Fergie’s Net Worth

what is Fergie's net worth

No career is without its ups and downs. Pop star Fergie’s career is no different. Her recent performance of The Star Spangled Banner has left Fergie in a bit of a momentary downswing. However, there is no doubt that she is a self-made woman who works hard in diversifying her income and maintaining her career. So, what is Fergie’s net worth?

About Fergie’s Career

Fergie was born Stacy Ann Ferguson on March 27, 1975, in Hacienda Heights, Calfornia. Her parents and childhood friends knew her to be an excellent student. She was involved in various extracurricular activities such as cheerleading and Girl Scouts. Young Fergie was also a spelling bee champion and straight-A student.

The pop star got her start on television, as many stars do. She was a voice actor on the Peanuts cartoons, providing the voice of Sally in 1984 and 1985. During this time, she was also getting her start on the TV show Kids Incorporated. She was on the program until 1989 when her focus began to switch to her music career.

Her first musical appearance was not with the band everyone knows her from though. She was a member of the R&B group Wild Orchid. The group signed a record deal with RCA Records in 1994 and had moderate success. However, as the band lost popularity, some of Fergie’s own personal struggle came to light.

Fergie’s Struggle With Addiction

As Wild Orchid faded out, she was confronted with a serious addiction to methamphetamine. When Fergie turned 18 she partied like many teens do, but things got out of control. In her late teens and early 20s, Fergie experimented with drugs and her sexuality. By 2000, she’d migrated from taking ecstasy to smoking crystal meth.

She was a hard-core user for about a year before getting clean. Fergie says she hung around L.A. gangbangers and would stay out at the club all night. Her addiction cost her every penny she had and she was forced to collect unemployment. She’d hit rock bottom.

Joining The Black Eyed Peas

Her career wasn’t over though. In fact, Fergie hadn’t even seen her career peak yet. Will.i.am, the leader of The Black Eyed Peas, invited Fergie to come try out for the group’s song Shut Up. Fergie landed the gig on the single and had an immediate vibe with the group’s members. She was offered the position of lead singer for the group in 2004.

Elephunk, the first record The Black Eyed Peas produced with Fergie, was extremely successful. The album put out three hit singles that appeared on the Billboard Top 100 charts around the world. They released a plethora of successful singles and other successful albums up until they decided to take an indefinite hiatus from the music world in 2011.

Duchess Music

Fergie hasn’t gone anywhere though. While working with The Black Eyed Peas she produced a solo album called The Dutchess. After fans waited years for the release of a second solo album, Fergie made the transition from Interscope to BMG Records.

Although Fergie worked with Interscope during her career with The Black Eyed Peas, BMG offered a new opportunity for Fergie: her own record label. When BMG announced the artist would be signing with them, they also revealed she would also have her own label, Dutchess Music. The label allowed Fergie to finally release her second solo album.

Fergie released some teasers in 2014 and fans were ecstatic that she’d decided to release another solo album but never saw more work. The album, Double Dutchess, finally debuted under her new label in September 2017. It sold almost 30K copies in the U.S. and 45K worldwide.

Her career, as previously stated, has definitely had its ups and downs, but what is Fergie’s net worth?

Fergie’s Net Worth

News sources have Fergie’s net worth estimated to be $45 million, the bulk of which has been earned through her music career. Over the years, she has been able to maintain an annual salary of $8 million to $17 million.

Her earnings peaked during her years as a member of The Black Eyed Peas, earning $17.9 million after the release of Monkey Business. She has also made a fair amount of money from her solo career as well. In 2006, she earned $11.9 million from solo album sales.

Like many other celebrities, Fergie has also diversified her revenue portfolio. In 2009 she became a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins. She was excited and said she went all in on the Dolphins buy. After all, she’s been a fan since the 80s. On top of that, she has also signed on for a couple successful endorsement deals.

She and rapper Pitbull have been endorsing Voli Vodka since 2012. Both stars own stock in the company and have made millions through the deal.

When she wasn’t tending to those things, she was busy starting a line of shoes. Fergie Footwear, a Caleres Inc. brand, has been fairly successful. In 2015, Caleres Inc. was one of the top-earning shoe companies in the United States.

Outside of her work as a singer and businesswoman, Fergie also owns an $8 million home in Brentwood with her husband Josh Duhamel. Fergie and Duhamel, who is an actor, separated in late 2017. It is not yet certain how this will impact Fergie’s net worth.

It is likely that you’ll see new work from Fergie this year though. Since her label is still relatively new, she will likely be creating new music in 2018. She doesn’t have any tour dates set for the year but she will keep fans up to date here.

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What is Jenna Marbles’ Net Worth?

Jenna Marbles' net worth
If you’re like me (and every other millennial out there) you probably LOVE Youtube. The site went from nonexistent to the number one place to search for a video on the Web in just a few years. What is even more surprising about Youtube, however, is the number of stars the site has been able to produce and how much cash they rake in from it.

One of my favorite Youtube stars is Jenn Marbles. She, her boyfriend, her cute dogs and goofy personality all make a great Youtube channel to subscribe to. I’ve been watching her videos for years! While I was watching one of her videos the other day (I tune in regularly), I started wondering, “what is Jenna Marbles’ net worth?”

Jenna Marbles’ Youtube Career

You may have never heard of Jenna Marbles (born Jenna Mourey) before and that’s okay. Take a second and look her up on Youtube. She’s hilarious! Marbles’ Youtube channel has basically been a place for people to go for humorous narratives and even pranks (she taped herself calling out at places she didn’t work and it was great). Jenna, unlike many others, literally blew up overnight.

Her career was kickstarted (like more are being started every day) with a Youtube video. The first Jenna Marbles video titled, “How To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking” was released in 2010. Within the first week of it being online, it was viewed 5.3 million times.

Now Marbles uploads a new video every Wednesday or Thursday and has more than 17 million subscribers and 2.2 billion video views. And, like many other Youtube stars, she isn’t restricting her talents to the computer screen.

In fact, the 30-year-old Youtuber hosts a weekly pop countdown on Sirus XM 1 called “Youtube 15.” Marbles have also appeared in a number of television movies, television shows and recently released her own brand of dog toys called Kermie and Mr. Marbles, which is making her a bit of cash.  Additionally, Marbles is an executive producer on the set of “Maximum Ride,” a film based on a novel by James Patterson.

So, with all of her success within the past few years, what is Jenna Marbles’ net worth and how did she make her money?


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Jenna Marbles’ Net Worth

Jenna Marbles' net worthJenna Marbles’ net worth sits at a comfortable $2.5 million. Considering the salaries of other top-paid Youtubers, Marbles isn’t doing too shabby! How much cash is she pulling in from Youtube though?

Youtube stars actually make a ton of cash. In fact, Jenna Marbles pulls in about $4 million a year. So, if you’re as successful as someone like Jenna Marbles then you can make millions too. Similar Youtube stars make six figures a year (or more) and once you become well known you’ll start landing other lucrative deals like Marbles did.

In addition to her Youtube income, Marbles is also raking in some cash from her dog toy venture (mentioned above) as well as her dabbling in movies (most recently producing “Maximum Ride”). She will also continue her Youtube postings in 2017, which are likely to help her score even more cash in the future!

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What is Gamer Optic Nadeshot’s Net Worth?

Optic Nadeshot's net worth
We all know someone who plays video games so much they could make a living doing so but how many people actually make a living that way?

Matthew Haag, better known as Optic Nadeshot, has been able to make a living playing his favorite game, “Call of Duty.” In fact, he’s become a millionaire! So, what is Optic Nadeshot’s net worth and how did he earn so much money just playing video games?

Who is Optic Nadeshot?

Optic Nadeshot, as stated previously, is a professional gamer who has been able to make his way to the top through the “Call of Duty” video game series. What made Nadeshot so successful, however, is the rise of competitive gaming.

The 24-year-old gaming professional got into competitive gaming at just the right time. Although it is a relatively new concept, he was able to capitalize on it quickly. He began as a competitive amateur playing Halo 2 and, by the time he was 16, he was making his professional gaming debut playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. 

Since June 2010, Haag has been a member of Optic Gaming, a community for professional gamers. He took the captain seat of Optic Gaming for a year and during his active time in the community, he focused on the Call of Duty games. Each COD game that has been released has been played (and conquered) by Nadeshot.

Just about every gamer out there has played “Call of Duty,” so how did Matt Haag become so successful?


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What is Optic Nadeshot’s Net Worth?

Optic Nadeshot's net worthOptic Nadeshot’s net worth sits at about $2 million. He is pulling in about $1 million per year and most of it is from his competitive gaming career. The average 24-year-old is lucky to make five figures a year, let alone seven!

Nadeshot really made the best decision of his career when he decided to focus his time on the Call of Duty series. COD has become one of the most famous video games in the world. Gamers have logged millions of hours playing the game, making Haag’s skills coveted. He pulls in revenue from his Youtube channel, which has practically 3 million subscribers, as well as cash prizes from competitions in which he participates in throughout the world.

Cash isn’t the only thing Nadeshot is raking in either. He is often times showered with gifts when he goes to gaming conferences. Some of his “perks” include cars and free hotel stays while he’s in the area. Many of the sponsoring companies offer the pro gamer VIP treatment.

Haag’s skills aren’t limited to gaming either. He’s also published a book called “OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports Champions.” It has been relatively popular among gamers. He’s also moving on to bigger in better things in the years to come.

In 2015, Nadeshot stepped down from the President seat of OpTic Gaming and said that he is making a career change but he won’t be disappearing from the world of gaming. He hopes to become a full-time video game content creator and co-owner of OpTic Gaming. So, instead of playing against Nadeshot you may be playing a game created by the famed gamer in the years to come.

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Tonya Harding’s Net Worth

“I, Tonya,” a movie released in December 2017, has once again brought the spotlight to former figure skater Tonya Harding. You’ve probably not heard much about her since her 1994 conspiracy conviction, but the recent release of “I, Tonya” has brought her to media attention once again.  How has it impacted Tonya Harding’s net worth and will she earn any cash sharing her story for the recent film?

About Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding, as mentioned above, was once a world-renowned figure skater. She is a  two-time Skate America Champion. During her skating career, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second at the World Championships in 1991. Among these great accolades, she was also the first American woman to complete a triple axel jump in competition.

The famed figure skater started her career sometime in the 1980s. She placed sixth at the 1986 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and fifth in 1987 and 1988. Finally, in 1989, she reached the podium at third place.

In the early 90s, Harding was seemingly on top of the world. She was competing and winning, regularly. As you probably already know, not everything went well in Harding’s career. In 1994, her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, conspired with Shawn Eckhart and Shane Stant to break the leg of Harding’s competitor, Nancy Kerrigan.

Harding plead guilty to hindering the prosecution after the attack and was banned from the U.S. Figure Skating Association for life. Her life seemingly crumbled in the eye of the public but not many people found themselves wondering what happened to Harding after all these years.

Tonya Harding’s Net Worth

That is until a movie was produced about Harding’s life. Harding is undoubtedly a fantastic American athlete that was punished because of her former husband’s actions. Currently, it is estimated that Tonya Harding’s net worth sits around $30,000.

Compared to other professional athletes, that isn’t much. It is important to keep in mind that Harding was disgraced for many years. No one was calling her about endorsement deals, commercials, and certainly not any skating competitions. Her career was effectively over.

After losing her place in the figure skating world, Tonya did make attempts at music and even boxing but nothing stuck. Eventually, she was approached about having a film made about her life.

When it comes to how much Harding will make from the movie, there aren’t any definite figures. Of course, she won’t make any cash from box office sales or DVD sales but she has gained a ton of publicity, which is likely to turn into work down the road.

Although Tonya Harding’s net worth is only sitting at about $30,000, don’t be surprised if you continue to see her name and her wealth rise. She won’t be skating but she will be speaking!

Photo: US Weekly

 

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