Inside Kelly Clarkson's staggering net worth: The Americal Idol alum is a multi-millionaire!
The first to win Fox's reality competition show, American Idol, Kelly Clarkson has carved an illustrated and exemplary career for all the fellow Idol winners that followed. Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and David Cook are three of the few winners who've outshined the rest.
Aside from her stellar music career, Clarkson has also experienced coinciding success on television, as the Emmy-winning host of The Kelly Clarkson Show. No fame comes without a few moments of infamy now and then, and the Grammy winner knows it all too well. Kelly, 41, embroiled in a messy divorce not long ago, is back in the spotlight for the wrong reason.
What is Kelly Clarkson's Net Worth?
Not many know this trivia about the Emmy winner, but Kelly initially started her career in acting. She had small roles in shows such as Dharma & Greg and Sabrina The Teenage Witch before she rose to fame as the first winner of American Idol in 2002.
In her two-decade-long career as a multi-hyphenated celebrity, Clarkson has raked a burgeoning profile, and as a result, a staggering fortune. As per Celebrity Net Worth, the Grammy winner has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
If there's anyone who knows what it's like waking up to overnight fame, it's Clarkson. Following her groundbreaking win on the show, her debut album, Thankful, which earned double-platinum, further accentuated her stardom. The Texas-born has since released nine albums and sold 25 million albums and 54 million singles.
Rightly deemed "one of the greatest singers" of the pop genre, Clarkson's music career also includes her rigorous touring stints, which she kicked off early in her career. Over the years, the first Idol has jumped from one management to another, giving her the edge in landing lucrative deals. Kelly has been signed with Atlantic Record since 2016.
Kelly Clarkson's Other Ventures!
Clarkson's onscreen presence started as early as her singing career. She landed her first major role in the 2003 rom-com From Justin to Kelly. She then went on to star in the television drama American Dreams, The Star, and Ugly Dolls.
Clarkson may not have cemented much of a repertoire in the acting world, but her prolific status on television makes up for it. The Invincible hitmaker's career started to take a turn in 2016- the year when she delved into something other than music.
Clarkson unveiled a sweet surprise for her fans when she announced her book deal with HarperCollins in early 2016. The Grammy winner followed the announcement with the release of her two well-received children's books, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, and River Rose and the Magical Christmas.
The Heartbeat Song crooner famously joined NBC's The Voice as a coach in 2017. Kelly shepherded the competition from 2018 to 2021, and after a hiatus, is back as the coach. The singer-turned-host reportedly rakes a whopping $560,000 as a fellow coach, which makes her earnings $14 million per season.
Clarkson's other venture, which has been a big cash cow for her bank balance is her Emmy-winning talk show. Clarkson had shown her hosting chops a few times previously. And in 2019, she went full-fledged as she started her daytime variety talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, which has earned thirteen Emmy Awards.
Clarkson shares two kids with her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock. Photo Source: Instagram
The Broken and Beautiful singer is also believed to have made a hefty amount via real estate. Clarkson bought a $3 million home in Tennessee, in 2012, and later sold it for $6.3 million. She owns a ranch worth $17 million in Montana, and a recently-bought mansion in Los Angeles.
The Americal Idol alum married her former manager Brandon Blackstock, with whom she shares her two kids, in October 2013. The couple's divorce after eight years of marriage cost Kelly over a million.
After a prolonged nasty dispute with her ex-husband, the singer was ordered to pay Blackstock $115,000 in spousal support, $45,000 monthly in child support, and a one-time payment of $1.3 million. Brandon also received a 5% stake ownership of Kelly's Montana property.
Kelly Clarkson's "Toxic Show" Fuss Explained!
The My Life Would Suck Without You hitmaker has navigated many downs throughout her career, and Kelly is facing one of those downs again. The latest Rolling Stone exposé on the singer's eponymous talk show brought a heavy backlash for Clarkson.
Kelly's show's former staffers called the show a "toxic work environment."
The exposé revealed statements from many former staffers of Kelly shows. The ex-employees' far-reaching revelation about the show included their "toxic show" claims. They said that working at the set was "traumatizing to their mental health."
The outlet also lettered the staff's complaints about being "underpaid and overworked." The former American Idol winner has since responded to the claims. In an Instagram post, the singer expressed being unaware of the situation.
"I love my team at The Kelly Clarkson Show," a bit of Clarkson's lengthy statement read. She added, "To find out that anyone is feeling unheard and or disrespected on this show is unacceptable."
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