Melanie Brown Net Worth
Melanie Brown has an estimated net worth of $6 million. Melanie Brown, also known as “Mel B,” was previously known as “Scary Spice,” a member of the all-girl, British pop group the Spice Girls. She earns most of her income from her career as a singer, actor, and television producer.
Melanie Brown joined the Spice Girls, an all-girl British pop group, in 1994 as “Scary Spice.” Brown’s first single, “I Want You,” was released in 1998 with Missy Elliott and reached No. 1 on the UK charts. She has also appeared in theater productions and feature films, as well as hosting The X Factor Australia. She debuted as a judge on America’s Got Talent in 2013.
To calculate the net worth of Melanie Brown, 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:||$6 Million|
|Monthly Salary:||$70 Thousand+|
|Annual Income:||$1 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Singer, Author, Presenter, Songwriter, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Television producer, Music artist, Dancer, Model|
Early Life & Parents
Melanie Janine Brown, also known as “Mel B” and “Scary Spice,” was born in Harehills, Leeds, England, on May 29, 1975. Andrea, her English mother, and Martin, her Nevisian father, raised her in Burley, Leeds. Brown went on to become a songwriter, dancer, actress, and author after studying performing arts at Intake High School in Leeds.
Brown’s music career began after she responded to an advertisement in The Stage magazine for an all-female pop act and recording contract. She sang “Greatest Love of All” at her audition and was chosen to join the Spice Girls alongside Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Chisholm.
In September 1995, the group signed with Virgin Records and released their debut single, “Wannabe,” in 1996, which reached No. 1 in more than 30 countries and established them as a global phenomenon. The song went on to become the best-selling single by an all-female group. Spice in Europe, the Spice Girls’ debut album, was released in November 1996 and was a huge success.
The Spice Girls reunited for a series of concerts in 2007 and 2008 after splitting up in the late 1990s to pursue other projects. In June 2012, the Spice Girls reunited once more, this time to announce the creation of Viva Forever!, a new musical about the Spice Girls’ rise and fall, named after their 1998 No. 1 single. The group performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London in August 2012.
More reunion rumors surfaced in early 2018, first after Victoria Beckham posted a photo of the five of them together in February, and then again a few weeks later after Mel B revealed that they had all been invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding on May 19th.
During an appearance on Today in late June 2018, Brown confirmed that the latest reunion rumors were true. She dismissed a question about Beckham’s claims that another tour would never take place, saying, “We’re on the road. Should I really have said that out loud? Yes, we will definitely be doing performances together.”
Songs (Solo Career)
Brown went solo after the Spice Girls split up in 1998. Mel B’s first single, “I Want You,” co-written with Missy Elliott, sold 80,000 copies in its first week, propelling her to the top of the UK singles chart. Her debut solo album, Hot, was released in 2000 and yielded three Top 5 singles. L.A. State of Mind, her second album, was released in 2005 and featured the single “Today.” The album was a commercial failure.
Television Work and Broadway
Brown made her television debut in the sitcom Burn It in 2002, and her stage debut in The Vagina Monologues in London in 2003. She later starred as Mimi in the Broadway musical Rent. Brown has also appeared in feature films such as LD 50 and The Seat Filler, as well as hosting television shows such as This Is My Moment, Top of the Pops, Access Hollywood, Dancing With the Stars, and The X Factor Australia.
She played Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago in 2017.
Brown’s autobiography, Catch a Fire, was published in 2002 and details her experiences as a Spice Girl and pop star. The book peaked at No. 7 on the bestseller list. She also debuted her own fashion line, Catty Couture, and was named the face of Ultimo Underwear in the United Kingdom.
Brown had a #MeToo moment in 2018 when a 4-year-old appearance on The Xtra Factor with X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, and Louis Walsh was resurfaced. Brown, who was sitting next to Walsh, who had his arm draped around her, became visibly uncomfortable as he began patting her buttocks and abruptly ended the interview to inquire what he was doing. Neither Brown nor Walsh responded immediately to the resurfacing of the footage.
Brown announced later that year that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and would be entering rehab for alcohol and sex addiction. She stated that she chose treatment after a difficult six-month period spent writing her autobiography, which brought back painful memories of her difficult marriage to Stephen Belafonte.
In 1999, Brown gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Phoenix Chi Gulzar. The custody battle was widely publicized, and even though Brown won, she paid nearly $2 million in alimony to her ex-husband, Jimmy Gulzar.
In October 2006, news outlets reported that Brown was expecting a child with American actor Eddie Murphy. Brown gave birth to her daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown on April 3, 2007, and Murphy was confirmed as the father through paternity tests in June of that year.
Brown began dating friend and film producer Stephen Belafonte in 2007. That same year, the couple married, and on September 1, 2011, Brown gave birth to their daughter, Madison Brown Belafonte. However, Brown’s marriage to Belafonte ended years later after she claimed he abused her and he accused her of living extravagantly. In December 2017, the couple filed for divorce.
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