Daytime Diva: What is Kelly Clarkson’s Net Worth?

Kelly Clarkson's net worth

American Kelly Clarkson has worn many hats throughout her 20-year career, including reality TV star, talk show host, singer, songwriter, author, coach, and brand ambassador. She launched into the public’s attention in 2002 as she showcased her incredible voice on the first season of “American Idol.” Since then, her talent, charm, humor, and relatability have provided her with many lucrative opportunities. With millions of albums sold, more than 100 number ones on the Billboard charts, and multiple Emmys won, fans are interested to know what Kelly Clarkson’s net worth is.

Who Is Kelly Clarkson?

Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 24, 1982. Her parents got divorced while she was young, separating her from her two older siblings, who went to live with other relatives while Kelly remained with her mother. She was raised in Burleson, Texas, and began singing with the choir in middle school. She honed her talents in her high school’s musicals and talent shows and, after graduating, she worked numerous jobs while trying to launch her music career.

Many of her longtime fans remember her performances on the inaugural season of “American Idol” in the early 2000s. After her win in the competition, she signed a recording contract with RCA Records. She signed a new deal with Atlantic Records in 2016. She has released 10 studio albums and 55 singles, including two Christmas albums. Throughout her music career, she has earned nearly 100 major music award nominations and won 70 of them. Her tours and Las Vegas residency have been very successful both professionally and financially.

Kelly is also well known for her roles in film and on television. She went from acting to coaching 9 seasons of “The Voice” to hosting and executive producing her talk show. “The Kelly Clarkson Show” debuted in 2019 and quickly won several Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Talk Show. She is also the author of two books released by HarperCollins and is a brand ambassador for a variety of companies, including Wayfair and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Kelly married Brandon Blackstock in November 2013. Their first child together, daughter River Rose, was born in June 2014. Their second, son Remington Alexander, was born in April 2016. Her divorce from Blackstock, who also served as her manager through Starstruck Entertainment, was finalized in March 2022.

Kelly Clarkson’s Net Worth And Assets

It is estimated that Kelly Clarkson’s net worth is around $50 million. The number is only an estimate because much of her personal financial information remains undisclosed. However, documents from her divorce filings and other publicly available sources can give us a good overall picture of her finances and assets.

Kelly’s initial recording contract with RCA Records was worth $1 million. Her work as a full-time coach on “The Voice” likely netted her around $560,000 per episode or $14 million per season. Her salary from “The Kelly Clarkson Show” probably brings in about $1 million a month. Estimates have put her earnings from album sales and touring at around $160 million. Her income from other television appearances, book sales, and endorsement deals has not been disclosed.

Kelly has purchased and sold several properties throughout the years. She bought a mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee in 2012 for $3 million and later sold it for $6.3 million. In 2015, she purchased a cabin-style home in Montana for $2 million. In 2018, she spent $8.5 million on an Encino, California mansion that was later listed for $9.95 million.

While she and her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock had a prenuptial agreement that a judge upheld in full, the divorce still did damage to her finances. As part of the divorce settlement, she agreed to pay him a one-time payment of over $1.3 million, a monthly child support payment of more than $45,000, and pay their kids’ tuition payments. Her monthly spousal support payments of over $115,000 a month expired at the end of Jan. 2024.

Future Effects On Net Worth

It is reasonable to assume that Kelly Clarkson will continue to see success in the future. Her business savvy is just as responsible for getting her where she is today as her raw talent as a singer and entertainer. “The Kelly Clarkson Show” has already been renewed through 2025 and if its popularity continues, it is sure to run for even longer. It will be interesting to see what other avenues Kelly will explore as opportunities arise.

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