in 1993, but this was not a massive success at the time. Her second album that was released two years later did much better, and it was around this time that people began to become more aware of her and the music she produced. Her most successful album was ‘Come On Over’ which was released in 1997. This album sold 40 million copies worldwide and is also considered the one that started to gain her recognition from overseas. According to the Official Charts, the version of Come On Over that was released internationally was reworked to give it more of a pop feel. This album featured the singles You’re Still The One and Man! I Feel Like A Woman which were successful in the regular singles charts as well as the country ones.
Net Worth $400 Million
Name Eileen Regina Edwards
Born Windsor, Ontario
Birth Date August 28, 1965
Source of Wealth Canadian Singer and Songwriter
She has released two other albums after Come On Over, but it is this one that still remains her best-seller. In all she has sold over 85 million albums in total worldwide. The only Canadian female singer that has sold more than this is Celine Dion. Her popularity has continued in the era of streaming, with millions of people listening to her music via a streaming service every year.
The number of albums that she has sold worldwide would have made a significant contribution to her net worth. There are also other ways that she has been able to make money from her music. She co-headlined a tour alongside John Brannen and Toby Keith in 1993 just after her first album was released. She later went on to headline several of her own tours. In 2005 she worked with Coty to release a fragrance called Shania. No details of the financial arrangement for this endorsement were released, but she would have earned some income from this deal. She also released a second fragrance two years later named Shania Starlight.
She released her autobiography in 2011 and the sales of this would have also contributed to her total net worth. In her book she talked about the difficult upbringing she had and the struggles she faced after her divorce from her first husband Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange. The Star reported that she also went on the Oprah Winfrey show to discuss her book in more detail. Some of the details in this book must have been very difficult for her to share. Also in 2011 she was the star of a documentary that focused on her success as a music artist, after a difficult start in life. She had taken a break from singing for a few years before this documentary aired, and it coincided with her musical comeback. In this documentary she elaborated on some of the points that she had made in her book. There is likely to have been some form of financial reward for her taking part in the documentary. She may have also benefited financially from the fact that the release of her book and the documentary raised her profile at a time when she was looking to relaunch her career. This meant that she was more likely to sell a higher number of albums when it was released.
She has also appeared as a guest on a number of TV shows and she is likely to have been well-paid for these appearances. She has been a guest judge on several talent shows including American Idol, Dancing With The Stars and Ru Paul’s Drag Race. At one point it was rumored that she would become the judge on the tenth season of American Idol but this role went to Jennifer Lopex instead.
It is likely that she is highly appreciative of the financial position that she finds herself in now, because she spent much of her early life living in poverty. Her mother and stepfather often struggled to make ends meet and there were times when the family had to go without food. In the winter they would put plastic bags around their shoes to try to keep their feet warm as they could not afford new shoes. The relationship that her mother and stepfather had was also very volatile, and there were several times when her mother took the children and left home.
She owns several pieces of real estate, and she has been able to do this because of the money she has earned. Celebrity Net Worth reports that she now spends most of her time living in Switzerland. Her husband is Swiss and her son was also born in this country. She also has properties in Florida, New York, the Bahamas and New Zealand. She may be purchasing some of these properties as investments, which could see her net worth grow even more. She used to own a luxury resort in New Zealand where rooms were available that cost $15,000 per night.
There is no sign that Shania is thinking of retiring from the music industry any time soon. If she were to release new music, then this would sell very well and her net worth could increase even further. She has also recently started acting in movies and this could be a new direction for her as well as another opportunity to increase her net worth.
After appearing as herself on TV for a number of years, she has recently made the transition into acting. She starred in Trading Paint in 2019 alongside John Travolta. She is also due to play the mother of Jeremy Camp in an upcoming biopic of the Christian music singer called I Still Believe. The film is due to be released in the later part of 2020 and features Riverdale star KJ Apa as Jeremy.