Garth Brooks Net Worth $310 million
Garth Brooks salary $70,000,000
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Garth Brooks is an American singer and songwriter and his current net worth is $310 million.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the youngest child of Troyal Raymon Brooks, Jr., a draftsman for an oil company and Colleen McElroy Carroll, a country singer, he is of English and Irish ancestry.
He has four older half-siblings from his parents’ previous marriages and a sister, Kelly.
Growing up, Garth remembers that all children had to participate to the family’s weekly talent nights, by either singing or doing skits. During that time, he learned to play both the banjo and guitar.
As a child, he has his mind set on the athletics, but used to sang in casual family settings as well.
While in high school, he used to play football and baseball as well as running track and field. He went to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater thanks to a track scholarship. There he used to compete in the javelin.
In 1984 he graduated with a degree in advertising. A year later he used to perform in Oklahoma clubs and bars; that’s when he started his music career.
Although he listened to some country music, especially George Jones, he liked rock music more, with him having influences of James Taylor and many more.
After the release of George Strait’s debut single, Unwound, he decided he liked to play country music more.
An entertainment attorney, who drove from Dallas to listen to Brooks, liked what he heard and offered him to produce his first demo.
Brooks traveled to Nashville to pursue a recording contract, with Phelps’ encouragement, including a list of his contacts in the city as well of some of his credit cards.
Phelps kept pushing him to return to Nashville, and he did. A few years later, he and his wife moved to Nashville, where he started making contacts in the music industry.
He released his first album in 1989 and quickly became a chart success. After that, only successful albums and singles followed.
Today he is a married man, with three children as well as one of the richest singers in the world.