Madonna Net Worth, Early Life, Awards and Achievements.
Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, album producer and a successful businesswoman. Not only this, she is a dancer and a film director, author of her own book and top of all a humanitarian known for her charity work. She is considered the queen of music and is an inspiration for women all over the world. She is one of the richest female musicians in the world.
Madonna Net Worth as of 2020
Madonna net worth is $850 million. She is one of the most successful singers in the world and has earned name, fame and is rolling in money at the age of 60. She is considered #3 in the list of Top 10 self-made millionaires in the world and is a true icon for so many women who look up to her. it has been reported that she earned $80 million in 2018 and her net worth is estimated to cross $1 billion after 2020.
Childhood and Early Life
Born in a strictly Catholic family, Madonna always found herself restricted and felt like she is always in shambles. Her mother passed away when she was really young and she started having the courage to deny her religion’s rigorousness. She attended high school at Rochestor Adams High School and went on to study at the University of Michigan, but her free spirit did not allow her to be bound by a degree that she was not into. She quit her university and started getting interest in dancing and singing and thus began her journey of racing towards her dreams.
In order to fulfill her dreams without the support of her catholic family, she had to make a lot of sacrifices and a few of them were nude modelling, waitressing and participating in street bands to earn some cash and get exposure. Her efforts were successful when she was noticed for her melodious voice and unique personality.
She formed her own band with some street artists known as ‘Madonna and the Sky’. From that moment onwards, there was no turning back for the queen of pop, Madonna
Her career started as an actress before she became a singer. She got a very small role in’ Certain Sacrifice’ where she was noticed and signed a contract with Warner Music Group
Her first solo album broke all records and topped the US 100 charts, which meant that she is certainly loved by the audience and audience wanted to hear more of her. Realizing the love people had for her, Madonna wasted no time and started working on her next album known as ‘Madonna’ which was the big break she was hoping for. The album sold a million copies and became super hit. Her next album ‘Like a Virgin’ was also a major hit and was considered platinum eight times.
She is most famously known for her albums ‘True Blue’ ‘Who’s that Girl’ and ‘Like a Prayer’. In the start of her career, she used to call her tours ‘The virgin tours’ which was another marketing tactic that got her a lot of fame since people were widely attracted towards the idea of a musician who was so unorthodox and rebellious.
Her album ‘Rebel Heart’ was one of the famous albums in her career as the album depicts her true character in so many ways.
Awards and Achievements
Madonna has been the only singer in the world to be nominated in 640 awards so far. She has received 220 awards out of them and is considered the most influential for a reason. Her list of awards include 5 Billboard music awards, 10 BMI pop awards, 15 international dance music awards, 17 Japan Gold Disc awards. She has received 8 Grammy Awards and 3 Emmy awards. Cherry on top, Madonna has broken 16 Guinness book records for her album record sales and is considered the best selling female musician in the world. No singer has been able to break her record, which says a lot about her accomplishments and triumph as a female musician
Philanthropy pursuits of Madonna
Madonna has been known to be a public-spirited person. Among her many charitable endeavors some of the organizations that she has lent her support for are:
- Afghanistan Relief Foundation
- Children in Need
- Ray of light foundation
- Amnesty International
- American Foundation for Aids Research
It has been reported that she has donated over $50 million of her income to these foundations so far.
What is she currently up to:
She has currently signed the deals with music label production companies such as Semtex Girls, Hard Candy fitness and Truth or Dare By Madonna. She is going on a world music tour after her 14th music album, ‘Madame X’. Her latest album ‘Madame X’, released in 2019 has earned her over $100 million in 2019.