Madonna is an American actress, businesswoman, dancer, singer-songwriter, and producer. Madonna is undeniably one of the most influential women in popular culture and has solidified herself as the Queen of Pop over the years.
As of 2022, Madonna's net worth is estimated to be $850 million.
|Net Worth||$850 million|
|Given Name||Madonna Louise Ciccone|
|Source(s) of Fame||Singer-songwriter|
|Date of Birth||August 16, 1958|
|Place of Birth||Bay City, Michigan|
|Relationships||Divorced, Sean Penn, (1985 - 1989)Divorced, Guy Ritchie, (2000 - 2008)Dating, Ahlamalik Williams,|
Madonna Louise Ciccone was born on the 16th of August, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan to Silvio Anthony Ciccone and Madonna Louise. She was raised alongside five siblings in the suburbs of Detroit and Avon Township. Unfortunately, Madonna lost her mother to breast cancer at the tender age of five.
Madonna was enrolled at St. Fredericks and later St. Andrew’s for her Elementary school before joining West Middle School. She took a keen interest in ballet and while learning ballet, her teacher, Christopher Flynn encouraged her to pursue a career in dance. After middle school, Madonna attended Rochester Adams High School and graduated having earned a scholarship to the University of Michigan due to her dancing. During the summer, Madonna was a student at the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.
Madonna eventually cut short her time in college in 1978 and moved to New York City with $35 to her name. She secured a job at Dunkin’ Donuts to stay afloat while she furthered her dance studies at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She later got her chance to perform with the Pearl Lang Dance Theatre and even secured lessons with American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham before launching a career as a backup dancer for established artists.
Madonna began her career in music in 1979 when she landed a job as a backup singer and dancer for Patrick Hernandez. It was during this time that she met Dan Gilroy and the two formed her first band ‘Breakfast Club.’ Madonna sang and played the drums and guitar for the band. In 1980, Madonna left the band and formed ‘Emmy and the Emmy’s with Stephen Bray and recorded a four-song demo tape.
Madonna finally decided to promote herself as a solo artist and became no stranger to the night scene as she spent time in clubs to get DJs to play her demo. Madonna soon signed to Sire Records and released her debut single in October 1982 beginning her decades-long reign. Madonna has since released 14 studio albums, six compilation albums, six live albums, and 36 limited release’s blessing the culture with masterpieces like ‘Ray of Light,’ ‘Like A Virgin,’ ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor,’ ‘True Blue’ and ‘Like A Prayer.’
Over the years, Madonna has managed to sell over 300 million units worldwide marking her legacy as the best-selling female recording artist. She has won numerous awards in the entertainment industry and achieved a record 50 number one songs on the charts.
Madonna has been in several public relationships with high-profile personalities like Tupac Shakur, Alex Rodriguez, Michael Jackson, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Dennis Rodman. Madonna’s initial marriage was to the actor Sean Penn in the year 1985. The two had fans intrigued until they split in 1989. Madonna once again found love in Guy Ritchie, and the two tied the knot in 2000. The couple appeared to be doing well until their divorce in 2008. At the moment, Madonna is dating dancer and choreographer Ahlamalik Williams
Madonna has six children, two biological children with ex-partner Carlos Leon and ex-husband Guy Ritchie, and four adopted children.
Madonna is active on social media with 17.2 million Instagram followers, 16 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and 5.2 million subscribers on Youtube.
Madonna is one of the biggest pop stars of the last 40 years with unmatched influence on the culture. Her 850 million net worth marks her place as queen of the game.