LeAnn Rimes has had a long and successful career in country music, but she is also a singer, songwriter, and actress. Rimes began singing at the tender age of two, recorded her first album at age eleven, hit it big with “Blue” on the country charts at age thirteen, and won two Grammys by the time she was fourteen, making her the youngest person ever to do so (via Britannica).
After the release of her breakthrough single “How Do I Live” in 1997 (via Billboard), Rimes was suddenly on the radar of music fans everywhere. More than 37 million records have been sold by her (through Curb Records) since then. Just how much does her work pay off?
Leann Rimes Net Worth
The American singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes has a net worth of $10 million. She is also a successful actress. LeAnn Rimes, who began performing when she was just 13 years old, is now one of the biggest names in Country music.
She has around 40 million record sales to her name. Numerous accolades and trophies, including three Grammys, have been bestowed upon LeAnn Rimes for her musical efforts. She has written four books as well.
She first gained widespread attention on “Star Search” when she was just a young child, and by the time she was 13, she had a number-one success with her country music album. She has continued to make successful albums and has found success in both mainstream and other genres.
She has also dabbled in acting and, in addition to her albums, has made contributions to the scores of movies like “Coyote Ugly” and “Evan Almighty.” However, she has had her share of legal problems, as do many child stars.
In 2000, she launched a complicated lawsuit against her father and her ex-manager, alleging that they had stolen more than $7 million from her while she was still a juvenile. After hiring two accountants/investigators, her mother discovered that both men had been stealing from her.
In the same year, she filed a lawsuit against her record label, demanding ownership of her preteen recordings, films, photos, etc. It took two years and months of being in and out of the news for things to be settled.
Things calmed down, she got married, she kept making music, and she started acting. Then, while filming a TV movie, she had an affair that led to the public, messy end of her marriage and the marriage of her co-star.
LeAnn Rimes: A Rollercoaster of Mansions, Affairs, and Financial Struggles
LeAnn and her backup dancer Dean Sherman were married from 2002 to 2010. LeAnn and Dean (mainly LeAnn) spent $1.7 million purchasing a mansion on three acres in Nashville in 2003. After purchasing a nearby estate they had built to their specifications, they sold this home in 2008 for $2.125 million.
The finished palace had 23 rooms, spanned 13,300 square feet, and was situated on more than 5 acres; it cost $4 million to construct. LeAnn’s affair with actor Eddie Cibrian led to their quick split after they moved in together. In 2009, they asked $7.45 million to sell their lavish mansion. They were unable to sell until 2012 when they did so for $4.1 million.
A new home in the Los Angeles suburb of Hidden Hills cost LeAnn $3 million in 2013.
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Several tabloids reported in 2016 that LeAnn and Eddie’s careers had slowed to the point where they were having trouble making ends meet. OK! The magazine went as far as saying they were waiting to file for divorce because they couldn’t afford the legal bills and neither was willing to accept the distribution of property.
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