To say Lady Gaga is having a banner year—complete with Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe wins and another three Grammy nominations for the upcoming 2020 ceremony—is an understatement. But her Little Monsters aren't the only ones going absolutely gaga for her. The superstar has been mega-famous for a decade, but between extending her Las Vegas residency and launching her new makeup line Haus Laboratories, 2019 is lining up to be Lady Gaga's biggest—and most profitable—year yet.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta has been performing her whole life and started as a musical prodigy playing the piano at age 4. She first performed in a New York City nightclub at 14, per Biography, and her music career skyrocketed from there. She's come a long way from her days of wearing meat dresses and arriving to an awards ceremony in a giant egg, and all along the way, she's been pulling in some paychecks that would make anyone want to just dance.
So, now that she's a bonafide superstar, what is Lady Gaga's net worth?
Let's just say that her lavish lifestyle is no perfect illusion. CelebrityNetWorth estimates Lady Gaga's net worth at $320 million.
Here's how the singer/actress/all-around phenomenon makes her money:
Lady Gaga is making millions in Las Vegas.
While originally slated to wrap up in November of this year, the singer's two Las Vegas residencies have been extended to 2020, according to Rolling Stone. Gaga's added 12 new dates in total to her Enigma and Jazz & Piano shows, which brings the total performances up to over 80. And with each performance reportedly earning her more than $1 million, per Variety, Gaga's potential paycheck at the end of her shows could reach $100 million.
Even major stars like Celine Dion, Elton John, and Britney Spears rarely topped $500,000 per night, per Billboard. However, that pales in comparison to Gaga's other tour sales that have topped $200 million.
Lady Gaga even made bank that night she took a slight tumble off the Vegas stage:
Tour ticket sales for Gaga bring in nine figures.
Over the years, Gaga's tours have been especially lucrative. In 2012, her shortened “Born This Way” tour brought in $125 million, per Hollywood Reporter, and her 2009 to 2011 “Monster Ball” tour earned her $227 million over 200 dates per Guardian. Though her recent Joanne tour was much smaller, it still earned the star $95 million in ticket sales, per Billboard.
And in 2011, her earnings beat Oprah.
Lady Gaga reportedly earned $90 million and jumped ahead of Oprah to top of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. She was also eighth on this year's list of the Highest Paid Women in Music. But music isn't the only way Mother Monster is making her money—not by a long shot.
Gaga's brand-new makeup line is making a splash...into a pool of cash.
Developed in partnership with her longtime makeup artist Sarah Tanno, Haus Laboratories was unveiled in July and is vegan and cruelty-free. Product prices fall in between drugstore and prestige: the liquid "eye-lie-ner" and sparkle lipstick will each cost you $20. The line was first available for pre-order on Amazon Prime Day, and according to Allure, sales were high enough to make the brand an overall top ten best-seller.
Gaga is also poised to capture some IRL holiday sales with Haus' two-day pop-up at the Grove shopping center in LA. While doors weren't set to open until noon today, ABC 7 reports fans had already lined up to get inside hours before.
Gaga has also diversified her income stream through endorsement deals with a variety of unexpected companies. She works with brands like Polaroid, Virgin Mobile, Barnes & Noble, Versace, Google Chrome, MAC, and Bud Light, appearing in commercials and print advertising. She also has her own fragrance, called Fame (because duh, what else would she call it?).
Gaga owns a $22.5 million Malibu mansion.
Gaga purchased her beach-town pad for $22.5 million in 2014, according to Realtor.com. She has 10,000-square-feet inside and six acres outside, including room for horses, in Malibu, California. She calls it her “gypsy palace.” Before becoming a home-owner, Lady Gaga rented a penthouse with Central Park views in New York City for a mere $22,000 a month, according to Curbed New York.
Gaga's been pretty secretive about her future plans, aside from having no plans to retire anytime soon, as the star recently said in a YouTube interview, but, knowing Lady Gaga, you can bet they're going to glamourous.
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