Ariana Grande is an American singer and actress with an estimated net worth of $12 million. She was born on June 26, 1983 in Florida. She is the daughter of Joan Grande and Edward Butera. Her mother is a COO for Hose-McCann Communications and her father is the owner of a graphic design company in Boca Raton. She has one brother, who is also an actor and a dancer, and he is older. Her parents separated when she was just a child. She grew up in South Florida, and she was always a part of the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater. Her desire to act and to enjoy her life on stage always came first for her, and she knew that a career in show business and singing was her destiny.
Ariana Grande was a star from the beginning. She performed on cruise ships and even sang the National Anthem at a Florida Panthers game one time. She was only 14 when she went to Los Angeles to pursue her career, and she did a wonderful job of it. She was given a chance to perform on Broadway, even though what she wanted to do was create an R&B album. Her managers told her that at 14, that was not possible and no one would buy her album. They focused on her acting, instead. It was only a year later in 2009 she was given a chance to become famous. She was cast in a Nickelodeon show called Victorious, as a character by the name of Cat. She began singing and releasing cover tracks as she gained fame, and she was excited to sing on her show’s soundtrack, as well.
She was also cast a few years later in a spin-off of two different shows, including her own. The show, Sam & Cat, did well, but was cancelled after only one season. The problem was allegedly the fact that the other main character of the show did not like working with her costar and the network did not want to continue with a series that had to stars that did not get along. That’s when Ariana Grande decided to was time to focus on her music; most notably that R&B album she wanted to do. She began working on “Yours Truly,” and when it was released in 2013, it debuted at number one.
Ariana Grande has, as of 2016, released three hit albums and her fame and popularity continues to grow substantially. She has been nominated for two Grammy awards, she’s won two American Music Awards and she has won an MTV Video Music Award. It is clear that her passion lies in her singing, and her career is only just beginning. Her initial net worth came from her acting, but her more substantial net worth is all due to her singing career and the success of her albums, downloads and her touring. She is going to continue to rise to even greater levels of success in the music industry as time goes on.
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