Regardless of what generation you are a part of, you probably know at least a little bit about the pop sensation that is Britney Spears. Although she is not nearly as popular today as she was in her prime, Spears remains beloved by millions. She first captured the spotlight in the late 1990s with the release of some of the hottest songs of the decade. She quickly gained a mass following and became an international sensation. Her success as a singer also helped the star amass an impressive $200 million net worth.
Before Spears would go on to become one of the highest earning female musicians of all time, she was just a little girl in small town McComb, Mississippi. Like the vast majority of other uber successful entertainers, Spears started practicing her craft at a very young age.
When she was just three years old she was already taking dance lessons and performing at music recitals. She made her stage debut at just five years old, performing What Child is This? at her kindergarten graduation.
Shortly after, Britney and her mother moved to Manhattan where she would audition for minor roles. She had a fairly decent career as a child actor, but nothing that would have made her as filthy rich as she is today. Fortunately, she was picked up by Jive Records in 1997 and her career started to skyrocket.
Spears released her first studio album in 1999, which debut at the top of BIllboard 100 chart. Keep in mind she was still just 18, and selling 500,000 copies in one day was unheard of. A year later she released Oops!… I Did It Again, which also received international praise.
By the time she was 20, Spears had already cemented her name among some of the best selling musicians to have ever lived. And despite her much publicized personal issues, Britney was quickly becoming a pop icon.
Although she remains active today, her music career isn’t exactly what it once was. That said, every time she puts out a new album (or single) it does incredibly well in the charts – mostly because of her status in the industry. Aside from music, endorsement deals and merchandise earnings make up a significant portion of her sizable nest egg.
Today, the entertainer lives in her beautiful Beverly Hills home. She purchased the 7,500 square foot mansion for $6.75 million back in 2007. The house features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a lot of open space. The kitchen, complete with Viking appliances and marble detailing, is every cook’s dream. The property also houses an elegant swimming pool, highlighted by immaculately maintained greenery.
As impressive as the Beverly Hills house might be, it pales in comparison to her LA abode. This house is a lot bigger (8,500 square feet vs 7,500), and also quite a bit more expensive. The singer dropped close to $9 million for it, and we can see why. The villa houses five bedrooms (including a monstrous master suite), a giant living room, seven bathrooms, and a modern kitchen. Outside, you’ll find a large infinity swimming pool overlooking a beautiful landscape.
To much surprise, Spears turned out to be a massive car fanatic. She owns at least 9 luxe vehicles including a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Audi R8, a Maserati GranTurismo, a Mercedes SLK 350, Jaguar XKS, and a few others.
Aside from spending some of her hard earned money on herself, Spears is quite the philanthropist at heart. She has an undeniable love for kids, which is evident through her support of numerous children’s charities. She regularly donates thousands of dollars to the Kids Wish Network, the Red Cross, Elevate Hope Foundation, and nearly a dozen others.