Britney Spears got her start in show business early. As a child actor on the Mickey Mouse Show, she grew up in the music and acting industry and set her sights on becoming a permanent fixture herself when she got older. Her big break came in 1999 with the release of her debut album Baby One More Time. The title song from this album quickly rose to the number one spot on the Billboard charts and make Britney Spears a household name.
She followed the success of her debut album with three more releases, all of which hit the market before 2003. Her self-entitled Britney, followed by Crossroads and In the Zone all performed well on the charts and solidified her new role as the world’s reigning pop princess. She expanded her musical career into movie acting, starring in the movie Crossroads and also contributed to the movie’s soundtrack. Her younger sister Jamie played the childhood version of Britney’s character in the film as well. As she grew with her career, she took over much of the creative control of her music and her songs’ videos. She courted controversy with songs like Slave 4 U and My Prerogative, a remake of the Bobby Brown classic. As she entered her early 20s, she wanted her audiences to view her more of an adult musical star than a former childhood actress and pop act. Her mature videos and onstage acts were intended to cement her status as an adult singer rather than a teen musical sensation.
Even as she ventured into more mature musical endeavors, she still accrued a net worth that today is reported to be $130 million. She still earns residual income from her earliest song successes, including Oops…I Did It Again. She also remains one of the most memorable childhood stars from the Mickey Mouse Show.
How Much Is Britney Spears Worth Now?
Her Britney Spears net worth of $130 million is maintained thanks to a conservatorship that she entered with her father in 2008. After the breakdown of her marriage to Kevin Federline, one of her backup dancers, she experienced emotional and mental turmoils that briefly saw her hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold and also led to her losing custody of her two sons. However, now fully recovered from those troubles, Spears continues to focus on her career, which is still going strong after almost 20 years in the music industry.
In fact, in 2013 she released her album Britney Jean, a collaboration with record producer and musician will.i.am. This new album was met with critical and financial success and let the world know that she still has the talent to be a viable presence in the recording world. She also contributed to the soundtrack for the Smurfs 2 movie that was released that same year. Her new record releases allowed her to travel the world to promote her music. She appeared on talk shows in the U.K., Australia, and other major markets following the release of these records.
A professed fan of fashion, Spears also contributes to her net worth by periodically contributing to the creation and marketing of fragrances. In fact, she has 16 fragrances to her credit, all of which continue to sell well on the market. She also recently released her own line of lingerie and appears in the advertisements for this fashion line. At one time, she co-owned a restaurant in Louisiana called Nola. However, the economy at that time led to the restaurant’s failure. Even so, she retains an impressive net worth that solidifies Spears as a reigning talent in pop music today.