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Sam Smith

Samuel Frederick Smith is an English singer and songwriter. In 2022, Sam Smith's net worth is estimated to be $40 million dollars.

March 29, 2022

Words by Matthew Taylor

Sam Smith Net Worth

$40 million

Est. Range $31M - $49M

Medium Confidence

Samuel Frederick Smith is an English singer and songwriter who became famous in 2012 after being featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch". In 2013, Smith was featured on Naughty Boy's "La La La", which became a number one single. In 2014, Smith's debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour, was released. The album's lead single, "Lay Me Down", was released prior to "La La La". The album's second single, "Money on My Mind", became Smith's second number one single in the UK. The third single, "Stay with Me", was internationally successful, reaching number one in the UK and number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. As of April 2021, Smith has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

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Richest Musicians

From rock stars to jazz musicians, musicians are performers at heart. However, for most, music isn’t a very lucrative career at all. In the United States, the average musician earns only $35,300 annually from their music career, counting income from a variety of sources. For most, performing and teaching make up the majority of the amount and most need side gigs (or day jobs) to make ends meet.

However, for the lucky few, music is more than a vocation – and it does more than just pay the bills. It propels them to stardom and with the associated royalties and endorsement opportunities, they’ll have more money than they’ll ever need. Not only can they dress up in leather pants or skin-tight dresses and perform around the world, but they can keep earning money on every track they sell.

Yes, record labels can be tough and the changes in the music industry and the pandemic have hit musicians in the pocket. However, there are still many musicians with more money than they know what to do with. And, of course, fame gives them the opportunity to earn more through photo appearances and product endorsements, while licensing tracks for commercials and movies provide ongoing opportunities. And, due to royalty laws, musicians can keep earning money on their songs long after they’ve died.

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