Ciara works hard.
You can see it in the quality of her songs, the intensity of her dancing, and the hustles she makes.
So, the singer’s net worth of $20 million should surprise no one.
But how exactly has the talented singer reached this milestone?
Let’s find out!
Ciara’s origin story is as typical as you can imagine.
When she was 14, she was watching a morning news show and caught the iconic Destiny’s Child performing.
The performance was so enticing that Ciara, born Ciara Princess Harris, decided she wanted to be an entertainer in the future.
Then, to manifest her dream, the teenager wrote down three goals:
- Get discovered by a talent scout.
- Sell three to four million records.
- Have a lengthy career.
After listing her goals, the visionary singer formed an all-girl group in high school called Hearsay.
The group didn’t make it, but it led to Ciara getting a songwriter deal.
Her first writing credit was for Blu Cantrell’s song “10,000 Times.”
Soon, she released her first album, “Goodies,” which had the hit songs “1, 2 Step” and “Goodies.”
The album drew comparisons to the legendary Aaliyah and sold more than 5 million copies.
On her first attempt, Ciara successfully became a star and fulfilled two of her three goals.
Ciara’s subsequent albums include:
- “Ciara: The Evolution” (2006): 2 million copies sold
- “Fantasy Ride” (2009): 206,000 copies sold
- “Basic Instinct” (2010): 116,000 copies sold
- “Ciara” (2013): 208,000 copies sold
- “Jackie” (2015): 62,000 copies sold
- “Beauty Marks” (2019): 135,000 copies sold
The singer has remained a household name and still performs in concerts globally.
The singer has been on lucrative tours (worth anywhere from $75 million to $364 million) with fellow stars like Jay-Z, Britney Spears, T.I., Justin Timberlake, and Beyoncé.
Her 14-year-old self would be very proud of her accomplishments (all done before turning 38).
And, of course, music isn’t the only thing the singer has dipped her toes in.
An entertainer as gifted and driven as Ciara can’t be satisfied with just music.
Naturally, she dipped her toes into acting.
The singer’s first acting role was in MTV’s “All You’ve Got,” a volleyball movie that received acclaim from critics.
In 2012, the singer was the star of the musical “Mama, I Want to Sing!”
In the same year, she also landed a supporting role in “That’s My Boy” with Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler.
And we are currently looking forward to seeing her dramatic skills in the upcoming remake of “The Color Purple.”
Of course, Ciara has also graced several reality TV series as a judge, participant, or host, including:
- America’s Next Top Model
- The Game
- Billboard Music Awards
- America’s Most Musical Family
- 47th American Music Awards
On top of her skills, let’s not forget that the singer is among the world’s most beautiful celebrities.
In 2009, she was the face of Verizon Wireless’s ad campaign to promote the Chocolate Touch phone.
In 2010, the singer was an Adidas Originals spokesperson; in 2016, she was Revlon’s global ambassador.
She signed with IMG Models and has worked with major exclusive brands like Jeep, Givenchy, and Rocawear.
The singer convinced quarterback hubby Russel Wilson to team up and become a real power couple (not unlike Beyoncé and Jay-Z).
In 2020, they jointly launched R&C The Fragrance Duo, a line of perfumes for both him and her.
In 2021, Ciara launched Dare to Roam, an outdoor accessory line selling backpacks, totes, duffels, and more.
In 2022, the singer-cum-entrepreneur invested in Ten to One Rum and became its co-owner alongside founder Marc Farrell.
Yep, this woman of many talents also owns a production company with her husband.
And it’s not messing around: Why Not You Productions has already inked a deal with Amazon Studios.
Ciara Epitomizes Hard Work and Versatility
The singer is among the hardest workers in the industry.
She has achieved her music dreams, and is now on the path to becoming a significant name in the business world.
It will be sooner rather than later when she draws comparisons to Rihanna and Beyoncé.