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Net Worth:
$45 Million
Jan 29, 1982 (42 years old)
6 ft (1.85 m)
Actor, Musician, Artist, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Music artist
United States of America
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What is Adam Lambert's Net Worth?

Adam Lambert is an American singer-songwriter and actor who has a net worth of $45 million. Adam Lambert rose to fame in 2009 after finishing as the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. Since then, he has forged a highly successful career. He has released several albums as a solo artist, including his debut album "For Your Entertainment" in 2009, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart. He has also released hit singles such as "Whataya Want from Me," which earned him a Grammy nomination. Adam has sold more than 3 million albums and 5 million singles as a solo artist.

Adam has performed on several world tours as a solo artist and as the lead singer for the rock band Queen on their world tours. His performances with Queen have been highly praised by critics and audiences alike, earning him a spot as one of the best live performers of all time.

In addition to his music career, Adam Lambert has also had success as an actor. He has appeared in several television shows, including "Glee" and "Pretty Little Liars," as well as in the film "Bohemian Rhapsody," which tells the story of the rock band Queen.

Early Life

Adam Lambert was born Adam Mitchel Lambert on January 29, 1982, in Indianapolis, Indiana. During Adam's childhood, his mother, Leila, was as a dental hygienist, and his father, Eber, worked as a program manager for Novatel Wireless, but Leila later switched her career to interior design. Lambert's younger brother, Neil, was born after the family moved to San Diego, California. Adam's mother is Jewish, and he attended Hebrew school as a child.

At 9 years old, Lambert began performing in plays with the Metropolitan Educational Theatre network and went on to appear in professional productions of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," "Peter Pan," "Hello, Dolly," and "Grease." While attending Mount Carmel High School, Adam sang with the school's jazz band, joined the choir, and acted in school plays. After graduation, he moved to Orange County to attend California State University, Fullerton, but dropped out after 5 weeks, moving to Los Angeles to focus on his career instead.

Early Career

Lambert's first professional job was a 10-month stint performing on a cruise ship at 19. Two years later he was cast in a European touring production of "Hair." In 2004, Adam played Joshua in a Kodak Theatre production of "The Ten Commandments: The Musical" starring Val Kilmer.

In 2005 Adam was cast as an ensemble member and understudy for Fiyero in a touring production of "Wicked" (he reprised these roles in a 2007 Los Angeles production).

American Idol

In 2009, Lambert competed on the eighth season of "American Idol" and consistently won praise from the judges, even earning a standing ovation from Simon Cowell for his performance of "Mad World." Though Adam ended up coming in second to Kris Allen, he has remained one of the most popular "American Idol" contestants, and MTV ranked him #5 on their 2009 list "The 10 Greatest 'American Idol' Contestants of All Time."

Lambert followed his run on "American Idol" with his debut album, "For Your Entertainment," which was released in November 2009 and included international hit singles "Whataya Want from Me" and "If I Had You." The album earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and has been certified gold in the U.S. and Finland and platinum in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Adam has released several more studio albums including, "Trespassing" (2012), "The Original High" (2015), and "Velvet" (2020). He has sold more than 5 million singles and 3 million albums worldwide.

Queen + Adam

After performing with members of Queen on "American Idol," in 2011, Adam was tapped to be the band's lead singer at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Queen + Adam Lambert played their first official concert in June 2012, and they released the album "Live in Japan" in 2016 and embarked on a number of world tours ever since.

Lambert's time as lead singer of Queen has been widely praised by fans and critics alike. His powerful vocal range and energetic stage presence have brought new life to the band's classic hits, and he has managed to make the songs his own while still paying tribute to the original recordings. The other members of Queen have also been vocal about their appreciation for Lambert, with Brian May describing him as a "gift from god" and Roger Taylor saying that he is "the closest thing to Freddie Mercury that you're ever going to get."

Despite the inevitable comparisons to Freddie Mercury, Lambert has managed to establish himself as a unique and talented performer in his own right. While he may not be able to replicate Mercury's iconic vocals exactly, he has brought his own interpretation to the songs and has managed to win over even the most skeptical of Queen fans. Overall, Lambert's time as lead singer of Queen has been a resounding success, and he has helped to keep the band's legacy alive for a new generation of fans.

Other Work

Adam has appeared on several television shows, including "Project Runway" (2011), "Pretty Little Liars" (2012), and "RuPaul's Drag Race" (2014). He had a recurring role on "Glee," playing Elliot "Starchild" Gilbert on 5 episodes in 2013 and 2014, and he played the role of Eddie in the Fox network's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again" in 2016.

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Personal Life and Philanthropy

Adam is openly gay and was in a relationship with Finnish TV personality Sauli Koskinenm from November 2010 to April 2013 and model Javi Costa Polo from March to November 2019.

Lambert is known for his charity work and has supported organizations such as DonorsChoose, MusiCares, charity:water, and The Trevor Project. In 2013, he was honored with a Unity Award from the We Are Family Foundation for making music with peaceful messages. In 2019, Adam founded his own charity, the Feel Something Foundation, which supports LGBTQ+ human rights. He has participated in several concerts for charity, including a 2012 performance with Queen and Elton John to raise funds for the Olena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation, a 2012 benefit for Marylanders for Marriage Equality, and a 2013 Make-A-Wish Foundation Ball. Lambert also performed on the charity single "Hands," which benefited families affected by the tragic 2016 mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub.

Awards and Honors

In 2009, Lambert received the Teen Choice Award for Male Reality/Variety Star and the Young Hollywood Award for Artist of the Year. In 2010, he won the UR Fav International Video award for "Whataya Want from Me" at Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards. In 2013, he received the Davidson/Valentini Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards and also won the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Music Artist. Adam was included in Barbara Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People" special in 2009, and the following year, he was named one of "People" magazine's Most Beautiful People.

Real Estate

In 2014, Lambert paid $3 million for a 3,800 square foot home in the Hollywood Hills. He put it on the market for $4 million in 2017, then relisted it for $3.35 million in May 2019; it was taken off the market in January 2020, then listed for $3.35 million again with a different realtor the following month.

In 2018, Adam purchased a 5,000 square foot, 14-room home, also in the Hollywood Hills, for $6.5 million.

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