You Won't Believe Ariana Grande's Net Worth
Ariana Grande has seen success most people can only dream of. But it wasn't always easy for the petite pop icon with a larger-than-life voice.
She put in hard work, dedication and even saw great tragedy along the way. Despite everything, she's endured and continues to be an inspiration to her fans around the world.
Today, Ariana Grande's net worth shows no signs of slowing down. The best part is that her journey is about much more than just fame and fortune.
Supportive Parents and a Florida Beginning
Ariana Grande was born on June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida.
Her parents are successful in their own right. Her mom, Joan, is CEO of a communications manufacturing company, and her dad runs a design firm.
Both are very supportive of their daughter's career.
Ariana Had an Early Start in Showbiz
Grande started performing at a very young age. She did local theater, and when she was just 8, performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a Florida Panthers game.
She also performed at a karaoke lounge on a cruise ship and with the South Florida Philharmonic and the Florida Sunshine Pops and Symphonic Orchestras before her teens.
She's Always Had a Charitable Nature
Even as a child, Grande wanted to help others.
At 10, she cofounded a youth singing group, "Kids Who Care." They performed at fundraising events in the South Florida area.
The demo below showcases her talent early on.
Getting Her Big Break
Grande hit the big time when she became a Nickelodeon star playing Cat in "Victorious."
Soon after, she began her singing career, which was a success from the get-go. Many of her current fans have followed her since the show.
She Has Quite the Social Media Following
There are few people who have Grande's social media following. As of March 2022, she has over 51 million subscribers with 21 billion views on YouTube, 77.2 million follows on Spotify (which makes her the most followed woman and second-most followed person overall.)
Grande has over 300 million followers on Instagram, 43 million on Facebook and 26 million on TikTok.
She also had millions on Twitter, but deleted her account in December 2021. She hasn't given a reason, but posted a cryptic message on Instagram around that time, saying, "Someone you know is preparing for their first Christmas without their husband, wife, mother, father, brother, sister, daughter or son. Others are preparing for their last. Regardless of the specifics, remember that this season of joy is often times a season of sorrow for many. Be kind, be generous, give love, give help; if nothing else, just don't give people a hard time."
Ariana and the Arianators
Grande has a loyal fanbase — the "Arianators."
However, she wasn't always happy with that moniker. In 2014, she stated she wanted to call her fans "my loves," but it never took off.
They call themselves the "Arianators" to this day.
Grande Is a Multiple World Record Holder
Grande has 20 Guinness World Record titles.
Among them, she's the first solo artist to hold the top three positions on the Billboard U.S. singles chart at the same time and has the most simultaneous Top 40 tracks on the singles chart by a woman.
In 2021, she earned another world record with "most songs [five] to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100."
She's a Top Earner
As one of the world's bestselling artists, Grande has sold more than 85 million records globally. Every album she's released has been certified platinum or multiplatinum.
Ariana Grande's total net worth is $200 million and comes mostly from her record sales and brand endorsements.
She'a Multiple Award Winner
Grande has received numerous accolades throughout her career. She's won two Grammy's, two Billboard Awards, three AMAs, and nine MTV Awards.
In fact, she's won a whopping 187 awards and has received 535 nominations over her career.
Not bad for a 28-year-old.
Streamed and Subscribed
Grande continues to make streaming history. She's the most streamed female artist on Spotify and Apple Music, and the most streamed woman overall with over 98 billion streams.
She's also the most followed female artist on Spotify with 77.36 million followers and is second only to Ed Sheeran.
Her Vast Influence
Time magazine put her on its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016 and 2019.
She was also Billboard's Woman of the Year in 2019 and its greatest pop star of 2019.
A Tragedy in Manchester
In May 2017, Grande played a show in Manchester, England, in which a terrorist bombing occurred just as she was closing her show. Twenty-two people were killed, and 1,017 were injured.
Just a few weeks later, Grande hosted a Manchester benefit concert for the victims with other top artists, including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, then-boyfriend Mac Miller, Pharrell Williams and Liam Gallagher, among others.
The concert and its associated event raised 17 million pounds ($22 million in today's dollars) for victims of the attack.
She's an Advocate and an Ally
Ariana has continued to work with charitable organizations into adulthood. She advocates for equality in the LGBTQ community and went back to Manchester to play its Pride festival in 2019.
She also advocates for animal rights and mental health and against discrimination of any kind.
Grande Has Several Brand Partnerships
Grande's name attached to everyday brands brings in big bucks for that company.
The singer has has success in partnerships with Starbucks, Beats, Coach, Fiat, MAC Cosmetics and Reebok. Her music videos will often feature the products she's working with.
A Common Scents Move
Grande's beauty business interests began in 2015 when she partnered with Luxe Brands for her first scent, Ari.
Like everything else she touches, it became a hit with buyers and critics alike. She's released eight fragrances since then.
Some scents have won Fragrance Foundation Awards, and they have earned $750 million in sales.
A New Venture in Beauty
In 2021, Grande joined pop contemporaries Rihanna and Lady Gaga in the beauty world with her own makeup line, r.e.m. beauty.
She said of the brand's name, "I decided to name it r.e.m. because I feel like that song [on 'Sweetner'] really encompasses a lot of my favorite parts of my sound. But also, r.e.m. – rapid eye movement – focuses on dreams and the eyes. which are our main storytellers. They’re our most emotional communicators."
An Iconic Film Role
In 2021, Grande starred alongside Hollywood A-listers Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Meryl Streep in "Don't Look Up" for Netflix.
In the movie, in which scientists try to warn people that an asteroid is headed for Earth, Grande plays a pop singer who performs at a benefit concert for the end of the world.
Director Adam McKay said she improvised some of her lines in the song to great success: "Her best improv was when she sang the song for the first time. She's the one who added all that stuff about 'We're all going to die' and 'Turn off that s***box news.' That was her riffing on the first scratch track of the melody line. And the second I heard it, I was like, 'That's going in the movie.'
"And that might be one of my favorite moments in the movie where you have pretty much the biggest pop star in the world singing beautifully, 'We're all going to die.' Every time I see it, it just has this hilarious cognitive dissonance with it. So Ariana Grande can definitely improvise."
Grande's Real Estate Portfolio
Grande has homes in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Montecito, California, which is about an hour and a half outside of Los Angeles.
She purchased the Tudor property in Montecito for $6.75 million from Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi, and it's where she was married in 2021.
She Really Knows How to Halloween
Grande's Halloween costumes rival those from any other celebrity. She's clearly a fan of old-school horror.
She has been seen as the Creature from the Black Lagoon (above), as well as a deformed woman from the "Twilight Zone" episode "Eye of the Beholder."
She's on the Cutting Edge of Tech
In August 2021, Grande headlined a virtual concert, the Rift Tour, on Fortnite. This was the first time she had "played" live since 2019.
Even as an avatar, she made over $20 million from the event, with over 10 million players attending.
She's a Good Witch
Grande is about to be an even bigger star. In March 2022, it was announced that she was cast as Glinda the Good Witch in the movie adaption of "Wicked."
Kristen Chenoweth who originated the role on Broadway, said of Grande's casting, "I have known Grande since she was 10, so Ariana, I am very, very proud of you. ... It's an honor and a pleasure to pass the wand and the crown to you."
Seeking Talent on 'The Voice'
Grande performed on "The Voice" in May 2016, but in March 2021, she signed on as a coach for Season 21.
She earned $25 million for the season, making her the highest-paid coach in the show's history.
She Endured Tragedy in Her Dating Life
Mac Miller was a rapper Grande dated for two years. They also worked together professionally, but their relationship was strained, and they broke up in 2018.
Later that year, Miller died of a drug overdose, which devastated Grande. After his passing, she paid tribute to him on Instagram:
"I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and i always will. I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. I really can’t wrap my head around it. We talked about this. So many times. I’m so mad, I’m so sad I don’t know what to do. You were my dearest friend for so long above anything else. I’m so sorry I couldn’t fix or take your pain away. I really wanted to. The kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. I hope you’re okay now. Rest."
Before Kim Kardashian, Grande Was Pete Davidson's Main Squeeze
After her breakup with Mac Miller, Grande found solace in the arms of Pete Davidson. They got engaged quickly, but it wasn't meant to be. After Miller died, they broke up.
Grande said of her relationship with Davidson: "I met Pete, and it was an amazing distraction. It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic, and I loved him, and I didn’t know him."
Finally Meeting 'The One'
Grande finally met her soulmate in 2019 — real estate agent Dalton Gomez. This time, her relationship was not in the public eye. She confirmed they were an item in "Stuck With U" video in May 2020.
In 2021, the couple wed in an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and friends at her home in Montecito, California.
Will kids be next?