From being a 13-year old YouTube sensation from Canada to become one of the biggest pop stars of the decade, Justin Bieber has had a very incredible career in show business. Bieber became one of the world’s richest singers at a young age, and he earned a fortune from his albums, concerts, tours, endorsements, and investments. Let’s learn more about his life, career, and earnings.
Then And Now
On 1st March 1994, in London, Ontario, Canada, Justin Drew Bieber was welcomed into this world. He is the only child of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia Mallette, who were never married. Bieber attended the Jeanne Sauve Catholic School. Growing up, he learned to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. At the age of thirteen, Bieber started uploading videos on YouTube, where he covered songs, and that is how talent hunter, Scooter Braun, discovered him. After the two of them met, Bieber was singing in front of Usher just a week later.
In 2008, Scooter Braun became Bieber’s manager, and Bieber was signed up to RBMG, which is Usher and Braun’s joint music label. In 2008 Bieber released his first single, and a year later, his first album titled My World. Bieber earned around $13 million from his albums since then. Those albums included My World 2.0 (2010), Under The Mistletoe (2011), Believe (2012), and Purpose (2015).
Concerts, Tours, And YouTube Views
The Canadian singer earned a lot from his concerts and tours, and a lot would be over $200 million. His tour for My World in 2010 earned him $44 million, and his Believe tour in 2012-2012 got him $54 million. Another part of his income comes from his YouTube channel. Posting videos on YouTube helped his career started, and now he has over 11 billion views, which is over $60 million in revenue.
Endorsements, Merchandise, And Investments
Part of Bieber’s earnings come from endorsements and sponsorships. He is promoting numerous brands including Calvin Klein, Adidas, Proactiv, Macy’s, and Best Buy. He receives $10 million annually from these deals. It has been reported that he has earned over $80 million so far. Sales of Bieber merchandise, which includes t-shirts, hats, and fragrances, also contributed to Bieber’s income, with about $45 million. This is possible thanks to Bieber’s fan base, that is growing bigger each day. The music star invested over $24 million in several tech startups including Spotify, Shots, Stamped, and SoJo Studios. Those investments have brought him $26.5 million.
Justin Bieber has also invested in lavish homes in the US and Canada. He bought an estate in Calabasas, California, for $6 million, and later sold it to Khloe Kardashian for $7.2 million. He also bought a mansion in Los Angeles for $10.8 million. The mansion was designed by Mills Studio and has five bedrooms, eight baths, a floating dining room, a private movie theater, a private gym, a spa, and a pool.
In 2015, Bieber rented another mansion in Beverly Hills, for $35,000 a month. In 2013 he purchased an $850,000 home in Ontario for his father, half-sister, and half-brother. Bieber also owns several properties in Canada.
Justin Bieber’s amazing car collection includes a chrome Fisker Karma, a matte black Range Rover, a stunning 997 Porsche Turbo and two Ferraris, a white 458 Italia and a matte black 430, a white Lamborghini Aventador, a Cadillac CTS-V aka the „Batmobile“, a Ducati MV Augusta aka his „Bat Bike“, and an eye-popping Audi R8 specially designed for him by the crew at West Coast Customs.
By the end of 2009, Bieber’s net worth was estimated up to $10 million, and by the year 2012, it went up to $135 million. In 2015, his album Purpose broke all the records, and at the beginning of 2016, his net worth was $200 million, which at the end of the year reached $250 million. In 2020, it is roughly $265 million.