M.I.A. Net Worth
M.I.A. net worth: M.I.A. is a British singer, songwriter, visual artist, and director who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. M.I.A., also known as Mathangi Arulpragasam, was born in Hounslow, London, but grew up in Jaffna, a town in northern Sri Lanka. Her father was very politically active, and due to the war tearing the country apart, her family spent much of their time in hiding while she was young. She rarely saw her father. She eventually moved back to London with her mother and younger brother, and spent her late teenage years there. She was accepted to the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and graduated in 2000. She began her professional career with gallery shows, and creating album art and tour videos for the band, Elastica. Touring with Elastica led to a desire to create her own music, and she recorded the songs, "M.I.A.", "Galang", and "Lady Killa" in a shed behind her house. These songs would form the basis of her first album, the hit release, "Arular". Since then, she has released two more critically and commercially successful albums, and her fourth album, "Matangi" is set to drop in 2013.