Gwen Stefani Net Worth, Career, Biography, Facts, Age, Life Story

Gwen Stefani is an American popstar and fashion designer who has a net worth of $150 million. She first rose to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of the band No Doubt, but has since gone on to enjoy a highly successful solo career.

Early Life: Gwen Renée Stefani was born in Fullerton, California, on October 3, 1969. She was raised in the nearby city of Anaheim, California. Her father, Dennis Stefani, worked as a marketing executive for Yamaha, and her mother, Patti (née Flynn), was an accountant before becoming a housewife. Stefani has two brothers, Todd and Eric, and a sister, Jill.

Music Career: In 1986, Stefani’s older brother Eric invited her to be the vocalist for No Doubt, a ska band he had formed. Eric was the band’s keyboardist. By 1991, they had signed to Interscope Records, and they released their self-titled debut studio album in 1992. At the time, grunge music was more popular, but No Doubt’s third album “Tragic Kingdom” (1995) featured the single “Don’t Speak”, which went on to lead the Hot 100 Airplay year-end chart two years after its release in 1997. The album would go on to be nominated for a Grammy, and by 2004, it had sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. In 2000, No Doubt released the album “Return of Saturn”, followed by their 2001 album “Rock Steady”. In particular, the material from “Rock Steady” was very popular; the singles “Hey Baby” and “Underneath It All” received Grammy Awards. While No Doubt was experiencing mainstream success, Stefani also branched out and began working on other projects. She collaborated on singles such as “You’re the Boss” with the Brian Setzer Orchestra; “South Side” with Moby; and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Eve, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002.

In 2004, Stefani released her debut solo album “Love. Angel. Music. Baby.” (also known as “L.A.M.B.”). It debuted at No. 7 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and eventually reached multi-platinum status in the US, the UK, Australia, and Canada. One notable single from the album include “Hollaback Girl”, which was her first No. 1 single in the US, and was also the first US music download to sell more than one million copies.

Her second solo album, “The Sweet Escape”, was released in December 2006. The album’s title track reach the top 10 in over 15 countries, and was nominated for the Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The single “Wind It Up” peaked in the top 10 in the US and the UK. While Stefani promoted “The Sweet Escape” on The Sweet Escape Tour (2007), which featured shows in North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America, No Doubt began working on a new album without her. After her tour, work on the new No Doubt album was further slowed down because she was pregnant. No Doubt’s sixth album “Push and Shove” was released in September 2012.

Stefani’s third solo album, “This Is What the Truth Feels Like”, was released in 2016, and did not feature most of the material she had initially worked on in 2014, such as the singles “Baby Don’t Lie” (2014) and “Spark the Fire” (2014). The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making it her first No. 1 album as a solo artist. She has since gone on to release the Christmas album “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” (2017), and also began her first concert residency, named Just a Girl: Las Vegas, in June 2018 at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas.

Film and Television: Stefani made her film debut in Martin Scorsese’s 2004 film, “The Aviator”. Another film she has worked on include the animated film “Trolls” (2016), providing the voice for the character DJ Suki. She has also featured on episodes of the shows “King of the Hill” and “Gossip Girl”.

Her first foray into the world of televised reality music competitions was when she appeared on the sixth season of “American Idol” as a mentor, as part of the promotions for her album “The Sweet Escape”. Then in 2012, she appeared as a guest mentor along with the other members of No Doubt on the UK version of “The X-Factor”. Additionally, she has been a coach on four seasons of “The Voice”.

Other Ventures: While performing with No Doubt, Stefani often made her own outfits. This interest in fashion eventually led to the launch of her own clothing line, named “L.A.M.B.” in 2004. The line was expanded in 2005 to include the less expensive “Harajuku Lovers” line. Under her L.A.M.B. label, Stefani has released everything from perfumes and eyewear to dolls, in addition to clothing. She also released a limited edition cosmetic collection in collaboration with Urban Decay in 2016.

Personal Life: Stefani married Gavin Rossdale, the guitarist and lead singer for the rock band Bush, in 2002. They had their first child in 2006, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, and in 2008 their second child, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, was born. On August 3, 2015, Stefani announced that she had filed for divorce from Rossdale after 13 years of marriage. She began dating Blake Shelton, her co-judge on “The Voice”, in 2015.

Real Estate: In 2006, Stefani and Rossdale spent $13.25 million on a palatial mansion in Beverly Hills from property/nightclub tycoon Sam Nazarian. Nazarian had bought the home from Jennifer Lopez in 2004 for $11 million. Lopez bought the property in 2000 for $4 million. After their 2016 divorce, Stefani retained ownership of the property. She listed the home for sale soon after the divorce was official for $35 million. She finally found a buyer in 2019 for $21.65. The buyer this time was comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. Stefani owns at least two other, decidedly less opulent, homes in Los Angeles.

Net Worth:$150 Million
Date of Birth:Oct 3, 1969 (52 years old)
Height:5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
Profession:Actor, Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Designer, Artist, Dancer, Musician, Visual Artist, Music artist
Nationality:United States of America