Justin Bieber‘s net worth is an astounding amount considering he has only been in the limelight for less than a decade. With one of the most controversial careers of the new millennium, Bieber has both a rabidly loyal following, as well as an army of detractors. But how much has his music, and subsequent controversy, earned him?
Justin Bieber’s Net Worth as of 2019: $232 Million
According to Forbes magazine, Justin Bieber is now one of the top earning celebrities under 30. With his infinite top hit songs and climbing fan base, he must be doing something right. Plus, with a new focus on music and political correctness, Bieber’s popularity seems to be back on the rise. But before we look ahead, let’s take a look back to see how Bieber acquired his nearly quarter of a billion dollar net worth.
Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive of So So Def, a record company, accidentally clicked one of Bieber’s Youtube videos. Impressed, Braun tracked down the theatre Bieber was performing at. At 13, Bieber went to Atlanta, Georgia, with Braun to record demo tapes. Bieber began singing for Usher one week later.
-Bieber was signed to Raymond Braun Media Group, a joint venture between Braun and Usher.
-Scooter Braun officially signs as Bieber’s manager.
May 18, 2009: Justin Bieber’s debut single, “One Time”, is released. As of October 2015, the video as over 420 million views on Youtube.
November 17, 2009: Bieber’s first EP, My World, is released. Singles off the EP included “One Less Lonely Girl”, “Love Me”, and “Favorite Girl”. The album was certified platinum in less than two months
To promote the album, Bieber performed on several live shows such as mtvU’s VMA 09 Tour, European program The Dome, YTV’s The Next Star, The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Lopez Tonight,The Ellen DeGeneres Show, It’s On with Alexa Chung, Good Morning America, Chelsea Lately, and BET’s 106 & Park.
January 18, 2010: The debut single, “Baby”, from his debut studio album My World 2.0, is released.
March 19, 2010: Justin Bieber’s debut studio album, My World 2.0, is released. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 283,000 copies. In doing so, Bieber became the youngest solo male artist to top the chart since Stevie Wonder in 1963. When the album sold more copies in its second week, it became the first album since The Beatles’ 1 to debut at number one, and sell more the following week. The album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2011 ceremony
June 23, 2010: Bieber went on his first official headlining tour, the My World Tour. The tour made a total of $53,341,886 worldwide.
September 2010: It was reported that Bieber accounted for three percent of all traffic on Twitter, according to an employee of the social-networking site
September 12, 2010: Bieber performed a medley of “U Smile”, “Baby”, and “Somebody to Love” at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
February 11, 2011: Bieber’s first concert documentary called Never Say Never is released. Earnings from the movie were $73 million at the box office that year. Never Say Never grossed a total of $98,441,954 worldwide.
June 2011: Bieber was ranked #2 on the Forbes list of Best-Paid Celebrities under 30. He is the youngest star, and 1 of 7 musicians on the list, having raked in $53 million in a 12-month period.
November 1, 2011: Bieber released the Christmas-themed Under the Mistletoe, his second studio album. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 copies in its first week of release.
March 26, 2012: The first single, “Boyfriend”, from Bieber’s third studio album, Believe, is released. The song is the fifth-highest-ever debut digital sales week in the United States.
June 19, 2012: Bieber’s third studio album, Believe, is released. Believe was the sixth global best-selling album of 2012 with sales of three million copies.
The “Believe Tour” which went from September to December 2012, making a profit of $69.9 million.
April 2013: Bieber visited a museum that paid tribute to Anne Frank, saying she “would have been a Belieber”.
October 3, 2013: Bieber announced that he would release a new song every Monday for 10 weeks as a lead-up to the film Justin Bieber’s Believe.
December 15, 2013: Justin Bieber’s Believe, a concert film biopic and sequel to Never Say Never, is released. The fim grossed $6.2 million in the United States.
December 23, 2013: Journals, Bieber’s second compilation album, is released.
January 23, 2014, Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida together with singer Khalil on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving with an over six month expired license, and resisting arrest without violence. Police said that Bieber told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana, and taken prescription drugs. He has been released from these charges on a $2,500 bond, and lack of evidence beyond reasonable doubt as dictated in the United States court of law. Following Bieber’s arrest on the DUI charge, more than 270,000 persons petitioned the White House seeking to have him deported from the United States.
June 2014: A video of 15-year-old Justin Bieber telling a racist joke and using the n-word was leaked by a British tabloid.
June 4, 2014: A second video published by TMZ showed a 14-year-old Bieber sitting in a chair and giggling as he croons his song “One Less Lonely Girl”, parodying the song with the main lyric “One less lonely n-word”, and that if he were to kill “one less lonely n-word”, he’d be “part of the KKK”.
July 9, 2014: Bieber was charged with one misdemeanor count of vandalism in California for throwing eggs at his Calabasas neighbour’s home in January.
September 1, 2014: Bieber was arrested and charged with assault and dangerous driving near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario after a collision between a minivan and Bieber’s all-terrain vehicle on August 29.
November 2014: Bieber was ordered to appear in Argentina within 60 days by a Buenos Aires court to give testimony on an alleged assault on a photographer on November 9, 2013
February 2015: Bieber released a remix song “Where Are Ü Now”, with Jack Ü.
March 2015: Bieber made an appearance in the music video for Carly Rae Jepsen’s single “I Really Like You”.
-March 30, 2015: Justin Bieber is Roasted on Comedy Central.
August 28, 2015: Bieber released a new single titled “What Do You Mean?”, a blend of teen pop, electronic dance music and acoustic R&B.
October 22, 2015: Bieber released the album’s second single titled “Sorry” as an instant download with the pre-order of the album itself on iTunes.
November 13, 2015: Bieber’s fourth studio album, Purpose, is set to be released.
2016 – 2017
Justin Bieber’s album Purpose immediately earned huge commercial success, as well as critical acclaim. The album sold in record breaking numbers and launched a hugely successful tour.
Bieber’s new single “Cold Water” is already earning a large response as well and is definitely an indication of even more success to come.
On February 12, 2016, Bieber played himself in Zoolander 2.
In April of 2017, Bieber guested on Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s remix to “Despacito” and the DJ Khaled posse cut “I’m the One.”
Justin Bieber has had one of the most controversial careers in recent memory, however, his talent is undeniable. Now that Bieber has grown up a bit, it will be interesting to see if you can continue to improve his behavior, and therefore grow his net worth.
The Stratford Perth Museum in Ontario is ready with an exhibition revolving around Justin Beiber called Steps to Stardom on next month on Feb. 18.
Justin Bieber had his upcoming album teaser (coming in 2019) released online by his manager Mr. Braun on which fans created a big commotion on Twitter.