Ciara is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion model and actress with an estimated net worth of $20 million. The Grammy winning songstress have spawned platinum certified music records which accounts for majority of her wealth. Here is more…
Ciara Net Worth: How She Began Her Music Career
Ciara Princess Harris, now Ciara Princess “Wilson” was born on October 25, 1985 in Austin, Texas as the only child to military parents. As common with army brats, Ciara traveled often, and was raised in army barracks in New York, Nevada, Germany, Arizona, Utah, and California. Her family would eventually settle in Atlanta when she was in her teens. Ciara attended Riverdale High School in Atlanta, inspired by Destiny’s Child and Janet Jackson, she soon joined an all girl music group called “Hearsay”. However, the group was only short-lived, splitting as a result of personal differences.
After her split from the group, Ciara who had good writing skills began penning music lyrics and soon landed a publishing deal as a songwriter.
Ciara Net Worth: Career Breakthrough
Ciara got her songwriting breakthrough in 2003, when she wrote a song titled “Got Me Waiting” for American Idol winner Fantasia. Prior to her songwriting success, she had developed friendship with Atlanta music producer Jazze Pha and the duo began recording songs. After graduating from high school in 2003, she landed a recording deal with LaFace Records.
Ciara’s first try at music was enormously successful. Her debut single “Goodies” released in 2004 topped the US Hot 100. Next-up was another massive hit 1, 2 Step. The success of the singles meant the success of her debut album would be inevitable and so it was. The much anticipated debut album “Goodies” was released in September 2014 and it’s performance lived up to the hype. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 127,000 copies in its first week. After selling over 3 million copies worldwide, it received a triple platinum certification.
Ciara was rewarded with four Grammy nominations winning one for Best Short Form Music Video. The rising star solidified her celebrity status by supporting Gwen Stefani on her Harajuku Lovers Tour in 2005 which grossed $22 million.
Ciara Net Worth: More Music Success
With her debut album whetting the appetite of fans, Ciara followed up her first endeavor with a second studio album titled “Ciara: The Evolution” released in December 2006. The success of her sophomore work was even greater. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 338,000 in the first week of release and over 2 million copies, subsequent sales. The album spawned hit singles like “Promise”, “Get Up”, “Like a Boy” and “Can’t Leave ’em Alone”.
Ciara’s third studio album “Fantasy Ride” debuted once again at #3 on the Billboard 100, but sold relatively lower copies (270,000 worldwide), compared to her first two albums. However, it produced platinum certified singles like “Love Sex Magic” featuring Justin Timberlake.
Despite experiencing a somewhat downward trend of success since releasing her third album, Ciara has remained active in music releasing new records. The hot stepper also earns a substantial amount from headlining tours and supporting her fellow musicians on their respective tours.
Ciara Net Worth: Movies And Modelling
Common with most successful singers, Ciara tried her hands in Hollywood, making her debut in 2006 MTV film “All You’ve Got”. She has gone on to star in movies like “Mama, I Want to Sing!” and “That’s My Boy”.
Ciara’s athletic and perfectly toned body have landed her gigs as a fashion model. She has graced the cover of many fashion magazines thaks to the multi-million dollar deal she signed with Wilhelmina Models in 2009. She is now signed to modelling agency IMG.
Ciara has endorsed brands like TopShop, Keds, Jay Z‘s Rocawear, Adidas and mobile phone maker Verizon.
Ciara Net Worth: Relationship With Future And Marriage To Russell Wilson
Ciara began dating rapper Future around 2012. The pair got engaged in 2013 when the rapper popped the question with a 15 carat diamond ring with an estimated $1.5 million price tag. However, the pair who share a son, called off the engagement in 2014.
The aftermath of the split included Ciara filling a $15 million defamation lawsuit against the rapper, after she said his negative comments about her was hurting her show business and even cost her a $500,000 cosmetic deal. However, the pair later reconciled their differences.
Ciara received around $2 million from fashion magazines to publish the first photos of her son, Future Zahir.
Shortly after her split with future, Ciara began dating Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson. After less than a year of dating, Wilson engaged her with an estimated $2 million bling. The pair got married in a lavish wedding in Cheshire, England.
Russell Wilson is also quite on the money with an estimated net worth of $45 million. Wilson is among the highest paid athletes in the world. Per Forbes, he earned $41.8 million between June 2015 and June 2016. The couple live in a Mediterranean-style Mansion in Bellevue, Washington which Wilson bought for $6.7 million shortly after inking a four-year $87.6 million extension contract with the Seahawks, which paid him a guaranteed $60 million. Wilson also owns a highly successful clothing line called Nordstrom.