Usher's Net Worth In 2024 Would Make Anyone Scream 'Yeah!'

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Usher

Usher's net worth in 2024 is hitting as high a note as ever. The 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner predicted his stratospheric success 20 years earlier.

"This is just the beginning," he told Rolling Stone in 2004 on the heels of Confessions, his fifth album, making R&B history. "I see a sea of people in an auditorium—no, a dome, full of people, as far as you can see. I see millions of albums, huge houses, much prosperity—I'm going to be one of the richest motherf---ers in the world. I've always been highly favored."

He still is!

Find out Usher's net worth and how he made it.

Related: The Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows of All Time

How did Usher become famous?

Born Usher Raymond IV in Dallas on Oct. 14, 1978, Usher was raised by his mother in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He began singing in his local church choir when he was 9 years old, and eventually his grandmother discovered his talent, and the family moved to Atlanta to secure more professional opportunities for him.

When Usher was 13, met singer Bobby Brown's then-bodyguard A.J. Alexander at a local Atlanta talent show. Alexander took Usher under his wing and had him perform at local events and busk in parking lots.

The same year, Usher debuted on Star Search—which counts Destiny's Child (and obviously Beyoncé), Justin Timberlake, LeAnn Rimes, Tatyana AliChristina Aguilera and Britney Spears among its alumni, and Usher held the longest note in the show's entire history for a child. Plus, seriously, look at how cute he is!

Alexander brought then-LaFace Records A&R rep Bryant Reid to Usher's Star Search star turn, and Bryant then arranged for Usher to audition with his brother, famed producer L.A. Reid.

Related: The Best Music Videos of All Time

L.A. signed Usher on the spot, and his first track, "Call Me a Mack," was released later that year for the Poetic Justice soundtrack.

Usher ran into problems prepping for his first full-length album—puberty hit him hard, causing his voice to drop (and, temporarily, to get lost), and he struggled with acne, the treatment for which lightened his skin. All of those setbacks led L.A. Reid to doubt him.

"How can you embrace me and then all of a sudden you don't even want to return my phone calls?" Usher later recalled to Rolling Stone. He hit his limit one night, punching a wall in frustration. "The night I hit that wall was intense. I took off for thirty minutes, nonstop, five in the morning, running, running, running. Finally, all out of breath, I thought, 'You know what? I don't care what they think,'" he said. "'I'm going to win.'"

After that night, L.A. Reid sent Usher to New York to cultivate an image and sound with Sean "Diddy" Combs, which Usher later told Rolling Stone were the "hardest days" of his life.

The work paid off: Usher's self-titled debut album dropped in August 1994, selling more than 500,000 copies to date. That said, L.A. Reid thought it should have been bigger, leading Usher to work harder than ever. After graduating high school, he began working with producer Jermaine Dupri on his sophomore effort, My Way, which was released in May 1997. Buoyed by hits like "U Make Me Wanna," "Nice & Slow" and the title track, My Way sent Usher's star soaring, and the album has sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

Related: She Run the World! Beyoncé's Net Worth and How the Independent Woman Made It

What is Usher's net worth in 2024?

Usher's net worth in 2024 is estimated at a cool $180 million. He wasn't wrong in his 2004 prediction that he'd be very rich someday!

Related: Justin Timberlake's Net Worth From Music, Movies and More

How much money is Usher worth?

Usher is worth a reported $180 million.

How much does Usher make per show?

Based on gross ticket sales of close to $1 million per show on average, Usher likely rakes in at least a few hundred thousand per performance.

How much does Usher make for his residency in Vegas?

According to Billboard, all of Usher's residencies in Las Vegas to date have earned upwards of $100 million total. Of course, Usher doesn't take all of that cash home with him, but it's safe to say he can coast comfortably for life on those earnings if he felt like it.

Related: Gwen Stefani's Net Worth and Las Vegas Residency Success

What is Usher's greatest hit?

"Greatest" is subjective! As for his biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100, that would be "Yeah!" featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris. It hit No. 1 and stayed at the top of the chart for 12 weeks in the first two months of 2004.

Power ballad "Burn" comes in second, resting at No. 1 for eight weeks that spring. His hit "U Got It Bad" also peaked at No. 1 for six weeks in late 2001, while his breakout 1997 smash "U Make Me Wanna" peaked at No. 2 but remained on the Hot 100 chart longer than any of his other songs, hanging around for a whopping 47 weeks.

When did Usher come out?

Usher's self-titled debut album was released in 1994.

Related: Reba McEntire's Net Worth Is 'Fancy' Indeed

Is Usher going on tour in 2024?

Yes, he is! Usher announced his "Usher: Past Present Future" tour on Feb. 6, 2024. It will kick off in August and continue through October and be a celebration of his 30 years in the music industry. You can snag presale tickets here.

How much did Usher get paid for the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

That'd be a total of zero dollars. You know how annoying it is for artists to be paid in exposure instead of money? This is one instance in which it basically doesn't apply, because chances are you're already very rich if you get the chance to do it—and the income they'll get from increased sales, streams, merchandising and ticket grosses afterward are typically worth it.

Related: How Much Do Super Bowl Halftime Performers Get Paid?

Was Usher on stage with Michael Jackson?

Michael Jackson and Usher<p>Kevin Kane/WireImage</p>
Michael Jackson and Usher

Kevin Kane/WireImage

He sure was. Usher shared the stage with Michael Jackson at the second night of Jackson's 30th anniversary performances. The reason the moment may have been overlooked or forgotten since? It happened on Sept. 10, 2001. Do the math.

Did Usher meet Biggie?

Usher met Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G., when he was 14 years old. Usher met Biggie through Combs in 1994 and even shared a stage with him. Check out his epic retelling of the moment below.

Next, Get to Know Usher's Look-Alike Kids