What Is Garth Brooks Net Worth In 2020?
Garth Brooks Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
|Salary:||$90 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 7, 1962 (58 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)|
|Profession:||Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor, Film Producer, Music artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Garth Brooks net worth In 2020
Troyal Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and his mother, Colleen McElroy Carroll, was actually a country singer as well. Though he grew up in a home that encouraged him to sing and learn to play musical instruments, such as the guitar and banjo, Brooks was a jock in high school and earned himself a track scholarship to Oklahoma State University. He didn’t actually pursue a professional singing career until after he graduated with his marketing degree in 1984.
Though he initially started performing at bars around his home state, Brooks and his first wife, Sandy Mahl, moved to Nashville so he could pursue a music career. And he definitely hit the ground running. Brooks’ self-titled debut album made it to No. 2 on the charts and his second album, No Fences, spent a whopping 23 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. His first single, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” was a top 10 country song on the Billboard chart. With such an impressive debut into the music world, it should come as no surprise that Garth Brooks is worth around $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Over the years, Brooks has won 22 Academy of Country Music Awards, 2 Grammy Awards (out of 13 nominations), and was even honored with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The country sensation has had numerous massive hits, including “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” “The Dance,” “The Thunder Rolls,” “Unanswered Prayers” and of course “Friends in Low Places.”
Garth Brooks Early Life
Garth Brook was born on the 7th of February, 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since, his family, especially his mother was a music enthusiast; he learned to play guitar and banjo at an early age.
He was good at football, baseball and athletics in high school and even earned a scholarship in track to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, from where he graduated in 1984.
Garth Brooks musical career
In 1989, Brooks released his self-titled debut album, which went on to become a huge success. The album soon hit the US country album chart instantly and peaked at no. 13 on the Billboard 200.
His second album ‘No Fences’ released in 1990, was also a major hit and occupied no. 1 spot on the Billboard country music chart for several weeks.
In 1992, he released his fourth album ‘The Chase’ whose first single was the gospel-country-rock hybrid ‘We Shall Be Free’. The song was co-written by him during the race riots in Los Angeles.
It was followed by ‘Fresh Horses’ in 1995, from which the song ‘She’s Every Woman’ reached the top-10 in the Billboard Country Chart.
He released his seventh studio album ‘Sevens’ in 1997 and after a brief experiment in filmmaking and other projects, he announced his retirement in 2000.
After a long break, he announced his return to performance and recording in 2009.
How Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood met
Even though Brooks and Yearwood were in committed relationships when they met, he says he felt like he had just met his wife. Brooks had been married to Sandy Mahl only thirteen months at that time, and they went on to have three daughters. Trisha was married to Christopher Latham and then married Robert Reynolds, bassist for The Mavericks, in 1994. So, the couple remained friends and musical partners for the first half of their careers.
Brooks stepped away from music in the year 2000 to focus on his family as he and his wife were separated and headed for divorce. They divorced in 2001 and Yearwood was divorced from her second husband in 1999, after five years of marriage.
The couple began dating in 2002. In a ceremony that included his three daughters, they married on December 13, 2005.
How Did Garth Brooks Make His Money?
Garth took to music at an early age but started performing professionally in 1985. His first album, ‘Hungry Years,’ was released in 1989 and peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Country Album chart. Garth’s first single, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” was also a success and he followed this with his hit song “If Tomorrow Never Comes.”
The second album, ‘No Fences’ did well on the charts too. It eventually became his highest-selling album with gems like “Friends in Low Places” and “The Thunder Rolls.” ‘Ropin’ the Wind’ earned Garth the distinction of becoming the first country artist to enter the Billboard 200 at number one. In 1993, Brooks came out with ‘In Pieces’ and went on his first world tour.
Garth’s second world tour was even more of a success, bringing in nearly $105 million, becoming one of the highest-grossing concert tours of the 90s. Brooks created the alter ego, Chris Gaines, and has appeared in shows like ‘Saturday Night Live.’ There’s been a clash between Garth’s personal life and professional commitments for a while, prompting him to refrain from releasing new music for some time. However, he continued performing live, for causes like the 2007 wildfires in California.
Brooks released new music in 2014 and 2016, before going on the unique Stadium Tour in 2018. In 2019, Brooks started the Dive Bar Tour, visiting dive bars through the US. During the touring years, Brooks makes nearly $90 million. From June 2017 to June 2018, Brooks made $45 million, and the following year he earned $25 million.
Garth Brooks is one of the most popular artists of today, who has broken several records in the music industry in terms of album sales. Almost all of his albums reached the top 10 charts and his records have sold in millions.
As of 2020, Garth Brooks’ net worth is estimated to be roughly $330 million.