Britney Spears Net Worth: Why Can’t She Spend Her Own Money?
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Britney Spears’ net worth might be $59m, but despite being the one to make the money, she’s not actually in charge of it…
She was hailed the Princess of Pop in the late 90s/ 2000s, and was making enough money to bathe in it. But, following her publicised breakdown in 2008, she lost all control of her fortune (and life).
She was put under a conservatorship, in which her Dad was appointed to handle her finances and daily life.
A conservatorship is appointed for those who are unable to look after themselves, usually people of an older age, or those with ‘dementia-like’ illness.
The courts rules that because of Britney’s mental state, she wasn’t able to take charge of her personal and business affairs, including even custody of her two boys. That was in 2008, and it still remains in place today.
Britney’s independence has been jeopardised since the ruling, which stated that her Dad, Jamie Spears, would control her conservatorship.
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Everything from driving her car, to getting married, to how much money she’s allowed to spend, has been in the hands of her Dad since 2008.
As of last year, he actually took a step-down from his role, due to health reasons, but her care manager has since taken over.
Britney Spears’ Net Worth: Princess Of Pop
The pop sensation, of course, banked herself most of her net worth thanks to her music.
Her first of the nine albums that she’s released, Baby One More Time, sold over 10 million copies.
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Her Piece Of Me show in 2018 alone grossed $54.6m; and she she’s had ten tours in total!
Britney Spears’ Net Worth: X-Factor Judge
She controversially appeared as a judge on The X Factor in 2012, despite not being deemed fit to judge her won decisions.
She earned a massive $15m for her one-season appearance, contributing nicely to her already massive fortune.
Brit began her first Las Vegas residency the year after in 2013, in which her final show grossed $1.1m- the highest ever for a single Las Vegas show.
She kicked off another Vegas residency titled ‘Domination’ last year, but called time on it soon after when her Dad fell ill.
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Another massive money maker for the star was (and still is) her range of Elizabeth Arden perfumes. The first one ‘Curious’, made a staggering $52m; and she went on to release 26 more lines.
In 2018, she made the Forbes Top Ten Paid Women In Music, earning over $30m in that year alone.
The pop princess couldn’t have had a more successful career, but Brit’s personal life has always been a struggle.
Following her infamous public meltdown in 2008, she was denied custody of her two boys, and still to this day is only entitled to 30% custody.
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Spears divorced Kevin Federline- her boys’ Dad- in 2007, which is thought to have catalysed 2008 mental health breakdown.
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The pop star has been in and out of relationships since, but has been with her current boyfriend- actor Sam Ashgari- since 2016 after they met on the set of her music video ‘Slumber Party’.
He might be 14 years her junior, but he doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon:
“I grew up with three sisters, and my personality is just to be a supportive person for my family. And she’s family. I’m always going to support her. She is another blessing that happened to me.”
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There’s ever-growing concern for Britney’s mental health since she’s posted some questionable videos across her social media.
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Given that she still remains under a conservatorship, twelve years on, there’s recently been even more momentum behind the #FreeBritney movement after her alarming posts.
She’s yet to address the movement, continuing to post her regular content. Who knows when she’ll finally get her freedom back, but until then it seems she’ll continue to entertain us with her controversial posts.