Gwen Stefani: The Story
Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California. Her older brother Eric was a big fan of the ska music genre – a love that he passed on Gwen. When Eric formed the band No Doubt with John Spence as a frontman, Gwen Stefani joined as a second vocalist. The band released their self-titled debut album under the Interscope Records, but failed to gain the attention they wanted. It was the album titled the Tragic Kingdom that launched No Doubt in fame and put Gwen Stefani’s net worth in motion. Combining ska, pop, and punk, the album topped the charts and spawned the band’s greatest hits “Don’t Speak” and “Just a Girl.”
Known for her intensely personal lyrics, Stefani was often inspired by her failed relationships, which resulted in No Doubts’ album Return of Saturn. Stefani began her rise as a solo artist in the same year when the band’s album Rock Steady was released to generally positive critics.
Gwen Stefani released her first solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004. The album, which comprises synthpop, new wave, and electro music styles, was produced and written by Dr. Dre, Dallas Austin, Linda Perry, and Tony Kanal. Gwen’s debut album was a huge commercial success. It spawned top hits “Rich Girl” and “Hollaback Girl”, the latter of which became Stefani’s first number one single.
Her second solo album the Sweet Escape came in 2006. This time the music was influenced by electronic and dance genres. The title song, featuring Akon, was also the most successful one from the album. The record was further promoted by The Sweet Escape Tour, which grossed over $30 million, boosting Gwen Stefani’s net worth significantly.
‘No Doubt’ reunion
After six years of solo music endeavors, Gwen was back together with No Doubt. They released a new album called Push and Shove, which debuted at number three on Billboard 200. Right around that time, Stefani joined The Voice as a coach for the seventh season of the show, replacing Christina Aguilera. In the meantime, she released the single “Baby Don’t Lie” and later “Shine”, featuring Pharrell Williams. Gwen Stefani’s net worth in 2014 was put at $80 million.
Additionally, the singer collaborated with Eminem on “Kings Never Die” from the Southpaw soundtrack. After that, Gwen went back to her solo career, releasing the album This Is What the Truth Feels Like in 2016. The record was a massive success and debuted at number one on Billboard 200. This was her first number one album, and she went on the This Is What The Truth Feels Like tour with it.
Gwen’s other business ventures
Known for her sharp sense of style, Stefani made most of her stage clothing. This resulted in a fashion line, L.A.M.B., while her Harajuku Lovers line also included camera, mobile phone charms, and underwear. Gwen Stefani’s net worth in 2016 boomed, as L.A.M.B., made a whopping $90 million in revenues. The talented star released a limited doll edition, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Fashion dolls. Becoming an established designer, Stefani launched a perfume named L, followed by the Harajuku Girls fragrance line. She became a spokesperson of L’Oreal Paris and collaborated with Urban Decay for a cosmetic line, as well as with Revlon on their Choose Love campaign.
Gwen Stefani made some big screen appearances as well. She landed her first role in 2004 in the Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Stefani also had a cameo in Zoolander, plus in an episode of Gossip Girl. In 2016, she lent her voice to DJ Suki and sang several songs from the animated movie Trolls.
Gwen Stefani Net Worth & Spending Habits
Gwen Stefani’s net worth in 2017 was estimated to be $100 million. Gwen Stefani’s house in Beverly Hills was listed in 2017. The home, which she and her ex-husband purchased back in 2006 features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a movie theater, a gym, a tennis pool, and a large lawn. Now, rumor has it that Gwen Stefani’s new home will be the Hawaiian style lake house, which her boyfriend Blake Shelton is constructing. However, that remains to be confirmed.
The singer drives a Porsche Panamera, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, and Range Rover Vogue. Stefani has always been about giving back. She has supported the ALS Association, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Feeding America, Keep-a-Breast, Save the Children, Small Steps Project, and UNICEF through numerous projects. Stefani was also the host of a fundraiser with former first lady Michelle Obama.
Gwen Stefani Net Worth: CelebJury Ruling
Dubbed the Pop Princess, Stefani is undoubtedly one of the greatest women in music. Known for her honest lyrics and unique appearance, she’s winning the audience over and over, both as part of No Doubt and as a solo performer. Gwen Stefani’s net worth is bound to grow, as the multitalented artist is also a successful businesswoman in the fashion world. Check CelebJury for more celebrity net worth articles.