Colleen Ballinger Net Worth
Colleen Ballinger has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Colleen Ballinger’s Miranda Sings is the star of a popular YouTube channel; Ballinger has also taken Miranda on tour and to television. She earns most of her income from her YouTube channel and television shows.
Colleen Ballinger creates the egotistical and boundlessly confident character of Miranda Sings on YouTube with smeared red lipstick, an altered voice, and incredibly inept singing. Ballinger’s videos have received over a billion views and millions of subscribers since they first appeared on the site in 2008. Ballinger and Miranda also became best-selling authors, toured the world, appeared on Netflix, and received a Teen Choice Award in 2015. Ballinger has continued to make YouTube videos as herself and Miranda throughout her success.
To calculate the net worth of Colleen Ballinger, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.
Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:
|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Monthly Salary:||$100 Thousand|
|Annual Income:||$2 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actor, YouTuber|
Early Life and Education
Colleen Mae Ballinger was born in Santa Barbara, California on November 21, 1986. Ballinger was raised in Santa Barbara. She was homeschooled in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades (Miranda is also homeschooled). Ballinger attended San Marcos High School before attending Azusa Pacific University, a Christian college located near Los Angeles.
Ballinger is devoted to her family. Tim and Gwen Ballinger raised four children, Christopher, Trent, Colleen, and Rachel. Rachel used to tour with Ballinger, and Chris has collaborated with her on several projects. Chris and Rachel are YouTubers as well. Trent Ballinger, Ballinger’s younger brother, is less interested in social media, though he did appear on Ballinger’s YouTube to discuss getting cochlear implants (he was born hard of hearing, and this hearing loss worsened as he grew older).
In 2008, Ballinger posted the first Miranda Sings video to YouTube. The character was inspired by fellow students at Azusa Pacific University, where Ballinger was a vocal performance major. She had classmates who were frequently rude as they awaited stardom. Some of these girls couldn’t sing but still uploaded videos to YouTube, so Ballinger decided to change her voice and appearance to make her own videos as a joke for her friends.
Miranda appears in Ballinger’s videos as a terrible performer and an opinionated individual who believes her talent is destined to take over the world. Crocs, fully buttoned shirts, and lipstick that migrates far away from her lips define the character’s style. Ballinger told Elle in 2016 that many of Miranda’s characteristics evolved in response to comments on early videos “It fascinated me that someone who didn’t know me would take the time to say derogatory things about me. I’d do more of whatever haters didn’t like in the next video.”
Ballinger’s regular life continued while Miranda’s unwavering confidence and nonexistent talent were on display for the first year. She graduated in 2008 and worked at Disneyland, where she performed in High School Musical and Playhouse Disney. Then, in 2009, Miranda’s “free voice lesson” video went viral. Ballinger quickly rose to prominence as a YouTuber, one of a new breed of performers whose fame — and earnings — stem from the platform.
Fans and Haters
Miranda has her detractors (some videos show her reading mail from “haters”), but she also has a legion of fans known as “Mirfandas.” In 2016, Ballinger told The Verge “I’ve received thousands of letters from kids who are a little different and a little odd, and they thank me for teaching them to be comfortable with themselves. Miranda teaches everyone a valuable lesson.”
Miranda’s admirers include Ballinger. She stated in a 2014 interview, “Miranda is my favorite character. The only reason I would abandon her is if my fans no longer wanted to watch her. Certainly, I enjoy working on other projects and ambitions, but I believe Miranda will only die if my fans force me to.”
Ballinger can sing, which helps to ensure Miranda never gets a song right. Miranda has altered the original song “Where My Baes At?” She’s also created parodies for songs like Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” and Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” (though some of her song covers have been removed from YouTube).
In 2009, Miranda Sings released “Christmas With Miranda Sings,” a collection of four holiday classics.
Tours and Live Performances
Ballinger had the opportunity to perform in New York City and London when Miranda first took off. Her live shows were well received, and she has since toured across the United States, as well as in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Ballinger has also shared the stage with Broadway legends such as Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sutton Foster.
Ballinger performed as herself for half of the “No Offense” tour in 2018, and as Miranda for the other half.
Selp-Helf (2015) is a collection of Miranda’s advice that Ballinger and her brother Chris co-wrote. Miranda’s diary, My Diarrhe, was published in 2018. Both books became New York Times best-sellers.
Ballinger and her brother Chris created a television show to delve deeper into Miranda and her history. The series, titled Haters Back Off after a popular Miranda phrase, was commissioned by Netflix, making Ballinger the first YouTuber to have a scripted series. The first season’s eight episodes were released on Netflix in October 2016, with a second season following in 2017. Netflix declined to renew the show for a third season.
Ballinger made another appearance on Netflix in a Miranda Sings comedy special shot on September 15, 2018, during her performance at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C.
Ballinger made an appearance as an angry, ranting Miranda on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in 2014. She’s also appeared on The Tonight Show and The View as a guest host.
Ballinger was profiled on an episode of MTV’s True Life in 2013. “I feel like an idiot for agreeing to it and thinking they’d portray my life as it actually is,” she later said. In 2018, Ballinger appeared in Season 3 of the YouTube series Escape the Night.
Personal Life and Husband
In 2009, Ballinger met fellow YouTuber Joshua Evans. After they started dating, much of their relationship was documented online, including a video of their July 2015 wedding. When the couple decided to divorce a year later, Ballinger announced the news to her fans in a video titled “Life Update.” In it, she explained that the couple’s relationship had encountered difficulties and roadblocks that were not depicted on-screen.
On Haters Back Off, Erik Stocklin portrayed Patrick, a friend and love interest. Before their romantic relationship, he and Ballinger were friends. They’ve also worked through social media differences, with Stocklin preferring more privacy.
Ballinger announced her pregnancy and engagement to Stocklin in June 2018. In July, a gender reveal video on her YouTube revealed that she and her husband were expecting a boy. A few months later, the couple married, and their son was born in December 2018.
Ballinger announced in May 2021 that she was expecting twins after a miscarriage earlier in the year.
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