Madonna net worth in 2024: Here’s how much she made from The Celebration Tour

Is the Like A Virgin singer a member of the billionaire club?

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The Queen of Pop, Madonna, continues to reign supreme in the music industry.  Her latest tour, aptly named The Celebration Tour, has been a smash hit.  But how much has this record-breaking tour added to Madonna’s already impressive net worth?  In this article, we look into the details of her tour earnings and other income streams that contributed to Madonna’s net worth in 2024.

How much is Madonna’s net worth in 2024?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Madonna’s net worth in 2024 is estimated to be around 850 million USD. However, some sources suggest it could be higher, possibly even reaching billionaire status, especially after the success of her The Celebration Tour.

Madonna performing on stage
Madonna performing on stage

How much does Madonna make from music?

Madonna’s earnings from music come from several sources:

Album sales

Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time, selling over 300 million records worldwide. This translates to a significant amount of money throughout her career. For instance, her latest album, Madame X, had sold over 500,000 copies worldwide by the end of 2020.

Touring

Madonna’s tours are hugely successful. For example, her Sticky & Sweet Tour grossed a staggering 407.7 million USD, while The Celebration Tour  grossed over 225.4 million USD from an audience of 1.1 million.

Streaming

While not as lucrative as album sales in the past, streaming services still contribute to Madonna’s income.

Madonna has a significant following on streaming platforms. As of May 2024, she has over 39.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Streaming services pay artists a fraction of a cent per stream, typically between 0.003 and 0.005 USD per stream. Using a royalty calculator and assuming a mid-range pay-per-stream rate of $0.004, we can estimate Madonna earns around 138,330+ USD per month from Spotify alone. This doesn’t account for income from other streaming platforms like Apple Music, YouTube Music, etc.

Poster for Madonna's The Celebration Tour
Poster for Madonna’s The Celebration Tour

How much does Madonna make from acting?

Madonna’s acting career has been a fascinating, yet often debated, aspect of her artistic journey. Her first major role was in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), which achieved commercial success. However, films like Shanghai Surprise (1986) alongside then-husband Sean Penn received critical panning. She had a notable role in the critically acclaimed Dick Tracy (1990) but continued to face mixed reviews for films like Who’s That Girl (1987) and Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989).

As her music career continued to soar, acting became less prominent. She did appear in films like Evita (1996) and W.E. (2011), but these were met with mixed responses.

Madonna’s earlier films, while commercially successful in some cases, likely commanded lower salaries compared to established actors. Evita garnered her a Golden Globe Award, suggesting a potentially significant salary. While an exact figure on Madonna’s acting earnings is impossible to determine, it’s safe to say that her earnings from acting pale in comparison to her music career income. She likely earned millions from some films, particularly Evita, but the total sum would be a fraction of her music revenue.

What are Madonna’s endorsement deals?

Madonna has been selective throughout her career with endorsements, but here are some confirmed brands she has partnered with:

  • Adidas
  • Alexander Wang
  • BMW
  • Chimento

Unfortunately, endorsement contracts often have confidentiality clauses, preventing disclosure of exact amounts. But it’s safe to say her endorsement deals weren’t a major income source compared to music. While some deals, like Adidas, were likely lucrative, Madonna’s focus has been artistic pursuits, making endorsements less prominent.

Madonna STAR BMW Commercial

What are Madonna’s business ventures?

Madonna has been a savvy businesswoman alongside her iconic music career. Below is a list of her most notable business ventures over the years:

Maverick

Maverick was a multifaceted entertainment company founded by Madonna in 1992. The entertainment company encompassed various divisions:

  • Maverick Records: One of the first female-run labels, it launched artists like Alanis Morissette. Earnings likely came from artist royalties and record sales, but specifics are unknown.
  • Maverick Films: Produced films like Swept Away (2002). Earnings would depend on the film’s performance, with profits potentially shared with production partners.
  • Other divisions: There were also branches for music publishing, television production, merchandising, and book publishing. Income from these would vary depending on individual projects and deals.

Maverick Records was reported as a highly profitable venture and generated over 1 billion USD for Warner Bros. Records (Madonna’s partner in the label) by 1998, However, by the early 2000s, legal battles arose between Madonna and Warner Bros. Warner Music Group eventually bought out Madonna, suggesting potential financial disagreements or declining profitability.

Material Girl

Madonna’s Material Girl fashion line was a clothing brand targeted towards teenagers, launched in collaboration with her daughter Lourdes Leon in 2010.

The line aimed to capture the essence of Madonna’s 1980s punk-inspired style, featuring leather jackets, lace, and studded elements. Prices were kept affordable, with most items falling under 40 USD. The line was launched exclusively at Macy’s department stores in the United States. Reviews were mixed. While some praised the affordability and connection to Madonna’s iconic style, others found the designs derivative and lacking originality.

Reports suggest Madonna and her manager received a significant upfront payment of 20 million USD for a 50% stake in the brand before its official launch. Some reports claim the line contributed to a rise in Macy’s sales compared to the previous year

Hard Candy Fitness 

Hard Candy Fitness was a chain of fitness centers founded in 2010 by Madonna, her manager Guy Oseary, and Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24 Hour Fitness.

The gyms offered a unique experience, blending traditional fitness classes like Zumba and cardio kickboxing with a focus on dance and music, inspired by Madonna’s own love of fitness and dance. The chain expanded to several locations internationally, including Berlin, Mexico City, Moscow, Rome, Santiago, St. Petersburg, and Sydney.

The celebrity association with Madonna attracted initial buzz, but long-term success was elusive. There were reports of financial difficulties, particularly in the German branches, which declared bankruptcy in 2016. The chain never achieved widespread popularity, with some locations rebranded under different names.

There’s no official data on how much Madonna earned from Hard Candy Fitness. But her income could have come from the following:

  • Initial Investment: She might have invested capital upfront.
  • Profit Sharing: If the chain turned a profit, she might have received a share. However, given the reported financial struggles, this seems unlikely.
  • Licensing Fees: There’s a possibility she earned fees for using her name and likeness.

Truth or Dare by Madonna

Campaign poster for Truth or Dare perfume by Madonna
Campaign poster for Truth or Dare perfume by Madonna

Truth or Dare by Madonna was a lifestyle brand launched by the pop icon herself in 2011. It aimed to offer a range of products inspired by her image and career.

The line was initially launched with handbags, footwear, accessories, intimates, and fragrances. It targeted women aged 27-50 who admired Madonna’s style and persona. Truth or Dare, the debut perfume, garnered significant attention. Reports suggest Madonna earned a substantial sum, possibly 60 million USD from this fragrance alone.

Webo Girl Publishing

Webo Girl Publishing is Madonna’s music publishing company that focuses on her own musical works. It manages the copyright and royalties for Madonna’s songs. This means they handle licensing her music for use in movies, TV shows, commercials, and other media. It also collects royalties whenever her songs are played on the radio, streamed online, or performed live (by someone other than Madonna herself).

The exact amount Madonna earns from Webo Girl Publishing is unknown. However, considering her extensive musical career with numerous hit songs, the potential for earnings is significant.

What are Madonna’s real estate investments?

Madonna is known for her impressive collection of properties around the world. These real estate investments are located in the following:

  • Beverly Hills, California
  • New York City, New York
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • London, England
  • The Hamptons, New York

News sources estimate the total value of her real estate portfolio to be somewhere in the range of 500 million USD to 850 million USD. Some of these properties likely serve as residences, while others might be income-generating investments through rentals.

Does Madonna own an art collection?

Yes. Madonna has been a collector for many years and is considered a “significant collector” by Art & Antiques magazine. Her collection reportedly leans towards contemporary art, with works by prominent artists. She’s rumored to own several paintings by the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, including Self-Portrait with Monkey, which she loaned to the Tate Modern in 2001. She also reportedly owned works by Jean-Michel Basquiat. While the exact value is unknown, estimates place the collection’s worth in the range of 100 million USD to 160 million USD.

Frequently Asked Questions about Madonna

Q: What is Madonna’s complete name?

a: Madonna’s complete name is Madonna Louise Ciccone.

Q: How old is Madonna?

As of May 2024, Madonna is 65 years old. She was born on August 16, 1958.

Q: What were Madonna’s early life and career beginnings like?

A: Madonna’s early life and the beginnings of her career were marked by ambition, artistic exploration, and a touch of rebellion. Here’s a quick timeline of her journey:

Early Life (1958-1978)

  • Born Madonna Louise Ciccone: Born in 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, she was the third of six children in a large Italian-American family.
  • Loss and Discipline: She experienced the loss of her mother at a young age, which some say fueled her determination to succeed. Despite this hardship, she excelled in school, becoming a straight-A student and cheerleader.

Dance Dreams (1970s)

  • Ballet Inspiration: Madonna’s artistic side emerged early, with ballet lessons fostering a love for dance.
  • University of Michigan: A dance scholarship led her to the University of Michigan, where she studied with notable choreographers.
  • New York City Calling: Feeling a need for a bigger stage, she dropped out of college at 20 and moved to New York City in 1978. This bold move marked a turning point in her career.

Early Career Struggles (Late 1970s)

  • Financial Hardship: New York wasn’t easy. She faced financial difficulties, working odd jobs to make ends meet while pursuing her dance dreams.
  • Exploring Different Styles: She explored various dance styles, from modern to disco, searching for her artistic identity.
  • Forming Musical Groups: She even briefly participated in rock bands, experimenting with music alongside her dance passion.

The Seeds of Stardom (Late 1970s)

  • Taking Charge: Madonna wasn’t just a dancer anymore. She started writing her own songs, expressing her unique perspective.
  • Building a Following: Performing in small clubs and eventually forming her own band, she began to attract attention with her captivating stage presence and blend of music and dance.
  • First Recordings: By the late 1970s, she had signed her first record deals, setting the stage for her meteoric rise in the 1980s.

Q: When did Madonna rise to stardom?

A: While Madonna’s journey to stardom wasn’t an overnight success, there are strong arguments to be made for the early 1980s being her breakout period:

  • Signing and Debut Album (1982-1983): She signed with Sire Records in 1982 and released her self-titled debut album Madonna in 1983. This album, with hit singles like Borderline and Lucky Star” established her unique sound and dance-oriented pop style.
  • Television Exposure (1984): Her energetic and sometimes controversial performances on shows like American Bandstand and Top of the Pops in 1984 brought her wider recognition and solidified her captivating stage presence for a national audience.
  • MTV Influence: The rise of MTV and its focus on music videos perfectly aligned with Madonna’s visually striking and dance-centric style.
  • Second Album Success (1984): The release of her even more commercially successful album Like a Virgin in 1984 further cemented her stardom. This album, with its provocative title track and iconic music video, pushed boundaries and garnered significant media attention.

While Madonna continued to evolve and achieve even greater success throughout her career, the early 1980s marked a turning point. With her debut album, television appearances, and the cultural impact of Like a Virgin, she became a household name and a global pop icon.

Madonna - Like A Virgin (Official Video)

Q: What was Madonna’s health scare all about?

A: In June 2023, Madonna had a serious health scare due to a bacterial infection. While the exact type of bacteria wasn’t publicly disclosed, it was a significant infection that landed her in intensive care for several days.

Madonna herself described it as a “near-death” experience. Reports suggested she was placed in an induced coma for 48 hours to help her body fight the infection. Thankfully, she eventually made a full recovery.

Q: Is Madonna richer than Taylor Swift?

A: No. Madonna is not richer than Taylor Swift. It’s the other way around. While Madonna has an estimated net worth of 850 million USD, Swift boasts a net worth of 1 billion USD, as of May 2024.

Q: Is Madonna married?

A: No, Madonna is not currently married. She has been married twice before:

  • Actor Sean Penn (1985-1989)
  • Director Guy Ritchie (2000-2008)

She was recently linked to boxer Joshua Popper, but they reportedly broke up earlier in 2024.

Q: Does Madonna have children?

A: Yes, Madonna has six children. She has:

Two biological children:

  • Lourdes Leon (born 1996) with her former partner Carlos Leon.
  • Rocco Ritchie (born 2000) with her former husband Guy Ritchie.

Four adopted children:

  • David Banda (adopted in 2006) from Malawi.
  • Mercy James (adopted in 2009) from Malawi.
  • And twins Stella and Estere Ciccone (adopted in 2017) from Malawi.
Source: Celebrity Net Worth
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