She has a four-octave vocal range, 26 Guinness World Records, and a brand-new husband to her name, but one of the most surprising things about Ariana Grande might be her net worth.
The 28-year-old pop and R&B superstar is reportedly worth a whopping $200 million, putting her in the same tax bracket as mega celebs Johnny Depp, Ed Sheeran, Denzel Washington, Wayne Gretzky, and Gordon Ramsay.
It all started with a role in the Broadway musical 13 when Ariana was just 15. From there, Grande got a job playing a character named Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon’s Victorious followed by another star turn on the network’s Sam & Cat. But Grande’s truly big break came when she was discovered by a record exec who stumbled across Ariana’s YouTube channel and signed her to a deal.
Grande’s albums have all been chart toppers, with her debut Yours Truly hitting #1 on iTunes in over 30 countries within just days of the record’s release. Subsequent recordings did better and better. Between her solo efforts, collaborations with artists like Lady Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, and Calvin Harris, and even a soundtrack contribution to 2017’s remake of Beauty and the Beast, Grande has sold approximately 85 million records worldwide. And that doesn’t even include the 98 billion streams she’s accumulated on channels like Spotify.
All those album sales add up to a lot of cold, hard cash, but Grande’s tours are even more lucrative. When she hit the road in support of Dangerous Woman in 2017, the pint-sized pop princess grossed a total of $71 million. Almost as lucrative are Grande’s headlining gigs at festivals like Coachella, where she was given $8 million for just two days’ work.
Of course, Grande has expanded far beyond the music world, too. Her partnerships with Coach, MAC Cosmetics, Lipsy London, Starbucks, Reebok, Givenchy, and Brookstone have helped the icon gain footholds in fashion, makeup, technology, and more. Plus, she has her own line of fragrances; the three scents Grande began releasing in 2015 have generated some $150 million to date.
In 2021, Ariana Grande added another title and money-making venture to her portfolio: host of The Voice. While Grande had previously appeared as a mentor on the singing competition, in 2021 she became a full-time coach. For sitting through countless blind auditions, helping her team members nail their performances, and weighing in on the talents of other coach’s contestants, Grande took home an enormously salary insiders say is in the neighborhood of $20 to $25 million per season.
In September 2021, Ariana announced an upcoming collab with R.E.M. Beauty. With both hype and expectations running high, the collection is sure to be a massive hit, bringing in even more money to help Grande and her hubby, Dalton Gomez, enjoy the “sweetener” life.