|Estimated value:||€230 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||singer, actress|
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, is one of the most famous US pop stars of modern times. It enjoys great popularity around the world and fills the really big concert halls. Her eccentric style and her great love for her fans distinguish her. She recently showcased her acting talent and received an Oscar nomination for the lead role in A Star Is Born. The New York native is single.
Lady Gaga was born in Manhattan, New York. Her parents have Italian roots. She attended an all-girls Catholic school on the Upper East Side. In high school, she already had a few leading roles in musicals. At the age of 17 she began studying music at the Tisch School of the Arts, a New York university. Here she formed and trained her talent for writing songs. However, she left college without a degree in order to be able to devote herself entirely to her music career.
Since her parents refused her financial support, she earned her money with go-go dancing from the age of 18. This was a tough time for Lady Gaga, she started using drugs and broke up with her family.
At the beginning of her career, she was particularly prominent in the queer scene in New York. At the age of 19 she was able to get a record deal with Def Jam Records, which was dissolved without any releases. From then on she worked with various producers and performed at the Lollapalooza music festival, among others.
In 2008 she moved to Los Angeles to further work on her debut album. The Fame was released in the summer of 2008 and sold 15 million copies. The album reached number one on the charts in six countries. With the hits Pokerface and Just Dance, she secured a place among the most successful pop artists of her time.
The Fame Ball Tour in 2009 was her first tour of her own.
Other internationally successful single releases, such as Bad Romance, which reached number one in eighteen countries, followed.
In addition to her mostly sold-out tours, which offer fans impressive stage shows and outfits, Lady Gaga is also very productive when it comes to her studio albums.
So the first album in 2011 was followed by Born This Way. With 8 million copies sold, it was also a complete success. In 2013 Artpop was released, which wasn’t quite as successful with 2.5 million sales. Also Cheek to Cheek from 2014 and Joanne from 2016 could not build on the success of the first albums. Nevertheless, her growing number of fans proves her right.
Frequent comparisons to Madonna are no coincidence. Gaga earns a lot of money with her performances, including shows in Las Vegas, and also started as an actress in 2017.
She received an Oscar nomination for the lead role in 2018’s A Star Is Born, in which she co-stars with actor Bradley Cooper. The soundtrack also received numerous awards, of course sung by Lady Gaga herself. Shallow, the film’s theme song, won multiple Grammys and the Oscar for Best Motion Picture Song in 2019.
She can also be seen as an actress in the series American Horror Story. She has some of her tours accompanied by the camera and has already been able to publish two concert films and a documentary film about herself.
In total, Lady Gaga has already won 1 Oscar, 9 Grammys and 13 MTV Video Music Awards. There are also 17 Billboard Music Awards, 8 MTV Europe Music Awards and 3 Brit Awards. In 2010 she was on the list of the most influential people in the world.
For her acting, she received a Golden Globe for performance in American Horror Story: Hotel and one for Best Movie Song, with Shallow from the movie A Star Is Born.
Music videos of the eccentric pop singer have been clicked over a billion times on YouTube. No one had ever managed to do this before.
“You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way.”
“Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what your race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or gender, it has the power to unite us.”
“Only value the opinions of people you respect. Don’t give a fuck about the opinion of you, or anything else, of someone you don’t respect.”
Lady Gaga calls her fans “my little monsters”. She takes a strong stand against bullying. Lady Gaga suffers from the autoimmune disease lupus. However, thanks to good medical care, this has so far been without symptoms. After the release of her third album, Lady Gaga suffered from depression. She claims she was raped when she was 19. Her favorite book is “Letters to a Young Poet” by Reiner Maria Rilke. A quote from this book graces her arm.
|Estimated value:||€230 million|