She's halfway to an EGOT—and it pays!
As Lizzo has so famously sung, sometimes "Truth Hurts"—and before she became mega-famous, her bank account was hurting as well. Years before Lizzo's net worth ballooned into the seven-figure realm, in fact, she spent about six months living in her car.
These days, that good business sense has expanded beyond the studio and the stage and is halfway to an EGOT thanks to her Grammys and 2022 Emmy win. Lizzo has branched out into acting, starring in her own TV reality series, collaborating with huge global brands on advertising and marketing campaigns—and yes, dipping her toe into some high-end real estate. Here's what we know about Lizzo's net worth and how she earned it.
What is Lizzo's net worth?
How did Lizzo get famous?
Born in Detroit but raised in Houston, Lizzo wasn't an overnight success. She spent years honing her artistry (and flute playing!) in the Minneapolis music scene—even getting a boost from the city's most famous musician, Prince, who invited her to record at Paisley Park, his legendary studio/home compound. Lizzo appeared on the Purple One's 2014 album Plectrumelectrum.
“It gave me confidence to be an artist, not just a rapper or a singer or a girl in a band,” she also told Rolling Stone of working on Prince's album. “When you’re an artist, you become eternal.” Working with Prince also gave her insights into a successful career, she added: "When you’re an artist, your career isn’t defined by trends or age. That’s the biggest lesson I learned from Prince: perpetuate positivity, and also art is forever. Be eternal."
How much does Lizzo make a year?
Yearly incomes for musicians can be complicated, since they have so many revenue streams: songwriting royalties, payouts from streaming platforms, merchandise, sales, touring, promotions and more. Although she hasn't been able to tour due to the pandemic, her previous time on the road was lucrative. The Cuz I Love You Too tour ran from July 2019 through January 2020 in North America, England, Europe, and Australia. Tickets at the Hollywood Palladium ranged from $89.50 to $99.50, while an amphitheater tour in Charlotte had prices ranging from $39 to $79. Added up over an entire tour, that's a solid payday.
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How many albums did Lizzo sell?
Between singles and albums, Lizzo has sold a healthy amount of music. Cuz I Love You was certified platinum (for 1 million sales) in early 2020, while "Truth Hurts" went 7 times platinum, "Good As Hell" went quadruple platinum and "Juice" has gone double platinum. That's all just in the U.S. as well, and isn't counting her international sales or streaming figures.
How much does Lizzo make for endorsements?
Endorsements can net celebrities a good chunk of money. Lizzo has been savvy about her endorsements, choosing to partner with companies and products that make sense for her. In 2019, she appeared in ads for Absolut Vodka's Absolut Juice, singing (what else?) her song "Juice."
Her song "If You Love Me" (and Lizzo herself) appeared in a Super Bowl ad for Google's Pixel 6 phone camera. The ad was one minute long—and with 30-second Super Bowl ads going for $6.5 million, it's not a stretch to think Lizzo was paid well.
Most recently, she partnered with Logitech for their #DEFYLOGIC campaign, releasing a new song called "Secret" along with a tweet; "In case nobody told you today YOU can BE who you want. DO what you want, and LIVE how you want. We are the future and THE FUTURE IS OURS." In a PEOPLE article about the partnership, she was quoted from a press release as saying, "It's exciting to see a brand put so much heart into achieving real change and stand up to societal norms" because "fame looks a lot different today than it used to."
Lizzo also has her own size-inclusive shapewear and fashion line, Yitty, through Fabletics. She said of the effort, "I want to liberate people from having to be uncomfortable and ashamed of their bodies and what they choose to wear," she said. “I want clothing that makes people feel as good as my music makes people feel."
How much does Lizzo make from TV and film?
Lizzo has branched out into movies and TV work as her music career has flourished. For example, she voiced a role in the 2019 animated movie UglyDolls and also appeared in the hit movie Hustlers. For good measure, Lizzo is also going to voice a character in a Disney+ reboot of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.
She also was a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, which she called "bucket list" in a Rolling Stone chat. "To work with RuPaul is a dream... I’m very fortunate to have been in the same room as RuPaul. You learn so much just by watching the way RuPaul operates. Apparently, there are some petitions for me to be a permanent judge."
In 2020, Lizzo also inked a first-look deal with Amazon Prime, which is how her reality show Watch Out for the Big Grrrls emerged. “I’m so excited to partner with the amazing team at Amazon,” Lizzo said at the time, dubbing the partnership a "dream come true. I can’t wait to get started and share my vision with the world.”
Does Lizzo have real estate?
Lizzo's put her money into California real estate; she owns a house in Echo Park (as seen in her Vogue 73 questions interview) and rents a stunning place in Palm Springs. "When ur 26 million dollar mansion don’t got no food,” Lizzo famously captioned a TikTok tour of her empty fridge.