What is Garth Brooks' net worth? A look at country star's massive fortune before release of his 16th album 'Fun'
Garth Brooks is one of the most successful musicians in the States of all time. The country superstar, who has released 15 studio albums to date, has gained massive popularity with his integration of rock and pop elements into the country genre. Even though Brooks retired from recording music from 2001 to 2005, his success continued as he sold millions of records during this time through an exclusive distribution deal with Walmart. The singer has been a huge draw at concert ticket sales for over twenty years and has sold-out arenas and stadiums all over the country. His 16th studio album, 'Fun', will be released on Friday, November 20.
Brooks has also received critical success being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame the year before. He was also inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2016 and, in 2020, received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Keeping his immense success in mind, let's take a look at his net worth.
What is Garth Brooks' net worth?
According to Celebrity Networth, Brooks is has a net worth of a whopping $400 million. That is a combined net worth with his wife, fellow country singer Trisha Yearwood. The vast majority of the couple's net worth (about $300 to $350 million) is attributable to Brooks. The website also states that Brooks, in a touring year, earns as much as $90 million and has at times been the highest-paid celebrity on the planet. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Brooks earned $45 million. In the same period the following year, he earned $25 million. He owns homes in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee; and Malibu, California. In 2019, it was rumored that Brooks and Yearwood bought the Layby Hotel on Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida for $8.825 million.
Almost all of Brooks' wealth comes from his music, his back catalog, and his touring efforts. He also has an exclusive deal with Walmart, as mentioned earlier, and with Amazon Music for his digital catalog. As of 2020, he is the only artiste in music history to have released nine albums (studio and compilation) that has achieved diamond status in the United States surpassing the Beatles' former record of six. These albums are 'Garth Brooks' (diamond), 'No Fences' (17-times platinum), 'Ropin' the Wind' (14-times platinum), 'The Chase' (diamond), 'In Pieces' (diamond), 'The Hits' (diamond), 'Sevens' (diamond), 'Double Live' (21-times platinum) and 'The Ultimate Hits' (diamond).
Since 1989, Brooks has released 22 records in total which include: 12 studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, three Christmas albums, and four box sets, along with 77 singles. He has won several awards in his career, including two Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards (including Artist of the '90s), and the RIAA Award for best-selling solo albums artiste of the century in the US.
When it comes to sales, Brooks is one of the world's best-selling music artistes, having sold more than 170 million records. As of 2020, according to the RIAA, he is the best-selling solo album artiste in the United States with 156 million domestic units sold, ahead of Elvis Presley, and is second only to The Beatles in total album sales.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will sit together for the festive special in their recording studio. The event is a follow-up to their CBS special in April which drew more than 5.65 million viewers and also earned a repeat on the network.