Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known popularly as Lady Gaga, took the world by storm with her debut album in 2008. Entitled The Fame, this album launched Lady Gaga to stardom and made her a household name. Despite her relatively short career as a performer and recording artist, she has accrued an impressive Lady Gaga net worth of $230 million, a sum that has yet to be reached by recording artists that have been in the business much longer. She also is well known for her quirky fashion sense, which she said is inspired in part by Donatella Versace.
Prior to her launch to fame, however, Lady Gaga worked as a songwriter for Sony. Recording artist Akon noticed that she had talent as a singer, as well as a songwriter, and played a role in getting her signed as a recording act to the Interscope Records label. With the release of The Fame, her debut songs “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” quickly reached the top of the charts. Her next album The Fame Monster, released in 2009, likewise featured songs that went to the top spots on the charts. She gained even attention with her songs “Bad Romance”, “Alejandro”, and “Telephone”.
With her rise to fame, Lady Gaga has also built her brand by partnering with entertainment fixtures like celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and fellow singer Elton John. In fact, she is godmother to Elton John’s children. She has also become an icon in the gay culture and is an outspoken advocate of the LGBT agenda. Many of her philanthropic endeavors are focused on helping gays, lesbians, and transgenders gain mainstream acceptance and equality. She uses her own Lady Gaga net worth for these causes, a decision that helps keep her in the media’ attention and garners her the faithful following of millions of fans.
How Much Is Lady Gaga Worth Today?
Lady Gaga’s meteoric rise to fame hinted that she would enjoy mainstream status in the celebrity arena for years to come. However, as recently as 2012, her fame has cooled a bit. In fact, it has been reported that she cannot sell concert tickets quite a successfully as she has in the past and thus must perform at smaller venues. Her critics have also said that fans have grown weary of her over-the-top fashion and that she must reinvent herself as a serious act to keep the attention of the media and her fans.
However, her stalled success in the music industry has not stopped her from venturing into other avenues of the entertainment arena. In 2013, she starred in the movie Machete Kills as the character Lady Chameleon. The movie was not a mainstream hit. Nonetheless, her role in the film added to her net worth that currently stands at $230 million. She has also appeared on SNL, as well as a Muppets holiday special entitled Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular. These minor forays into the film industry have afforded her income that contributes to her net worth, even if the income is not on par with the money she makes as a recording artist.
It can be argued that her greatest talent lies in her ability to write and record memorable songs. Given that, she has started work on her newest album, yet to be named and released. The album was started in late 2014 and should be released sometime in 2015. Lady Gaga has proven herself to be a clever performer and music act that can leave her mark on the entertainment industry. Her net worth testifies to her talent and knack for making the most of her artistic opportunities.