Last Updated: March 21, 2024
Richest CelebritiesSingers
Net Worth:
$4 Million
Dec 7, 1979 (44 years old)
5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Actor
United States of America
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  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Personal Life

What is Sara Bareilles' net worth?

Sara Bareilles is an American singer, pianist, and songwriter who has a net worth of $4 million. Sara Bareilles rose to fame with her 2007 hit single "Love Song," which was the lead single off her major label studio album debut, "Little Voices." "Love Song" was nominated for the Song of the Year Grammy. Another song off the album, "King of Anything," was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Sara's 2014 album, "The Blessed Unrest," was nominated for Album of the Year. In 2020, she won a Grammy for Best American Roots Performance for her song "Saint Honest," and in 2023, she won a Best Musical Theater Album Grammy for "Into the Woods." During her career, Sara has three million albums and more than 15 million singles worldwide.

Since 2021, Sara has starred in the comedy series "Girls5eva." The show was a Hulu original and was initially canceled after two seasons. In October 2022 the show was picked up by Netflix for future seasons. The show is executive produced by Tina Fey.

Early Life

Sara Bareilles was born on December 7, 1979 in Eureka, California. Her father, Paul Bareilles, was an insurance adjuster, and her mother, Bonnie Halvorsen, worked at a funeral home. She has two sisters and one half-sister, Stacey, Jennifer, and Melody. Bareilles was raised Catholic and is of English, German, French, Portuguese, and Italian descent. She taught herself how to play the piano as well as all the other instruments that she has played throughout her albums.

Bareilles attended Eureka High School and was involved in the school's choir and musical theater, in addition to participating in community theater. After graduating high school in 1999, she enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, Sara joined an all-girls A Cappella group called "Awaken A Cappella." As a solo artist, Sara achieved her first taste of success when she performed in UCLA's annual Spring Sing concert. She was voted best performer on campus two years in a row.


After completing her studies at UCLA, Bareilles began pursuing music professionally, starting out by performing at bars and clubs and working her way into booking shows at larger venues as she started developing a following. In 2004, she released her first studio album, "Careful Confessions," and was a supporting artist on tours for a number of artists, including Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, Guster, and Jon McLaughlin. She also had a small role as a singer in the indie film "Girl Play."

In 2005, she signed a record contract with Epic Records and started working on her second album. She opened for Marc Broussard on his 2006 tour and also toured with Aqualung, Mika, Maroon 5, Paolo Nutini, and James Blunt in 2007.

Sara Bareilles Net Worth

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In mid-2007, iTunes featured Bareilles's single "Love Song" as their free single of the week and released her second album, "Little Voice," soon after. The album debuted at number 45 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the single "Love Song" worked its way up to the number 4 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She began her own tour for the album in 2008.

In October of 2008, she released a live DVD and CD package, "Between the Lines: Sara Bareilles Lie at the Fillmore," which featured a recording of her performance at The Fillmore venue in San Francisco.  She began a second headlining tour, the Gravity Tour, in the spring of 2009 in order to promote her single, "Gravity." She then released a free live acoustic EP that featured recordings from the Gravity Tour.

In the summer of 2009, Bareilles began working on her third album. After experiencing a period of writer's block, she began collaborating with other artists, like Pharrell Williams and Questlove. "Kaleidoscope Heart" was released in September 2010 and debuted at number 1 in the United States. She began touring again in the U.S. at the end of 2010 and then toured in Europe, Australia, and Asia with Maroon 5 in the spring of 2011. She was also added to the third season of the NBC series, "The Sing-Off," as a celebrity judge.

Bareilles collaborated with a number of other artists in 2012. She recorded a new EP with Ben Folds, who also produced it. She also worked with singer-songwriters Greg Laswell and Jon McLaughlin, as well as the a cappella group Straight No Chaser. She announced that she was working on a new album, "The Blessed Unrest, in February and announced an 18-city tour to promote the new album in March. Her album was released in July.

In 2013, it was announced that Bareilles was going to score "Waitress," a musical adaptation of the 2007 film of the same title. The show debuted in August of 2015 and had a successful run before closing in January of 2020. During its run, Bareilles had also worked on a number of other related projects, releasing her fifth studio album, "What's Inside: Song from Waitress," in April of 2015 and playing one of the roles from "Waitress" for multiple weeks in 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2015, she also released her memoir, "Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song," which became a bestseller on The New York Times.

She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her role of "Mary Magdalene" in NBC's adaptation of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" in 2018. She also released her sixth album in 2019, "Amidst the Chaos," which debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200. She won the Grammy Award for Best American Roots Performance for the song "Saint Honesty," which appears on her sixth album in 2020.

In August 2020, it was announced that Bareilles would star in a new musical comedy series, Girls5eva, opposite Busy Philipps Paula Pell and Renee Else Goldsberry. The series was released on the streaming service Peacock in May of 2021.

During her career, Bareilles has earned eight Grammy Award nominations, winning one, as well as three Emmy Award nominations and two Tony Award nominations. She also won the Music Pioneer Award at the Pioneer Awards in 2017. She made VH1's 2012 list of the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music.

Personal Life

Bareilles dated a member of her band, guitarist Javier Dunn, until 2013. She met actor Joe Tippett during auditions for "Waitress" in Massachusetts, and the two later began dating. They publicly appeared together for the first time at the 2017 Tony Awards.

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