There are a lot of talented singers who were born from American Idol. Kelly Clarkson is one of them. She came first in the first season of the competition. When she won the competition, she was rewarded with an exclusive contract.
Her career did not only revolve around American Idol. After winning the competition and signing a contract, her career kept rising. By selling a lot of albums, tours, and so on, she is undoubtedly one of the most successful alumnus of the show. How much is her net worth? Find the information about it below.
Kelly Clarkson has an estimated net worth of $45 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Her net worth in 2009 was worth $5 million. In early 2012, her net worth increased to $10 million. Thanks to his appearances in The Voice, her net worth reached $18 million in the same year. In 2017, the singer had a net worth of $30 million. Three years later, her net worth topped $45 million for the first time ever.
- Record deal from American Idol and album sales
As the first winner of the first season of American Idol, Kelly Clarkson was rewarded with a $1 million recording contract with RCA Records. Under the label, she sold 13 million albums and snatched 3 Grammys. in 2016, the singer moved to Atlantic Records.
Over the years since her American Idol period ended, Kelly Clarkson has sold a total of 25 million albums and 45 million singles. Until now, Breakaway that was released in 2004 is her best selling album, selling 6.5 million units. The second one is her debut album entitled Thankful, which sold more than 2 million copies. As for the singles, her bestselling ones include Miss Independent, Since U Been Gone, Breakaway, Behind These Hazel Eyes, Stronger, Because Of You, My Life Would Stuck Without You, Already Gone, Catch My Breath, and Piece By Pieces. In addition, her Christmas album called Wrapped In Red, is considered as the modern holiday classic and included as one of the best selling holiday albums of the 2000s. On top of that, Billboard even named it the Christmas album of the century.
It has been known that tours are one of the things that make singers rich. From tours, Kelly Clarkson has earned a total career tour revenue of $50.5 million to far. The best one was Meaning of Life Tour. A total of 28 dates were sold out and it resulted in $17.5 million for 275,000 tickets. In 2006, she held Addicted Tour, collecting $1.385 million in just two dates in Nikon Theater at Jones Beach in Long Island, New York. As for the entire tour, it brought $9.1 million. The next tour, Breakaway Tour, netted $9.7 million. She was only behind Carrie Underwood in terms of the American Idol alumnus tour gross totals.
Kelly Clarkson made an appearance in From Justin to Kelly in 2003. The other things where she appeared include Sabrina the Teenage Witch, That ‘80s Show, and American Dreams. She was not that confident in acting, that’s why she avoided it with the exception of voicing herself in Phineas and Ferb, The Star, UglyDolls and Trolls World Tour.
- Salary from The Voice
By being a judge on The Voice, Kelly Clarkson earns $560,000 per episode. It means she collects around $14 million per season. Last season, the singer brought a total of $13 million home. By appearing in four seasons, she has earned $53 million, pre-taxes.
- Book sales
In 2016, Kelly Clarkson made her debut as an author by releasing a children’s book entitled River Rose and the Magical Lullaby. The book was inspired by her daughter, River Rose. The American Idol winner said that writing a book is different compared to writing music and she used to be not confident with her skill in writing.
As one of the humble celebrities, Kelly Clarkson has attracted a lot of products and brands to use her as the face of their companies. Some of the brands that she has worked with include Amazon, Apple, Toyota, NASCAR, Citizen, Ford, Proactive, Norwegian Cruise Lines, TreSemme, Wayfair, Vitamin Water, Candie’s, American Greetings, and so on.
Things Kelly Clarkson Spends Her Money On
- Real estate
Kelly Clarkson purchased a mansion located in Encino, California in 2018. It is a 10,000 square foot one. It is said to be the main residence of her family. The singer used to rent a home in Los Angeles but for the sake of her safety, she moved in. Two years after living there, she sold it for a tad under $10 million.
In the same year of the Encino’s purchase, she listed her home in Tennessee for $8.75 million. It was paid for $3 million in 2012. It is the one that is located on a lake. It consists of 7 bedrooms. In 2020, the price was lowered to $7.5 million.
In Montana, she has a remote ranch that has a rustic log cabin. It was purchased for $2 million in 2015.
One of The Voice judges, Kelly Clarkson has collected a lot of funds for UNICEF, the one that works in more than 150 countries to help the children’s life. Some other organizations that she has supported include MusiCan, USAID, Lopez Family Foundation, City Harvest, Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, Charity Projects Entertainment Fund, Kids Wish Network, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, United Service Organization, Save The Music Foundation, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Musicians on Call, Save the Children, Love Our Children USA, Shoe Revolt, The Salvation Army, STOMP Out Bullying, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Little Kids Rock, Exploring The Arts, and so on.
Just like most people, Kelly Clarkson loves to reward herself with vacation. She once went to the Bahamas with her group of five friends. It was on the 2011 Easter holidays. It is said that she enjoyed her time there and she tried a lot of things.