Lea Michele is best known for her work on the musical style TV series Glee, but she has done a lot of impressive work as an actress, singer and author in addition to her career on Glee. She is especially known for her talents as theatre artists performing in various plays on Broadway.

Her career started more than 2 decades ago; she has since made a name for herself in the acting, music and theatre business.

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Lea Michele?

Star singer and actress Lea Michele has a net worth of around $12 million as of March 2020. She made this net worth from a career in acting, singing and theatre.

Lea Michele is worth $12 Million in 2020
Lea Michele is worth $12 Million in 2020

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She is also an author, and her book sales have also contributed substantially to her net worth. Similarly, she also earns a lot of money from endorsements.

Earnings Of Lea Michele

Michele is one of the most popular TV actresses and, at one time, held the top spot as a TV actress. She has earned huge amounts for her acting. A list of her earnings from various sources is given in the table below.

Year Earnings/Sales Source
2009 $807,500 Glee: The Music, Volume 2
$1,600,000 Glee: The Music, Volume 1
2010 $692,500 Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
$1,103,000 Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album
$692,500 Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
$685,000 Glee: The Music, Volume 4
$60,000 Glee: The Music, Best of Season One
2011 $40,000 Salary From Glee (Per Episode)
$35,000 Glee: The Music, Volume 7
$95,000 Glee: The Music, Volume 6
$1,300,000 Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers
$142,500 Glee: The Music, Volume 5
2012 $25,000 Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3
$75,000 Salary From Glee (Per Episode)
$1,000,000 Signing Amount For Becoming L’Oréal Paris’ Spokesperson
2014 $80,000 Glee

List Of Her Houses

Michele had a house located in Los Angeles, California, USA. The property cost the star around $1,400,000. The quaint property is spread over 1,805 square feet and has two bedrooms and two baths.

Michele's Brentwood home cost her $3 million
Michele’s Brentwood home cost her $3 million

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The LA property also has closet space and custom steam shower with tumbled Carrara marble. Another feature of the property is a shimmering salt-water pool. She later sold the property for $1.825 million.

Similarly, she also has another home in Los Angeles, she bought the property for almost $3 million. She finalized the deal on the property in 2015. Features of this mansion include four bedrooms, four bathrooms, features hardwood floors, a hot tub, and a pool.


Michele has supported a lot of charities and has used her fame as a platform to spread awareness about various issues. She has also performed multiple times in various venues raising money for several causes.

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She is a passionate supporter of animal rights too. She has taken part in various campaigns for PETA. The star has also raised her voice for LGBTQ rights.

Some of the charities she supports are Shoe Revolt, Stand Up To Cancer, Alzheimer’s Association, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Habitat For Humanity, Hole in the Wall Gang etc.

Short Biography

Lea Michele was born Lea Michele Sarfati on August 29, 1986, in The Bronx, New York, the U.S. to Edith Sarfati and Marc Sarfati. She has Italian and Jewish ancestry and was raised in a Catholic household. The star enrolled at t Rockland Country Day School and later went to Tenafly High School.

Michele with husband Zandy
Michele with husband Zandy 

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Michele was also accepted into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, but she was working at the time and chose to pursue a professional career.

Lea is married to Zandy Reich as of March 2020; the pair got hitched on March 9, 2019, after getting engaged on April 28, 2018.

Before this, she was in a relationship with co-star, actor Cory Monteith. According to media reports, they started dating from February 2012 and were together until Cory passed away from alcohol and heroin overdose.

Monteith’s death had a profound impact on Lea, on Ellen’s show, she talked about her emotional distress after her then-boyfriend’s death.