How much is Avril Lavigne worth?
|Net Worth:||$50 Million
|Date of Birth:||September 27, 1984|
Who Is Avril Lavigne
There’s no doubt that Canadian punk princess, Avril Lavigne, is ‘Complicated.’ The poster, who is known for her signature neckties and never sticking to just one color for her long locks, looks like your average black hoodie-wearing, angsty hipster. But the tough exterior of this rocker is only a shell to hide her inner shy songstress.
We calculate Avril Lavigne has a net worth of about $50 million dollars, as of 2020.
From Awkward Teen to Rock Queen
She’s the “Complicated” Canadian rocker who, most likely, doesn’t like your “Girlfriend.”
Like any young girl, Avril went through an awkward phase. Growing up in Ontario, Canada Avril was a short-haired, glasses-wearing kid who had an affinity for music. When she was only 12, she began teaching herself how to play the guitar to accompany her naturally gifted vocal talents. For two years she gained experience as a performer, showing off at local festivals and fairs as well as a tire event.
But her big break would come when she was 14 and singing in a bookstore where her first manager, Cliff Fabri, discovered her. Fast forward two years and the 16-year-old Avril, in all of her punk glory, had herself a $1.25 million contract with head of Arista Records, L.A. Reid. So the burgeoning star did what any teen with rock star dreams would and ditched school to move to the big city where she met with a team of songwriters and producers who handed over a country album they wanted her to record. Were the black JNCO pants and fingernails not a dead a giveaway?
When it finally became apparent that country wasn’t really Avril’s style, the album was scrapped in favor of something a little less twang and a little more pop-rock. The result was Avril’s 2002 debut, Let Go, which included hits like ‘Complicated’, ‘I’m With You’ and ‘Sk8er Boi.’ The album shot to number two on the Billboard charts and made Avril a household name. It also gave the pint-sized rocker a win at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards for Best New Artist and five Grammy nominations. Two years later, Avril’s second album, Under My Skin, earned even better ratings and came in at number one on the charts selling 2.9 million copies.
Just on the heels of the success of her sophomore album, Avril found a hardcore partner-in-crime as she started dating Sum 41 lead singer, Deryck Whibley. A year later, the two were engaged and in the summer of 2006 they married—although there were rumors of a goth-inspired, bride-wearing-black wedding, the two tied the knot in a traditional ceremony, white Vera Wang gown included.
The Best (And Worst) Damn Thing
A year into the honeymoon phase, Avril released her third album aptly titled, The Best Damn Thing,and she had everybody singing along to the album’s debut single, ‘Girlfriend.’ But not everyone was in harmony. Avril was sued by a group called The Rubinoos, who claimed that the album’s hit single was a knock-off of their song, ‘I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.’ She was later cleared of any charges of plagiarism.
But the drama wasn’t too far behind. In September of 2009, Avril and her punk rocker hubby called it quits—although the two did have an amicable split. Several months preceding their split, Avril began recording her fourth album, which is said to include songs that she wrote when she was 15, before she had really entered the limelight. But the album was put in indefinite hold due to a bout with strep throat and the need for additional tweaks.
Maybe its her new beau, Hollywood serial-dater Brody Jenner, that has been distracting Avril from putting the final touches on her fourth album. She started dating the Hills star and Kardashian sisters’ step-brother in January of 2010, and the couple showed they were serious when just months later they were sporting his and her tattoos.
We’ve seen Avril grow up right in front of our eyes, transforming from a semi-unkempt teenage punk to a more polished young woman—although she still can’t quite seem to let go of those black hoodies. She might have serious punk rock enthusiasts recoiling at the idea that she embodies the genre, but she’s still a major draw for a young generation of pop-rockers.
Defining Quote “I’m actually shy around people I don’t know. I would just say with my first concert, my first tour, I didn’t really talk onstage. I was like, “Thank you, I love you guys,” or whatever.”