Garth Brooks is known as the only artist in American chart history to have 9 diamond albums (The Beatles are second with 6 albums). He has become the best-selling solo albums artist in the USA with 148 million sold by bridging rock and roll with country music. Garth is only surpassed by The Beatles in total albums sold.
Aside from being an artist, he also has other business ventures such as GhostTunes, as his online music store. He also found his own record label named Pearl Records. Considering a bunch of businesses and brilliant careers he has been in, surely the public is wondering for his net worth as he’s named as one of the highest-paid artists in the United States.
What Is Garth Brooks’ Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Garth Brooks’ net worth is approximately $400 million. Well, that’s a combined net worth with his wife, Trisha Yearwood. The majority of this couple’s net worth is attributable to Garth ($300 – $350 million).
How Does Garth Brooks Make Money?
Garth Brooks mostly makes money through his singing career, though his business is no exception. In a touring year, he earned as much as $90 million which has been the highest-paid artist at that time. He also earned $45 million between June 2017 and June 2018. Garth then earned $25 million in the same period the following year.
How Does Garth Brooks Spend Money?
Garth mostly spends his money on real estate where he already owns homes in Nashville, Tennessee; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Malibu, California. It was rumored that he and his wife purchased the Layby Hotel for $8.825 million on Holmes Beach in Anna Maria Island, Florida in 2019.
Garth Brooks’ Career
Garth’s career began in 1985 after graduating from college where he started playing guitar and singing in local bars and clubs. An entertainment attorney drove from Dallas to Stillwater, Oklahoma offered him to produce his first demo. Then, Garth left from Nashville to look for a record contract.
His first album which was released in 1989 is ‘Hungry Years’ which peaked at #2 on the country album charts. His first #1 hit ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ is not this album. Garth then went out on tour in that same year as the opening act or country music legend Kenny Rogers.
Garth eventually released his second album ‘No Fences’ in 1990 and spent 23 wekks in the #1 spot on country albums charts. This is his highest-selling album with four number one country singles off the album. His third album ‘Ropin’s the Wind’ was released in 1991 and also debuted on the main album charts at #1.
In fact, this was his first time to accomplish this feat. Moreover, he was also the first country artist to have 3 albums in the Billboard 200’s album chart top 20 at the same time. His fourth album ‘The Chase’ was released in the fall of 1992.
Garth eventually released ‘In Pieces’ in 1993 and hit #1 on the country and main charts. He embarked on his first world tour that same year, selling out the Wembley Arena in England, a first for an American country show.
He released the single ‘She’s Every Woman’ and ‘Fresh Horses’ two years later. Then, he went on his second world tour, which played to 5.5 million people and grossed over $ 105 million in 1995. Garth finally released his first live album ‘Double Live’ in 1998.
By October 1999, Garth released ‘Garth Brooks in…The Life of Chris Gaines’ the soundtrack to a movie named ‘The Lamb’, unfortunately, this project was a failure. Then, he officially announced his retirement from recording and performing on October 26, 2000.
Garth held nine concerts called ‘Garth Brooks: Live in Kansas City’ in the fall of 2007. Although originally intended for just one concert, the demand was great for about 140,000 tickets to sell out in less than two hours. In January 2008, he played five shows as part of a fundraiser for the 2007 wildfires that sold out in less than 48 hours in Los Angeles.
Garth came out of retirement to live in Las Vegas at Steve Wynn’s Encore Las Vegas hotel and casino in the fall of 2009. He finally came out of retirement in 2014 with a new album, ‘Man Against Machine,’ a new single, ‘People Loving People’, and a world tour.
He then released a compilation album in partnership with Target called ‘The Ultimate Collection’, the ‘Gunslinger’ album and the single ‘Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance’.
That same summer, Garth announced a Stadium Tour with 30 North American stadiums including the iconic football stadium on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
He and his wife, Trish Yearwood held an informal concert broadcast to 5.2 million people on Facebook Live during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, their performance is problematic and keeps crashing as too many people try to access it.
They then did the same kind of concert on CBS where the fee was donated $1 million to pandemic relief causes. Well, the CBS broadcast successfully attracted 5.6 million viewers. On July 7, this couple went back to Facebook Live for another event and also took song requests from fans.
Garth performed a concert which was broadcast at 300 drive-in theaters in the Canada and U.S in late June 2020.
Garth Brooks’ Life
Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His parents are Troyal Raymond Brooks and Colleen McElroy Carroll. His mother was a country singer in the 1950s and his father was a draftsman for an oil company. Garth has four older half-siblings and one older sister.
He met his first wife, Sandy Mahl while they were in college. He married her on May 24, 1986. They had 3 daughters, August, Allie and Taylor. He and Sandy Mahl divorced on December 17, 2001. Reportedly, this is one of the most expensive divorces of all time where he paid Sandy a $125 million settlement. Then, He remarried to country singer, Trisha Yearwood on December 10, 2005.