Chris Kirkpatrick net worth: 'Celebrity Big Brother' entrant held BIG record for 15 years
Season 3 of the highly anticipated CBS reality show ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ is finally here and we just can’t wait to see our favorite celebrities making their way into the house that’s fitted 80 HD cameras and over 100 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day.
One of the celebrities entering the house is none other than Chris Kirkpatrick, the founder of the boy band NSYNC. The musician is known for creating a group that ruled the charts for a long time and had a phenomenal fan following. However, his fame started to fade a bit once the group disbanded.
Now, the musician is returning to smaller screens with the CBS reality show. His music career gave him a lot of fame and also, a lot of money. So, let’s take a look at how much money he made over the years due to his musical career and other ventures.
Early career and formation of NSYNC
Born on October 17, 1971, Kirkpatrick’s childhood was not like he would have wanted it to be. The musician was raised by a single mother, along with four younger half-sisters and there was a time when the entire family was living in poverty. As per Chris, there were many years that they were homeless and were living in trailers, with no electricity. The situation was so bad that they needed to put a plié of clothes to cover the hole in the trailer during winters.
Over the years, they didn’t even know if they will be able to get a meal for the entire family or not. Most of the time, they would rely on school lunches and donations. But he had one thing in him and that was music. His entire family was trained in music and he made sure that he made a career out of it.
Although he started small and was hired as a singer at Universal Studios, the musician knew that he had to do something unique to make it big in the industry.
In 1995, he formed the band named NSYNC with Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez. Meanwhile, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass joined the group later. The band was a massive hit and achieved a lot of success. Their hit single ‘Bye, Bye, Bye’ became a global success and turned them into a worldwide phenomenon. The group’s second album, ‘No Strings Attached’, was a tremendous success, and sold over 2.4 million records in the first week of its release.
The band held the record for the highest number of records sold in the first week of the release for 15 years. In 2015, Adele’s ‘25’ surpassed them.
The group disbanded in 2002 and every singer in the group went on to have a solo career.
Films and Television
Apart from being a musician, he also starred in several movies and television series. In 1998, he made a cameo on ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ and went on to make appearances on ‘Clueless’, ‘Touched By An Angel’, ‘Sesame Street’, ‘Sharknado 3’, and ‘The Simpsons’.
Although he took a hiatus of almost 5 years after NSYNC was disbanded and came back on the screen in 2007.
Other Ventures and Charities
In 1999, the NSYNC founder started a clothing line named FuMan Skeeto, which was a cross between the popular urban and skater fashion trends of the time. On the other hand, in 2004, he founded his own non-profit organization called the Chris Kirkpatrick Foundation. The NGO was started to enhance the lives of underprivileged children and provide them with healthcare, along with education.
Awards and Achievements
With NSYNC, Kirkpatrick won and was nominated for several awards throughout her musical career. The group was nominated for 8 Grammys, but he couldn’t get his hands on the trophy. In his career, he won 3 American Music Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 7 MTV Music Video Awards, and also has a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
What is Chris Kirkpatrick’s net worth?
The musician has worked hard for his music and has garnered a lot of success. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kirkpatrick’s net worth is estimated at $10 million. Most of his earnings have come through music and also, the merchandise he sold through FuMan Skeeto. His stay at the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house will bring him a lot more.