Garth Brooks net worth: Garth Brooks is an American country music star that has a net worth of $400 million. That’s a combined net worth with his wife, fellow country singer Trisha Yearwood. The huge bulk of the couple’s net worth ($300 — $350 million) is attributable to Garth.
Garth is a very successful country music performer that has had six records certified diamond. According to the RIAA, he’s the bestselling solo albums artist in america with 148 million national units sold, before Elvis Presley, and is second only to The Beatles in total album sales total. He’s also among the world’s best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 200 million records worldwide.
Troyal Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 7, 1962. He’s the youngest child of Troyal Raymond Brooks and Colleen McElroy Carroll. His father was a draftsman for an oil company and his mother was a country singer in the 1950s who appeared on the tv show Ozark Jubilee. This was the second marriage for both of Garth’s parents. He has four older half-siblings and one older sister.
He grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma. His family hosted weekly gift nights where all six children were required to participate by singing or putting on a skit. Garth learned to play the guitar and banjo. He sang in casual settings with his loved ones, but his attention was on sports. He played soccer and baseball and ran track and field in high school. Garth received a track scholarship to Oklahoma State University where he competed in the javelin. He graduated with a degree in marketing in 1984.
Brooks started his professional music career in 1985 playing guitar and singing in nightclubs and pubs in Oklahoma. Though he listened to some country music, he liked rock music best. That same year, an entertainment lawyer drove from Dallas to Stillwater, Oklahoma to hear Brooks. He liked what he heard and offered to make Brooks’ first demonstration. Brooks went to Nashville to obtain a recording contract. He returned to Oklahoma over 24 hours. The lawyer convinced Brooks to return to Nashville, which he did. In 1987, he and his wife moved to Nashville.
Brooks’ first record, Hungry Years, was released in 1989 and it peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Country Album chart. The album reached number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart. The first single, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” was a top 10 success on the country charts. This was followed by his first number one hit,”If Tomorrow Never Comes.” In 1989, Brooks went out on his first big concert tour as the opening act for Kenny Rogers.
Brooks’ second record, No Fences, premiered in 1990 and spent 23 weeks at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The album reached number three on the Billboard 200 and finally became his highest-selling record, anchored by his trademark tune”Friends in Low Places,” and”The Thunder Rolls. “He had four number one Hot Country Songs singles off this album.
His third album, Ropin’ the Wind, premiered in September 1991 and entered the Billboard 200 at number one, which was a first for a country artist. It became his next highest-selling album. With this record, Brooks became the first country artist with three albums on the Billboard 200’s top 20 in 1 week.
Brooks published his fourth album, The Chase, in September 1992. His 1993 album, In Pieces, peaked at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. That same year, he embarked on his first world tour. He sold out Wembley Arena, a first for an American country music artist.
In 1995, Brooks published Fresh Horses and its lead single”She’s Every Woman,” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He went on his next world tour, which ranks third on the all-time collection of concert attendance with 5.5 million attendees. That tour grossed over $105 million, which makes it among those highest-grossing concert tours of the 1990s. Brooks’ first live album, Double Live, was published in 1998. Recorded at various shows over the course of his next world tour, the record contained new material not previously published, such as”Tearin’ It Up (and Burnin’ It Down)” and”Wild as the Wind,” featuring Trisha Yearwood. It peaked at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. Dual Live went on to become the best selling live album of all time.
In 1999, Brooks took on the alter ego of”Chris Gaines,” a fictitious rock-and-roll musician and personality for an upcoming movie titled The Lamb. In October 1999, the movie’s pre-release soundtrack, Garth Brooks at… The Life of Chris Gaines premiered to public criticism. Brooks also appeared as Gaines at a television mockumentary for the VH1 series Behind the Music, and as the musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live, which he also hosted as himself. Brooks’ promotion of this album and the movie didn’t produce excitement, and the failure of the Gaines project was apparent just weeks after the album was released.
As his career flourished, Brooks appeared frustrated by the conflicts between career and family. He talked of retiring from performing in 1992, and again in 1995, but each time returned to touring. On October 26, 2000, Brooks formally announced his retirement from recording and performing.
In 2005, Brooks expressed his interest in returning to live performances; however, he remained adamant to the assumption of not releasing new music before 2014.
In November 2007, Brooks embarked on Garth Brooks: Live at Kansas City, performing nine sold-out concerts in Kansas City in the Sprint Center, which had opened a month before. Originally scheduled to be just 1 show, the performance expanded to nine due to incredibly large demand, with all nine displays (equaling about 140,000 tickets) selling out in under two hours.
In January 2008, Brooks accomplished another unbelievable effort: performing five sold-out displays in under two days in the Staples Center in Los Angeles for a fundraiser towards the 2007 wildfires season that affected much of Southern California’s cities and counties.
On October 15, 2009, Brooks suspended his retirement to start Garth in Wynn, a periodic weekend concert home at Encore Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. The schedule allowed Brooks both to have the family life during the week and to continue to perform on the weekend. Steve Wynn, the owner of the Encore Las Vegas, gave Brooks access to a private jet to swiftly transfer him between Las Vegas and his home in Oklahoma.
On September 3, 2014, Brooks released his comeback single, “People Loving People”, in promotion of his world tour and new album, Man Against Machine. The song surfaced on the Nielsen BDS-driven Country Airplay chart at number 19, tying for the third-highest introduction of Brooks’ career.
On October 13, 2016, Brooks published the first single,”Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance,” from his forthcoming album Gunslinger, that premiered on November 11, 2016, as part of The Ultimate Collection, a compilation record Brooks published through Target.
On June 19, 2018, Brooks published a new single,”All Day Long,” the very first off his forthcoming 2020 record, Interesting . In August 2018, Brooks announced his Stadium Tour, which visited 30 North American stadiums and showcased Brooks at a football-centric atmosphere. In the promotion of this tour, Brooks performed the first concert in the University of Notre Dame’s football stadium in 2018.
In 2019, Brooks also began the Dive Bar Tour, a promotional tour seeing seven dip bars throughout america.
Personal Life: Brooks met his first wife while at college. He was a bouncer in a bar she frequented. He married songwriter Sandy Mahl on May 24, 1986. The couple had three daughters: Taylor Mayne Pearl (born 1992), August Anna (born 1994), and Allie Colleen Brooks (born 1996). Brooks and Mahl split in March 1999 and filed for divorce on November 6, 2000. The divorce became final on December 17, 2001. His divorce from ex-wife Sandy Mahl turned out to be among the most expensive divorces of time. Garth paid Sandy a $125 million settlement.
Brooks remarried on December 10, 2005, to country singer Trisha Yearwood.
In July 2013, Brooks became a grandfather when August had daughter Karalynn with Chance Michael Russell.
Salary Highlights: In a touring year, Garth is known to make up to $90 million and has at times been the highest-paid celebrity on the planet. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Garth Brooks earned $45 million. At the same period the following year, he earned $25 million.
Real Estate: Brooks owns houses in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee; and Malibu, California. In 2019, it had been rumored that Brooks and Yearwood purchased the Layby Hotel on Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida for $8.825 million.