The sheer size of Ariana Grande’s influence and music achievements might almost make you forget that the Florida-born singer and songwriter has only been in the industry for just over a decade – in 2008 when she began her career in the entertainment industry as an actress, not releasing her debut song, Put Your Hearts Up until December 2011. It is a rapid rise that has reflected in Ariana Grande’s net worth and turned her from a child star into a global superstar.
Her wealth has grown not just from her career as a musician but also through her investments in the fashion industry, brand endorsements, and social media. We take a deep dive into Ariana Grande’s net worth; how much she makes and how she spends it. Read all about it below.
Ariana Grande Net Worth
When Ariana Grande began her career as an actress on stage at the age of 8, her dream was a music career but available opportunities and advice from industry experts suggested her path was in acting. Naturally, she stuck with it and recorded a few notable credits such as her appearances in shows like Victorious and Sam & Cat.
Eventually, her relentless desire for a music career pushed her to record covers of popular songs and upload them to YouTube, which got her signed to Republic Records in 2011. Since then, Ariana Grande transition into a full-blown music career has seen her accrue a net worth of $80 million.
Ariana Grande’s net worth has been down to a wide acceptance of her music both in the United States and abroad, recording several Gold-certified singles and albums.
How Much Does She Make?
Long before she became a professional musician, Ariana Grande’s net worth was getting a considerable boost through her work as an actress. During her time on Victorious, a show on Nickelodeon, she was making as much as $9,000 per episode, appearing in 19 episodes in the first season.
Along with her appearance fee, she also made money writing tracks for the show, earning a total of $8500 for a couple of tracks. Perhaps she would have gone on to be a major movie star with the high net worth to go with it, but her transition to music ultimately guaranteed that Ariana Grande’s humongous net worth would instead, come through music.
Through her first album, Yours Truly which she released in 2013, Ariana showed signs of the greatness to come as she sold 138 thousand units of her album in the first week, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200. The album has since sold over one million copies and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
Since releasing her debut album, Ariana has released three more albums, all of which have performed extremely well commercially. She has recorded over 25 billion streams on all major streaming platforms like YouTube, Apple Music, and Spotify, holding the record as the most listened to solo female on the latter two.
Leveraging her influence and popularity with is evidenced by a combined over 270 million followers on all social media platforms, she has dabbled into the fashion industry, released her own perfume, Ari by Ariana Grande, which sold 250 perfumes in one hour in a local store, and has built a perfume empire that has reached over $150 million in global sales, a fraction of which goes to Ariana as income.
Other contributors to Ariana Grande’s net worth include uber-successful music tours, one of which grossed over $71 million. Aside from a significant percentage of her tour tickets that goes to Ariana, she also sells a large amount of merchandise, with industry analysts suggesting she has sold over $4.7 million in merchandise sales in just two music tours.
Her net worth also benefits from partnerships with brands like Reebok, Lipsy, both of which have contributed to the songwriter’s $80 million fortune.
How Does She Spend Her Money?
When you are worth $80 million, there are a lot of options when it comes to the things you spend your money on. A few luxury items on her shopping list includes several designer fashion accessories, from clothes to shoes to jewelry. She also once splashed out $16 million for an NYC apartment for her boyfriend at the time, Pete Davidson.
However, unlike a majority of her wealthy peers in the music industry, Ariana Grande’s net worth hasn’t taken any major hit as she often mixes things up with cheaper alternatives, such as shopping at Whole Foods and renting an Airbnb rather than a hotel.