Blake Shelton has come a long way since his debut single, "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.
One of the things fans love most about Blake Shelton is how he's still an Oklahoma boy at heart despite all of his professional success. He even prefers to live on his ranch in his home state with wife Gwen Stefani , as opposed to in the big city. He's a likable guy who has managed to make a pretty penny throughout his rise to Nashville fame. 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 $100 million. Not too shabby though Shelton is a hard worker and earns every penny. In fact, Country Insider reported that he was the top-earning country music singer of 2021, earning over double what Luke Bryan earned, who was second on the list. That's a pretty hefty salary bump after Forbes listed Shelton as the 4th highest-paid country music celebrity of 2021 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 since the very first episode. The only coach to appear on every single season to date, his team has won eight times and been runner-up 10 times. However, the country star has announced that season 23 will be his final season on the beloved competition series.
Shelton's time as a coach on The Voice notably introduced him to his current love, "No Doubt" frontwoman Gwen Stefani, who has also been a Voice coach for multiple seasons. The couple has been releasing music together throughout their relationship, such as the love song "Nobody But You." They 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.
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