“Mother Monster” Lady Gaga turned 32 on March 28. Past celebrations have run the gamut: In 2011, Gaga kicked fellow musician Adam Lambert out of her party for his raucous behavior. In 2014, she took in a Broadway show starring pal James Franco.
Whatever she does, Gaga has a “Million Reasons” to celebrate like a star — most of which come with dollar signs. Here’s a look at Lady Gaga’s net worth from the start of her career to today.
Lady Gaga Net Worth: $275 Million
In 2007, up-and-coming artist Lady Gaga — Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta — scored a songwriting gig for an Interscope Records imprint. The same year saw the rising star lend her powerhouse vocals to New Kids on the Block for the boy band’s comeback album. Although Def Jam Records dropped Gaga during this time, she was soon snapped up by R&B singer Akon for his Kon Live Distribution label.
Her debut album, “The Fame,” propelled the singer to major popstar status. “The Fame” was only the first of many successful ventures for Gaga. Today, Lady Gaga’s net worth is $275 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The international superstar earned $59 million in 2015 and $33 million in 2014, reported Forbes.
Lady Gaga Music
Fans have been treated to six Lady Gaga albums. Her three most popular albums to date, according to Nielsen, include:
- “The Fame” — 8.8 million copies sold
- “Born This Way” — 3.8 million copies sold
- “Artpop” — 1.4 million copies sold
She paired up with Tony Bennett in 2014 for the jazz album “Cheek to Cheek,” which sold less than a million copies, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. In 2015, two Lady Gaga songs — “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” — passed the seven million download mark, making her the only artist to have two songs reach this level, according to Billboard. Her other top hits include:
- “Bad Romance”
- “Born This Way”
- “The Edge of Glory”
Her latest solo album, “Joanne,” was released in October 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album has sold more than 1 million copies, according to the RIAA.
Gaga saw a 1,000 percent surge in music sales after her performance at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, according to Nielson Music. The singer sold around 150,000 digital songs and albums that day alone.
Fans are eagerly awaiting a Lady Gaga new album. During her 2017 “Joanne World Tour,” the singer announced that she’s working on new music, but no release dates have been revealed.
Lady Gaga Concert and Tour Earnings
Since Lady Gaga’s fans — nicknamed “Little Monsters” — can’t get enough of her music, it’s no surprise the artist’s tours are a major contributor to her net worth.
Gaga’s 2008 “The Fame Ball” tour earned $3.15 million, reported Statistic Brain. Running from 2009 to 2011, her “Monster Ball” tour brought in $227.4 million, according to Billboard. The “Born This Way Ball” tour, which took place in 2012 and 2013, generated $382.3 million and her 2014 “Artpop” tour garnered $257.1 million, reported Statistic Brain.
In early 2017, Lady Gaga’s “Joanne World Tour” kicked off at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. The singer — who likely earned between $3 and $4 million for her back-to-back weekend performances, according to Billboard — filled the headlining spot after Beyoncé dropped out following her February 2017 pregnancy announcement.
Due to severe pain brought on by her ongoing battle with fibromyalgia, in February 2018 Lady Gaga canceled the final 10 dates of her “Joanne World Tour.”
Lady Gaga Actress
Lady Gaga has found success on the small screen as well as the stage. In 2015, Gaga joined the cast of “American Horror Story: Hotel” and showcased some serious acting chops playing The Countess and mysterious owner of Hotel Cortez. The star’s “American Horror Story” performance received rave reviews and helped revive her image after the much-criticized “Artpop” fail.
She is set to star in “A Star Is Born,” a movie about an actor who helps a young singer/actress find fame, despite his own demons. The film, directed by Bradley Cooper, who also stars in it, is slated for release on Oct. 5, 2018, according to Deadline.
Lady Gaga Awards
Lady Gaga’s music and her acting skills have earned her numerous awards. Among many other honors, her music has won her six Grammys.
Lady Gaga’s performance in “American Horror Story: Hotel” earned her the 2016 Golden Globe Award for the “Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television” category.
Lady Gaga Business Ventures
Lady Gaga has partnered with a host of companies in a range of industries to generate name recognition and boost her ever-growing fortune.
From 2010 to 2014, Gaga was the creative director for a specialty line of Polaroid imaging products. In 2010 and 2011, she served as a spokesperson for MAC’s Viva Glam campaign, which raises money for the MAC AIDS fund. In 2014, the singer was the face of the Versace Spring/Summer campaign, and she also starred in the Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido’s 2015 “Be Yourself” campaign.
After opening a temporary workshop at Barneys New York during the 2011 holiday season, Lady Gaga was featured in the store’s Spring 2016 campaign. The pop star also has two of her own fragrances, making her one of the exclusive celebrity ‘slash’ entrepreneurs. Fame debuted in 2012 and sold six million bottles its first week and 30 million in less than a year. The second, Eau de Gaga, hit shelves in 2014.
In 2016, the singer’s startup, Backplane — a social media platform for her fans — went bankrupt. Gaga had partnered with Google in 2011 on the venture, which was initially valued at $40 million.
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Lady Gaga Investments
He’s not Lady Gaga’s husband yet, but the star is reportedly engaged to CAA talent agent Christian Carino, according to Us Weekly. The publication broke the news in November 2017, but the couple has yet to publicly confirm it.
The singer was previously engaged to actor Taylor Kinney. He proposed to her on Valentine’s Day 2015 with a heart-shaped platinum ring — thought to be about 8 carats — worth an estimated $500,000. After having dated since 2011, when he starred in Lady Gaga’s video for her song “You and I,” she announced their split in a July 2016 Instagram post.
Creating chart-topping hits has given the star an affinity for the good life. Impressive for anyone, but especially considering Lady Gaga’s age, she bought a 10,270-square-foot Malibu, California mansion for $23.5 million. In 2016, she reportedly bought the $5.25 million Hollywood Hills, California home of musician Frank Zappa, according to Variety.
Not surprisingly, the trend-setting Gaga has a soft spot for fashion. In 2012, she paid more than $130,000 for an Alexander McQueen gown at an auction from the personal collection of Daphne Guinness.
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