Justin Bieber net worth: Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop singer who has a net worth of $225 million. Justin Bieber was born to a single mother in London, Ontario, Canada, on March 1, 1994. To date he has sold 11 million albums in the United States and more than 25 million albums around the world. Justin began singing and playing music at a very early age. He taught himself how to play piano, drums, trumpet and guitar. At age thirteen, Bieber began uploading cover songs to YouTube. His early covers included songs from artists such as Usher, Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake.
Eventually, Justin's YouTube videos were discovered by marketing executive, Scooter Braun who had recently launched a talent and management company with R&B star Usher Raymond. Braun was impressed by Justin's singing and was able to arrange for the young singer to audition for Usher in person. Usher was equally impressed and Bieber was immediately signed to a management contract with the Raymond Braun Group.
Justin Bieber Net Worth – Over Time
We first started tracking Justin Bieber's net worth in February 2010. At the time we estimated his net worth to be $500 thousand. This was before the smash hit success of "Baby", which essentially turned the teenager into a household name overnight. By the end of 2010, Justin's net worth topped $5 million. Between 2010 and 2011, Justin's net worth started to grow at a furious pace. On January 29 2012, we updated his net worth to $40 million. From this point on, Justin began earning $50-70 million every year from music sales, merchandise, product endorsements, touring and various other business ventures. After hovering in the $170 – $180 million range for a while, in July 2014, Justin's net worth officially topped $200 million.
Justin got his really big break after auditioning for executives at Usher's record company, Island Records. Bieber signed with the label and in 2010 released a two-part debut album entitled "My World" and "My World 2.0". Less than two months after its release, "My World" sold over one million albums in the US alone. To date, that album has been certified 5x platinum by the RIAA. "My World" was the first debut album to have four singles (One Time, One Less Lonely Girl, Love Me, and Favorite Girl) on the Billboard Top 40 prior to the album's release. "My World 2.0" debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 with a total of 698,000 copies sold in the first three weeks of its release. The single "Baby" which featured rapper Ludacris, quickly became Justin's best selling single of all time, with more than 15 million singles sold around the world. His second album, a set of Christmas songs called "Under the Mistletoe" sold 2 million copies. His third album, 2012's "Believe" has sold 3 million copies worldwide. As of this writing, the music video for "Baby" has 1.1 billion views on YouTube:
Although he has received extraordinary success in the music business, like many young celebrities, he has had his share of scandal in the press. In 2014, he was arrested for a DUI, drag racing, and resisting arrest; he was also exhibiting some erratic behavior around the time of his arrest and his popularity has recently started to dip as a result of his actions.
In March of 2015, Justin volunteered himself to be roasted by Comedy Central. Some of the celebrity roasters included Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg, Shaq, Martha Stewart, Ludacris and many more. When it was all said and done, Justin ended the show with a pretty clever line:
"What do you get when you give a teenager $200 million? A bunch of has-beens calling you a lesbian for two hours."