Beliebers rejoice — your leader Justin Bieber is turning one year older. Bieber will celebrate his 23rd birthday on March 1. Plans to celebrate the big day have not been made public, but he’s sure to party it up, per usual.
In honor of the pop star’s birthday, here’s a look at his music, wealth and what’s next for this global heartthrob.
‘Purpose’ Tour Will Likely Continue to Boost Justin Bieber’s Net Worth
Bieber spent much of 2016 on the road for the North American leg of his “Purpose” tour. The “Love Yourself” singer played a total of 115 shows and sold nearly 1.77 million tickets at an average of $92.70 each, according to Pollstar. Serving as the sixth best-selling tour of last year, the “Purpose” tour grossed $163.3 million.
Currently entertaining Beliebers abroad with the international leg of his “Purpose” tour until July, he’ll return to North America for another round of summer 2017 shows. Right now, Justin Bieber’s net worth is $225 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth, but all this touring will likely cause it to surge even higher. Forbes cites his 2016 earnings at $56 million, so it will be interesting to see how this year’s payday compares.
Justin Bieber Is Back in Business
The success of Bieber’s latest album, “Purpose” confirms fans have forgiven him for his bad boy antics of the past. The album has sold more than 3 million copies, and three songs –“Love Yourself,” “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?” hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Combined, these three tracks have sold more than 18 million digital copies. The success of “Purpose” helped him land eight honors in the “Guinness World Records” 2017 edition, including both most streamed track — “What Do You Mean?” — and album.
Prior to the album’s November 2015 release, Bieber spent time cleaning up his image, after spending a few years seemingly trying to destroy it. Classic Bieber songs like “Baby” and “Boyfriend” took a backseat during the singer’s rebellious period, during which he became arguably one of the most-hated celebrities in the country. His bad boy antics, which included a January 2014 arrest in Miami for careless driving and resisting arrest, seem to be behind him now.
“I just want to be around people who I feel are supporting me, uplifting me and making sure I’m the best version of myself, because there are so many people in this industry who just want to keep seeing me fall,” Bieber told radio host Elvis Duran during a 2015 interview on “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.”
The singer also acknowledged that he hasn’t always surrounded himself with the best people in the past, and he takes responsibility for his actions. “It has to be on you,” Bieber said. “You have to make the conscious effort, because for me, so many times it was good people coming in my life and tugging at me, but I wasn’t ready.”
The Amazing Career of Justin Bieber
Sky-high earnings are nothing new for Bieber. In 2014, he topped Forbes’ list of the highest-earning celebrities under 30 years old, earning a reported $80 million at just age 20. The publication reported that most of the money came from the tail end of his last world tour.
In 2013, the then-19-year-old reportedly brought in a total of $58 million, due to revenues of $129.49 million in total ticket sales for 157 shows of his 2012 “Believe” tour, $42.7 million from 122 shows of the 2013 leg of the “Believe” tour, and $14.43 million in earnings from YouTube views. One year earlier, he reportedly earned $400,000 per concert appearance, brought in $7.1 million in earnings for album sales of his “Believe” album, and earned $12.25 million for 35 shows of the “Believe” tour.
Justin Bieber’s net worth has also been padded with a number of non-musical ventures. In 2011, his film “Justin Bieber — Never Say Never” earned $25 million at foreign box offices and $73 million domestically, his Someday perfume brought in $3 million, and in 2010 he scored a $3 million endorsement deal with the skincare company Proactiv.