As her marriage of just one year to Sam Asghari comes to an end with an iron clad prenup in place, Britney Spears’ massive fortune has been making headlines once again.
Spears, who was named the world’s most powerful celebrity by Forbes in 2002, has amassed incredible wealth from her wildly successful entertainment career.
Her many wins include her hit records, countless tours, not to mention her popular four-year long Las Vegas residency which reportedly grossed $137.7 million.
In 2021, her net worth was reported by Forbes as being $60 million – a low figure compared to peers such as Beyonce and Rihanna. By this point, she was paying millions in legal fees for her conservatorship and had ceased performing and making music.
At the time, her assets were primarily held in real estate, cash, and brokerage accounts.
Fortune: Britney Spears’ $60 million fortune is said to be primarily held in real estate, cash, and brokerage accounts
Spears has owned properties all around the country, and her real estate portfolio currently includes the mansion she shares in Thousand Oaks with her estranged spouse, 29.
The couple splashed out $11.8 million on the property, though a vast chunk of that came from Britney’s fortune.
According to the prenup, Britney and Sam agreed to put the house into a limited liability company or LLC in the event of a divorce.
In 2020, the Wall Street Journal noted Britney purchased a property in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana for just $29,362 in 1999. At the time, her mother resided at the residence however Britney was noted to occasionally stay over as well.
She previously owned two properties in New York City – a penthouse she sold in 2006 for $6 million, and a two-bedroom condo at the Silk Building she sold off for $1.48 million. The prices she purchased them at were unknown.
She has owned numerous multi-million dollar homes in the Los Angeles area, including the Malibu home she purchased during her ill-fated marriage to Kevin Federline.
That mansion was purchased for $6.3M in 2004 before it was sold off three years later for $10 million.
In 2015, she purchased a massive home in the area of White Stallion Ranch for $7.4 million. As of 2021, the home was valued at $10 million.
Split: Spears has an iron-clad prenuptial agreement in place with her estranged husband Sam Asghari; pictured 2019
Icon: Spears has built an empire out of her wildly successful music career
Since she and Sam tied the knot, Britney has added to her fortune by signing a $15 million deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster for a tell-all memoir titled The Woman In Me.
The star also returned to music by releasing two new singles, a new version of Tiny Dancer with Elton John, and Mind Your Business with will.i.am.
Britney also signed an underlying rights agreement for the jukebox music Once Upon a One More Time, meaning she can receive income from tickets sales along with touring and licencing.
An insider previously claimed to the New Yorker that Spears previously had a multi-million dollar fortune in the early 2000s, but it had been whittled down to only ‘a few million dollars’ when her conservatorship was established in 2008.
The arrangement doled out a $2,000-per-week allowance for the songstress, but her father paid himself around $16,000 per month to run the conservatorship, and her former court-appoint attorney Samuel Ingham III was paid a yearly salary of $520,000, according to the outlet.
Real estate portfolio: She currently owns this mansion in Thousand Oaks with her estranged spouse, 29
A-list sensation: Spears was named the world’s most powerful celebrity by Forbes in 2002
It’s currently unclear whether the prenup states whether Sam is entitled to any money made after they married.
The prenup states Sam is entitled to ‘$1 million per every two years’ of their marriage, with a cap at $10 million after 15 years, according to US Weekly.
According to court documents, Asghari is asking the millionaire for spousal support and to cover his attorney’s fees, but it’s unlikely their prenup will be thrown out.
Sam has also allegedly waived any claims to Britney’s music collection, and his name is not listed on the deeds of their shared home in Thousand Oaks, California.
Superstar: Her many wins include her hit records, countless tours, not to mention her popular four-year long Las Vegas residency which reportedly grossed $137.7 million
Asghari’s lawyer Neal Hersh said that things still need to be determined regarding their finances — despite their ‘iron-clad’ prenup in place that protects the singer’s premarital assets.
‘[Sam] has yet to determine the full nature and extent of the separate property assets and obligations of each party,’ Hersh wrote.
‘There are various items of community and quasi-community assets and debts, the full nature and extent of which are unknown to [Sam] at this time.’
A source told the outlet that it’s unlikely the prenup will be thrown out and that it’s more likely that ‘Britney will write a check to Sam and that will be the end of it.’
Page Six reported that Britney has hired celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser — who boasts A-list clients such as Kim Kardashian, Kevin Costner and Johnny Depp.
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