Garth Brooks Net Worth: $150 million
Troyal Garth Brooks is an American country music singer-songwriter. He grew up in a family that hosted weekly talent nights where Brooks learned how to play guitar and banjo. While growing up, his primary focus was in athletics. He received a track scholarship to Oklahoma State University and competed in the javelin there. He graduated in 1984 with an advertising degree then started his musical career playing in clubs and bars around Oklahoma. The next year, entertainment attorney Rod Phelps listened to his music and encouraged him to travel to Nashville to pursue a recording contract. Garth Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and has an estimated net worth of $150 million.
How did Garth Brooks make his money?
He released his first album in 1989, which ranked as the second most popular country album at the time. His popularity in the music industry is from combining rock elements into country music. His influences include Billy Joel, Kiss, Queen, and Bruce Springsteen. He has released 10 studio albums throughout his career — 1 live album, 3 compilation albums, 3 Christmas albums, and 3 box sets, together with 77 singles. He has won 2 Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards, and an RIAA Award. He retired from the music industry in 2001 due to family and career conflict but his albums still continued to sell well despite his absence in the industry. In 2009, he announced his comeback and began a concert deal with the Encore Hotel and Casino. He released an album in 2014 and had a comeback world tour.