Kelly Clarkson is best known for her music career, which got started when she was on the TV show “American Idol.” Clarkson’s impressive net worth is due to both her success in the entertainment world and a series of smart financial moves she has made. She was also a successful writer, especially when it came to writing books for kids.
Kelly Clarkson Early Life
Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 24, 1982. She is the youngest of three children, and when her parents split up, she was separated from her two older siblings. Kelly stayed with her mother, while her brother and sister moved in with other relatives. Clarkson’s early life was shaped a lot by the church, and she was raised as a Southern Baptist.
In middle school, she joined the choir, which was the first time she ever sang. Clarkson took part in many of the school’s musicals and talent shows when she was in high school. Kelly Clarkson could sing well enough to get scholarships to a few universities, but she turned them all down. She wanted to give her full attention to her music career, and she was eager to get started right away.
Kelly Clarkson Career
After she graduated from high school in 2000, Clarkson’s first goal was to record a demo reel. She worked a lot of jobs to pay for the recording sessions, and some record labels were interested. She had a few offers, but she turned them all down because she thought she would be pigeonholed and used for profit.
In 2001, she went to Los Angeles because she thought she would have more chances there. Even though she was able to record a 5-track demo reel, every record label she approached turned her down. Later, she had to go back home because she couldn’t pay her bills. During this hard time, she worked as a hostess at a movie theater and as a waitress for cocktails.
Kelly Clarkson’s friends told her to try out for “American Idol” soon after she got back home. It was the show’s first season, and the producers were still figuring things out as they went along. Clarkson made it to the final round and won the whole contest. This was the start of her real career.
As the winner of “American Idol,” Clarkson was signed to RCA Records by the show’s creator, Simon Fuller. “A Moment Like This,” her first single, eventually went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It was the single that sold the most copies in the United States in 2002.
Kelly Clarkson Film Career
Since the beginning of her career, Kelly Clarkson has been a part of movies. In 2003, she had her first major role in the movie “From Justin to Kelly,” which was not well-liked. Clarkson has also been on several TV shows, including reality shows like “The Voice” and later seasons of “American Idol.”
Clarkson has also become a popular voice actor, with roles in animated movies like “The Star” and “Trolls World Tour.” She also has a TV show called “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
Kelly Clarkson’s Personal Life
Kelly and Brandon Blackstock were engaged for nine months before they got married in October 2013. Narvel Blackstock, who used to be Kelly’s manager, is their father of Brandon. Reba McEntire was married to Narvel for a long time.
Kelly and Brandon told everyone in November 2013 that they were going to have their first child together. On June 12, 2014, their daughter was born. On April 12, 2016, they had a son.
Kelly Clarkson’s Net Worth
Kelly was first added to Celebrity NetWorth in November 2009 with a net worth of $5 million. Her net worth topped $10 million for the first time in 2012. By 2012, thanks largely to earnings from The Voice, her net worth was boosted to $18 million. By 2017 her net worth had grown to $30 million. In 2020 her net worth topped $45 million for the first time.
Kelly Clarkson Real Estate
In June 2018, Kelly bought a mansion in Encino, California, that was 10,000 square feet and cost $8.5 million. That was where her family lived most of the time. She used to rent a house in Los Angeles that had been broken into several times. Kelly put the Encino home on the market for a little less than $10 million in May 2020. The price went down to $9 million, and then to $8.24 million. In September 2021, it finally sold for that amount.
Around the same time that Kelly bought the house in Encino in 2018, she put her home in Tennessee on the market for $8.75 million. In 2012, she paid $3 million for a 20,000-square-foot house in Henderson, Tennessee. This house is by a lake and has 7 bedrooms and 4 acres of land. The price went down to $7.5 million in 2020. They finally sold this house for $6.3 million in June 2020.
She owns a 275-acre ranch in the middle of nowhere in Montana. It has a rustic log cabin that she bought for $2 million in 2015. According to the couple’s legal documents, the ranch is now worth about $17 million. Kelly, who was now on her own, bought a new mansion in Los Angeles for $5.5 million in June 2020.
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