Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta,born March 28, 1986, is an American singer / songwriter, record producer and fashion designer and has a net worth of over $150 million. In 2011 Lady Gaga earned over $90 million through album sales, endorsements and tours, though this has fallen to $52 million in 2012 due to her not touring so much, still a nice little earner for her.
Q: How Much is Lady Gaga Worth ?
A: An estimated net worth of $150 million (£100M).
Lady Gaga is as well-known for her provocative and outrageous fashion styles as her music and performances. She came to prominence with the release of her first album The Fame (2008), which was a commercial and critical success topping the charts around the world and included the international number one singles “Poker face” and “Just dance”. She followed that up with “The Fame Monster” (2009) which featured the worldwide hits “Bad Romance”, “Telephone”, and “Alejandro”. The album was so successful that allowed her to embark on an 18 month long Monster Ball Tour which became one of the highest grossing concert tours of all time. The 2011 album “Born this Way” has been an international success around the world and generated more international hits including “Born this Way”, “Judas” and “The edge of glory”.
Lady Gaga started playing the piano at age 4, writing her first ballad 13 and at 14 was performing at open mike night’s. She went to New York universities Tisch School of arts where she studied music. She signed with Streamlined records where she worked as a songwriter for fellow label artists . It was there that Akon saw her potential and signed her to his own label, Kon live distribution.
Lady Gaga says that she has been influenced by David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Queen. The Queen song “Radio Ga Ga” inspired her stage name, she said “I adored Freddie Mercury and Queen, they had a hit called Radio Ga Ga, that’s why I love the name. Freddie was unique, one of the biggest personalities in the whole of pop music”. She also says that Madonna was a major influence and Madonna admits that she sees herself reflected in Lady Gaga.
Her style of music is said to echo 1980s pop and 1990s Euro pop with obvious inspirations from Madonna to Gwen Stefani and includes genres is as diverse as Opera, heavy-metal, disco and rock and roll. For the album the Fame monster Rolling Stone said “There isn’t a subtle moment on the album but even at its nuttiest the music’s full of wide awake emotional details” and concluded “The more excessive gaga gets the more honest she sounds”.
Time magazine placed Lady Gaga on their Time 100 fashion icons list among some of her inspirations such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, the Beatles, stating “Lady Gaga is just as notorious for her outrageous style as she is for the pop hits. After all, Gaga, has sported outfits made from plastic bottles, Kermit the frog dolls, and raw meat”.