In her autobiography “The Woman in Me,” Britney Spears (41) provides unsparing insights. Among other things, her challenging childhood in the spotlight, her relationships and the guardianship of her father Jamie Spears (71) are discussed. The book has been officially available since October 24th. According to TMZ, the singer will reportedly earn millions in income from this exposé.
According to Forbes, Britney Spears’ net worth was around $60 million in 2021
Accordingly, the US star allegedly receives 25 percent of the net profit from book sales. This should also cover Spears’ advance, which the US celebrity portal estimates at 12.5 million US dollars (the equivalent of around 12 million euros). “The Woman in Me” is sold on Amazon for 25 euros each, the Kindle version for 19.99 euros. More than 400,000 copies are said to have already been sold, and according to TMZ the number could rise to a million. Britney Spears has so far built her fortune primarily through her music career.
According to Forbes, her fortune was around $60 million (around €57 million) in 2021. This is said to have arisen primarily from the income from her hit albums, world tours and her Las Vegas shows and consists of real estate, deposits and cash. However, when calculating, pop stars such as Beyoncé (42; $420 million) or Jennifer Lopez (54; $150 million) were reported to have significantly higher assets. But what is the reason for Spears’ lower financial status?
Britney Spears: These are the effects of guardianship
In 2008, the singer was placed under her father’s guardianship. Over the past few years, she has been fighting in court for the annulment, which finally came on November 13, 2021. Especially at the end of the conservatorship, during which her father also had control over her finances, Spears withdrew from the public eye and her music career was put on hold. It was only in 2022 that she was heard again in a new song for the first time in six years, “Hold Me Closer” in a duet with Elton John (76).
In the fight to end the guardianship, Spears is said to have paid millions in legal fees. In addition, there were allegedly maintenance payments to her ex-husband Kevin Federline (45), with whom she has two sons Sean Preston (18) and Jayden James (17). In 2006, the singer filed for divorce from Federline after two years of marriage, which was finalized in the summer of 2007. In 2022 she married the actor and fitness trainer Sam Asghari (29), the marriage ended after 14 months. As “Page Six” reports, the prenuptial agreement is said to be in Spears’ favor. “Any money she made before the wedding is protected,” an insider explained. Lawyer Mathew Rosengart, who freed the singer from her 13-year guardianship, is said to have taken over the drafting of the terms of the marriage contract.