How Did Ariana Grande Made $220 Million Before her 30s?

Celebrity Net Worth estimates Ariana Grande’s wealth at $220 million. Grande’s passion for theatre led her to Broadway before she broke into Hollywood and music. The “Positions” vocalist is a musician and entrepreneur continually working on a new project. She has become one of the decade’s most prominent (and well-paid) faces.

Grande started in community theatres and cruise ships. She auditioned for 13 at age 15. She played Charlotte and earned an NYTA award for her performance. It’s unknown how much she earned at 13, but it put her up for success.

After Broadway, Grande was hired as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon comedy Victorious. The program began in 2010 with 3.5 million people, launching her into teen-idol fame. T.M.Z. says she earned $9,000 for each episode in the first season. She also wrote music for the program, supposedly.

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Ariana Grande featured on Winx Club, Snowflake, The White Gorilla, and a Greyson Chance music video during Victorious.

After Victorious, she featured in 35 episodes of Sam & Cat. She tweeted in 2014 that she and Jennette McCurdy were paid equally for Sam & Cat. Grande subsequently appeared on Family Guy, Scream Queens, Zoolander 2, and S.N.L. Penny Pingleton in Hairspray Live!

Grande started creating music while on Victorious and published her debut album, Yours Truly, in 2013. “The Way”, starring Mac Miller, achieved No. 1 on iTunes less than eight hours after its release, according to a 2013 Republic Records press release.

Business Wire reported 138,000 album sales in its first week. The singer won best new artist in 2013. According to a contract by T.M.Z., Yours Truly earned at least $50,000 for her debut record.

Since then, she’s released five additional studio albums, all but topping the U.S. Billboard list (2016’s Dangerous Woman was No 2). 2014’s My Everything included the hit “Problem.” Nielsen SoundScan reports 169,000 units were sold in its first week.

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According to Billboard, Grande’s eight-month Honeymoon Tour grossed $40 million. Grande released “Dangerous Woman” in 2016 and toured it. The Dangerous Woman Tour includes 75 headline shows globally. Billboard said the tour sold 875,000 tickets and made $71 million.

Sweetener is Grande’s third Billboard 200 No. 1 album. According to Forbes, her Sweetener World Tour made US$146 million in 2019. 2020’s Positions was Grande’s sixth album.

Nielsen Music reports that Positions received approximately 174 million streams in its first weeks, the equivalent of 174,000 purchases. A 2020 assessment of Spotify profits shows that her Positions album made $2 million from streaming.

Grande launched a 20-piece collection with Lipsy in 2016. In 2017, she inked a one-year deal with Reebok.

Grande’s perfume brand reportedly made over $150 million worldwide. Grande’s Cloud Eau De Parfum won 2019’s Fragrance of the Year. Grande founded R.E.M. Beauty, a make-up brand, joining other celebrities in the beauty market.

The November 2021 online-only debut soon sold out of lipgloss and eyeshadow hues. Beauty has witnessed significant demand since partnering with R.E.M.

Forbes reports that the big-box beauty retailer’s 2022 first-quarter sales were up 21% to US$2.3 billion compared to 2021’s profits, noting the popularity of luxury brands like R.E.M. Beauty.

Grande coached 16 artists on The Voice season 21. Grande earned $20 to $25 million every season, according to a 2021 episode of Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter. Blake Shelton gets US$13 million every season, reports The Wrap.

Grande has lately starred in many Hollywood films. Grande starred in Netflix’s 2021 satire Don’t Look Up. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence reportedly made $30 million and $25 million, respectively.

Grande confirmed on Instagram in 2021 that she’ll appear in Wicked. The first installment of Jon M. Chu’s Wicked adaption will be broadcast in December 2024. Grande’s salary is unknown, but she won’t come cheap.


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