What is Lindsey Stirling's Net Worth?
Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, composer, dancer and performance artist who has a net worth of $12 million. Lindsey Stirling was inspired to take up the violin at the age of five after her father introduced her to classical music. Over the next 12 years, Lindsey took private violin lessons and showed immense natural talent. At the age of 16 she formed a band with a group of high school friends. In one of the band's songs, Lindsey composed a violin rock solo that became a huge hit among their friends and school mates. Thanks to the song Lindsey would eventually be crowned Arizona's Junior Miss. At 23, in 2010, she auditioned for America's Got Talent. She eventually made it to the quarter finals. After appearing on America's Got Talent, Lindsey began producing videos specifically for YouTube. The videos were a huge hit. Today she has 14 million subscribers on Youtube and her videos have been viewed over 3.5 billion times. Her most popular videos have hundreds of millions of views.
- Richest Celebrities › Rock Stars
- Net Worth:
- $12 Million
- $6 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Sep 21, 1986 (36 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- Santa Ana
- 5 ft 3 in (1.61 m)
- Violinist, Composer, Performer, Dancer
- United States of America
Stirling was born on September 21, 1986 in Santa Ana, Orange County, California. She later grew up in Gilbert, Arizona with her two sisters. She grew up in a religious family that belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After finishing high school, she studied therapeutic relaxation at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She later did voluntary missionary service in New York City.
Stirling began playing the violin at age six when she began lessons. Due to the expense of the instrument and accompanying lessons, her parents had originally denied her wish to play but Stirling was so insistent on the goal that they eventually agreed. She showed great promise with the instrument from the beginning. At the age of 16, she become part of the rock band Stomp On Melvin, which included her four best friends. She also began composing her own pieces of music which she described as violin rock songs.
In 2007, when she was 19, Stirling began her own YouTube channel where she began releasing her own music videos. Since then, the channel has garnered almost 3.5 billion video views and has over 13 million subscribers. In 2010, she decided to audition for the fifth season of "America's Got Talent." She made it to the quarterfinals of the show and the exposure helped boost her fan base. She became well-known for her performance of hip-hop style music on the violin.
Since then, Stirling's popularity has grown. She has competed in multiple national competitions and is known for her musical versatility, as she plays multiple genres of music on her violin. She has played in clubs in Las Vegas, during NBA halftime shows, and in other venues across the United States. She has toured with other artists like Sean Kingston, Donny Osmond, Alan Jackson, Samuel Ameglio, Shaun Barrowes, Benton Paul, The Piano Guys, and Tiffany Alvord.
In 2013, Stirling started her first world tour, during which she showcased her violin artistry mixed with dubstep. Throughout early January of that year, she gave concerts throughout Germany, all of which were sold out. In 2014, she received her first award, the Echo award in the crossover category. The same year, she also received the Streamy Award in the Best Musical Artist category. The following year, in 2015, she started her next world tour, The Music Box, and also received the Billboard Music Award in the Top Dance/Electronic Album. Additionally, she received the YouTube Music Award in the Artist of the Year category.
The following year, in 2016, she released a new album called "Brave Enough." She then began a summer tour around the United States and then performed at a number of music festivals throughout Germany. The same year, she also began working as a contributing violinist in the Walt Disney film "Elliot the Dragon." In the spring of 2017, she toured around Europe and sold out one of her largest shows in Berlin. Stirling landed a role in the series "The Outpost" in 2018. In it, she plays a recurring supporting role as character Pock. She also competed in the reality dancing competition, "Dancing With The Stars," ultimately finishing in second place. She was paired with professional dancer Mark Ballas.
She has also branched out into more acting opportunities later in her career. In 2020. She voiced a character in "S.A.L.E.M." The following year, in 2021, she had a small role in "Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz." In 2022, she appeared as herself in the Hallmark Television Movie, "A Fabled Holiday."
Stirling has also continued steadily producing new albums throughout her career. In total, she has produced six album, including "Snow Waltz" in 2022.
Stirling has provided some details about her adolescence and personal life in her autobiography, "The Only Pirate at The Party," which she co-wrote with her sister and co-author Brooke Passey. The book was published on January 12, 2016. Later that month, "The New York Times" listed the book as the 10th best-selling nonfiction book. She has spoken publicly about her battle with anorexia. The song "Shatter Me" is about her ordeal in overcoming this disorder. She also does not drink or do any illegal substances and does not allow her touring team to partake in any alcohol while on her tour bus.
In 2011, Stirling began dating Devin Graham. They later broke up around 2012 or 2013. In 2016, Stirling started dating Ryan Weed. However, the couple were rumored to have split a couple of years later when neither continued to post pictures of the other on their social media accounts. During the course of their relationship, both Stirling and Ryan had actively posted photos of each other or together. She has not been publicly romantically connected to anyone since then.