How Much is Nelly Furtado Worth?
The popular singer Nelly Furtado, known to the wide circle of listeners by her song “I’m Like a Bird” and other hits, owns an astonishing net worth of $35 million.
Nelly managed to accumulate such an amount, getting payments for selling of her albums, for her concert shows and for rotations of her music videos on popular channels.
By the way, Nelly comes from a middle-class Canadian family, and everything she has now, she earned herself.
Nelly Furtado enjoyed a modest level of income, but the things changed, when she released her debut album “Whoa, Nelly!” in 2000. Previously unknown girl, Nelly was catapulted to stardom.
As for now, she has presented 6 studio albums, four of which were ranked as gold and platinum. She participated in 5 international tours and released 20 music videos, most of which got multi-million views on YouTube.
Although the main source of Nelly Furtado wealth is her career of a singer and songwriter, it’s not the only one. The incredibly beautiful woman, she gets lots of endorsement offers, but accepts any of them really seldom. Thus, in 2006 she was asked to pose for Playboy for $500, 000 but rejected the offer.
In 2008 Nelly Furtado earned some cash as an actress. She played a part in the action film “Max Payne”.
Nelly Furtado is popular till now, but her career is in a slow phase today. The musician explains, that it happened, because she changed the focus of her interests and spends the most part of her time at home.
Nelly Furtado Bio and Career
In her early years, Nelly had no idea that soon she would become an international sensation.
Her birth name is Nelly Kim Neto Furtado. The girl was born in the family of António José Furtado and Maria Manuela. Her parents brought up not just Nelly, but also her brother and sister. They tried to support their kids and create the comfortable ambience at home. Thus, Nelly had everything to develop her talent of a singer.
She inherited her love to music from her mother. In duo with Maria Manuela, Nelly performed her first song in public. She was 4 at that time.
When Nelly Furtado turned 17, she made up her mind to become a musician. The girl left her parents’ home and moved to Toronto. There she tried a number of odd jobs to make the ends meet and spent her free time developing her music skills. Nelly played the guitar, performed songs in three different languages and founded the band “Nelstar”.
In 1997 Nelly participated in a music contest. Her brilliant performance caught attention of music producers. Thus, she signed her first deal – with DreamWorks – and started to prepare her first album.
As we’ve already told you, “Whoa, Nelly!” has become a massive hit.
Unfortunately, Nelly Furtado latest album “The Ride”, which she released in 2017, didn’t become so successful.
While presenting her new album, the singer shocked the fans with her too plump body. It turned out, Nelly gained some extra weight.
Furtado shared with her fans sad news that she separated from her husband Demo Castellon (a sound engineer). She resides in her big house with a daughter Nevis (which she had from relationship with Jasper Gahunia).
Nelly Furtado has more than one place to live. But her favorite residence, where she spends the most part of her time is a big mansion in Forest Hill, Canada. The property in that area costs around $10-12 million. Among Nelly’s neighbors there’s the rapper Drake.
Furtado’s house proves that the singer has great taste. It’s a brick mansion, which consists of 2 floors. The house is decorated with ornate mouldings and crystal chandeliers. It’s furnished with expensive antique sofas, chairs and cabinets.
Of course, there’s a fireplace in the living-room. By the way, Nelly Furtado is not soft-handed. She spends lots of time in the well-equipped kitchen and cooks for her daughter cakes and other great dishes.