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Garth Brooks Net Worth: How Did the Legendary Country Artist Make His Millions?

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Garth Brooks Net Worth. Country music icon Garth Brooks receives the 2020 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at an all-star tribute in Washington, D.C. The multiple hall of famer is the youngest recipient of this prestigious prize. Premieres Sunday, March 29, 2020, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET Photo Credit: Scott Henrichsen/Joe Shymanski for PBS

“Friend in Low Places.” “The Dance.” “The Thunder Rolls.” “Callin’ Baton Rouge.”

When you hear the name Garth Brooks, it’s likely that you can think of at least one of these major hits over his more than three-decade long career.

But what is Garth Brooks’ net worth? What are some of his biggest accomplishments? Find out below. 

Garth Brooks Net Worth

As one of country music’s most well-known and top-selling artists of all time, Brooks is also one of the richest country singers. His net worth is a whopping $400 million in 2023, and he has a $90 million per year salary to boot.

It should be noted that this number is combined with his wife, fellow country artist Trisha Yearwood’s net worth, though approximately $300-$350 million of it is attributed to Brooks.  

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Garth Brooks riding in the OSU Homecoming Parade as Marshal of the 2009 event. Photo by Fletcherspears on Wikimedia Commons.

Garth Brooks’ Career Success

Garth Brooks released his first album, Garth Brooks, in 1989. It hit the U.S. Country Album Chart almost instantaneously and peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 list.

His second album, 1990’s No Fences, hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Music chart for several weeks. 

Brooks would release 11 more studio albums before announcing his retirement from recording and performing on October 26, 2000.

The retirement wouldn’t last long, however. Brooks released a new album in 2005 and has seen more success in the following years.

The “Unanswered Prayers” singer continues to sell $100 million worth of records per year, which comes out to a pay of $45 million, half of his $90 million estimated yearly income.

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Garth Brooks’ Houses 

Garth Brooks owns real estate in Tulsa, Nashville, and Malibu. 

Rumor has it that he and Trisha Yearwood bought the Layby Hotel in Anne Maria Island, Florida, in 2019 for $8.825 million.

Garth Brooks’ Albums

Garth Brooks’ net worth has come largely from two things: record sales and touring.

The “Friends in Low Places” singer has sold over 170 million records worldwide. According to RIAA, Brooks is the top-selling solo artist ever, with 157 million certified albums in America, putting him in front of Elvis Presley and only second to The Beatles in albums sold.

Brooks has released 13 studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, three Christmas albums and four box sets. Nine of his albums have reached diamond status, surpassing the Beatles‘ record of six.

Those albums include 1990’s No Fences (17x platinum), 1991’s Ropin’ the Wind (14x platinum), and 1998’s Double Live (21x platinum).

Garth Brooks’ tours 

Successful touring has been a big part of Garth Brooks’ net worth.

His second tour, The Garth Brooks World Tour, lasted from 1996 to 1998 and included 220 shows throughout Europe, North America, and South America. The tour ended in $105 million in box office sales.

Brooks’ third world tour came after coming out of retirement, beginning on September 4, 2014, and ended on December 23, 2017. The tour garnered $364.3 million at the box office.

On November 14, 2022, Garth Brooks announced his upcoming Las Vegas Residency Garth Brooks/Plus ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The residency will include 27 shows between May 18, 2023, and December 16, 2023.

Tickets are currently on sale for as much as $2,499.

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When was Garth Brooks born? 

Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

What is Garth Brooks’ real name? 

Garth Brooks’ given name is Troyal Garth Brooks after his father, taking his middle name as his first name when he began his career.

How tall is Garth Brooks? 

Garth Brooks stands tall at 5 foot, 11 inches (1.82 m).

Garth Brooks’ Parents

Garth Brooks’ parents are. Troyal Raymond Brooks Jr. and Colleen McElroy Carroll. His father worked for an oil company and, like mother like son, Coleen was a country singer.

It was a second marriage for both of his parents. 

Garth Brooks’ Family

Brooks grew up with three older half-brothers, Jim, Jerry, and Mike; one older half-sister, Betsy; and one older sister, Kelly.

Over the years, Brooks became a well-developed guitar and banjo player. He honed his chops at talent shows that his parent would put on.

Where did Garth Brooks go to school?

Garth Brooks received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oklahoma State University in 1984.

Who is Garth Brooks married to? 

Garth Brooks has been married twice.

He married his first wife, Sandy Mahl, in 1986. They subsequently separated in early 1999 and announced their intentions to divorce in the fall of 2000. The divorce was finalized in December of 2001. 

He married fellow country star Trisha Yearwood on December 10, 2005.

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Garth Brooks at the Country Music Awards 1991 after receiving awards for his first #1 album, No Fences. This is a cropped shot from one with Jennie and myself. Image by Twins of Sedona on Wikimedia Commons.

Does Garth Brooks have any children? 

Garth Brooks has three daughters with his first wife Sandy Mahl: Taylor, born in 1992; August, born in 1994; and Allie born in 1996.

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When did Garth Brooks come out of retirement? 

Famously, Garth Brooks ‘retired’ in 2000. 

Unable to stay away from music, he returned to the spotlight in 2005 when he announced his desire to return to live performances.

That same year, he became the first musician to sign an exclusive music distribution deal with a single retailer when he partnered with Walmart, giving them the rights to his entire catalog following his split with Capitol Records.

Garth Brooks Awards

Over the course of his career, Garth Brooks has won two Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards, 22 Academy of Country Awards, the RIAA Award for best-selling solo albums artist of the century in the United States, and more.

Additionally, he has received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards for his work in television and film.

He is a member of several halls of fame, including the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

In 2021, he was a recipient for the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, in which he was honored by Kelly Clarkson singing a version of his hit song “The Dance.”

Written by Bo Weber

Supporting artists since 2014

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