Blake Shelton has come a long way since his debut single in 2001, "Austin." The Ada, Oklahoma native fell in love with singing at an early age and even learned how to play the guitar from his uncle. After graduating from high school at 17, Shelton packed his bags and headed for Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a professional country singer.
A few years later Shelton secured a record deal with Giant Records and released his self-titled debut album, produced by songwriter Bobby Braddock. The album was certified platinum and his first song, "Austin," spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard country chart. To date, Shelton has released 12 studio albums including The Dreamer, Red River Blue, Pure BS, Bringing Back The Sunshine, If I'm Honest, Startin' Fires, Texoma Shore, and Body Language. Out of 40 charting singles, he's had a whopping 28 No. 1 hits. He's also a nine-time Grammy nominee and six-time winner at the Academy of Country Music Awards. With all of that success in the music industry, what is Blake Shelton's net worth?
Blake Shelton's Net Worth
Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Shelton is worth a whopping $80 million.
In 2019, Forbes listed Shelton as the 4th highest-paid country music celebrity of the year at $32 million.
In addition to making music, Shelton has a successful career as a television personality. The country star has been a coach on NBC's singing competition TV show The Voice alongside other notable musicians like Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, and John Legend. Across his 17 seasons, his team has won six times and been runner up 10 times. Following his 2015 divorce from Miranda Lambert, Shelton's time as a coach on The Voice introduced him to his current love, "No Doubt" frontwoman Gwen Stefani, who was also a Voice coach. The couple has been releasing music together, such as the love song "Nobody But You." The couple even recently tied the knot after years of dating!
And Shelton's talent has gone beyond the small screen. In 2019, he portrayed the voice of Ox in the animated film Ugly Dolls.
In addition to his television appearances, Shelton is also the owner of Ole Red, a chain of restaurants with locations in Nashville, Tenn., Tishomingo, Okla. and Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Orlando, Fla.
This article was originally published in January of 2020.