How much is Adam Levine worth?
|Net Worth:||$125 Million
|Date of Birth:||March 18, 1979|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Adam Levine
Adam Levine is a singer, entertainer, and television personality who is most known for fronting the world famous pop band, Maroon 5. With the band, Levine has dominated Billboard charts and scored so much airplay across the world for the past 15 years. Being a juggernaut of a songwriter, the singer has ticked off dozens of accomplishments in his career, including collaborating with Kanye West and performing the Super Bowl Half Time Show. As Levine has such a charismatic-frontman personality, he has been a coach on the reality music competition show, The Voice, for which has served as the coach for 16 seasons.
As of 2020, Adam Levine has a net worth of $125 million dollars.
How Did Adam Levine Get So Rich?
For appearing as a judge on The Voice, it is reported that Levine has made as much as $15 million per season. As Levine has served as a judge on the massive TV show for 16 seasons, in theory, the entertainer has made $250 million from The Voice alone, and as there are two seasons of the show per year, that’s an annual income of $30 million. That is just one of his outlets, and it doesn’t include his brand endorsements, own music, investments, and more.
With the band, Levine has made tens of millions of dollars, which is clear just looking at the band’s record sales. The band has had four number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100, with the highest selling single being 2011’s tirelessly catchy “Moves Like Jagger”, which sold more than nine million copies in the US alone. One of the band’s most recent tracks, “Girls Like You”, was almost successful, selling more than eight million units. In total, the band has sold an equivalent of 100 million single sales!
In 2019, Maroon 5 were given the privilege of playing the coveted Super Bowl Half Time show, which has been the stage to Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and many others before them. As the Super Bowl is the most viewed show on TV every single year by a huge margin, with the 2019 Super Bowl being viewed by an amazing 100 million households, the network reportedly charges one million dollars per second of advertising time.
Because of this, you’d expect that Maroon 5 would have been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for just a fifteen minute performance. However, the network doesn’t pay the performers a dime, as the spike in record sales the artists see after the performance is worth more money than being paid a fee! Record labels and musicians see the show as a fifteen minute commercial to 100 million people without having to front any of the cost.
Why Is He So Famous?
Being a member of Maroon 5, Levine quickly grew a fanbase thanks to his distinctive falsetto and high pitched voice. In the early 2000s, the band released their stunning debut album, Songs About Jane, which included the hit singles “She Will Be Loved” and “Harder to Breathe”. The surprising success of the album shot the band from an indie group to a fully fledged arena pop band almost overnight. Since then, Maroon 5 have found a formula in which they collaborate with unlikely artists, such as Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar, to create chart topping singles every couple of years.
In the mid 2000s, if the world didn’t know about Adam Levine through Maroon 5, it was through his elemental feature on Kanye West’s song, “Heard Em Say”. As this was back when West’s music was made up of chopped soul samples and orchestral music arranged by film composer, Jon Brion, Levine’s silky smooth voice fit snug in to the song, and it even featured the band’s then distinctive guitar licks. The tune charted highly in most countries, and although it is far from the highest charting song in Levine’s career, the singer was praised by critics for his contribution to the track and it was the first true critical accomplishment that Levine had been a part of.
Aside from Maroon 5’s swanky music and extremely polished singles, Levine is also known across the world for being a judge on the popular reality music show, The Voice. The singer has been a judge on the show for eight years, which is a total of 16 seasons. Levine was known as most of the viewers’ favorite judge on the show, as upon the first episode of the third season, #TeamAdam was trending on Twitter. Though the star has enjoyed longevity on the show and has made money from being a judge than from his music career, Levine has stepped back and will not be returning next year, turning down a salary of $30 million.
What Makes Levine So Successful?
The first thing that jumps out to listeners when listening to Maroon 5 is Levine’s magnetic voice, and he is one of the few singers that all audiences can agree on. Whether you’re a middle aged music critic or a sixteen year old teenager on the way to prom, it’s an odd cross-reference wherein both types of people can agree that Levine is one of the best male vocalists of the past 20 years. The singer has the pitch perfect falsetto voice of an angel, but it isn’t the only reason why Maroon 5 passes down through generations.
Though Maroon 5 started off as somewhat of an indie band, they have found a way to appeal as broadly to American audiences as possible, which is by collaborating with the freshest and most popular artists of the time. The band uses singers and musicians as a gateway to younger audiences, and it’s the most successful way an ageing band can remain relevant. Few bands have pulled this off as well as Maroon 5 has, and it’s as if the band has it down to a science, as the pop songs are so formulaic.
By now, Levine has recorded countless collaborations with some of the world’s most famous entertainers, and it’s safe to say that Levine is now ranks among them. He is one of the most in-demand TV personalities and he has released some of the most polished pop albums of the 2000s and 2010s, and for these reasons Adam Levine has an unbelievable estimated net worth of $100 million. In the not too distant future, Maroon 5 are scheduled to get back on tour, and they have reportedly completed their seventh album.