She has a vocal range of four octaves, 26 Guinness World Records and a brand new husband, but perhaps one of the most surprising things about Ariana Grande is her net worth.
The 28-year-old pop and R&B superstar is reportedly worth a whopping $200 million. That puts her in the same tax bracket as mega-celebrities Johnny Depp, Ed Sheeran, Denzel Washington, Wayne Gretzky and Gordon Ramsay.
But how did the “Than U, Next” singer make all her money? It all started with a role in the Broadway musical 13 when Ariana was just 15 years old. After that, Grande got a job playing Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon series Victorious, followed by another starring role in the series Sam & Cat. But Grande’s big break came when she was discovered by a record producer who stumbled across Ariana’s YouTube channel and gave her a contract.
Her debut album, Yours Truly, hit #1 on iTunes in over 30 countries
Grande’s albums have all topped the charts. Her debut album, Yours Truly, reached #1 on iTunes in over 30 countries within days of its release. Subsequent recordings have gone from strength to strength. With her solo projects, collaborations with artists like Lady Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey and Calvin Harris, and even a contribution to the soundtrack of the 2017 remake of Beauty and the Beast, Grande has sold some 85 million records worldwide. And that’s not even counting the 98 billion streams she’s amassed on channels like Spotify.
Grande’s tours are even more lucrative
All those album sales add up to a lot of cold, hard cash, but Grande’s tours are even more lucrative. When she toured in support of Dangerous Woman in 2017, the little pop princess took in a total of $71 million. Almost as lucrative are Grande’s headlining appearances at festivals like Coachella, where she received $8 million for just two days of work.
Grande has also expanded far beyond the music world
Of course, Grande has also expanded far beyond the music world. Her partnerships with Coach, MAC Cosmetics, Lipsy London, Starbucks, Reebok, Givenchy and Brookstone have helped the icon gain a foothold in fashion, makeup, technology and more. She also has her own perfume line. With the three fragrances Grande has launched since 2015, she has grossed around $150 million to date.
Going through countless blind auditions
In 2021, Ariana Grande added another title and another money-making project to her portfolio: hosting The Voice. While Grande had previously appeared as a mentor on the singing competition, in 2021 she became a full-time coach. For sitting through countless blind auditions, helping her team members perform and judging the talents of other coaches’ contestants, Grande collected an enormous salary, which insiders say is between $20 million and $25 million per season.
All this, and her bank account is still on the rise
In September 2021, Ariana announced a collaboration with R.E.M. Beauty. Given the huge hype and high expectations, the collection is sure to be a huge success and bring in even more money so Grande and her husband Dalton Gomez can enjoy the “sweet” life.