Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson: Who Has the Higher Net Worth?

The 1990s pop stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson rose to fame simultaneously; however, their net worths are entirely different. Who is worth more, and why is there such a discrepancy in their fortunes?

Britney Spears, Madonna, and Christina Aguilera
Britney Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera | Kevin Kane/WireImage

Are Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera friends?

Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera soared to fame in the ’90s when they starred on Disney’s The All-New Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Jessica Simpson auditioned for the show at the same time but didn’t make the cut. However, all three women quickly became teen pop idols in the late ’90s. 

After starring on the Disney show together, Spears and Aguilera became the topic of public controversy. Xtina was painted as the mean girl, while the Lucky singer was the innocent one. After Spears’ messy breakup with Justin Timberlake, the feud continued. 

Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera
Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera | Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

Aguilera went on tour with Spears’ ex-boyfriend, and that only made matters worse. The two women continued their rise to fame by both touring and producing album after album. The hit songs didn’t stop, and both secured a Las Vegas residency. However, they still are not on speaking terms, according to Pop Sugar. They might share a kind word in passing; however, Spears and Aguilera are not friends.

Britney Spears net worth in 2021 is shockingly low

In 2002, Forbes reported that Britney Spears was “the world’s most powerful celebrity,” with an estimated net worth of $40 million at the time. However, almost two decades later, her financial assets have not increased with her stint of platinum albums. 

In the years that followed, she released five more hit records and went on six concert tours by 2008. Her Las Vegas residency grossed $137.7 million. She delivered another four albums and four more world tours. However, in 2021, Britney Spears’ net worth is only $60 million. 

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Spears’ spending isn’t the problem. After several public breakdowns, a judge granted the pop star’s father, Jamie Spears, a conservatorship over her personal affairs and finances in 2008. The excessive amount she pays in legal fees for the conservatorship is not helping her net worth.

Christina Aguilera has a higher net worth than Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson

Although Jessica Simpson has not sold nearly as many tickets or albums as Spears, the pop star has a higher net worth than her peer. Simpson’s net worth in 2021 is $110 million, almost double Spears’.

Aguilera is the winner of the group of ’90s pop icons with a net worth of $130 million in 2021. However, Simpson says there is no competition between the three stars.

“I think everybody’s careers have their own unique stories, and I love that Britney owns herself, Christina owns herself, and they don’t let the world control them,” she said. “They just are themselves, and that’s who I am as well.”

Although things were very competitive when they both arrived on the scene, Simpson believes there is enough to go around. All three are still doing very well for themselves, even if Spears is far behind.