Kesha is a famous singer and songwriter with an estimated net worth of at least $25 million (although some sources estimate it’s closer to $40 million) as of today (March 1), the day the pop diva turns 29. In the midst of her Dr. Luke lawsuit hypocrisy, Kesha will hopefully be spending some downtime with family and friends.
Kesha has gained great revenues from her hit albums and singles in the early onset of her musical career. However, the recent news of Kesha suing her producer Dr. Luke has been making its rounds, and the lawsuit has been twisting the singer’s life for the worst.
In 2009, Kesha paved her way into the music business by lending her vocals to rapper Flo Rida’s chart-topping single “Right Round.” Soon after, success followed Kesha with her singles from her two studio albums, Animal and Warrior, especially when her debut single “Tik Tok” became one of the best-selling digital singles in iTunes history, selling over 14 million units worldwide. Kesha tasted fame with her flashy makeup, catchy lyrics, and a growing fanbase following her on social media.
Kesha Net Worth Breakdown
|Earnings from music sales||$20 million|
|Animal (album)||$10 million|
|Warrior (album)||$8 million|
|“Tik Tok” (single)||$3.6 million|
|“Take It Off” (single)||$2 million|
|“We R Who We R” (single)||$1.6 million|
|Estimated endorsement salary||$1 million|
|Estimated annual salary||$4 million|
|Estimated Kesha Net Worth||$25 million – $40 million|
Music Career and Concerts
The pop star was born in Los Angeles, California as Kesha Rose Sebert and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991. She started songwriting and took an interest in vocal prep. Also a rapper, the multifaceted songstress got herself a record deal at the age of 18. In 2005 and with her stage name stylized as “Ke$ha,” she signed an exclusive deal for recording albums with producer Luckasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald’s Kemosabe Entertainment. After getting noticed in Flo Rida’s “Right Round,” Kesha got her musical breakthrough with her Animals album in 2010. The album made around $10 million from record sales, making it the most successful Kesha album to date. Her other iconic dance singles, like “Cannibal,” “Tik Tok,” “Your Love Is My Drug,” “Take It Off,” and “We R Who We R” have made about $20 million in earnings, making up a significant chunk of Kesha’s current net worth.
Another addition to Kesha’s multimillion-dollar net worth is her earnings from tours and concerts. Kesha co-headlined the North American Tour in 2013, and opened for Rihanna in her Last Girl on Earth Tour back in 2010. Kesha has also had huge profits from her own Get Sleazy Tour (2011) and Warrior Tour (2015). Her estimated earnings from concert performances are believed to have added around $5 million to her wealth.
Lawsuit Against Producer Dr. Luke
In January 2014, Kesha was admitted to rehab due to an eating disorder, allegedly caused by Dr. Luke forcing her to lose weight. In October that same year, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke for a slew of allegations, including sexual assault, emotional abuse, sexual battery, and violation of business practices. However, Dr. Luke had put together a sophisticated agreement in Kesha’s record deal back in 2005, saying she cannot produce any song without him. In February 2016, a judge denied Kesha’s request to be released from her contract with Dr. Luke, forcing her to continue working for the man whom she claims assaulted her. Kesha has found support from her fans, who are promoting the “Free Kesha” slogan to let her out of Dr.Luke’s deal.
Kesha’s net worth suffered a set back with this legal battle, which saw Kesha crying in the courtroom after her injunction appeal got denied. Kesha has not been able to produce any album or perform live as the pending lawsuit has taken a toll on the gorgeous diva.
Kesha’s predicted endorsement earnings have crossed over $5 million, and the beautiful blonde is believed to make an annual salary of $1 million with these deals. Kesha is the face of designer ethnic wear and jewelry from Charles Albert, whose “Kesha Rose” collection is named after the singer, the sole influence of the clothing line. Kesha has endorsed watches by G-Shock, and clothing retailer Hot Topic and has showcased her face for salon giant Sebastian Professional’s Rock Your Shaper campaign in 2015. Erratically, Kesha’s face is also on the packages of condoms by Lifestyle and her music video for “Die Young” features Nokia’s Lumia 920 phone.
In 2010, Kesha bought a $1.4 million mansion in Nashville, Tennessee. Situated in a forested area, the secluded house is a perfect getaway from paparazzi and fans, and it has three bedrooms, four baths, a swimming pool, and a Koi pond in the backyard. Kesha has also purchased a $2 million Venice villa in California. The Spanish-inspired estate holds a 1,616-square-foot home with three bedrooms, two baths, a spa, an outdoor fireplace, and a garage that’s been converted into a study room.
Even though Kesha has had only two studio albums released so far, her net worth is quite impressive for a struggling singer from Tennessee. With the media going haywire over the Kesha vs. Dr. Luke legal battle, let’s hope the singer sorts out her life and makes some great music once again. In the meantime, here’s wishing Kesha a happy 29th birthday and a long, prosperous life ahead!