How much is Chris Stapleton worth?
|Net Worth:||$12 Million
|Date of Birth:||April 15, 1978 (age 44)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)
About Chris Stapleton
Christ Stapleton is an American guitarist, record producer, singer, and songwriter. The Kentucky-native moved to Tennessee in the early 2000s to pursue his music career and, ever since then, he has created more than 170 songs both for him and other recording artists. His talent has been recognized by millions around the world and has earned him multiple awards including ten CMA (Country Music Association), seven ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards, and five Grammys.
The Country singer became famous for his country, classic rock, outlaw country, and Southern soul. He was born on April 15, 1978, in Lexington but grew up in Staffordsville, Kentucky. His father, Herbert, worked as a coal miner, and his mother, Carol, was a worker at a local health department. Christopher graduated from the Johnson Cathedral High School during which he was a class salutatorian and football player.
In the late 1990s, he attended the Vanderbilt University with the hopes of studying engineer, however, he dropped out in the first year. In 1999, after dropping out of the university, Stapleton began learning more about the country music. At the time, he formed his own band as a tribute to one of his music inspirations Travis Tritt.
Two years later, in 2001, in order for him to further pursue his music career, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and almost immediately landed a contract with Sea Gayle Music. At first, he signed with the publishing house as a songwriter and contributed to the success of various artists such as Brad Paisley, Gary Allan, Alan Jackson, and Josh Turner.
Chris Stapleton became rich right after he began producing and recording his own material. In 2007, he joined the group The Steeldrivers. As the frontman of the bluegrass group, Stapleton played an important role in the band’s success. He was part of the group during the release of their first two albums – The Steeldrivers and Reckless.
After leaving the group in 2010, he formed his own Southern rock band – The Jompson Brothers. In addition to touring around the US, they released their eponymous debut (and only) studio album. In 2013, after he left The Jompson Brothers, Chris signed with Mercury Nashville as a solo artist. His very first song was released in October that year – “What Are You Listening To?”. After spending the next two years on his debut solo album, he released it in May 2015.
The debut project, titled Traveller, topped charts in the US (Billboard 200, Folk Albums, and Top Country Albums) and was successful in other countries such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to name a few. From the album, the singer won several prestigious awards for Album of the Year – CMA, ACM, and Billboard Music Awards.
Now more than ever, the soul singer continues to be successful because of his well-received music projects. After the release of his well-received debut album, Chris Stapleton continued to produce new music. By the end of 2017, he released his second and third studio albums titled From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2. Both albums earned platinum and gold certifications in Canada and the United States and appeared in various international charts.
Ever since the rise of his solo career in the early 2010s, Chris Stapleton has been a leading name in the Country music industry. Simultaneously with releasing his own projects and contributing to the success of others, he also toured the world with the likes of Eric Church, Warren Haynes, Guns N Roses, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and Eagles. His newest and long-anticipated album named Starting Over is expected to be released in mid-November 2020.
Stapleton’s Total Net Worth
Chris Stapleton has earned estimated total career income of $23 million dollars. As Stapleton lives in the state of Tennessee, he will have had to pay around 43% in taxes on his career income. It was only in 2021 that Tennessee became a no income tax state. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $13.11 million dollars, having paid $9.89 million dollars in taxes.
Chris Stapleton married Morgane Stapleton in 2007 and they remain together. They have two children together, twins Macon and Samuel Stapleton. In his personal life he has likely spent $1-2 million dollars of his career earnings but also earned $1 million dollars from his investments. He will have also had to pay around $900,000 in business related costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Chris Stapleton has a net worth of about $12 million dollars.
For the past 20 years, Chris Stapleton has established himself as one of the most eminent country performers in the world. He’s one of the many artists that have reached the number one on a US country chart multiple times and his projects even found success in other countries around the world, especially in Canada.
In addition to country, southern soul, and country-rock, Chris Stapleton has also released many songs in bluegrass, outlaw country, and blues. In less than a decade, he has released three gold and platinum-certified albums, as well as multiple number-one hits, and has earned himself nearly fifty music awards.