Name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Born: 28 March 1986
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in New York City. She attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts but left early to focus on her music career. She began performing on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in clubs and became known for her brazen and unique fashion sense. It was her debut album The Fame (2008) which quickly put her on the track to stardom with four number one hits, including “Pokerface.” The Fame sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.
Her follow up album The Fame Monster was released on November 18, 2009 and was the biggest selling album of 2010. Born This Way was her third major album released on May 23, 2011. Although Lady Gaga has released nine albums in total, many of them are remixes. While she earns millions on her albums, the majority of her wealth comes from touring (over $200 million). In addition to her music, Lady Gaga endorses several products including MAC Cosmetics, Monster headphones, Starbucks, and she is the Creative Director for Polaroid. Forbes magazine reported that from May of 2010 to May of 2011, between album sales, touring, and endorsements she made $90 million.
Lady Gaga has been nominated for and won over 200 awards for her songs, albums, and even her fashion. To date she has won five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards.
In the last four years from the debut of her first album Lady Gaga has amassed impressive wealth. We estimate her net worth to be $150 million dollars (GBP $93 million).
So how much is $150 million dollars really?
With $150 million in net worth, it’s not hard to believe that could buy Lady Gaga a whole lot of fashion. She could purchase over 75,000 Prada bags or 216,000 pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes. If she chose to get just 40,000 Prada bags she could fill them each with four Hermes scarves.
If you’re feeling a tad bit jealous of her wealth, just remember this; the world’s most expensive (pink) diamond just sold in Hong Kong for a record $10.8 million dollars. Even with all of the money Lady Gaga has, even she could only buy 27 of them, with a little change left over.
Being Gaga, though, she might find her money best spent on psychiatrists. Her $ 150 million should buy 250 000 hours with one of the top psychiatrists in the country. That is 29 years of continuous mental help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.