Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are undeniably among the top celebrity couples in the United States. Both are stars in their fields, having enjoyed tremendous success in their respective careers. As a country music artist, Keith has dropped several chart-topping singles and albums, which has enabled him to acquire a massive fortune. His stunning wife, on the other hand, has been ranked among the highest-paid actresses for some years now, as she earns an eight-figure salary for her acting roles. In 2019, Nicole emerged as the fourth highest-paid actress on the Forbes list with annual earnings of $34 million. She was also one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2006 and 2018. As a result, one wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the Hollywood star is richer than her husband.
Nicole Kidman’s Net Worth is Three-times That of Her Husband Keith Urban
Beyond acting, Nicole Kidman has also carried out works in the capacity of a producer and singer. Thus, as of 2020, she has accumulated an estimated net worth of $250 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. Her husband Keith is no slack himself as he is also a multi-millionaire said to be worth $75 million. As such, the power couple have a combined net worth of $325 million.
Nicole and Keith have supported each other in their individual careers, with the actress famously once serving as a backup vocalist on a Keith Urban song titled ‘Female’. With them continuing to work together as a team, there’s no denying the fact that the couple’s net worths will experience exponential growth in the coming years.
The Academy Award-winning Actress Began Acting at The Age of 16
Nicole Kidman kickstarted her acting career in her home country of Australia when she was sixteen years old. She made her acting debut in the 1983 Australian drama film, Bush Christmas. She then moved on to score a role in the TV miniseries, Bangkok Hilton which earned her the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama.
Later in 1990, she had her first appearance in a Hollywood movie, starring alongside Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder which was a commercial success. The film earned more than $157 million globally at the box office on a production budget of $55 million. Afterward, Kidman went on to establish herself as a Hollywood A-list actress with her portrayals in several box office success movies. They include Far and Away (1992), Batman Forever (1995), The Peacemaker (1997), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Hours (2002), Bewitched (2005), The Golden Compass (2007), Just Go with It (2011), Lion (2016), Aquaman (2018), and Bombshell (2019).
Nicole Kidman has also starred in many TV series and stage productions. She made her TV debut in Skin Deep in 1983 and has subsequently had roles in Five Mile Creek (1985), Big Little Lies (2017, 2019), Top of the Lake (2017), and The Undoing (2020).
For her role in the Big Little Lies, which she equally co-produced, Nicole Kidman earned a salary of $350 thousand per episode in the first season. She then earned an astounding salary of $1 million per episode in the second season. Also, Nicole earned a million dollar salary for starring and serving as the executive producer of the 2020 thriller TV series, The Undoing. She is set to feature and work as the executive producer of three upcoming TV series titled Nine Perfect Strangers, Pretty Things, and Things I Know To Be True.
Nicole Kidman has further served as a brand ambassador for companies such as Chanel No. 5, Nintendo, Etihad Airways, Neutrogena, and Omega Watches. As a singer, she has released one spoken word album, one Extended Play, three singles, and three music videos. In 2001, she released a duet with Ewan McGregor titled ‘Come What May’ as part of Moulin Rouge!‘s soundtrack. The single attained a gold certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and became the eighth highest-selling single by an Australian singer that year.
In the same 2001, she dropped another song titled ‘Something Stupid’, collaborating with Robbie Williams. The single peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and was certified gold by the ARIA after peaking at No. 8 in Australia. Having started her acting career in her teens, Nicole Kidman has more than 80 acting credits to her name. As a result, she has received numerous prestigious awards, including an Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Awards, AACTA Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Keith Urban is Among The Richest Country Musicians in The US
Like Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban also started his career in Australia. There, he dropped an eponymous debut album before moving to the US where his career properly took off. He has so far released twelve studio albums, four compilation albums, and fifty-two singles. His 1999 self-titled album peaked at No. 17 on the US Country Albums Chart and sold more than one million units in the United States. He released his fourth album, Golden Road, in 2002 and it clinched the No. 2nd spot on the Country Albums Chart, selling over three million units in the US.
The follow-up album titled Be Here was even more successful. It peaked at No. 1 on the Country Albums Chart and was certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Other of his platinum-certified albums include Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing (2006), Defying Gravity (2009), Get Closer (2010), Fuse (2013), and Ripcord (2016).
In addition to releasing commercially successful albums, Urban has equally dropped numerous hit singles that have topped the Country Music Singles Chart. They include ‘But for the Grace of God’, ‘Somebody Like You’, ‘You’ll Think of Me’, ‘You Look Good in My Shirt’, ‘Without You’, and ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’. Thanks to the success of all of his music, the country music star has taken home 4 Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, 9 Country Music Association Awards, 4 American Music Awards, and 1 Billboard Award.
Besides music, Keith Urban further jacked up his wealth by venturing into entrepreneurship and launching a signature line of guitars and accessories in the year 2013. In 2011, he served as a coach on season one of The Voice Australia (2011-2012). He recently made a return in season 10 of the singing competition series. Keith also served as a judge on American Idol from 2012 to 2016, a period during which he reportedly earned $6 million per season.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Were Born in The Same Year
Interestingly, Nicole Kidman and her heartthrob arrived in the world in the same year. While Keith Urban was born on October 26th, 1967 in Whangarei, New Zealand as Keith Lionel Urbahn to parents Robert and Marienne Urbahn, the blonde beauty was born four months prior, on June 20th, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. She is the daughter of Antony Kidman and Janelle Ann.
The Couple Have Been Married for More Than 14 Years
While the Grammy-winning country crooner entered his first marriage with Nicole Kidman at the age of 38, that wasn’t the case of the actress. She first tied the knot with Hollywood star Tom Cruise in December 1990, at the age of 23. Their marriage lasted for 11 years before the pair parted ways.
Nicole Kidman got acquainted with her now-husband in January 2005 at G’Day LA, a Hollywood event honoring Australians. They kicked off a romantic affair six months later and eventually exchanged marital vows at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel, Sydney on June 25th, 2006. The union has since produced two daughters; Sunday Rose Kidman Urban (born in 2008) and Faith Margaret (born in 2010).
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have known each other for over a decade and a half now and have gone on to achieve a long-term marital relationship which is a rare feat in Hollywood. Over the years, the couple have invested their wealth in real estate, acquiring properties in Australia and the United States. As a result, their real estate portfolio is worth over $30 million. Their acquisitions include a $10 million condominium in Manhattan, $4.9 million mansion in Nashville, $4.7 million home in Beverly Hills, and two penthouses in Sydney, Australia worth $4.2 million and $4.85 million, respectively.
Quick Comparison of Keith and Nicole
|Keith Urban||Nicole Kidman|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)||5 feet 10.86 inches (1.8 m)|
|Nationality||New Zealand- Australian||Australian-American|
|Net Worth||$75 million||$250 million|
|Total No. of Albums||12||1|
|Highest-certified Album||Be Here (2004) – RIAA certified quadruple-platinum||Nil|
|No. of Acting Credits||1||80+|
|Highest-grossing Film||Nil||Aquaman (2018) – Grossed $1.148 billion|
|Total Grammy Wins||4||Nil|
|No. of Oscars Won||Nil||1|
|No. of Children||2||4|