Lady Gaga needs no introduction. The American singer, songwriter, and actress is simply one of the most iconic entertainers in the world. Renowned for her outrageous outfits, theatrical performances, strong vocal talents, and provocative lyrics, Gaga has been able to establish herself as the queen of pop music. Lady has sold over 28 million albums and 100 million singles. She has also made waves as an actress and between 2010 and 2013, Forbes named her among the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. Likewise, TIME Magazine considers her as one of the world’s most influential people.
All these successes have predictably translated into enormous wealth and influence for Gaga but she maintains her glam-rock attitude. She is living life to the fullest and off the screens, has embarked on romantic relationships with several individuals. Even though most of these romances have gone awry, Lady Gaga remains hopeful and does not hesitate to give out her heart again.
Record Sales Was Her First Major Source of Income
Lady Gaga initially signed to Streamline Records, which is an imprint of Interscope Records, as a songwriter. Senegalese-born superstar, Akon, then noticed her vocal abilities and signed her to his Kon Live Distribution in 2007. The young lady immediately got to work and dropped her debut album titled The Fame a year later.
The album spurned several hit singles, including four chart-toppers – Just Dance, Poker Face, LoveGame, and Paparazzi, and sold more than nine million copies, making it the bestselling album of the year. It also fetched Gaga five Grammy nominations out of which she won two, Best Dance Recording and Best Electronic/Dance Album.
Since that phenomenal debut, Lady Gaga has gone on to drop other bestselling albums including The Fame Monster, Born This Way, Art Pop, Cheek To Cheek, Joanne, and Chromatica. She has sold over 28 million records and 100 million singles; making her one of the bestselling music artists in history and generating tens of millions of dollars in revenue for her.
She Has Earned Millions from Tours and Las Vegas Residencies
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The most lucrative way for musicians to make money is via tours and Lady Gaga is not unmindful of that fact. The singer has embarked on several tours and has raked in big bucks along the way. Some of them are The Fame Ball Tour of 2009 ($3.15 million), The Monster Ball Tour ($227.4 million), Born This Way Tour ($183.9 million), and Artrave: The Artpop Ball Tour ($83 million).
Gaga has also performed at big events such as the Super Bowl halftime show in February 2017 and all these gigs paid her well. Similarly, Lady Gaga has done some highly-lucrative residences in Las Vegas. The latest is the Enigma residency at the Park Theatre Park MGM which ran from December 2018 to February 2020.
The show featured two parts and grossed about $513 million; making Gaga the fifth female artist to cross the half-billion mark. The singer was rewarded with about $1 million per show for 74 shows, making for a total of about $74 million
An Overview of Her Earning Power as an Actress
Asides her vocal dexterity, Lady Gaga is also a talented actress and has made waves in that sphere. The bad romance crooner featured in the 2015/2016 season of American Horror Story: Hotel and portrayed a vampiric countess with no regard for life.
Her excellent performance fetched her the Golden Globe award for best actress in a miniseries and she pocketed a check of about $150,000 for the role.
Fast-forward to 2018, Gaga portrayed an upcoming singer in the highly-acclaimed musical drama film, A Star is Born. It is said that she received about $10 million for her work.
She equally gave an impressive performance and received an Oscar, BATFA, Golden Globe, and SAG award nominations for Best Actress. The New York native ended up winning the Oscar and Golden Globe award for Best Original Song; this was for the track “Shallow”.
Lady Gaga’s Business Ventures Helped Her Wealth Grow to $320 Million
Lady Gaga is simply monster famous and as such, has been courted by several brands to help them promote their products. One such brand is Versace and Gaga served as the face of their spring-summer campaign in 2014 in a deal worth millions of dollars.
Away from endorsement deals, Gaga has also embarked on some business enterprises including two fragrance lines, Lady Gaga Fame and Eau De Gaga, and a jewel-encrusted headphone line known as Heartbeats by Lady Gaga.
Her latest venture is a vegan makeup line known as Haus Laboratories which debuted in September 2019. The line features about 40 assorted products and is available on amazon. All of these have contributed to her net worth; in all, it is believed that Lady Gaga has a wealth of over $320 million.
|Estimated Net Worth:||$320 Million|
|Salary:||$40 million Annually|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional singer and actress|
|Also Known As:||Lady Gaga|
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
|Profession:||Singer, songwriter, and actress|
|Famous For:||her vocal prowess, flamboyant costumes, and provocative lyrics. She is also known for songs like 'Paparazzi', 'Loveame' and 'Poker Face'|
|Colleges/Universities Attended:||Tisch School of the Arts at New York University|
|Educational Qualifications:||College dropout|
|Religion:||Raised a Catholic, she believes in God but is openly against institutionalized religion|
|Birthday & Zodiac |
|Age/Date of Birth:||28 March 1986 (age 34 years)|
|Birth Place:||Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, United States|
|Country of Residence: ||The United States|
|Height:||5 feet 1 inch|
|Weight:||53 kg |
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Other Body Measurements:||Bra Size – 34 inches|
Cup Size – B
Body Measurements – 36-26-37
Breast Size – 36 inches (91cm)
Waist Size – 26 inches (66cm)
Hip Size – 37 inches (94cm)
Shoe Size – 8.5 (US) or 39 (EU) or 6 (UK)
Dress Size – 6 (US) or 36 (EU) or 4 (UK)
|Family and Relatives|
|Other Relatives:||Grandparents: Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Veronica Rose, Angelina Calderone Germanotta, Paul Douglas Bissett|
Aunt: Joanne Germanotta
What She Does With Her Money
Being a multi-millionaire, Gaga is no doubt living in the lap of luxury and owns a jaw-dropping Malibu Mansion worth $24 million.
Her wealth has also added much value to her interest in promoting the welfare of others. She established the Born This Way Foundation with her mother in 2011. It aims at making people more accepting of others, especially those who are different. It also helps to provide skills and opportunities that are needed to build a kinder and braver world in the future.
Beyond this, Gaga was involved in a MAC AIDS Fund campaign where she helped raise $32 million. She has also supported various charities and organizations such as Alzheimer’s Association, Oxfam, and Trevor project.
The Singer Is Sexually Attracted To Males and Females
It would be out of place to talk about Lady Gaga’s love life without first pointing out that she is bisexual. It has been long it ceased to be news that the singer is romantically and sexually attracted to both males and females.
She is also known for her enduring support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community across the globe.
While one can’t substantiate claims about Gaga having had romantic affairs with Tara Savelo, her make-up artist, and Angelina Jolie, it is common knowledge that she once dated the popular record producer, Rob Fusari, best known as 8Bit.
Gaga also dated fashion designer, Matthew Williams, known as “Dada”, and famous nightclub manager, Luc Carl, before she had her long-term relationship with Taylor Kinney.
Calling off Her Engagements With Taylor Kinney and Christian Carino
Kinney is an American actor who has appeared in a handful of TV series including Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Vampire Diaries. He has also featured in a few movies such as The Other Woman. Gaga and Kinney first met when the then-upcoming actor was cast to play her love interest in the video for her song, You and I, in July 2011. They experienced undeniable chemistry and so exchanged contact information. They then commenced a relationship a few weeks later.
Gaga and Kinney dated for nearly three years before making their first public appearance at a Golden Globes after-party in January 2014. They subsequently made other public appearances, at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards and the 2016 Oscars, and Kinney proposed to his girl on Valentine’s Day of 2015. The wedding however failed to materialize as the couple called it quits in July 2016.
Devastated by the way things ended with Taylor, Gaga flew solo for a few months before commencing a relationship with Christian Carino, a talent agent. The couple were first spotted together in January 2017 and remained together for the next two years during which they attended several events together including the Venice Film Festival, Golden Globes, and the SAG awards. Carino and Gaga also got engaged but they did not make it down the aisle as they broke up in January 2019.
Lady Gaga Is Now Dating Michael Polansky
The undaunted Gaga has moved on with her life and is now dating businessman Michael Polansky. Polansky is a Harvard grad and studied computer science and applied mathematics. He is the co-founder of Parker Foundation, a non-profit that supports education, arts, global public health service, and life sciences. Gaga and Polansky were first spotted together, packing on the PDA, at the 2020 edition of the Super Bowl in Miami.
Sources have it that the crooner is totally smitten with her boo and that Polansky is not far behind. The two have worked together on philanthropic efforts such as an app for mental health suffers and the One World: Together at Home Concert (a benefit for healthcare workers battling the coronavirus).
Polansky also assisted his girlfriend in launching her sixth studio album from home during the pandemic. It is early days yet for the couple but we are keeping our fingers crossed for them.
Your Questions Answered:
Lady Gaga has won 11 Grammy Awards. She won her first awards in 2010 with her album The Fame and her song, "Poker Face". She has been nominated for the award a total of 27 times.
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