Kelly Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter, and reality TV star with an estimated net worth of $45 million as of 2022. She gained prominence after she won the first season of the singing TV series, “American Idol” in the year 2002.
She is in the news today as her divorce case has finally come to a settlement. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock have been fighting a bitter divorce case for more than two years now. She filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences in the year 2020.
Scott Gordon, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has signed off on the terms. As per the terms, as of now, Brandon will have custody of kids for one weekend a month while the primary custody of their 2 kids will remain with Kelly Clarkson.
Kelly Clarkson’s net worth and other details
Also, Kelly’s will be the lion’s share of assets while Brandon will get just spousal support of $115,000 a month till January 2024.
Clarkson built impressive net worth mostly from her success in the entertainment world and also because of her intelligent financial moves. She is also a successful writer in the category of children’s books.
Here is everything you need to know about Kelly Clarkson, her life, career, and more in our article below. Read on!
Early Life & Career
Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born in the year 1982 in Fort Worth, Texas. After her parent’s divorce, she was separated from her siblings. Kelly stayed with her mother, while her siblings stayed with other relatives. She was raised a Southern Baptist. She was very good at singing and received scholarships to many universities because of her singing skills. She did not pursue higher studies as she wanted to focus completely on her musical career.
Post completion of her graduation in 2000, Clarkson’s top priority was to record a demo reel. To support her ambition she did many jobs and finally received some interest from record labels.
In 2001, she relocated to Los Angeles for better opportunities. Even though she succeeded in recording a 5-track demo reel, she did get any offers. Because of financial difficulties, she returned home.
Her friends encouraged her to give an audition at “American Idol.” She appeared for the audition and eventually not only made it to the final round but also won the entire contest.
Real Estate Investments
Kelly purchased bought a 10,000-square-foot mansion in Encino, California for $8.5 million in June 2018. This house is her family’s primary residence.
In 2018, she listed her Tennessee home for an ask price of $8.75 million which she bought in 2012 for $3 million. The property which is spread across an area of 20,000-square-foot, located on a lake was finally sold for $6.3 million in 2020.
She owns a 275-acre ranch in Montana that was bought for $2 million in 2015. At the present market price, it is worth around $17 million as per the couple’s own legal filings. Kelly purchased a new mansion in 2010 in Los Angeles for $5.5 million.
Earnings from “The Voice”
As a judge on the American singing reality series, “The Voice” she received a salary of $560,000 per episode. In the entire season, she rakes in a cool $14 million. Her cumulative income just from the series is around $53 million before taxes. Kelly has earned approximately $100 million in her professional career.
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