Garth Brooks is perhaps one of the most successful American country musicians with an estimated net worth of $350 million. In his musical career, he has been wildly successful, with six of his albums achieving diamond certification. According to the RIAA, Garth ranks as one of the best solo artists in the US having sold an estimated 150 million records domestically. This puts him ahead of Elvis Presley and only second to the Beatles in terms of total albums sold. Moreover, he is the world’s best-selling solo artist having sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.
Garth Brook’s Net worth and salary in 2020
As of March 2020, Brooks estimated Net Worth was an impressive $400 million. Much of this came from his contribution to the world of country music. Moreover, there are reports that Brooks made over $90 million a year during his entire music career. In light of this, it is easy to see that he has had an overwhelmingly successful career. Most of the singles and albums he released were well received in North America and the world as a whole. Currently, he is married to a fellow country musician and there are reports that he has already become a grandpa.
In a single touring year, Garth Brooks is estimated to have made as much as $90. On several occasions, he has been the highest-paid musician on earth. Between June 2017 and June of 2018, he made over $45 million while in the same period the following year he earned more than $25 million.
Besides being a musician, Brooks is a reals estate developer owning homes and apartment blocks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Malibu, California, and Nashville, Tennessee. In 2019, there were rumors that he and Yearwood had purchased the Layby Hotel on Holmes Beach, Florida for a whopping $8.825 million
Brook debuted his professional musical career back in 1985 singing and playing the guitar in bars and clubs in Oklahoma. Although he was first drawn to country music, he admits that Rock Music was always his best. In the summer of 1985, he was discovered by an entertainment attorney who has driven all the way from Stillwater, Dallas to listen to him. After the encounter, the attorney convinced him to go to Nashville, Tennessee in 1987 where he signed his first recording contract kick-starting his professional career.
In 1989, Brook released his first album under the name” Hungry Years”. It performed beyond expectations ranking 2nd on the Billboard Top Country Album chart. The album also ranked well on the overall Billboard Top 200 coming at number 13. In that same year, he released his first single titled “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” which became an instant success. It was then followed by another single “If Tomorrow Never Comes” which became a number hit on Country Music Charts. In this same year, he embarked on a major concert tour where he performed an opening act for Kenny Rogers.
Brook’s 2nd album “No Fences” was released in 1990 outperforming all of his previous records. The album was so popular that it spent 23 weeks as number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. This album later peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and eventually went on to become the highest-selling album in the US. The album’s most popular songs were “The Thunder Rolls” and “Friends in Low Places”
On the 3rd of September 2014, Brooks returned on the music scene with a comeback single titled “People Loving People” which was closely followed by “Man Against Machine”. In November of 2016, he released “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” as part of a compilation of his best albums and singles. Brooks released another single in 2018 “All Day Long” and announced a stadium tour that visited more than 30 American stadiums. Later in 2019, he embarked on a promotional Dive Bar Tour visiting 8 dive bars across the US.
Retirement and Comeback
Following marital issues with his wife Sandy Mahl, Brookes announced that he would be retiring in 2000. According to him, he was leaving the music scene to concentrate on his family. Unfortunately, the two were divorced in the same year with a $125m divorce settlement. After the divorce, Garth officially announced his retirement from performing and recording. This was very disappointing to the huge fan base he had created thirsting for more of his music. However, he announced a comeback in 2005 where he started doing live performances and also signed a distribution and promotional deal with Walmart selling an assortment of his compilation box sets. Later in 2009, he got into a 5 year deal with Casino Las Vegas and with Encore Hotel.
Garth Brooks’ awards and Accomplishments
By any standards, Brooks is a music legend. Recently, he was named the best-selling artist of the 20th century in North America coming second only to the Beatles. He has topped and surpassed records set by legendary musicians such as Elvis Presley and in some instances the Beatles. Worldwide, he sold over 135 million copies of his albums and eventually inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
All in all, Garth has released 3 compilation albums, 3 box sets, 10 studio albums, 3 Christmas albums, 77 singles, and 1 live album. Six of his albums attained Diamond status in the US. He has also been awarded 11 CMA awards, 17 American Music Awards, and 2 Grammy Awards. He also released a Christmas duet album in 2016 featuring his current wife
All in all, Garth Brooks remains to be one of the most successful and wealthiest musicians not only in North America but also in the entire world. Throughout his career, most of his singles and albums have received great admiration, so it comes as no surprise that he is one of the wealthiest musicians of all time.