What is Britney Spears’s net worth? How much is controlled by her dad?
It seems Britney Spears is making a massive comeback without releasing a single song; the pop icon has been making headlines over the past few weeks since the release of FX’s The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears premiered in early February 2021.
The recent interest in Britney Spears doesn’t mirror that of her past, sparked by tabloid exploits or the announcement of a new residency, but focuses on the star’s well being and, of course, her bankroll.
The new FX documentary released on FX & FX on Hulu on February 5th covers Britney Spears’s rise to fame, a path that held many obstacles along the way. The documentary gives full attention to Spears’s tumultuous relationship with the paparazzi and the manipulation of her image by the media, details often scanned over by other docs chronicling Spears’s career.
We learn the pressure put on the pop icon by the media, with interviews that were perhaps run-of-the-mill at the time of their filming, that now seem shockingly intrusive & inappropriate. Highlights of such incidents include interviewers asking about Britney Spears’s breasts and whether or not she was a virgin, not long after her break out album . . .Baby One More Time was released when she was nineteen.
The media’s molded image of Britney Spears, one presenting her as sometimes unhinged & psychotic, is a concern of her past tying into her current problems of conservatorship & the #FreeBritney movement, both discussed at length during the film and which have shown themselves to be the main takeaway from the documentary.
The documentary unpacks Spears’s alleged loss of control due to her father Jamie Spears’s conservatorship, one that’s said to dictate certain freedoms as well as access to her net worth.
Fans and intrigued documentary heads alike have watched the new documentary and wondered just how much Britney Spears has in net worth, and how much her father has control over her funds. So how much is Britney Spears’s net worth?
Less than expected
Forbes reported last week that Britney Spears has a net worth of about $60 million. While $60 mil may seem like a lot to the average Britney fan, we must put the number in perspective; Britney Spears was on top of her game for nearly two decades, with a few breaks here & there, and all that work amounts to big bucks over time.
Forbes breaks down Britney Spears & her net worth alongside other pop queens from her time. Beyonce is obviously at supernova status, along with Rhianna even after her brand recently took a hit, so their net worth topping out Britney’s is no surprise.
Fans can only speculate that Britney Spears’s net worth is so low because her father is controlling her assets and perhaps has funds secured outside of her net worth. However, as Forbes pointed out, Spears must pay legal fees concerning her conservatorship, in addition to the alleged money lost from her control.
Furthermore, (lest we forget K-Fed), Spears is responsible for child support payments to her ex-husband. These money pits certainly created loss for Britney, and her cash grabs in doing commercials & tours stopped in 2015 & 2018 respectively, no doubt causing another hit in Spears’s cash flow.
It’s hard to say how much Britney Spears’s father is in control of her net worth, but it’s safe to assume he has affected her net worth and its small number compared to other pop stars of her caliber. Fans will continue to cry “#freebritney” in hopes she’ll one day be in control of all her funds, and get the freedom she appears to be missing.