Almost 2 years ago now, singer and icon Britney Spears was freed. In November 2021, Spears won ‘her legal battle’ and managed to end a conservatorship that lasted for 13 years.
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The conservatorship meant that Spears was under the care and charge of her father. He was in control of her health and finances. The singer fought for it to end and described the conservatorship as ‘abusive’.
Now after two years of freedom a lot has changed for Britney Spears and that includes her net worth.
Britney Spears started working at 15
Most of us know who Britney Spears is. From her rise to fame in the 1990s to her meltdown in the 2000s, a lot of us have witnessed the highs and lows of the singer.
Throughout her long career, Britney has been a record breaker. She sold millions of albums and toured the world amassing a significant amount of money. However, because of personal issues, it is believed that prior to the conservatorship Spears wasn’t in the best financial situation.
According to Cosmopolitan who quotes an ‘insider’ that spoke to the New Yorker, Britney Spears was ‘down to just ‘a few million dollars’ when her conservatorship was established.’
Cosmopolitan explains that the conservatorship did allow her finances to grow however the singer did not have access to it. During that time, in 2017 specifically, Forbes estimated her fortune to be at $34 million. That was the result of 4 albums, a Vegas residency, a world tour and judging on The X Factor.
During that time, it was believed that Britney only had a $2000 allowance per week while her father ‘paid himself a salary of about $16,000 per month (plus $2,000 a month for office space) and got a percentage of Britney’s deals.’
Britney Spears’ net worth after the conservatorship
According to the New York Times, Britney Spears’ net worth considerably increased after the end of the conservatorship. The publication claims that the singer is now worth $60 million.
Not only has her net worth almost doubled but, in January 2022, Britney Spears regained full control of her finances. She is also no longer obliged to cover her father’s legal fees.
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