Gwen Stefani has been on all of our minds ever since her success with No Doubt. Since then she’s gone on to have a successful solo career, multiple fashion lines, and graced our television screens every week as a coach on the NBC series The Voice. To top it all off, Gwen’s third studio album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, drops March 18! But how much is our favorite “hollaback girl” worth?
Gwen Stefani’s Net Worth as of 2018: $100 Million
So how did Gwen get all those millions? We break it down for you below.
1986 – 2004
Gwen Stefani joined No Doubt in 1986 and after years of hard work, the band was signed to Interscope Records in 1992. Though the band’s self-titled debut album did not do well, Gwen forged ahead by providing guest vocals for “Saw Red” on Sublime’s album, Robbin’ the Hood.
No Doubt’s third album, Tragic Kingdom, took more than three years to make, but it paid off in the end. The now diamond-certified album sold more than 16 million copies worldwide and included the single “Don’t Speak,” which spent 16 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Chart.
Gwen was later named “The Queen of Confessional Pop” by Rolling Stone magazine in 2000.
No Doubt’s fourth studio album, Return of Saturn, did not perform as well on the charts but was positively reviewed by music critics and nominated for Best Rock Album at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards. The band’s 2001 album, Rock Steady, contained the Grammy-winning songs “Hey Baby” and “Underneath It All.” The album was listed at number 316 on Rolling Stone’s 2013 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
As the band continued to gain mainstream success, Gwen collaborated on a number of singles including “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Eve, which later went on to receive a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
In 2003, Gwen launched L.A.M.B, a fashion line based on the acronym of her debut album, which was influenced by a number of things including Japanese and Jamaican styles. The line had an annual gross income of $90 million.
2004 – 2006
In 2004, Gwen released her debut solo album, Love.Angel.Music.Baby. The album debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard 200 album chart and sold 309,000 in its first week. “What You Waiting For,” “Cool,” “Rich Girl,” “Crash,” all made up some of L.A.M.B’s best songs.
“Hollaback Girl,” the third single from the album, became Gwen’s first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the first digital download to sell one million copies.
Gwen also made her acting debut as Jean Harlow in the Martin Scorsese-directed film The Aviator in 2004 alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, and Alec Baldwin. The biographical drama grossed $214 million dollars at the box office and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor in a Leading Role for DiCaprio.
To support the album, Gwen embarked on the 42 date (20 of which were sold out) “Harajuku Lovers Tour,” which grossed $22 million.
In 2005, Gwen expanded her fashion collection with the Harajuku Lovers line, which included phone charms, undergarments and cameras.
2006 – 2008
The Sweet Escape, Gwen’s second studio album, was released in December 2006. The release of the album accompanied the release of the DVD Harajuku Lovers Live, a taping of her Anaheim, California stop on her first tour.
The album received mixed reviews and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 243,000 copies in its first week. As of February 2016, the album has sold 1,733,000 copies in the US alone.
The album’s lead single, “Wind it Up,” debuted at number 7 on the Pop 100 chart. The title track featured Akon and reached the top ten in over 15 countries. The song was later nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Sung Vocals at the 2008 Grammy Awards and became the third best- selling digital track of 2007 with over 2.1 million downloads.
Gwen embarked on “The Sweet Escape Tour” to support her sophomore album. The tour had a total of 98 shows across North America, Europe, Oceania, Asia, and South America. Gwen donated $166,000 from her October 30 show in San Diego to The San Diego Foundation fire relief fund.
The tour became the 23rd most successful tour in the US in 2007, grossing $30,511,669.
2008 – 2013
No Doubt made a return to the music scene as the group headlined the Bamboozle 2009 festival and went on a national tour, “No Doubt 2009 Summer Tour.” The tour consisted of 57 North American tour dates with numerous opening acts including Paramore, Janelle Monae, Panic! At The Disco, and Katy Perry.
After years of pushbacks, the group began recording an album in 2011. Push and Shove, No Doubt’s sixth studio album, was later released in 2012 and peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200. It sold 115,000 copies in its first week and received generally positive reviews from music critics.
“Settle Down,” the lead single from the album debuted at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 87,000 copies.
On October 2013, band member Tom Dumont revealed on Twitter that the group would be on hiatus once again.
2014 – 2015
Gwen joined season 7 of The Voice as a coach alongside Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine. She also made several featured appearances in songs with Calvin Harris (“Together”), Snoop Dogg (“Run Away”), and Maroon 5 (“My Heart Is Open”).
Most recently, Gwen was featured on Eminem’s single “Kings Never Die” from the Southpaw soundtrack.
Her highly-anticipated third studio album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, will be released March 18 and is previewed by the songs “Used to Love You” and “Make Me Like You.”
With all that hard work, it’s no wonder Gwen made it to millions!
2016 – 2017
Gwen released a number of projects for 2016. Aside from her long awaited third studio album, she’s also released singles such as “Misery”, “Hands” and “Go Ahead and Break My Heart”, which later appeared in Blake Shelton’s album If I’m Honest. She also starred in the movie Trolls as DJ Suki. She has not announced any upcoming projects for 2017 yet.
Gwen Stefani was with Blake Shelton on a romantic stroll hitting the beach in Mexico.