How much is Carrie Underwood worth?
|Net Worth:||$150 Million
|Date of Birth:||March 10, 1983|
|Country:||United States of America|
Winning it all on the fourth season of American Idol before going on to take home Grammy gold…several times over.
Who Is Carrie Underwood
She got her start on a reality television competition, a path that often leads to fleeting success and a fast burnout. But Carrie Underwood parlayed her bubbly southern personality and powerful pipes into a chart-topping, Grammy-winning career replete with some high-profile romances and even a supposed feud with another bubbly blonde thrown in for good measure.
We calculate Carrie Underwood has a net worth of about $150 million dollars, as of 2020.
Becoming An ‘Idol’
Carrie Marie Underwood was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1983 and grew up in the small, country town of Checotah. While attending Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, Underwood tried out for the television reality competition American Idol, performing a version of Bonnie Raitt’s ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me.’ Not only did she secure a spot on the show, judge Simon Cowell predicted she would win it all.
Simon turned out to be right when won the fourth season, performing songs from artists as varied as Pat Benatar, Martina McBride, the Dixie Chicks and Roy Orbison. Her original song from the finale, ‘Inside Your Heaven’ ended up reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Underwood was well on her way to becoming a star.
Underwood’s debut album, Some Hearts, allowed her to return to her country roots, something she once said she considers the most pure of all types of music. Sticking to what she knows turned out to be a good move when her first single, ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel,’ struck a chord with listeners and reached number one on the country charts. It was the first debut country single to reach the Billboard Top 40 and became the best selling album by an American Idol artist since the show began.
Underwood also won her first mainstream awards with the album, taking home two CMT awards for Breakthrough Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year in 2006. It was the first of many awards for the country music upstart. Some Hearts went on to win five Billboard Music Awards in 2006, including the prestigious Album of the Year. A year later, she proved her Idol win wasn’t a fluke when she took home three Grammys including the coveted Best New Artist prize.
With great success came inevitable tabloid notoriety. In 2007, rumors began circulating that Underwood was developing a romantic relationship with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. While she denied the relationship, Romo spilled the beans on his own personal website when he announced the two were a couple. The relationship eventually led to rumors of bad blood between her and fellow country singer Jessica Simpson when Simpson started dating him soon after they split.
Later that year, Underwood went to the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and won Top Female Vocalist as well as Video of the Year (‘Before He Cheats’) with Romo at her arm. Underwood also began a new gig that became famous for country music fans as she teamed with Brad Paisley to co-host the CMT awards show. The two shared a quirky sense of humor that endeared them to fans and led to repeat hosting gigs in years to come. In 2010, on top of hosting for the third consecutive year, Underwood found great personal success at the CMT awards as well, winning her third Female Vocalist of the Year awards.
As quickly as her relationship with Romo began, it was over before 2007 was out. By then, Underwood was busy following up her three Grammy wins with a sophomore album, Carnival Ride. She was also linked to a new beau, Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford. The star also came under fire for adding a pop sensibility to her country music.
But the critical backlash didn’t hurt her popularity as her second album became her first number one hit on the Billboard album chart. Around the time she made tabloid headlines when she broke up with Crawford via text message.
In 2009, Underwood began dating another professional sports star in hockey player Mike Fisher. While Underwood hid her relationship with Romo, she came out publicly with the new beau by shouting out to him after winning the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year award in 2009. Underwood won the award again in 2010, the only female country singer to ever win the award twice. That year, Underwood and Fisher tied the knot.
With numerous country music awards and a new marriage to boot, the country sensation is living on top of the world. She got her humble start in a small Oklahoma town and made her name on a reality show competition. Over time, Carrie Underwood has proven to be one of the best young female country singers today and doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all.
Defining Quote “Simon [Cowell]’s obviously very smart. But he’s not the smartest person I know.”