Thomas Rhett Net Worth: How the Modern Country Star Makes His Money

If you listen to one of Thomas Rhett’s albums, you will know the story of his life. The up and coming country artist pours his soul into the singles he chooses to record. His recent song “Life Changes” is the perfect summary of how quickly the Georgia native’s life has changed in such a short period of time. 

There’s no question that the father of two has a bright future ahead of him. Let’s take a look at the success this young man has had so far and how he became who he is today. 

Country music is in his blood

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Thomas Rhett Akins (yes, Thomas Rhett is his first name) may be new to country, but he has been around the industry for quite a while. His father Rhett Akins had several hits before his son broke onto the scene including “That Ain’t My Truck” and “Kiss My Country Ass”.

Though he is a successful singer now, Thomas Rhett actually got his start in the business because of his songwriting. In 2011, a representative from Big Machine Records saw him perform one night and asked him to write for the label. His writing credits include hits for Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Lee Brice. 

In 2013, Thomas Rhett released his debut album, “It Goes Like This.” The album hit number six on the Billboard top 200. The singer has subsequently released two more albums, with his most recent, “Life Changes” hitting number one on the Billboard 200. 

His humble nature and natural talent have found him success

Thomas Rhett hasn’t been around country music that long, but he is already gaining recognition from his peers and fans as one of the industry’s hottest stars. The young artist already has two Grammy nominations to his name. In 2019, the 29-year-old won the coveted best male artist statue at the ACM awards. 

It’s easy to think that Thomas Rhett would let the celebrity go to his head, but the country singer remains one of the most grounded and relatable men in the industry. 

Family is important to the country singer. Not only do they frequently appear in his songs, but his wife has also been in his music videos. When it came time to cast the lead in 2015’s “Die a Happy Man” the singer knew that there was no one else that could take the lead than his wife, Lauren Akins. After all, he says, the song is “for and about her.”

When fans criticized his wife’s choice of outfits at this year’s CMT Awards, Thomas Rhett shut down trolls who said Akins “needs a new stylist” and “…looks like a fan that wanted a picture with him while on spring break.” The singer told Entertainment Tonight, “There just kind of comes a point where you can say whatever you want about me and my outfits and how ridiculous I look, but once you start talking about my wife…I can’t hold back.”

How much is Thomas Rhett worth?

Just six years after his debut album was released, the singer has had notable success. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Thomas Rhett’s estimated net worth is $5 million. On top of it all, Thomas Rhett was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, with the magazine calling him “one of the most financially successful acts in the class of 2018.” Forbes estimated that he drew in about $250,000 per night on the road in 2018.  With his recent “best male artist” award at the CMA Awards, Thomas Rhett shows no signs of slowing down. This number is sure to grow exponentially in years to come.