Fantasia is an American R&B singer, actress, and songwriter who has a net worth of $5 million. She is best known as the winner of the 3rd season of American Idol. In fact, she is the youngest American Idol, winner. What’s more, Fantasia has won the Grammy Awards and the BOE Global Artist Award so far.
Being the winner of American Idol in 2004, Fantasia released her first single — ‘I Believe’ that ranked #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
Throughout her fifteen years of an active career, Fantasia has released seven studio albums so far.
Fantasia came to the limelight after winning the American Idol Award. Her main source of income is music. Besides, she is an actress, songwriter, and author. Most of her wealth came through:
- Musical Tours
- Real Estate
Earning Through Music
As a prominent singer, Fantasia was recognized for winning the 3rd season of American Idol in 2004. She was the youngest singer who was able to win the American Idol at that time.
Now, talking about ‘how much money Fantasia received winning the American Idol?’ — She received $250k from that show with an extension of $1k per week while recording.
After winning American Idol, Fantasia signed a $1 million contract with J Records.
Fantasia has released seven studio albums so far. Most of these went well in the music industry. Most of Fantasia’s wealth came through her musical career.
Earning Through Acting
As an actress, Fantasia Barrino has an acting credit of six films. In the film industry, Fantasia contributed through the soundtrack.
Through the soundtrack, Fantasia Barrino is credited with sixteen films. Besides, she has written a TV Movie that she named — Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story.
On the SoundCloud platform, Fantasia has released 208 tracks so far. She has 485k followers on this platform.
Earning Through Musical Tours
Fantasia has given a lot of musical tours throughout her career so far. Some of these are ‘Back to Me Tour’, ‘Side Effects of You Tour’, ‘Touch the Sky Tour’, ‘Unpredictable Tour’, ‘2003 World Tour’, and so on.
She has earned well enough giving these tours. In fact, Fantasia gathered a massive fanbase giving these tours.
Earning Through Real Estate
Fantasia Barrino made some profit selling her assets. In 2004, she bought a 4,541 square foot home for $740k that is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Later, she sold it for $465k in 2018.
Barrino further purchased the Charlotte Mansion for $1.3 million in 2007, which she sold for a massive amount. The Charlotte Mansion was 6,600 square feet in area.
In a nutshell, below is Fantasia’s yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly income or salary:
- Yearly Income: $1 million
- Monthly Income: $83k
- Weekly Income: $19,230
- Daily Income: $2,739
- Hourly Income: $114
Fantasia: At a Glance
|Full Name||Fantasia Barrino|
|Date of Birth||30 June 1984|
|Birth Place||High Point, North Carolina, United States|
|Spouse||Kendall Taylor (m. 2015)|
|Children||2; (Dallas Xavier Barrino, Zion Quari Barrino)|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Fantasia Barrino was born in High Point, North Carolina, on 30 June 1984. Her parents are Joseph Barrino and Diane Barrino. Fantasia began singing when she was only five.
Talking about education, Barrino attended Andrews High School that is located in High Point, North Carolina. She dropped out of school after being raped by her classmate. Later, she became pregnant when she was only sixteen.
At the age of five, Fantasia Barrino started singing. She came to the limelight after winning the 3rd season of American Idol in 2004.
Fantasia Barrino was the youngest American Idol winner at that time. This helped her to sign numerous musical contacts.
Later, Fantasia signed a contract with Sony Music Entertainment when she was only 19. What’s more, she signed a $1 million contract with J Records.
Singing with numerous record labels, Fantasia released many musical tracks and albums. Her debut single — ‘I Believe’ was ranked in the Billboard Hot 100 list.
In November 2004, Fantasia released her debut studio albums — Free Yourself. Over 240k copies of this album were sold within its first week.
Throughout her short musical career, Fantasia has released seven studio albums so far. She has won the Grammy Awards and the BOE Global Artist Awards so far.
Carrie Underwood is the richest American Idol winner. This American singer owns a net worth of $45 million. Carrie Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol in 2005.
Kendall Taylor is the husband of Fantasia Barrino. He is a businessman. They married in 2005. This couple has two children — Dallas Xavier Barrino and Zion Quari Barrino.
In the 3rd season of American Idol, Fantasia Barrino became the winner beating Diana DeGarmo at Kodak Theatre. She received $250k winning the 3rd season of American Idol.