LeAnn Rimes is an American singer/songwriter who has also dabbled as an actor and a writer. The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer has appeared in films and on television and has authored four books: two novels and two children’s books.
There is some dispute over her actual net worth with some sites like celebritynetworth.com reporting her wealth to be close to $10 million and others like therichest.com reporting it to be in the high $38 million.
We provide a breakdown of the wealth in this article dedicated to LeAnn Rimes.
How Did LeAnn Rimes Make Her Wealth?
LeAnn Rimes has been a career singer who started singing since she turned 3. She spent most of her childhood honing her craft before dropping her debut album Blue in 1996 while only 14 years old. The album was a massive success and landed atop the American country music charts and was certified platinum multiple times by the RIAA.
The success of the first album served as impetus enough for Rimes to pursue a career in music, and she went on to release ten studio albums, three compilation albums, and two greatest hits albums throughout her storied career.
She has won the Holy Grail of music awards in the Grammy Awards two times. Furthermore, she has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, one Country Music Award, twelve Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music Award.
To date, she has sold 37 million records worldwide, with 20.8 million sales coming in the US alone.
The following table provides a breakdown of her earnings by year:
|Income Source||Year||Earnings (In $)|
|Record sales of the album “Blue”||1996||7,100,000|
|Combined record sales of the albums “Unchained Melody: The Early Years” and “You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs”||1997||7,400,000|
|Record sales of the album “Sittin’ on Top of the World”||1998||1,600,000|
|Record sales of the album “LeAnn Rimes”||1999||1,300,000|
|Record sales of the album “I Need You”||2001||900,000|
|Record sales of the album “Twisted Angel”||2002||820,000|
|Record sales of the album “Greatest Hits”||2003||1,600,000|
|Record sales of the album “The Best of LeAnn Rimes”||2004||340,000|
|Record sales of the album “This Woman”||2005||580,000|
Rimes has also been a fixture of the television screens and her most notable on-screen appearances include a cameo in the movie Coyote Ugly and Logan Lucky as well as appearances in the TV shows Days of Our Lives, American Dreams, and Anger Management.
Rimes has also authored four books to date: two children’s book, Jag and Jag’s New Friend, as well as the novels Holiday in Your Heart and What I Cannot Change.
In 2012, Rimes put her Franklin, Tennessee home up for sale. The property was valued at $7.45 million in 2009, but the price was thought to be so high that there were no suitors until it finally went up for sale in 2012 at $4.1 million.
The 13,300-square-foot home has a six-bedroom, six full bathrooms, and three half baths. The home also has two kitchens, a saltwater swimming pool, and a yoga studio. To suit the musician’s needs, Rimes also had the home retrofitted with wiring for a music studio.
In 2013, LeAnn dropped $3 million for a new love nest for her and her husband. The 8,642-square-foot home stands on two acres of high-end Hidden Hills real estate. The six-bedroom-nine-bathroom mansion has a kitchen with a Spanish chandelier and an arched window that provides an excellent view of the outdoors.
Speaking of the outdoors, the mansion comes with a gated pool area and an outdoor dining area with its own fireplace. The already-abundant estate also has a separate guest house to entertain the other high-profile patrons of the Hidden Hills property.
Lawsuit Against Father
LeAnn had no shortage of controversy in her time in showbiz, but perhaps none was more personal than the 2000 lawsuit she filed against her father, Wilbur C. Rimes, and her former manager, Lyle Walker.
LeAnn alleged that her father and ex-manager swindled over $7 million from her over the course of 5 years.
The lawsuit was settled, and eventually, the father-daughter duo reconciled before LeAnn’s first wedding, and the two are still on good terms to this day.
Since 2008, following her revelation about her struggle with psoriasis, LeAnn has been working towards raising awareness about the autoimmune disease.
She also performed at a benefit performance of the song “Just Stand Up”, which raised funding for Stand Up to Cancer. When all was said and done, the effort raised over $73.6 million that went towards cancer research.
She also performed “The Rose” on December 19, 2010, with The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles as a poignant reminder of the gay teenagers the world lost to suicide.
LeAnn has also collaborated with various charity organizations over the years; some of the most prominent ones include Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Grammy Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, National Psoriasis Foundation, and Save the Children.
LeAnn Rimes: Short Biography
Childhood And Early Life
LeAnn Rimes was born Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian on August 28, 1982. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi, to Wilbur Rimes and Belinda Butler. The only child, she was the apple of the eye of her parents — both of whom were esteemed musicians.
A musical prodigy, LeAnn was 3 when she exhibited a preternatural ability at singing; she owned talent competitions by age 5.
Personal Life And Tumultuous Relationships
While it appears that Rimes has her professional career locked down, her personal life is anything but. Whether it was extramarital affairs, or lawsuits against her own father, or social media spats, LeAnn sure knows how to cause an uproar!
LeAnn started a relationship with one of her backup dancers, Dean Sheremet, whom she met at the 2001 Academy of Country Music Awards. They tied the knot on 23 February 2002.
While still married to Dean, news began surfacing about LeAnn’s extramarital affair with her Northern Lights co-star, Eddie Cibrian; Cibrian himself was married to Brandi Glanville and had two sons with her.
Dean subsequently filed for divorce in 2009, and their marriage was officially dissolved on 19 June 2010.
Once the divorce was finalized, LeAnn promptly got engaged to Cibrian on December 27, 2010. They got married privately at their California home on April 22, 2011. To date, they have no children together, but LeAnn plays stepmother to Cibrian’s two sons.