Know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are. – Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is one of the biggest icons in pop culture. The singer/actress has a colossal net worth of $240 million, making her one of the wealthiest individuals in the industry.
Ariana consistently earns between $30 to $40 million a year during her early career and between $60 to $70 million in the year between June 2019 to June 2020.
The actress got her start in theater. Before breaking into the music industry and movies, she had a short stint on Broadway. Today, she’s one of the most sought-after film talents and has a huge social media following.
Ariana Grande: The Facts
|Net Worth:||$240 Million|
|DOB:||June 26, 1993|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Singer/actress|
Ariana Grande has several income streams. The actress/singer makes money from album sales, touring, streaming residuals, and acting. She has several endorsement deals with large brands and owns a cosmetics and perfume line.
Grande also has a huge YouTube channel, with over 50 million subscribers and billions of views on her videos. The singer started as an actress, moving into the big time in Hollywood with a small role in the 2021 blockbuster, ‘Don’t Look Up,’ featuring Leonardo Di Caprio. The actress also has a big movie set to premiere in 2024.
Ariana Grande – The Early Years
Born in Boca Raton, Florida, on June 26, 1993. Ariana Grande is the daughter of Edward Butera and Joan Grande. The budding actress and singer took an interest in acting and voiceovers while attending elementary school.
Ariana performed at the Little Palm Theatre for Young People and the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater during her early schooling. Her talent was clearly visible from a young age, and the actress landed a part in the hit Broadway musical ’13’ in 2008.
After experiencing success at such a young age, Ariana dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actress. Her parents homeschooled her, allowing her to participate in the Broadway production.
The actress got her breakout role on TV in the Nickelodeon sitcom, Victorious in 2009, where she was cast as ‘Cat Valentine.’ Victorious ran for four years, with the final episode airing in February 2013. She appeared in episodes of iCarly, as the voice of Princess Diaspro.
Ariana Grande – Career
While the actress was already a child star, she also had a budding career as a singer. She would perform on cruise ships and in local community theatres. When she turned 15, Ariana auditioned for her role in Jason Robert Brown’s Broadway production, ’13.’
Brown cast her as ‘Charlotte,’ with the actress winning the ‘National Youth Theatre Association Award ‘for her role. There’s no information on how much the actress earned for her performance in the Broadway show.
The actress got her breakout role in Nickelodeon’s “Victorious,” in 2009, taking the lead role of ‘Cat Valentine.’ Victorious premiered in 2010, capturing an audience of 3.5 million viewers. According to TMZ, the actress earned $9,000 per episode in the first season for her role on the show.
The actress also produced a significant amount of music for the show, earning additional revenue for writing the songs. While working on Victorious, Ariana would take roles in ‘Snowflake,’ ‘Winx Club,’ and ‘White Gorilla.’ She also produced a music video featuring Greyson Chance.
After Ariana finished her work on Victorious, she transitioned to another Nickelodeon show, ‘Sam & Cat.’ However, the show wasn’t successful, with Nick canceling it after 35 episodes. The actress went on to make short appearances and cameos on TV shows and movies, including ‘Scream Queens,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Zoolander 2,’ and SNL.
The actress decided to take her music career seriously, releasing her first album, ‘Yours Truly,’ in 2013. The artist released the record under Republic Records, with her lead single ‘The Way’ featuring the talents of the late Mac Miller. The song debuted at the top of iTunes just eight hours after its release.
Ariana sold 138,000 copies of ‘Yours Truly’ in the first week of release, with the singer receiving the award for the ‘Best New Artist’ at the American Music Awards in 2013. Ariana decided to focus on her music career over the coming years, dropping ‘My Everything’ in 2014, with the hit single from the album ‘Problem,’ topping the global charts. The album went on to sell 169,000 copies in its first week of release.
Ariana went on the ‘Honeymoon Tour’ to promote the album, visiting America, Europe, and Asia. The tour earned $40 million, according to Billboard. Grande released ‘Dangerous Woman’ in 2016, with the album reaching number two on the Billboard album charts. She launched the ‘Dangerous Woman’ tour to promote the album, staying on the road until September 2017. The tour stopped at 75 destinations around the globe.
According to Billboard Magazine, the Dangerous Woman tour sold more than 875,000 tickets, grossing $71 million. In 2018, the singer dropped ‘Sweetener,’ her third number-one record on the Billboard 200. The ‘Sweetener’ world tour in 2019 grossed the artist $146 million in ticket sales.
Her 2020 ‘Positions’ album earned close to 174 million streams in the first week of release and an equivalent of 174,000 sales. Spotify earnings state the actress earned $2 million for streams.
The singer returned to her acting skills, appearing as a judge on NBC’s season 21 of ‘The Voice.’ She played the role of a voice coach, mentoring 16 singers on the show. According to industry insiders, the singer earned between $20 million to $25 million during her time on The Voice.
Grande notes she wants to break into big Hollywood movies at this stage in her career. The actress got her to wish when she appeared in the Netflix blockbuster, ‘Don’t Look Up,’ in 2021. There is no information on how much the actress earned for her role. However, Vanity Magazine notes Di Caprio and Lawrence received $30 million and $25 million, respectively, for their roles in the film.
In November 2021, the actress took to Instagram to announce her role in the film adaptation of the Broadway production ‘Wicked.’ Director Jon M. Chu announced ‘Wicked’ will premiere in December 2024.
Ariana Grande – Endorsements
The singer/actress has several endorsements with leading brands. In 2016, Ariana partnered with Coach to release a limited edition handbag. Grande also partnered with MAC cosmetics on a range of custom lip shades, donating the profits to the MAC AIDS Fund.
She partnered with Lipsy London in 2017 on a fast fashion line and collaborated with artists Wenqing Yan and Brookstone to create ‘cat ear’ headphones. Reebok contracted the singer as a brand ambassador in 2017.
In 2019, Ariana partnered with Starbucks, launching the ‘Cloud Macchiato.’ Later in the summer of 2019, the singer partnered with luxury French fashion brand Givenchy as the face of its Fall-Winter fashion campaign.
Grande appeared in several advertising campaigns for big brands, including commercials for T-Mobile, Macy’s, and Apple. She also started to promote her signature fragrances from her cosmetics and perfume brand.
Between 2015 and 2019, the singer released seven fragrances, partnering with Luxe Brands. Her three fragrances, Ari by Ariana Grande, Sweet Like Candy, and Moonlight, generated over $150 million in global sales since September 2015.
The artist followed the rest of influencer culture into founding her cosmetics brand ‘R.E.M Beauty,’ partnering with Ulta in 2021. Her collection dropped online in November 2021, selling out many of the eye-shadow and lip-gloss shades. Forbes states the singer’s brand revenue at big-box retailers in 2022 Q1 was up 21% month-on-month.
Ariana Grande – Real Estate and Assets
Ariana Grande has owned top-flight real estate in Los Angeles during her career. Her previous purchases include a 6,000-square-foot home in the prestigious suburb of the Hollywood Hills in 2020, paying $13.7 million for the property. She sold the house in 2021 for $14 million.
In June 2020, the singer bought a home in Montecito, California. She purchased the property from the TV talk show celebrity, Ellen DeGeneres, paying $6.75 million for the home. Ariana seems to have a penchant for making money with real estate, selling the property for $9.1 million in September 2022.
The singer also has property on the east coast. She owns a 4,000-square-foot apartment in the Zaha Hadid Building worth $16 million. The actress also purchased another home in LA for $9 million in March 2021.
Ariana Grande – Personal Life
Ariana’s parents, Joan and Edward, are separated. The actress/singer has a half-brother, Frankie Grande, a producer, and entertainer. Ariana dated Graham Phillips, with the couple splitting up in 2011. After recording the single ‘The Way’ with Mac Miller in 2012, the two dated from 2016 until months before his untimely death in 2018.
After splitting from Miller, the actress dated Hollywood bad boy Pete Davidson; the couple was engaged in June 2018 but called it off in October 2018. In December 2020, Grande announced her engagement to Dalton Gomez, a luxury real estate agent.
The actress was born a Catholic but apostate from the religion at an early age. She states the church’s stance on homosexuality and numerous allegations of child abuse caused her to walk away from her faith.
The actress claims she’s followed the teachings of Jewish mysticism in the ‘Kabbalah’ since she was 12 years old. The actress is also hyperglycemic, requiring her to eat a specialized diet. Ariana also stated that the events surrounding the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 caused her to develop anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The actress took to social media in 2018 to say she nearly called off her performance at the TV special, ‘A Very Wicked Halloween’ due to her battle with anxiety. The singer also endorsed Bernie Sanders in his 2019 presidential campaign. The actress claims she has been a devout vegan since 2013 and has five dogs, all rescues.
Ariana Grande – Philanthropy
The actress also has a generous and philanthropic side. She co-founded the South Florida singing group ‘Kids Who Care,’ in 2003 when she was 10 years old, performing at fundraising events. In 2007, the group raised $500,000 for charities benefiting underprivileged kids.
In 2009, Ariana taught music and performed to children in the township of Gugulethu in Cape Town, South Africa. She featured alongside actresses Kat Graham and Bridgit Mendler in Seventeen Magazines’ 2013 public campaign, ‘Delete Digital Drama,’ to help stop teen bullying online.
After watching the documentary ‘Blackfish’ in 2015, Ariana spoke out against the abuse by SeaWorld to its animals, asking her fans to avoid supporting the park. She appeared with Miley Cyrus in 2015 at the ‘Backyard Sessions’ hosted by the ‘Happy Hippie Foundation.’
Ariana headlined the ‘Dance On the Pier’ during New York City’s LGBT Pride Week in 2016. She also joined Madonna to raise funds for orphaned children in Malawi in 2016. The singer recorded the track, ‘Better Days’ with Victoria Monét to support the Black Lives Matter movement in the same year.
In 2017, she organized and performed at the ‘One Love Manchester’ event, releasing a live album to support the victims of the bombing. The actress raised $23 million for the charity.
Ariana Grande Quotes
I don’t really believe in any fashion rules. I think fashion is a form of self-expression, wear whatever you want.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Everyone strives for approval and wats to be loved.
Everyone is beautiful, everyone is perfect and everyone is lovely.
There’s too many people telling you that you’re not good enough, but you are good enough.
Plant love, grow peace.
You should never stop believing in something, and you shouldn’t listen to anyone who tells you otherwise.
Don’t take everything so seriously. And just be happier.
We’re all human and we all have great amounts of pressure on us. When someone’s hurting, be there. We could all use a little compassion.
I think it’s so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.