If you were to randomly ask who Stephanie Joanne Angelina Germanotta is, you would probably draw blank stares. Ask the same people who Lady Gaga is, and their faces will most likely immediately light up. Lady Gaga has become a household name; whether for her talent or eccentric fashion Flair.
Lady Gaga is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Her career goes back to her younger years when she would sing at open mic nights. This young multitalented girl also acted in the school plays. But then she grew up to become an outstanding professional and today she has several records to her name.
Her Early Years
Lady Gaga was born in 1986 in Manhattan, New York City. She has Italian and French-Canadian ancestry. Her mother pushed her into taking piano lessons from the age of 4. The idea was to help her become a ‘cultured young woman.’ Her first performance was at a New York City Club at the tender age of 14. She has never looked back since and has solidly established herself among the richest celebrities.
Lady Gaga attended New York University Tisch School of Arts, where she perfected her music skills. She, however, dropped out in her sophomore year to focus on her music.
Gaga signed on to streamline records an arm of Interscope Records. Her role was to write songs for other artists. Akon eventually signed her onto his Online distribution label. She became a permanent feature on the billboards starting with her debut album in 2008. In the US, the album peaked at number 2 on the billboard 200 chart.
Lady Gaga’s Net Worth allows her to be very philanthropic and has donated to several causes within her career. She also has the ‘Born This Way Foundation’ that focuses on youth empowerment. Besides this, she is an advocate of LGBT rights. She uses her performances to raise awareness of various societal issues. Gaga definitely does not shy away from controversy if it brings in the necessary attention.
What is Lady Gaga’s net worth
Industry reports on Lady Gaga’s Net Worth are a bit sketchy. However, 2019 reports show that it could hit the $320 million mark. That is a fantastic feat for a thirty-three-year-old no matter which angle you look at it from.
So How Does Lady Gaga Make Her Money
Lady Gaga does not depend on one source of income to amass her considerable fortune. She has the following jobs;
She Is A Successful Singer
Lady Gaga’s biggest net worth may come from singing. She has several studio albums under her belt including;-
Fame in 2008. She renamed it The Fame monster in 2009
Born This Way in 2011
Cheek to cheek in 2014
Joanne in 2016
The soundtrack ‘A star is born’ in 2018.
She released the 2014 and 2018 album in collaboration with Tony Bennett and Bradley Cooper respectively.
Residency In Las Vegas
Lady Gaga’s Net Worth will continue to rise exponentially. There does not seem to be stopping this phenomenal woman, and she gives net worth meaning as whole different definition. She has joined the list of singers who have residency in Las Vegas. She has at least 74 performances, each earning her a reported $1 million. Other noteworthy stars like Elton John, Britney Spears, and Celine Dion have not been able to reach that amount. The most they have managed to make is $500,000 per night; which is still a staggering amount.
Residency in Las Vegas has two separate shows. One is ‘Enigma’ where she sings her pop hits. The second is ‘Lady Gaga jazz plus piano ratio,’ where she occasionally duets with Tony Bennett. The latter also consists of performances from the Great American songbook.
She is booked solid for the year 2019, and tickets to all her performances have very high demand. To get a general admission seat, you may need to part with $698, depending on the date of the performance. However, not all of them are that pricey, for $100 you can get to watch some of the performances.
If you think that the Las Vegas residency is earning her top Dollar, think again. Estimates indicate that her tour sales have hit the $200 million mark. Quite honestly, Lady Gaga must have won one of the best credit ratings in the country.
In 2009-2011, she made $227 million with her ‘Monster Ball tour. ‘Her Born This Way Tour in 2011 brought in $125 million.
She has headlined in several concerts including;-
The 2009 fame Ball tour
2009 to 2011 monster Ball tour
2012 to 2013 Born This Way Ball
2014 ArtRave; the Artpop ball
2014 2015 cheek-to-cheek tour
Lady Gaga started her acting career early in life by participating in school plays. She still pursues her love of Acting and has been in several movies including;-
The Zen of Bennett in 2012
Katy Perry: Part of Me 2012
Machete Kills 2013
Muppets Most Wanted in 2014
Sin City: A Dame To Kill for in 2014
Gaga: Five Foot Two in 2017
A Star Is Born in 2018
You can imagine how companies must be falling over themselves to have her as a brand ambassador. Well, she has managed to make a killing with regards to endorsements. For the period between 2010-2014, Lady Gaga was the creative director for some of Polaroid imaging products.
She has been the spokesperson for brands such as Versace, spokesperson for the MAC Viva Glam campaign, Google Chrome, Barnes and Noble and Bud Light. Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido also featured Lady Gaga in the “Be Yourself” campaign in 2015. You may have seen her face gracing the advertising collateral, whether print or television adverts.
Lady Gaga has a massive social media presence. Many of her fans download her music. In 2011, in just five days she had 1 million digital downloads of her ‘Born This Way’ single. Industry figures estimate that in total, Lady Gaga has sold over 11 million albums and at least 50 million digital songs.
She Is an Entrepreneur
Lady Gaga has her fragrance; fame and Eau de Gaga. Fame sold 30million bottles in less than a year, six of which sold in the first week of the launch of the perfume. She also has a makeup line Haus beauty. The latest venture which was set up in 2018 has backing from silicon.
She has also tried her hand at setting up a social media platform for some of her fans. The platform; Backplane, unfortunately, did not take off and went bankrupt in 2016. Not want to stay down for long, went on to partner with Google in 2011, and there are rumors that the partnership has an estimated value of $40 million.
Lady Gaga must have fantastic financial managers or access to some excellent financial aids. She should probably go into teaching people how to invest in the future.
She is a Property Owner
Lady Gaga has a big townhouse in Malibu, California that she purchased at an estimated 22.5 million in 2014. The 10,000 square foot house sits on 6 acres. She does not seem to mind spreading her wealth around because she has a penthouse in Central Park that costs her 22000 dollars a month in rent. You cannot spend such money if your debt-income ratio is in the red.
Reports also show that she has another home in Hollywood hills. She bought the property, which initially belonged to Frank Zappa, in 2016.
Nominations And Awards
Lady Gaga is truly a force to reckon with, and the industry is paying close attention. In 2016, the song ’till it happens to you’ was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe. She took home the Golden Globe win. Her performance in the ‘American Horror Story’ movie also won her a Golden Globe in the same year. In 2017 her performance at the Super Bowl halftime got her a nomination for Primetime Emmy. She has two Golden Globe nominations, and one Golden Globe award win for ‘Shallow,’ which won under the best original song category in 2019. In total she has received 24 Grammy nominations, taking home at least six of them.
Interesting facts about Lady Gaga
At some point in her career, Lady Gaga’s net worth climbed to the number one position on the 2011 Forbes top 100 celebrity list. She managed to remove Oprah Winfrey from the number one spot.
Her fashion influence is Donatella Versace. She also looks up to other fashion and celebrity icons, such as David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Queen
Her stage name ‘Lady Gaga’ is an attribute to Queen’s song ‘Radio Ga Ga.’
She calls her Malibu home her ‘Gypsy Palace.’
Her favorite horse, Arabella, passed away in early 2019
Lady Gaga’s Net Worth gives her money for purchases we would consider beyond the reach of many. In 2012 she paid $130,000 or more for an Alexander McQueen gown from the Daphne Guinness collection.
Lady Gaga’s Net Worth is staggering, but she is working hard for every penny.