Blake Tollison Shelton Net WorthReal Name: Blake Tollison Shelton
Date of Birth: 06/18/1976
Place of Birth: Ada, Oklahoma
2017 Net Worth: $30 Million
Profession: Singer, Judge on The Voice
Blake Shelton Biography
Blake Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma, in June of 1976. Shelton loved singing as a child and was taught how to play guitar by an uncle as a young boy. He wrote his first song when he was 15. He graduated from high school when he was 17 and promptly moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue his singing career. Shelton first began working at a music publishing company and signed his first contract with Sony Music in 1997, later singing up with Giant Records in 2001.
Shelton had believed he was going to release his song “I Wanna Talk About Me”, however, Giant records did not believe that this was a suitable song for Shelton, so it was recorded by Toby Keith, whose version of this song quickly became a #1 hit. Shelton’s debut single, “Austin”, was released and remained at #1 for 5 weeks. Since this hit song, Shelton has released six albums including Dreamer, Blake Shelton’s Bar and Grill, Pure BS, Startin’ Fires, Red River Blue, and Based on a True Story. Shelton was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010.
Shelton is also one of the judges on the NBC singing competition show “The Voice.” Shelton married fellow country singing sensation Miranda Lambert in May of 2011 and together they wrote a song for Lambert which was named CAN Song of the Year in 2012 entitled “Over You”. The couple announced that they had filed for divorce in July of 2015. Shelton and Lambert had a prenuptial agreement in which Shelton would keep his ranch in Oklahoma and Lambert would get their home in Nashville. Even after this divorce, Shelton still has an amazing $30 million net worth. He earns $4 million per cycle of “The Voice”, which nets him a cool $12 million alone each year.