Blake Shelton Net Worth – The Singer, Actor, Businessman Early Life, Career & Earnings

The singer/actor/ businessman Blake Shelton net worth is $60 million. The singer who has made the world groove to his music also became famous after his appearance as a judge in the TV reality shows The Voice. Blake Shelton earns an average of $28.5 million annually. However, his earning from ‘The Voice’ being the significant contribution other than from his musical earnings.

Early Life

Blake Tollison Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma. He began singing at an early age, and by the time he was 12, Shelton even started to play the guitar. In fact, his first performance was at a beauty pageant when he was just eight years old.

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Shelton wrote his first song when he was fifteen, for his crush. He received Denbo Diamond Award in his home state when was sixteen. After completing his high school, Shelton decided to have a career in music and moved to Nashville, Tennesse to make his dream come true.

After a brief period in Nashville, he obtained production contract with Sony Music in 1997 with the aid of Bobby Braddock.

2 Marriages, 2 Divorces and a Date

Shelton was married twice before he began to date his current girlfriend, Gwen Stefani. He married his longtime girlfriend Kaynette Gern in 2003, and the couple parted their ways within three years of marriage. He then married singer and actress Miranda Lambert in 2011, and the couple announced their divorce in 2015.

In the Memory of Brother

In the year 1990, when Shelton was 14, he lost his brother Richie in a car crash. Shelton and his then-wife Lambert wrote a song about Richie Over You in 2012, which was named CMA song of the year.

Career

Musical victory

In 2001, Blake was signed to Giant Records and released his debut single Austin. When Giant Records was shut down, Shelton was transferred to its parent company, Warner Bros Records which released his self-titled debut album.

Shelton was garnered with positive reviews, and he soon became one of the best singers with the release of his subsequent albums. Shelton has released over 10 albums including The Dreamer, Pure BS, Startin’ Fires, Red River Blue, Based on a True Story If I’m honest and Texoma Shore.

Blake Sheldon is one of the most prominent singers, and most of his songs have remained on the top spot in various charts for weeks together worldwide. Shelton has sold over 10 million records up to now.

Films and TV shows

The singer has broadened his territory by appearing in various TV shows and movies. He became most loveable by audiences nationwide after his appearance as a judge on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ since 2011.

Most of his songs like The Christmas Blessings were adopted for movies. Shelton also appeared in few films like Country’s Family Reunion, The Christmas Blessing, I’ll be Me (documentary), and he even voiced a role in the Angry Birds Movie. The list of his appearance in TV shows is a tad longer. The noteworthy ones being Blake Shelton Makes a Video, Clash of Choirs, Nashville Star, The Price is Right, Malibu Country and Gwen Stefani’s You Make it feel like Christmas.  

In 2017, Shelton appeared on the People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive Cover.

Blake Shelton has made various achievements in his careers and has been nominated for different awards. He was nominated for 105 categories for different awards, and he won 92 out of them. He has won nine CMA Awards, seven CMT Music Awards and five Academy of Country Music Awards.

Business

Shelton owns ‘Ole Red’ restaurants in Oklahoma and Nashville.

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Net Worth and House

It’s not a surprise for any Shelton fan that his net worth stands at $60 million after delivering a plethora of hit songs. Shelton’s annual earnings from music and all his other ventures including concert tours, films and TV shows are estimated at $28.5 million. His earning from ‘The Voice’ alone is $4 million per competition cycle.

Shelton owns a Hawaiian style home in Nashville which sits on a 400-acre land. The house has all the luxury including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, palm trees and grass hut style guesthouses.

Endorsements

Shelton has also made various endorsement deals with brands like Pizza Hut, Pepsi, SMITHWORKS  and an apparel brand Gildan Activewear Inc.

Philanthropy

Shelton has found ways to be helpful to the needy through different activities. He donated $600,000 to Jimmy Everest Center, a children’s hospital in Oklahoma.

In 2015, Shelton rescued a man who was stuck waist-deep in Oklahoma flood and drove him home.

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He also supports charity organisations like Charity: Water, United Service Organization and St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

Blake Shelton surely started a new era of country songs. Impressed with his music, Shelton’s wax figure was unveiled in 2017 for Madame Tussauds Nashville. Shelton has been a star singer ever since he was a kid and has never stopped shining.

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