Considering how influential he is, Blake Shelton’s net worth is a perfect reflection of his success in the music industry.
While there are a lot of famous, talented country musicians, Oklahoma-born star Blake Shelton is in a league of his own. At 16 years of age, Shelton had toured the bar circuit showcasing his musical talents to anyone who cared to listen. As a result, the youngster garnered a lot of attention for his music and deservedly won the Denbo Diamond Award for top young entertainers in Oklahoma.
Shelton’s passionate dreams of being a country musician inspired his relocation to Nashville two weeks after graduating high school. The youngster was just 17 years old when he made the pivotal move to launch a songwriting career. When he got to Nashville, Shelton sold some pre-written songs to multiple musical publishing houses. The musician subsequently landed a recording contract with Giant Records to showcase his talents.
After joining the record label, Shelton created his style of the traditional mix of blue-collar rock songs and country ballads. His song “Austin” proved to be the gemstone he needed, and it rose and spent five weeks in the No.1 spot. Shelton would make the charts again in 2002 when his self-titled album with singles “All Over Me” and “Red” catapulted the album into gold status.
From 2003 till 2011, Shelton continued to dominate the charts with several top-charting songs like “The Baby” and “Some Beach.” He also had several songs occupying the top 20 places on the music charts. In 2007, Shelton made his reality TV debut as a judge on “Nashville Star” and then “Clash of the Choirs.” In 2011 he became a judge on “The Voice” and also released the album “Red River Blue,” which became his first Billboard 200 number-one album.
Blake Shelton’s Net Worth
As one of the most recognizable country music stars, Shelton is one of the most highly-paid stars in the industry. Besides the royalties from his music catalog, the star also earns considerable money from his role as a judge on “The Voice.” During his first season on the show, Shelton earned a salary of $4 million per cycle. However, his salary has since increased to $13 million.
Besides music earning, Shelton also owns a couple of real estate properties around the United States. The singer owns a large mansion dubbed the “Ten Points Ranch” in Texas. Also, in Oklahoma, Shelton has a 1,200-acre estate built in a Hawaiian -Style mansion. Still, according to Celebrity Net Worth, the singer is worth $120 million.
Blake Shelton Used To Compete With Girls
In 2015 during an interview with ET, Shelton revealed surprising information that stunned many people. Before the interview, ET had released a video of the singer during Valentine’s Day-themed beauty pageant in 1985. Shelton would have been approximately eight years old in the clip.
Although the clip was shocking, a young Shelton competed against girls, and ET sought an answer. Still, Shelton confirmed the assumptions when he confessed he joined the girl’s pageant since there were none for boys. The music star revealed:
People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2017
In 2017 Shelton joined an exclusive club of men when the musician emerged as People’s Sexiest Man Alive. However, when they named him the winner, the music star joked that People Magazine had run out of people to give the award. Still, the singer credited his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, for convincing him to accept the crown. The music star said:
Shelton also jokes about his newly found bragging rights over his fellow coach on “The Voice,” Adam Levine, who won the award in 2013. Although he felt proud People chose him, Shelton disclosed sticking it to Levine made it more worthwhile.
Shelton’s Three Marriages
Although Shelton is currently married to his wife, “The Voice” co-star Gwen Stefani, the singer, has exchanged rings with other women on two previous occasions. The music star’s first foray down the aisle happened in 2003 when he married his girlfriend, Kaynette Williams. At the time, Shelton was still trying to make a name for himself in the industry, and the couple struggled together until their eventual separation in 2006.
Shortly after divorcing Williams, Shelton met fellow country singer Miranda Lambert and the two gelled due to their music. Lambert provided backup vocals for Shelton, and they also started a romantic relationship. After five years of dating, the two tied the knot in Texas on May 14, 2011. Still, their marriage lasted just three years after officially separating in July 2015. Shelton would hook up with Stefani later that year, and the two have remained together.