MADONNA, 60, is a world famous music artist who has remained in the spotlight since the early Eighties. She has also acted in several films and is a international businesswoman. But what is her net worth?
Madonna, who turns 60 on Thursday, is a world-renowned music artist, actress and businesswoman. But how much is her net worth?
To celebrate ahead of the special day, the American superstar posted two pictures of her eating birthday cake on Instagram.
The post was captioned: “3 more Days...........Let us all Eat C A K E!!#birthday #cake #fun #celebrate#blessed.”
Born Madonna Louise Ciccone, Madonna has been active in the public eye since 1982 when she released her debut single, Everybody.
The talented artist was found to be the best-selling female recording artist of all times according to Guinness World Records after selling 300 million records.
She has achieved a number of other accolades, including topping the VH1 countdown of 100 Greatest Woman in Music.
She has also been recognised by the Rock and Roll Hall of Frame, putting her in league with the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
Songs such as Vogue, Like A Virgin, Material Girl and Like A Prayer – with its scandalous music video featuring Catholic symbols – cemented Madonna’s lasting fame in the Eighties and Nineties.
More recently, Madonna’s songs Music, Hung Up and 4 Minutes – which features vocals by Justin Timberlake – have proved lasting hits.
But what is her net worth? Just last month, Madonna’s net worth was reported to be $590 million (£464 million), according to Forbes magazine.
Madonna’s fortune is not just made up from her music career. She also has serious acting credentials.
Madonna has acted in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), A League Of Their Own (1992) and Evita (1996).
In recent years, she has also turned her hand to business. She is the owner of an expansive art collection which includes pieces by Picasso. She also has an interest in Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal.
How does Madonna’s fortune compare with fellow global music superstar Ed Sheeran’s net worth?
Ed Sheeran, 27, is due to finish his sell-out third tour, having been touring the world since March 2017.
He is one of the UK’s most successful artists, with his debut album “+” going seven-times platinum, and a further two successful albums following it.
Beginning his career at a young age playing guitar and songwriting, he released his first EP album when he was just 14.
He is now one of the most famous, and financially secure, artists in the world.
But with countless platinum singles, music awards and sell-out concerts, how much is he actually worth?
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Ed Sheeran is worth a huge £65 million.