When it comes to country music, it is hard to top the success of Garth Brooks. The singer has six albums which have been certified diamond. He’s the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States according to the RIAA and has 148 million domestic units sold. It happens to put Garth ahead of Elvis Presley and second only to The Beatles in terms of total album sales.
Garth also enjoys the distinction of being one of the world’s best selling artists of all time, having sold over 200 million albums worldwide. Despite his potentially immense earnings simply from his career in music, the singer also had an extremely expensive divorce, which cost him nearly $125 million. So, all said and done, where does Garth Brooks stand now, financially? Let’s find out.
How Did Garth Brooks Make His Money?
Garth took to music at an early age but started performing professionally in 1985. His first album, ‘Hungry Years,’ was released in 1989 and peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Country Album chart. Garth’s first single, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” was also a success and he followed this with his hit song “If Tomorrow Never Comes.” Brooks also went on tour, opening for Kenny Rogers.
The second album, ‘No Fences’ did well on the charts too. It eventually became his highest-selling album with gems like “Friends in Low Places” and “The Thunder Rolls.” ‘Ropin’ the Wind’ earned Garth the distinction of becoming the first country artist to enter the Billboard 200 at number one. In 1993, Brooks came out with ‘In Pieces’ and went on his first world tour.
Garth’s second world tour was even more of a success, bringing in nearly $105 million, becoming one of the highest-grossing concert tours of the 90s. Brooks created the alter ego, Chris Gaines, and has appeared in shows like ‘Saturday Night Live.’ There’s been a clash between Garth’s personal life and professional commitments for a while, prompting him to refrain from releasing new music for some time. However, he continued performing live, for causes like the 2007 wildfires in California.
Brooks released new music in 2014 and 2016, before going on the unique Stadium Tour in 2018. In 2019, Brooks started the Dive Bar Tour, visiting dive bars through the US. During the touring years, Brooks makes nearly $90 million. From June 2017 to June 2018, Brooks made $45 million, and the following year he earned $25 million.
Garth Brooks Net Worth 2020:
Garth Brooks has an estimated net worth of nearly $400 million as of 2020. Most of his earnings are from his long and illustrious career as a musician, with record-setting albums and popular concerts. Brooks has homes in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee; and Malibu, California. In 2019, Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, purchased the Layby Hotel on Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida for $8.825 million.
It is evident that Brooks has amassed an enormous amount of wealth over the years, and remains one of the most commercially successful country artists of all time. His massive net worth is justified given the singer’s talent and hard work. [Cover Picture Courtesy: Kevin Winter, Getty Images]
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