How Rich is Carrie Underwood?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Jamison/AP/Shutterstock (12838610fm)Carrie Underwood arrives at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas57th ACM Awards - Arrivals, Las Vegas, United States - 07 Mar 2022.
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Carrie Underwood, 39, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author and entrepreneur who has come a long way since winning the fourth season of “American Idol.” She just took home the Single of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music for her duet with Jason Aldean, “If I Didn’t Love You” on March 7.

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Underwood is now one of the most successful recording artists in the business, famous for seamlessly incorporating country, gospel and mainstream elements into her music.

Her debut solo album, “Some Hearts” (2005), is the best selling country album of the past 17 years, containing the hit singles “Before He Cheats” and “Jesus Take the Wheel.” She has released eight albums, including “Carnival Ride,” Play On,” “Storyteller,” “Cry Pretty,” “My Gift” and “My Savior.”

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Underwood has won seven Grammy Awards, including the award for Best New Artist. Other honors have come her way, such as multiple American Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards. At this point in her career, she often serves as co-host of such festivities.

Underwood has sold 70 million records worldwide, has an estimated net worth of $140 million (according to Celebrity Net Worth), and is the most commercially successful alumni from “American Idol.”

Underwood has enjoyed endorsement deals with major players such as Nintendo, Sketchers, Target and Almay.  She released her own clothing line, CALIA, in a partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2015.

In 2017, she had a terrible accident at home wherein she broke her wrist and injured her face — injuries which required about 50 stitches and plastic surgery to repair. She has since recovered, and continues to wow on the red carpet.

Early Life and Career

Carrie Marie Underwood is the youngest daughter of three born to Carole and Steve Underwood in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on March 10, 1983. She grew up on a farm in the town of Checotah where she was an active participant in the First Free Will Baptist Church and, ever musically inclined, took part in local community events and talent shows. She graduated from Checotah High School in 2001.

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While she was a student at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Underwood auditioned for “American Idol” in St. Louis. She went on to win her season in 2005 and soon recorded and released her chart-topping album “Some Hearts” that same year.

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Her first single, “Inside Your Heaven,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Pop 100.  Her third single, “Before He Cheats,” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and was the first country song to be certified multi-platinum.

Despite her growing success, she finished college and earned her degree. She earned a B.A. in communications with an emphasis in journalism in 2006.

Personal Life and Real Estate

Underwood met Mike Fisher, a NHL player, in 2008. They were married in July of 2010, and have two sons together.

Underwood and Fisher have been reported to own multiple properties, with their primary residence being located in a rural area in Franklin, Tennessee, that they moved into in 2019. The custom-built estate resides on 300 acres.

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The pair sold their previous home in Brentwood, Tennessee, for $1.41 million in 2020. They have also put their estate located near Ottawa, Canada, on the market for $2.2 million.

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Carrie Underwood is celebrating her 39th birthday on March 10, 2022.

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than 15 years of experience covering traditional and new media topics. She is currently a communications strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University — her alma mater where she earned a B.A. in film studies. Michelle’s primary topics of interest are arts & entertainment (TV, humor, theater and classic films are favorites), food and lifestyle. She also covers general news, business, beauty, gift guides and medical/health-related stories. Michelle also has a passion for conducting interviews with all sorts of interesting people. When not working or watching too much TV, she is a skilled home cook specializing in Puerto Rican and Southern cuisine, loves in-home entertaining and trivia/games nights, sipping Jack Daniels on the rocks and cheering for the San Francisco Giants.

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