How much is Garth Brooks worth?
American country music star Garth Brooks has accumulated a net worth of $190 million. Brooks is considered as the bestselling artist in the United States since 1991 with over 150 million record sales. Six of his studio albums have been certified diamond in the United States. Since the release of his debut studio album in 1989, the country singer has released 20 albums till date and has won seventeen American Music Awards and two Grammy Awards.
Brooks released a self-titled album in 1989. The album debuted at number 2 in the Country Album Charts. The singles, Much Too Young, If Tomorrow Never Comes and The Dance were widely successful on the charts. A year later, he released his second album, No Fences, which spent almost six months on the top of Billboard. It went on to become his bestselling album and contained his signature song, Friends in Low Places. His following albums, Ropin’ the Wind and The Chase were also commercially successful. After the release of his number one album, In Pieces, he embarked on a tour across the United Kingdom in 1994. His hit single, She’s Every Woman, appeared on his sixth album, Fresh Horses in 1995 which was followed by Sevens in 1997. Three years later, he announced that he would be retiring from the music industries. However, he returned to recording and performing after a few years. He signed a contract with Wal-Mart and released albums like The Limited Series and The Ultimate Hits. He continued to perform all over America including a five year contract with the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas. In 2014, he signed with Sony Music Nashville and released Man Against Machine. Brooks was honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012. The country singer has been presented with numerous music awards including 2 Grammy Awards from 12 nominations.
Born on February 7, 1962 as Troyal Garth Brooks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brooks attended Oklahoma State University and began his professional music career after graduation. Brooks has been married twice and has three daughters from his first marriage. His first wife was Sandy Mahl whom he married in 1986. They divorced in 2000 after which Brooks began dating singer Trisha Yearwood. Brooks and Yearwood married in 2005.
Brooks has participated in several charity events and donated sums to organizations. He has also voiced his support of same sex marriage.