When I Grow Up, I Wanna…Have a Bank Account Like Nicole Scherzinger’s

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Hunter Levitan
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When I Grow Up, I Wanna…Have a Bank Account Like Nicole Scherzinger’s
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From Cosmopolitan

We need to talk about Nicole Scherzinger. She’s been grinding since the day she stepped on the entertainment scene at just 21 years old. Here’s a brief review of her achievements (so far!):

  • She was the lead singer in one of the most iconic girl groups of all time (ahem, the Pussycat Dolls, duh).

  • She’s been a judge and contestant on multiple reality TV competitions.

  • She starred in the West End (aka the Broadway of London) revival of Cats and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

  • And she’s currently a judge on The Masked Singer, one of the most popular shows on television.

Yep, she did alllll that. So of course, inquiring minds want to know how much money she’s amassed over the years while hustling in the cutthroat showbiz industry. Let’s just say Nicole’s success story is one in a (multi) million.

The Pussycat Dolls Were Wildly Successful

Nicole landed her big break with the Pussycat Dolls, the popular girl group that dominated the radio in the early 2000s. As the group’s lead singer and songwriter, Nicole is who we have to thank for all their absolute bangers, including the iconic song “Don’t Cha,” which peaked at number two on the Billboard Top 100 and preceded the release of their debut album, PCD, which reached number five on the Billboard 200. “Don’t Cha” is considered to be one of the best-selling singles of all freaking time, selling more than 8 million copies in the U.S. as of 2018. Their second and final album, Doll Domination, was released in 2008 at number four on the Billboard 200.

Despite their international success, the group disbanded in 2009 as Nicole wanted to pursue a solo career. In total, the group sold 55 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling girl groups in history. Unfortunately, we don’t know how much money Nicole herself earned from the group, but I’d be willing to venture a guess that financial opportunities were part of her calculus when she was contemplating going solo.

Photo credit: Giphy
Photo credit: Giphy

She Signed a Multimillion-Dollar Record Deal With Sony

To be honest, Nicole’s debut as a solo artist was only moderately successful. She released four singles in 2007 from her debut album, Her Name Is Nicole, but they didn’t do so hot and the album was ultimately shelved. She did end up releasing two studio albums, Killer Love in 2011 and Big Fat Lie in 2014, after signing a $4.5 million record deal with Sony (not too shabby!), but only the single “Don’t Hold Your Breath” from Killer Love hit number one on the UK Singles Chart. So yeah, it’s safe to assume that the Pussycat Dolls raked in a lot more money than her solo career.

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She’s a Sponcon Pro

Nicole is very willing to lend her talents/face/time to the art of branded content. Some of her most impressive deals include Playtika…

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…Nocking Point Wine…

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…and LG!

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She’s No Stranger to That Sweet, Sweet TV Money

How much time do you have to review Nicole’s TV résumé? After winning Dancing With the Stars in 2010, she went on to serve as a judge on several talent shows, including The Sing-Off and Australia’s Got Talent. She also spent four years as a judge on The X Factor UK, where she got paid the big bucks: She joined the show earning £900K (approximately $1.2 million USD), and apparently, there was even some drama because she was getting paid more money than fellow judge Sharon Osbourne.

And Now She’s a Judge on The Masked Singer

The executives at FOX won’t share the specifics of her salary, but I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that she is well compensated! (Same goes for her fellow judges, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, and Robin Thicke!) I mean, how much would you demand to sit mere feet away from this atrocity?

Photo credit: FOX - Giphy
Photo credit: FOX - Giphy

What’s Nicole’s Net Worth?

According to the nice people over at Celebrity Net Worth, Nicole Scherzinger is worth around $14 million dollars. Which is great for her! She’s been grinding for two decades! She deserves every penny!

Photo credit: FOX - Giphy
Photo credit: FOX - Giphy

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