Mel C Net Worth: How Much Cash Does the Spice Girl Have?
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We know we shouldn’t have favourite Spice Girls, but Mel C is definitely up there.
The Spice Girls played a HUGE part in our lives in the 1990s, and Mel C and the gang were always on hand to get us through with that all-important Girl Power.
After the band went their separate ways, Mel C embarked on a successful solo career that saw her top the charts and earn herself some serious cash.
So just how much is Mel C actually worth?
Mel C Net Worth
It’s estimated that Mel C is worth about £20 million. And after her whopping 27 years in the industry, it’s not too difficult to see why.
She shot to fame with her fellow Spice Girls, and for a time, they were one of the biggest bands on the planet.
Not content with amassing some serious wealth during her years with the group, Mel C also added to her fortunes during her career as a solo artist.
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And if that wasn’t enough, she’s also raked in cash through numerous swanky sponsorship deals and TV appearances- including her time on Dancing With the Stars. Each contestant on the show receives a starting salary of $125,000, but receive bonuses by making it to the next round.
Mel C first appeared on our radars with her fellow Spice Girls; Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Janine Brown, known as Mel B, and Geri Halliwell.
Together, Mel C and the Spice Girls took over the world with their iconic songs about female empowerment, making them pop culture icons.
Their debut album Spice sold more than 23 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history.
Their enormous successes came from a combination of international record sales, iconic symbolism (such as Geri’s famous union jack dress), a major film, and the highest-grossing concert tours by an all-female group from 2000 to 2020.
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But behind the stardom, there was a darker side to the group that wasn’t revealed until years after their break up.
When chatting about her album Versions of Me, Mel C explained that many of her songs were about being bullied- something she experienced herself during her time in the Spice Girls:
I’m not going to name names…
It’s been addressed, they were aware of what they’d done. They apologised.”
This is thought to be why Mel C was initially reluctant to join Mel B, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton for their 20th anniversary tour.
While Mel C eventually decided to join her bandmates on the Spice Girls reunion tour, she was doing fairly well for herself before that point.
The singer has had a super impressive solo career since her Spice Girls days- and happens to have the best-selling albums of any Spice Girl member.
The former Sporty Spice has sold over 10 million albums since she began her solo career, and that number is still rising.
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Mel C used her music to explore some of the key issues she was going through at the time- which clearly resonated with her audience.
The star’s battles with her bulimia and depression have been well documented during her time in the spotlight, and she’s been refreshingly candid about her experiences:
“Personally for me, I needed professional help.
I’ve suffered with an eating disorder… I think a lot of people feel very ashamed and very embarrassed about it, like it’s a weakness and you’ve lost this control..
‘It’s so important to reach out and never, ever be embarrassed. We all have problems and concerns. People need people.
If anybody close to me was going through it [depression], I think you just need to reach out when you’re depressed.”