Madonna Louise Ciccone Net WorthReal Name: Madonna Louise Ciccone
Date of Birth: 08/16/1958
Place of Birth: Bay City, Michigan
2017 Net Worth: $800 Million
2016 Earnings: $125 Million
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Dancer, Record Producer, Author, Businesswoman
Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan, in August of 1958. Madonna’s mother died from breast cancer when she was still a young girl. She has said that she was afraid she would lose her father as well and was often unable to sleep unless she slept near him. Her father remarried in 1966 and Madonna resented both her father and her new stepmother and began to exhibit rebellious behavior.
Madonna graduated from Rochester Adams High School and received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan. She began taking ballet lessons and dropped out of college in 1978 to move to New York and pursue a dance career. She worked as a waitress in the beginning but soon began to work as a backup dancer for established artists. Madonna formed a few bands with some boyfriends, eventually going solo. Madonna signed a singles deal with Sire records and released her first song in October of 1982 and another in March of 1983. Both were instant hits with the big clubs. Madonna soon produced her first full album with Warner Brothers.
Madonna has released 12 major studio albums with dozens of hit singles. Her image and sense of style made her an icon in the 1980’s and helped to launch her acting career. Madonna is perhaps best known for her constantly changing style and for frequently pushing the boundaries of societal norms. She released a coffee table box simply labeled “Sex”, and starred in a raunchy film with William Dafoe called Body of Evidence.
The Queen of Pop did have some issues on Monday, December 14, 2015, at her Manchester show. Although she states that she was 40 minutes late due to technical difficulties, due to curfew laws in Manchester, she was forced to end her show early, rather than let it run late. Fans were upset and began to boo her, to which Madonna told them that if they were going to be “bitches”, they could shut the f@ck up. She told them she wasn’t a diva bitch, eating chocolate and doing her nails backstage. The 57 year old super star singer told her fans that if they didn’t like her, they could stop the f@ck coming to her shows. She apologized later via Twitter.
Madonna is the perhaps the most successful female artist of all time. She has generated more than $1.2 billion in sales during the first 10 years of her career. She has been labeled by some as “America’s Smartest Businesswoman”. With a current net worth of $800 million, Madonna is poised to become the first female billionaire artist in the world.