Kelly Clarkson’s net worth is $45 million. The TV star and singer has announced she is divorcing her husband Brandon Blackstock. Here’s how the news affected her wealth.
Clarkson gained fame via the reality show “American Idol.” She was hailed as the winner of Season 1. She then released her debut single “A Moment Like This,” which went on to top different music charts in the U.S. at the time. Her first album, called “Thankful,” was released in 2003. With her career on track to superstardom, she decided to sever ties with former manager Simon Fuller.
The change further cemented her spot as one of the top rising artists in 2004. Her third album “Breakaway” became her most successful one to date, selling more than 12 million units worldwide. The “American Idol” alum had world tours and released six albums later.
The solo artist was able to leverage her success on TV to films. Clarkson has appeared in “From Justin to Kelly” in 2003 and voiced animations like “The Star” and “Trolls World Tour.” Aside from TV and films, the 38-year-old also penned children’s books in 2016 and 2017, per Celebrity Net Worth. A lot of fans claim Clarkson has one of the best careers among “American Idol” winners. She was able to utilize her talent and expand her artistry from TV to films to writing books.
According to Radar Online, Clarkson became one of the judges in “The Voice” in Season 14. Due to the poor ratings of the 13th season, the network decided to bring in new faces. Clarkon and Alicia Keys replaced Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson on the show while Blake Shelton and Adam Levine were retained. “The Voice” paid the hitmaker $14 million to fend of competition from “American Idol” at that time. The “I Dare You” singer has been on the show since then.
As Season 18 just wrapped up, there are uncertainties when Season 19 will premiere or if it will push through at all due to the pandemic.
Clarkson is going through personal issues at the moment. She is divorcing her husband of seven years Brandon Blackstock due to irreconcilable differences. The former couple has two children who they hope to have joint legal and physical custody of, as per CNN.
On the other hand, the court revealed the two had a prenuptial agreement in place but exact figures of the settlement could not be determined yet. Clarkson acquired an $8.5 million mansion in California for her family in 2018. She also listed a 20,000 square foot Henderson, Tennessee house, which features 7 bedrooms and is located near a lake, for $7.5 million this year.