Garth Brooks Net Worth: How Rich Is the Country Music Star?

Garth Brooks is one of the most successful country music stars. Here’s a look at his career and net worth.

Garth Brooks’ albums

Garth Brooks | Kevin Mazur/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp
Garth Brooks | Kevin Mazur/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp

Brooks released his debut studio album, Garth Brooks, on April 12, 1989. It peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Country Music chart and was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The following year, Brooks released No Fences, which also received a diamond certification.

His other studio albums include Ropin’ the Wind (1991), The Chase (1992), In Pieces (1993), Sevens (1997), Gunslinger (2016), and Fun (2020). As of 2020, Brooks has the most diamond-certified albums, with a total of nine. At least 10 million copies of an album must be sold to receive the diamond certification.

Garth Brooks’ awards

Garth Brooks at the Billboard Music Awards | Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Garth Brooks at the Billboard Music Awards | Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Brooks has won countless awards for his musical talent. In 1990, he won a Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year. The following year, the Country Music Association awarded Brooks with the Album of the Year award for No Fences.

In 1992, he won a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for Ropin’ in the Wind. Brooks has won multiple Billboard Music awards, Academy of Country Music awards, People’s Choice awards, Country Music Association awards, and American Music awards.

In 2000, Brooks was awarded with the American Music Artist of the Decade award. In 2020, he received the Billboard Icon Award. This year, Brooks will be recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors.

Garth Brooks’ retirement

Brooks decided to retire from country music from 2001 to 2005. The singer wanted to spend more time with his family. Brooks said he planned to live in Oklahoma until his youngest daughter graduated from high school, reports Billboard. He slowly began returning to music in 2005.

During a 2016 interview with Billboard, Brooks says it took him more than a year to get back into the swing of things. He told the publication he was surprised by how long it took him to return to where he was before taking a break from music.

“When we came back, I was being humble saying, ‘Give me four to six months,’ said Brooks. “I [was sure] it would take me two weeks, but I wanted to protect myself. Four to six months in, I was nowhere close. I was stunned how long it took me to get back to playing.”

“It was New Orleans, Houston, right around then, which was July of last year,” he continued. “It probably took me 14 to 15 months to start to really kind of feel like, ‘OK, my legs are underneath me again now.’”

 Garth Brooks’ work outside of singing

Brooks has many accomplishments outside of his career as a country singer. He also has credits as a writer, composer, producer, and director. Brooks made his debut as a producer with the 1997 TV special Garth Live from Central Park. The following year, he produced the video for the song To Make You Feel My Love. In 2001, Brooks produced the TV movie Call Me Claus.   

Garth Brooks’ net worth

As of this writing, Brooks has an estimated net worth of $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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