Here we have another example of a self-made superwoman. She is the most astonishing, ambitious, and influential artist who is enumerated among the wealthiest women on earth. Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American music icon (singer, songwriter), actress and an entrepreneur. Now, let’s have a close look at the net worth of Madonna in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Madonna was born in a Catholic family on August 16, 1958, in the Bay City, Michigan to father, Tony (an engineer designer) and mother, Madonna. As Madonna and her mother share the same name, her family used to call her “little Nonni.” She was raised in Rochester Hills.
Madonna often discusses the changes in her mother’s behavior before her death due to breast cancer. Her mother never explained her medical condition; instead, she began to cry whenever Madonna asked her about it. Following her mother’s demise, she was left with her two brothers and three other siblings under the care of her father.
The death of her mother brought a multitudinous change in her demeanor. She and her siblings used to become very rebellious towards the housekeepers, who they thought would try to take the place of their beloved mother. Later in 1966, Tony married Joan Gustafson, which made Madonna and her father’s relationship very strained for many years afterward.
She went to St. Fredericks and St. Andrews Catholic elementary school before she joined the Rochester Adams High school. She was always known for her high grades. After graduation, she got a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan.
Madonna has a very complicated love life. She has been in many relationships and has married twice, but both marriages were unsuccessful. In 1985, she married actor Sean Penn, but their marriage lasted only until 1989. In 2000, she had her second marriage to Guy Ritchie whom she divorced in 2008.
She has a daughter (Lourdes) and a son (Rocco). Currently, she resides in Lisbon Portugal with her adopted Malawian children.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
In 1979, Madonna started her career as a backup singer and dancer for an artist, Patrick Hernandez. Later she formed two very famous rock bands, i.e., the ‘Breakfast Club’ and the band, ‘Emmy.’ Then she started her solo career in music and gave many hits. In 1982, her very first song “Everybody” was released which was further followed up by “Burning Up” in 1983 and both became big hits in the United States.
After this success, she released her debut album, “Holiday” which was her first international hit. Other hits of 1983 include “Lucky Star” and “Borderline.” In 1984, she further progressed and released an album “Like a Virgin” which did a massive business of selling 20 million copies worldwide, which was a great achievement in her career.
From 1986, she worked on many projects and released many outstanding albums, like “True Blue” (1986), “Like Prayers” (1989), “Erotica,” “Bedtime Stories,” “Ray of Light,” “Music,” “Rebel Heart” (2015) and many more.
Madonna is featured in many films as an actress, like “The Next Best Thing” (2000), “Die Another Day” (2002), “Swept Away” (2002), “I am Going to Tell You a Secret” (2005) and “Arthur and the Invisibles” (2006).
She has won 294 awards and has been nominated 643 times. Some of the notable awards include her inclusion in the rock and roll hall of fame, three American music awards, 5 billboard music awards, 6 ASCAP Pop awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 3 Echo Awards and 16 Guinness World Records!
Net Worth & Earnings
The total estimated net worth of Madonna is $600 million. The primary source of her income is her immensely successful music career during which she has recorded a sale of 300 million records globally and 64 million albums in America. If you think this is record-breaking, you have another surprise coming. Madonna’s live concerts have raked in $1.4 billion in ticket sales! Although music is the mainstream source of her net worth, her clothing and perfume lines also lend a significant contribution to her value. In addition to it, her art collection includes pieces by Picasso and Dali.
Holding the crown of “queen of pop” for decades is not easy, as it includes lots of hard work and hundreds of sleepless night. Indeed she is a fantastic artist who has been an inspiration to many youngsters. Her passion and love towards her work make her one of the wealthiest musicians in the world.