To say Lady Gaga is having a banner year, complete with Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe wins, is an understatement (minus some relationship set-backs). Her Little Monsters aren’t the only ones going absolutely gaga for her. The superstar has been mega-famous for a decade, but 2019 is lining up to be her biggest, and most profitable, year yet.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta has been performing her whole life, starting as a musical prodigy playing the piano at age 4. She first performed in a New York City nightclub at 14, per Biography, and her music career sky-rocketed from there. As a result, her paychecks put her among upper echelon of wealthy celebrities.
Lady Gaga is making millions in Las Vegas.
The singer’s special Las Vegas residency includes at least 74 performances. Each one is reportedly earning her more than $1 million, according to Variety. Her Sin City residency earnings are breaking records. Even major stars like Celine Dion, Elton John, and Britney Spears rarely topped $500,000 per night, per Billboard. However that pales in comparison to her other tour sales that have topped $200 million.
Gaga has diverse streams of income.
She has endorsement deals with a variety of unexpected companies. Gaga works with brands like Barnes & Noble, Versace, Google Chrome, MAC, and Bud Light, appearing in commercials and print advertising. She also has her own fragrance, called Fame, and brand-new makeup line, Haus Laboratories.
In 2011, her earnings beat Oprah.
Lady Gaga reportedly earned $90 million and jumped ahead of Oprah to top the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. She performed her way past the most powerful and influential stars in the entertainment business.
Tour ticket sales for Gaga bring in nine figures.
Over the years, Gaga’s tours have been especially lucrative. In 2012, her shortened “Born This Way” tour brought in $125 million, per Hollywood Reporter, and her 2009 to 2011 “Monster Ball” tour earned her $227 million over 200 dates per Guardian. Though her recent Joanne tour was much smaller, it still earned the star $95 million in ticket sales, per Billboard.
Gaga owns a $22.5 million Malibu mansion.
Gaga purchased her beach-town pad for $22.5 million in 2014, according to Realtor.com. She has 10,000-square-feet inside and six acres outside, including room for horses, in Malibu, California. She calls it her “gypsy palace.” Before becoming a home-owner, Lady Gaga rented a penthouse with Central Park views in New York City for a mere $22,000 a month, according to Curbed New York.
After doing the math, her net worth has been estimated at $320 million by the website CelebrityNetWorth.com. Considering her recent success, that seems like a very conservative estimate.
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