Who is Kelly Clarkson and what is her net worth? The prominent Kelly Clarkson is an American Idol winner. She is a singer, songwriter and author as well. Her nickname is Kellbelle. She was born on April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas. Her father, Stephen Michael, is a former engineer and her mother Jeanne Rose, was a first-grade English teacher. She was the youngest child of her parents with a brother and sister named Jason and Alyssa respectively. Her parents got divorced when she was just 6 years old.
After that, she moved to Burleson with her mother and stepfather Jimmy Taylor while her brother lived with his father and her sister went to live with an aunt. She also has two younger half-brothers from her father’s second marriage.In October 2013, She tied the knot with Brandon Blackstock, son of Clarkson’s Manager and her boyfriend of one year. She gave birth to a female child on April 12, 2014, named River Rose and the arrival of their son, Remington Alexander Blackstock was on April 12, 2016. The 34-year-old mum sat out the final round of American Idol in the spring of 2016 to give birth to her second child.
Education: She attended Burleson High School and she graduated in 2000. After being graduated she moved to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming an eminent singer. She realised the hidden singing talent in her because of a teacher in school who advised her to be part of School choir where her talent was appreciated. After that, she started performing in school functions. She was never given any professional vocal training.
Career: In initial days she made a few television appearances, later on, she got a chance of working as a female vocalist with the songwriter Gerry Goffin but due to lack of opportunities and a fire incident in her accommodation she returned to Burleson, where she worked at a movie theatre, promoted energy drinks, worked as a telemarketer and a waitress as well. Fortunately, In 2002, she got to know about the show American Idol and she became one of the 10,000 contestants.
She came into the limelight after winning the first season of American Idol in the year 2002 and won a contract worth of millions with RCA Records which was her official prize. Moreover, she got a lot of fame and fantastic opportunities in the form of unofficial prize for winning the contest. She was also a runner of world idol, 2003.
Her first single a moment like this made it to the top of the Billboard charts and her second album Breakaway brought her home two Grammy Award; one for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and another for Best Pop Vocal Album. Many hit songs are named after her including ‘Breakaway’, ‘Behind these Hazel eyes’ & ‘Because of You’ through which she got success over the nights. Her first feature film debut was forgettable from Justin to Kelly.
Her fourth album ‘All I Ever Wanted’ came up in 2009, the first single of the album ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ caught a lot of popularity and appeared on top of Billboard Charts. The album became the No. 1 in the United States with the sale of 255,000 copies in the very first week. In 2011, fifth album ‘Stronger’ was released which made it to the No. 2. The single ‘stronger’ from the album became the third no. 1 pop track sung by Kelly Clarkson.
In 2016, her two children’s book titled ‘River Rose’ and ‘Magical Lullaby’ were released. Her 11 singles were listed among the Billboard Hot 100 and she has also got ranked 187 among the 200 albums. Her sixth album and first Christmas music release was ‘wrapped in Red’ (2013) became the first selling holiday album of the year and she was the first American Female Artist to break this huge record of success.
Her seventh and final album Piece by Piece came up in 2015, becoming her third album to make it to the number 1 on the billboard 200. She has also gained numerous accolades for her talent and hard work including three Grammy Awards, Three MTV Video Music Awards, Twelve Billboard Music Awards, Four American Music Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. In 2012, she got placed at 19th on VH1’s list of ‘100 Greatest Women in Music’. Moreover, Billboard ranked her as the 14th best-selling artists of 2000’s. She is the first American idol winner ranking on the top chart of UK music.
Kelly Clarkson Net Worth
Kelly Clarkson has the net worth of $30 million. Such magnificent net worth is out of album sales, concert earnings, merchandise sales, endorsements and youtube revenue. Music concerts have given the Biggest contribution to her net worth. A single additional amount has also been added up by acting. Her net worth reached its peak in 2005.
The talented and outstanding lady has a luxurious Mansfield Mansion at Texan worth of $1.5 million. Though she believes in living a luxurious life so her house is loaded with all the modern amenities and resources.
She is a big name in the industry with selling over 10.2 million albums copies in the US and over 25 million worldwide. She also works towards the betterment of society and appears in a lot of charity functions. She is the Brand Ambassador of March of dimes charity. She is also a part of society Houses of Hope in South Africa building orphanages and working for the people suffering from ailments like AIDS and Cancer.
She is a pop rock singer, songwriter and occasional actress as well which brings her home a lot of wealth. She has also raised a lot of funds for UNICEF working in more than 150 countries to improve children’s life and providing amenities for underprivileged kids.
She has endorsed brands like Citizen Watch & Toyota. She signed a fresh recording deal with Atlantic Records in 2016. She is now targeting on Forbes top richest singer. Her income is also from concerts, the sale of merchandise like hats, t-shirts & I-Phone case and youtube revenue. Her total earning from the concert shows counts up to be $129 million. She also does a lot of investments.
In a brief, we can say that this lady talent has risen from lowest to the highest. Instead of the difficulties, she had to face she never looked back and rose like a star by crossing all the hurdles.