There’s an unspoken assumption in the music industry that if you’re the frontman of a band, you most likely have the most active dating profile and fattest bank account.
We’ve definitely seen this case in Maroon 5, whose lead singer Adam Levine has a net worth of $120million. But, is this also the case with Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks? How rich is she?
To find out her net worth, let’s take a look at her career and how much she has earned from all those years as a frontwoman and solo artist.
Stevie Nicks: Her Earnings During Fleetwood Mac
Although Stevie was only added to the band ten albums later, it is argued that her unique voice is what made Fleetwood Mac stand out from other rock bands of their time. Having a female lead singer was rare, especially in the genre the band was in. But that did not stop them from achieving their dreams.
In the band’s entire lifespan, they have released a total of 18 studio albums – most of which defined the 90s rock music.
Their songs such as Dreams and Chains even made a comeback in the early 2020, when people from the younger generation – most of whom were not even born yet when Fleetwood Mac disbanded – started making covers of their songs and used them for their videos.
If they were only born a few years earlier, they would have definitely bought their records. Speaking of which, Fleetwood Mac has also sold 120million records worldwide. The band was also honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Given their success, it’s no surprise that the group is valued at around $49million. It is unclear how much Stevie Nicks was paid for her role in the band, but due to a lawsuit filed by ex-member Lindsey Buckingham, we do know that each member earns $200,000 per show, as stipulated in their Live Nation contract.
That means that after doing 60 shows, each member would be entitled to a whopping $12million to $14million salary. On top of that, Stevie Nicks also reportedly received $66,000 in 2021 from the band.
Stevie Nicks: How Much Money Does She Earn as a Solo Artist?
When Stevie left the band in 1990 for good, she had already established a solo career by then, having released four studio albums beforehand. So far, Stevie has sold more than 140million records globally, and has done a total of 18 music tours.
Although she usually only tours around the U.S. and Canada, the Gypsy singer still makes a lot of money from them. Take a look at the list of all the tours she has done:
- White Winged Dove Tour (1981)
- The Wild Heart Tour (1983)
- Rock a Little Tour (1986)
- The Other Side of the Mirror Tour (1989)
- Whole Lotta Trouble Tour (1991)
- Street Angel Tour (1994)
- Enchanted Tour (1998)
- Trouble in Shangri-La Tour (2001)
- Two Voices Tour with Don Henley (2005)
- Gold Dust Tour (2005-2006)
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Highway Companions Tour (2006)
- Heart and Soul Tour with Rod Stewart (2011-2012)
- In Your Dreams Tour (2011-2012)
- 24 Karat Gold Tour (2016-2017)
Her latest tour, 24 Karat Gold Tour, grossed around $24million. With that said, it is estimated that Stevie Nicks earns around $10million per tour, given that there were at least 60 shows.
Meanwhile, in 2020, Stevie sold her music catalog for $80million to music publisher Primary Wave. That means that the publishing company now holds 80% of the copyright to songs such as Edge of Seventeen, Free Fallin’, and Talk To Me.
With that said, it is estimated that Stevie Nicks’ net worth is around $100million, making her the richest member of Fleetwood Mac and one of the highest-earning female artists in the industry.
Even with her age, Stevie is still putting on a show and raking in thousands of dollars from her hit songs. Well, isn’t that impressive?