Garth Brooks Net Worth
Garth Brooks net worth: Garth Brooks is an American country music star who has a net worth of $350 million. Garth is a wildly successful country music artist who has had six albums certified diamond. According to the RIAA, he is the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 148 million domestic units sold, ahead of Elvis Presley, and is second only to The Beatles in total album sales overall. He is also one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.
Early Life: Troyal Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 7, 1962. He is the youngest child of Troyal Raymond Brooks and Colleen McElroy Carroll. His father was a draftsman for an oil company and his mother was a country singer in the 1950s who appeared on the television show Ozark Jubilee. This was the second marriage for both of Garth's parents. He has four older half-siblings and one older sister. He grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma. His family hosted weekly talent nights where all six kids were required to participate by singing or putting on a skit. Garth learned to play the guitar and banjo. He sang in casual settings with his family, but his focus was on sports. He played football and baseball and ran track and field in high school. Garth received a track scholarship to Oklahoma State University where he competed in the javelin. He graduated with a degree in marketing in 1984.
Career: Brooks began his professional music career in 1985 playing guitar and singing in clubs and bars in Oklahoma. Although he listened to some country music, he liked rock music best. That same year, an entertainment attorney drove from Dallas to Stillwater, Oklahoma to listen to Brooks. He liked what he heard and offered to produce Brooks' first demo. Brooks went to Nashville to find a recording contract. He returned to Oklahoma within 24 hours. The attorney convinced Brooks to go back to Nashville, which he did. In 1987, he and his wife moved to Nashville.
Brooks' first album, Hungry Years, was released in 1989 and it peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Country Album chart. The album reached number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart. The first single, "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" was a top 10 success on the country charts. That was followed by his first number one hit, "If Tomorrow Never Comes." In 1989, Brooks went out on his first major concert tour as the opening act for Kenny Rogers.
Brooks' second album, No Fences, was released in 1990 and spent 23 weeks at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The album reached number three on the Billboard 200 and eventually became his highest-selling album, anchored by his signature song "Friends in Low Places," as well as "The Thunder Rolls."He had four number one Hot Country Songs singles off this album.
His third album, Ropin' the Wind, was released in September 1991 and entered the Billboard 200 at number one, which was a first for a country artist. It became his second highest-selling album. With this album, Brooks became the first country artist with three albums on the Billboard 200's top 20 in one week.
Brooks released his fourth album, The Chase, in September 1992. His 1993 album, In Pieces, peaked at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. That same year, he embarked on his first world tour. He sold out Wembley Arena, a first for an American country music artist.
In 1995, Brooks released Fresh Horses and its lead single "She's Every Woman," peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He went on his second world tour, which ranks third on the all-time list of concert attendance with 5.5 million attendees. That tour grossed over $105 million, making it one of the highest-grossing concert tours of the 1990s. Brooks' first live album, Double Live, was released in 1998. Recorded at various shows over the course of his second world tour, the album contained new material not previously released, such as "Tearin' It Up (and Burnin' It Down)" and "Wild as the Wind," featuring Trisha Yearwood. It peaked at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. Double Live went on to become the best-selling live album of all time.
In 1999, Brooks took on the alter ego of "Chris Gaines," a fictitious rock-and-roll musician and character for an upcoming film titled The Lamb. In October 1999, the film's pre-release soundtrack, Garth Brooks in … The Life of Chris Gaines was released to much public criticism. Brooks also appeared as Gaines in a television mockumentary for the VH1 series Behind the Music, and as the musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live, which he also hosted as himself. Brooks' promotion of the album and the film did not create excitement, and the failure of the Gaines project was clear just weeks after the album was released.
As his career flourished, Brooks seemed frustrated by the conflicts between career and family. He first talked of retiring from performing in 1992, and again in 1995, but each time returned to touring. On October 26, 2000, Brooks officially announced his retirement from recording and performing.
In 2005, Brooks expressed his interest in returning to live performances; however, he remained adamant to the premise of not releasing new music until 2014.
In November 2007, Brooks embarked on Garth Brooks: Live in Kansas City, performing nine sold-out concerts in Kansas City at the Sprint Center, which had opened a month prior. Originally scheduled to be only one show, the performance expanded to nine due to incredibly high demand, with all nine shows (equaling about 140,000 tickets) selling out in less than two hours.
In January 2008, Brooks accomplished another incredible feat: performing five sold-out shows in less than 48 hours at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for a fundraiser towards the 2007 wildfires season that impacted much of Southern California's cities and counties.
On October 15, 2009, Brooks suspended his retirement to begin Garth at Wynn, a periodic weekend concert residency at Encore Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. The schedule allowed Brooks both to have the family life during the week and to continue to perform on the weekend. Steve Wynn, the owner of the Encore Las Vegas, gave Brooks access to a private jet to quickly transport him between Las Vegas and his home in Oklahoma.
On September 3, 2014, Brooks released his comeback single, "People Loving People", in promotion of his world tour and new album, Man Against Machine. The song debuted onto the Nielsen BDS-driven Country Airplay chart at number 19, tying for the third-highest debut of Brooks' career.
On October 13, 2016, Brooks released the first single, "Baby, Let's Lay Down and Dance," from his upcoming album Gunslinger, which was released on November 11, 2016, as a part of The Ultimate Collection, a compilation album Brooks released through Target.
On June 19, 2018, Brooks released a new single, "All Day Long," the first off his upcoming 2020 album, Fun. In August 2018, Brooks announced his Stadium Tour, which visited 30 North American stadiums and showcased Brooks in a football-centric environment. In the promotion of the tour, Brooks performed the first concert at the University of Notre Dame's football stadium in 2018.
In 2019, Brooks also began the Dive Bar Tour, a promotional tour visiting seven dive bars throughout the United States.
Personal Life: Brooks met his first wife while in college. He was a bouncer at a bar she frequented. He married songwriter Sandy Mahl on May 24, 1986. The couple had three daughters: Taylor Mayne Pearl (born 1992), August Anna (born 1994), and Allie Colleen Brooks (born 1996). Brooks and Mahl separated in March 1999 and filed for divorce on November 6, 2000. The divorce became final on December 17, 2001. His divorce from ex-wife Sandy Mahl turned out to be one of the most expensive divorces of all time. Garth paid Sandy a $125 million settlement.
Brooks remarried on December 10, 2005, to country singer Trisha Yearwood.
In July 2013, Brooks became a grandfather when August had daughter Karalynn with Chance Michael Russell.
Salary Highlights: In a touring year, Garth is known to earn as much as $90 million and has at times been the highest-paid celebrity on the planet. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Garth Brooks earned $45 million. In the same period the following year, he earned $25 million.
Real Estate: Brooks owns homes in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee; and Malibu, California. In 2019, it was rumored that Brooks and Yearwood bought the Layby Hotel on Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida for $8.825 million.
|Net Worth:||$350 Million|
|Salary:||$90 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 7, 1962 (58 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)|
|Profession:||Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor, Film Producer, Music artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|