It probably comes as no surprise that Britney Spears’s net worth reflects her massive success in show business since she was a teenager.
Despite an ongoing and well-publicized battle with her ex-husband Kevin Federline over child support payments, Spears continues to hold her own as one of the best-selling and most financially successful female musical artists of all time.
This ongoing success is evident as the pop icon just inked a new deal for a residency show in Las Vegas called Domination at the Park MGM resort starting in February 2019 for a record sum, making her the highest-paid entertainer in the city.
But just who is Britney Spears? What is her net worth? Here’s all you need to know about how she’s made her money, her family, who her former husband Kevin Federline is and what his net worth is.
Britney Spears has sold more than 150 albums worldwide since launching her music career
Who is Britney Spears?
Britney Spears is a singer, actress and dancer who’s sold millions of albums since launching her professional music career.
Spears was born on December 2, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi.
She was raised in Kentwood, Louisiana and entered the entertainment business at a young age, auditioning to join the 1990s reboot of The Mickey Mouse Club when just eight years old. Although turned down for a role on the show for being too young, Spears soon signed to a New York City talent agent and took vocal lessons at the Professional Performing Arts School. She later appeared on the TV show Star Search before finally being cast for The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1994.
After the show’s cancellation in 1996, Spears relocated back to Mississippi and was later contacted by record producer Lou Pearlman to join a pop group called Innosense. She later signed with Jive Records in 1997 as a solo artist and released her debut studio album …Baby One More Time on January 12, 1999.
The album was a massive commercial success, selling more than 14 million copies in the United States alone and catapulting Spears into global pop stardom. She later released her second record, Oops!… I Did It Again, on May 16, 2000 to positive reviews and huge sales once again, with hit singles like Oops!… I Did It Again, Lucky and Stronger dominating the pop music charts.
Spears later released her third album, Britney, on November 6, 2001 to more commercial success and later starred in the 2002 film Crossroads.
After a very brief marriage to childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in January 2004, Spears later married dancer Kevin Federline on September 18, 2004. After the couple divorced in July 2007, Spears briefly put her career on hold to address some personal struggles which were well-publicized in the media. However, her 2007 album Black and 2008 album Circus yielded a number of hit singles and soon got her career back on track.
In recent years, Spears has continued to produce hit albums such as 2011’s Femme Fatale, 2013’s Britney Jean and her latest release, 2016’s Glory. To date, Spears has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide since launching her musical career and was named as the highest-paid female musician by Forbes in 2012. She’s also been honored with many notable awards and accolades over the years, including one Grammy Award, six MTV VMA Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, one American Music Award and six People’s Choice Awards.
On October 19, 2018, she announced a new residency show at the Park MGM Resort in Las Vegas called Domination.
How old is Britney Spears?
Britney Spears is 36 years old.
She was born on December 2, 1981.
What is Britney Spears’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Britney Spears’s net worth is estimated to be about $215 million (£152.4 million).
As this sum predates the information regarding her upcoming 2019 Las Vegas residency, her net worth will likely increase substantially in the years ahead.
How does Britney Spears make her money?
Spears derives her impressive net worth from her successful longtime career in the entertainment industry.
Her history in show business goes back to her childhood when she first appeared in The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1994. Spears later launched a career in pop music, with her debut album …Baby One More Time going multiplatinum since its release on January 12, 1999. Her second studio album, Oops!… I Did It Again, was released on May 16, 2000 and also proved to be an international smash, selling more than 1.3 million copies in just its first week alone.
Spears later followed up with other successful albums such as 2003’s In the Zone, 2011’s Femme Fatale and her most recent record, Glory, released on August 26, 2016.
She’s also earned millions from touring and her successful Britney: Piece of Me concert residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from December 2013 to December 2017.
In addition to her phenomenally successful music career, Spears has also appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including a starring role in the 2002 movie Crossroads.
Spears has also dabbled in fashion design over the years, designing her own limited edition line for Candies.
In addition, Spears’s upcoming residency show in Las Vegas starting in 2019 will likely increase her net worth substantially, as she’s slated to rake in a staggering $507,000 (£388,821) per show, beating out Celine Dion’s previous record of $476,000 (£365,140) per show.
Who is Britney Spears’s husband?
Britney Spears is currently not married. However, she’s been in a relationship with model Sam Asghari since November 2016.
Previously, she was married to her childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander for just 55 hours in January 2004. The couple were married in Las Vegas but Spears sought to annul the marriage just two days later, stating in the petition that she ‘lacked understanding of her actions.’
Later, Spears became engaged to dancer Kevin Federline in July 2004, whom she met three months prior. The couple were wed on September 18, 2004, though Spears later filed for divorce in November 2006. Their divorce was finalized in July 2007 after Spears and Federline reached a settlement and agreed to share custody of their children.
Spears has two children from her marriage to Federline: Sean Federline, born on September 14, 2005 and Jayden James Federline, born on September 12, 2006.
She also dated fellow pop star Justin Timberlake from 1999 to 2002.
Britney Spears and dancer Kevin Federline were married from September 2004 until July 2007
Who is Kevin Federline?
Kevin Federline, sometimes known professionally as K-Fed, is a musician, dancer, actor and fashion model best-known as the former husband of Britney Spears.
Federline was born in Fresno, California on March 21, 1978.
He dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a dancer, dancing with the nonprofit organization Dance Empowerment and later finding success as a backup dancer for popular artists like Michael Jackson, LFO, Destiny’s Child and Pink.
Federline dated and was later engaged to actress Shar Jackson, though the couple later ended their engagement shortly before the birth of their son. He then began a relationship with Britney Spears in 2004 and they were engaged in July of that year after about three months of dating. The couple were married in September 2004 and had two children together, though Spears filed for divorce in late 2006 citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was later finalized in July 2007.
He later married former volleyball player Victoria Prince on August 10, 2013. The couple has two children together.
Federline has dabbled in the entertainment industry over the years, releasing a hip-hop album called Playing with Fire on October 31, 2006. He also appeared in the WWE in 2006 before having a minor role in the 2009 comedy American Pie Presents: The Book of Love. Federline also appeared on the Australian reality TV show Excess Baggage in 2012.
What is Kevin Federline’s net worth?
Per Celebrity Net Worth, Kevin Federline’s net worth is believed to be approximately $6 million (£4.2 million).
Child support battle with Kevin Federline
In recent weeks, Spears has been embroiled in a messy legal dispute with Federline over child support payments.
Spears agreed to pay Federline $1.3 million (£919,000) in 2007 as part of their divorce settlement as well as $20,000 (£14,136) per month in child support payments later in 2008 after losing physical custody of their two children.
However, Federline recently asked Spears’s father for additional money to support their children, insisting that the pop star can spare it in light of the success of her recent Las Vegas residency show. Federline has insisted that he cannot support their two children on Spears’s current monthly payments, however his lawyers have reportedly been unable to explain why the two children needed the additional money.
Spears and her father agreed to increase payments to Federline, but the proposal was reportedly ‘flatly rejected’ by him. According to an insider involved with the case, the ongoing dispute likely won’t be ‘resolved without a court intervention’.
Britney Spears Las Vegas 2019 residency
On October 19, 2018, Spears announced that she would begin a new residency show called Domination at the Park Theater at the Park MGM casino and resort in Las Vegas starting in February 2019.
The pop superstar will reportedly make a whopping $507,000 (£388,821) per show during her new run, greatly eclipsing her $400,000 (£306,460) per show earnings at the AXIS Auditorium at Planet Hollywood in the city. The new deal makes her the highest-paid entertainer in the history of Las Vegas.
The pop star’s team reportedly spent about six months hashing out the contract with the Park MGM casino and resort for her residency show, which is thought to have an initial run of two years at the upcoming location.
According to a source close to Spears: ‘She loves performing in Vegas, being able to please her fans and juggle her family life with her boys. This deal has been many months in the making.
‘The money seems astronomical, but it is a fair price for a woman who has a proven track record of selling out shows here.
‘On top of that she will be promoting the casino and doing club appearances for the company, which on top of the PR value of her name globally is pretty strong.’
Spears has a long history of success in Las Vegas, as her previous residency in the city, Britney: Piece of Me, ranked in a staggering $137.7 million (£105.4m) at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from December 2013 to December 2017 while being attended by more than 916,000 concertgoers.
The timing of the announcement is also no accident, as it falls close to the 20th anniversary of the Spears’s debut single, …Baby, One More Time, in October 1998.
Britney Spears Las Vegas tickets
Tickets for the pop icon’s upcoming residency show are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, October 26 at 1pm EST.