Shawn Mendes is one of the youngest singers who gained a worldwide fan base at a very young age. With the release of two hit albums, Mendes has earned millions from his album sales, concert tours and endorsement deals. The current net worth of the Canadian singer is $12 million.

Early Life

Shawn Peter Raul Mendes was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Pickering, Ohio. Mendes’ mother is a real estate agent, and his father is a businessman. He also has a younger sister.

Mendes attended Pine Ridge Secondary School.

Growing up, Mendes was interested in playing the guitar, and he learned to play by watching YouTube tutorial videos. Soon he started posting cover videos on social media app Vine in 2013.

Career

Mendes’ cover videos in Vine gained him millions of views and followers an soon he became the third most followed musician in Vine by 2014. In the mid of 2014, the Artist Manager Andrew Gertler discovered Mendes, and he officially signed and released his first single “Life of the Party” in June 2014.

After various concert tours in 2015, Mendes released his debut album “Handwritten” in April 2015. The album found its #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, and almost 106,000 copies got sold in just one week. He became the youngest artist to debut at number one since Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0. The album was also certified platinum. He also appeared in the music video “Oh Celia”, a single from The Vamps debut album “Meet the Vamps” in 2014.

He released his second album Illuminate in 2016 which also reached the top position in Billboard 200 chart. The single from the album “Treat you better” became a commercial success and reached top 10 on numerous charts all over the world including Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. The song was also certified triple platinum.

His world tour Illumination after the release of his album Illuminate grossed more than $32 million. Some of his famous singles apart from “Treat you Better” include “There’s nothing holding me back”, “Stitches” and “Life of the Party”.

The 19-year young singer has already taken numerous awards to his shelf including Teen Choice Award,  MTV Europe Music Awards, four iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards, American Music Award, SOCAN Awards, People’s Choice Award and MTV Video Music Award.

Shawn Mendes considers John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars as his musical influences. In 2016, Mendes made his first appearance in Forbes list with their annual “30 Under 30”.

Shawn Mendes Net Worth

Shawn Mendes made his debut at a very young age and is already earning in millions from his albums. The young singer is currently worth $12 million.

He recently bought a house in Toronto.

Endorsements

Shawn Mendes has already entered into various endorsement deals like Beats by Dre, Boosted Boards, Cocowhite, Fan.si, Wilhelmina models and Lovesac.

Philanthropy

Shawn Mendes has also involved in numerous philanthropic activities. In 2014, he joined DoSomething.org to launch a campaign called “Notes from Shawn” to address low self-esteem, depression and awareness of self-harm. They re-launched the campaign in 2015 and 2016.

Mendes also worked with Pencils of Promise and helped to raise $25,000 to build a school in Ghana.

In 2017, Mendes joined American Red Cross to create Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund after the earthquake in Mexico. He donated $100,000 towards relief efforts.

He also supports various other charity organisations including Musicians on Call, Free the Children, Ryan Seacrest Foundation and The Salvation Army.

Mendes also stated that he was looking forward to visiting Africa and making a difference there.

Conclusion

Shawn Mendes was born with talent and with just two full albums out, he has gained such wide popularity. We can be sure that with years to come, Mendes is going to grow tremendously and use his talents optimally.

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