Netta Barzilai, traditionally known by her mononym, Netta, is an Israeli singer and an artist in looping, a style of electroacoustic music. Already well known in her home country for winning a local talent show, she is arguably best known as the winner of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with her song, “Toy,” earning the country its fourth win over the years. Let’s take a look at her life over the years, starting with her net worth!
Netta Barzilai Net Worth: Undetermined
Netta Barzilai’s net worth is undetermined at this time, as she is something of a new star in the singing industry. Let’s take a look at her life over the years to see her rise as a singer.
The Early Years
Barzilai was born and raised in the area of Hod HaSharon, where she still lives. At an early age, however, she moved with her family to Nigeria; she lived in the country for four years, eventually returning to Israel. She also spent a year volunteering in the Nahal Israel Defense Forces program before serving her mandatory enlistment within the Israeli Defense Forces, per Israeli conscription; she also performed her military service in the Israeli Navy Band.
Barzilai’s biggest foray into the music industry was winning season five of HaKokhav HaBa. She later won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song, “Toy.” She beat out competition from 42 performers from other countries involved with the contest, whose Grand Final was hosted in Lisbon, Portugal. Per the contest’s tradition, Barzilai’s win also meant that Israel would host the contest for the following year. During the contest, she won support from many notable figures from her home country, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot wishing their support, with the latter also asking people to vote for her in the contest, on social media. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Barzilai shouted the following as she accepted her award:
“Next time in Jersualem! I’m happy people chose something different. It’s refreshing,” she said.