Name: Blake Tollison Shelton
Born: June 18, 1976
Occupation: Singer, television personality
Blake Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma on June 18, 1976. He is the son of Richard Shelton, a used car salesman, and Dorothy, a beauty salon owner. He had an older brother, Richie, who passed away when he was just 24 after being killed in an automobile accident.
Upon graduation from high school at the age of 17, he relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in order to pursue a career in singing. When he arrived to the home of country music, Blake received a job at a music publishing company, and a couple of years later he was helped by Bobby Braddock, an American country music songwriter and record producer, to gain a production contract with Sony Music.
In 2003, he married longtime girlfriend Kaynette Gern, but they filed for divorce in 2006. He started seeing country singer Miranda Lambert, and eventually proposed to her in 2010. The two were married in 2011 in Boerne, Texas. In July 2015, the couple announced they were filing for divorce after just four years of marriage. Soon after, Shelton and singer Gwen Stefani announced they were dating.
He got his first break in the music industry when he was signed by Giant Records to release the song “I Wanna Talk About Me,” which was later re-recorded by Toby Keith. Instead, he released “Austin,” which spent five weeks in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks. After Giant Records folded, he was transferred to Warner Brothers, where he released several hit albums, including “The Dreamer,” “Pure BS” and “Based on a True Story…”
Blake is a multi-time winner of the Country Music Association award, Academy of Country Music awards and Country Music Television award. He has also been nominated multiple times for a Grammy.
The country music sensation has served as a coach in all eight seasons of “The Voice.” He and his pupil have won the contest four times. Blake has also been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.
We estimate that Blake Shelton’s net worth is $40 million (2015).
So how much is $40 million really?
$40 million can buy you more than three million flasks, which is Blake’s favorite type of engagement gift. $40 million can also buy you 150,000 live turkeys since Blake used to have a live turkey named Turkey. We recommend he save some money to buy his fellow singers some shoes as he detests the idea of underdressed people who show their bare feet.