Usher Net Worth: Music Career & Lifestyle

Usher
Usher (Source: Eskipaper.com)

One of the most well-known figures in the hip-hop music scene Usher Raymond IV aka Usher has a net worth of a staggering $180 million.

Singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and dancer Usher was born in Dallas, Texas.

Usher is among one of the best-selling music artists of all time who has sold 38 million digital songs and 23 million albums in the United States alone.

Similarly, he has sold over 80 million records worldwide.

Usher
Usher (Source: Wikipedia)

He was named the second most successful music artist of the 2000s decade by Billboard at the end of 2009.

Similarly, he was also named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade.

The music artist has won eight Grammy Awards and has been inducted in Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame and Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Similarly, on 7th September 2016, Usher received a star in Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Usher | Quick Facts

Birth Name Usher Raymond IV
Professional Name Usher
Nick Name Big Tyme, King of R&B, Big Ush, Mr. Entertainment
Birth Date October 14, 1978
Age 43 Years Old
Birth Place Dallas, Texas, United States
Height 5 feet 8 inches, 1.73 m, 173 cm
Body Measurements Chest- 45 Inches

Waist- 33 Inches

Biceps- 15.5 Inches

Weight 75 kg (165 lbs.)
Religion Kabbala Judaism or Scientology
Gender Male
Nationality American
Distinctive Feature Dark Complexion, Tattoos
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark Brown
Profession Rapper, Songwriter, Singer, Actor, Dancer & Entrepreneur
Awards  Eight Grammy Awards, 34 ASCAP Awards, 14 BMI Awards, 9 Soul Train Music Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards, and 8 American Music Awards
Famous For Confessions (2004)
Father’s Name Usher Raymond III
Mother’s Name Jonetta Patton
Genres Hip Hop, Pop Rap, Soul
Horoscope Libra
Ethnicity African-American
Sibling James Lackey (Half-Brother)
Education North Spring High School
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse/Girlfriend Tameka Foster ​ ​(m. 2007, div. 2009), Grace Miguel (2015–div. 2018)
Relationship Jenn Goicoechea
Ex-Girlfriends Stefanie Thomas, Ayesha Butler, Jessica White, Monica Arnold (1995), Brandy Norwood (1998-1999), Karrine Steffans
Children Four (Sire Castrello, Sovereign Bo, Naviyd Ely, and Usher V)
Active Since 1993-Present
Record Label LaFace Records, Arista Records, RCA Records, Jive Records, Legacy Records, RBMG Records
Hobbies Art Collecting
Inspirations Prince, Michael Jackson, and James Brown
Favorite Book Conversations With God
Favorite Music Notorious BIG, R Kelly, Steve Wonder
Favorite Movie The Five Heartbeats
Debut Album- Usher (1994)

Movie- The Faculty (1998)

TV- Moesha (4 Episodes)

Merchandise Signed Photo, Signed CD
Social Media Facebook, TikTokYouTube, SpotifyInstagram
Last Update June 2022

Usher Net Worth & Income

Usher’s Net Worth

American singer, songwriter, music producer, actor, and entrepreneur Usher’s net worth is a staggering $180 million as of June 2022.

Usher has garnered hundreds of millions of dollars from his super successful career as a music artist and business endeavors.

The American singer released his self-titled debut album in 1994, which sold approximately 500,000 copies, earning him a whopping $650,000. Not bad for a debut album, aye?

Following year 3.5 million record sales of the album ‘Miss Thang’ earned Usher $3.97 million.

Similarly, in the year 1997, Usher released his second studio album, ‘My Way,’ which sold over 8 million copies. The album sales alone earned the singer an enormous paycheck of $10.4 million.

Clearly, record sale is not the only way the singer earns his riches.

Tours contribute a large chunk to Usher’s net worth.

Usher’s Income

Usher’s The Velvet Rope Tour grossed $33 million in ticket sales in 1998, and we are sure the singer got a massive cut from the box office gross.

Moreover, his collaboration album ‘Rainbow,’ along with pop star Maria Carey, sold over 8 million copies and earned $10.4 million in total.

Usher earned approximately $18 million in 2001 following the release of his third studio and four-time platinum album ‘8701’.

Furthermore, in 2003 Usher released yet another collaboration album along with singer Alicia Keys entitled ‘The Diary of Alicia Keys,’ which sold over 7.4 million copies, ultimately earning $9.68 million.

However, Usher was yet to taste the blood of success.

2004 was the big year for Usher as he released his fourth studio album, ‘Confession.’ The album sold a massive 20 million copies worldwide.

It earned the singer an astonishing $26 million.

The same year he headlined a Truth Tour that grossed over $29.1 million in the box office.

Usher Performing Live
Usher Performing Live (Source: Decider)

Following that, he released a couple of albums with average success, constantly bringing him millions of dollars in his bank account.

In 2010 Usher headlined the OMG tour, which lasted an entire year. It was his fourth concert tour. The tour grossed over $75 million in the box office collection.

Aside from all these, Usher also makes sizable income from his brand endorsement, business ventures, and social media.

Usher’s Net Worth in Different Currencies

Here is the data regarding Usher’s net worth in some of the major currencies in the world

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 161.37 million
Pound Sterling £ 134.46 million
Australian Dollar A$ 254.36 million
Canadian Dollar C$ 228.14 million
Indian Rupee ₹ 13,529,736,000
Bitcoin ฿ 4,865.59

Usher | Houses & Cars

Houses

Singer Usher purchased a $1.2 million, 10,000 square feet mansion in 1998 in Alpharetta, Georgia. He lived in the mansion for quite a while and finally offloaded it in 2018.

He first listed it for $2.5 million, ultimately accepting $1.5 million.

Interestingly, he purchased the property when he was just 20 years old.

Similarly, he purchased a 13,000 square feet mansion for $3.04 million in 2007 in Roswell, Georgia, only to sell it for $2.2 million in 2013.

Likewise, he sold his Hollywood Hills mansion in 2018 for $3.3 million. He had purchased this mansion in 2015 for $3.37 million.

Astoundingly, he sold three of his mansions in 2019 alone.

Cars

Yeah! Singer Usher is quite a car guy and has stored millions of dollars worth of whips in his garage.

Usher With His Mercedes AMG
Usher With His Mercedes AMG (Source: Pinterest)

He owns a black Ferrari 458 Spider worth around quarter-million dollars, Mercedes-Benz CLS class worth about $72,000, Mercedes-Benz SLS, classic Ford Mustang, and Cadillac Escalade worth $100,000.

Similarly, he also owns a Porsche Carrere GT and a Mercedes-Benz A-class.

Usher | Lifestyle

As one might expect, Usher, one of the most prolific singers and songwriters, leads a pretty lavish lifestyle.

His days are filled with music-making, fewer parties, and lots of work. As for his daily eating, Usher prefers a balanced diet.

He usually starts his days with milk, five egg whites, or fruits & brown bread. Similarly, his lunch consists of brown rice, fresh vegetables, grilled fish, or chicken.

Likewise, he drinks juice in the evening and eats dry fruits and nuts. He eats lots of vegetables, fresh green salad, seasonal fruits, and fresh fruit juice for his dinner.

Pretty dope, aye?

Aside from his balanced diet, Usher also focuses on workouts. He does Pilates daily to improve his strength, stamina, and stability.

Likewise, pull-ups, push-ups, and squats are also the core component of his workout regime.

Now for his personal stuff, Usher dated Chilli Thomas from 2001. The relationship lasted for three years and ended in 2003.

Usher Net Worth- Usher and Chilli Thomas
Usher and Chilly Thomas (Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet)

Following their split, Usher married Tameka Foster in 2007. He also adopted Foster’s three sons from her previous relationship, and they had two of their own.

However, after two years or so, the couple got divorced in 2009, followed by a highly publicized custody dispute.

Nonetheless, the judge gave Usher the primary custody of their sons in 2012.

Moreover, Usher got married to Grace Miguel, his longtime girlfriend and manager, in 2015, only to split in December of 2018.

Usher | Charity

Usher has been active in philanthropic works and is known for his good deeds. His deeds and been recognized by several organizations.

He founded the charity New Look, which aims to provide youngsters with a new look at life through real-world experience and education.

Similarly, singer Usher was awarded Freedom Award for his work with the nonprofit New Look by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

Moreover, following Hurricane Katarina, Usher launched Project Restart to help over 700 families with rebuilding houses.

The deed was yet again recognized, and in 2008 Usher was given the key to the city of New Orleans. In addition to that, the mayor of New Orleans proclaimed a day in Usher’s honor, Usher Day.

Furthermore, Usher participated with other artists to donate half-million dollars in scholarships for students attending historically black colleges in 2015.

Likewise, he also created Usher Raymond Scholarship Program in partnership with UNCF, where he gave a student $100,000 worth of scholarship to Tuskegee University.

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Usher | Movies & TV Shows, Endorsements, and Investments

Movies & TV Shows

Singer and songwriter Usher has appeared in a handful of films and has also lent his voice to animated characters.

Usher is best known for his work on 1998 The Faculty, 2010 Killers, 1999 She’s All That, and 2017 Muppets Most Wanted.

Similarly, Usher has also made appearances in TV series.

In 2010 he appeared in ‘Sesame Street’ as Elmo Slide Dancer.

Similarly, in 2003 he appeared in ‘Soul Food’ as Cameron Marks.

Moreover, he has appeared in several other TV series, including 7th Heaven, American Dreams, The Twilight Zone, and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.

Endorsements

Singer and dancer Usher has made a fortune out of brand endorsements.

His name has been associated with big brands such as Mastercard, Samsung, Microsoft, Pepsi, and Xbox.

Usher Net Worth- Usher Mastercard Endorements
Usher Mastercard Endorsements (Source: Boston.com)

He also had endorsed Belvedere Vodka in the past.

Investments

Usher is an avid investor and has stakes in some of the high-profile companies. Usher had been a small stake-holder in the NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers since 2005. Unfortunately, he did have a tie to the Cavaliers.

He was paid $9 million for roughly a 1% share of the team, according to Forbes.

Similarly, Usher also did have a stake in streaming service TIDAL.

Moreover, Usher founded a record company called Raymond Braun Media Group in 2008 along with music manager Scooter Braun. The label is also known as RBMG Records.

The duo created the label in association with Island Def Jam. The label also launched teen singer Justin Bieber.

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Usher | Career

Born in Texas on 14th October 1978, Usher was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His parents recognized his vocal capabilities at a very early age.

They pushed and motivated him to join the local church choir when he was just nine. His parents were so supportive that they moved to Atlanta to help Usher’s music development.

Soon after moving to Atlanta, Usher began making guest vocal appearances and recording professionally. Usher was just 13 when a rep from LaFace Records arranged an audition with the record label.

Usher Net Worth- Usher As a Child
Usher As a Child (Source: Pinterest)

And not to anyone’s surprise, he was signed on the spot. Similarly, his mother left her job to manage Usher’s career.

However, the label had to hold his record release because he was having difficulty adjusting his vocals because of puberty.

He was later sent to New York City to live with Puff Daddy, aka P. Diddy, in 1994.

Ultimately Usher debuted with a self-titled album on 30th August 1994, which peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard charts. He was only 16 at the time.

Unknown Facts About Usher

  • Usher adopted a plant-based diet shortly after his father’s death in 2008. However, it seems like he has not been able to maintain his diet as he has been seen shoveling meat at times.
  • The town of Chattanooga named a street after Usher to honor the Tennessee native.
  • Before being a solo international music icon, Usher used to be in a group called NuBeginning.

FAQs

Are Usher and Justin Bieber friends?

Since Justin debuted his music career through Usher’s record label, the two remain close friends and confidantes to date.

What is the vocal range of Usher?

Usher has a leggiero tenor vocal range of 3 octaves and four notes.

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