Today is pop star Justin Bieber’s birthday, and after a website published his net worth and earning potential, Time magazine featured the story in its Money section. The headline magnet badboy turns 22 today, March 1, 2016, and the website Celebrity Net Worth says he’s currently worth $200 million.
That’s a big bump from $500 thousand when the site began tracking him six years ago, in February 2010.
“This was before the smash hit success of ‘Baby,’ which essentially turned the teenager into a household name overnight,” Celebrity Net Worth notes. “By the end of 2010, Justin’s net worth topped $5 million. Between 2010 and 2011, Justin’s net worth started to grow at a furious pace.”
The site forecasts that growth will continue, with Bieber expected to bring in between $60 million and $80 million a year.
Time reports: “Just about everything Justin Bieber touches turns to gold, platinum or multi-platinum. The latest Justin Bieber album ‘Purpose’ was released on Nov. 14, 2015, and within weeks sold 1 million copies, joining the ranks of his other top-sellers ‘Believe,’ ‘Under the Mistletoe,’ ‘My World 2.0’ and ‘My World.’”
Even though he’s just turning 22, Bieber has already had at least one major comeback, when he got back to putting out hit music last year.
“Since his 2015 comeback, the singer’s churned out three Billboard chart toppers, which were his first ever,” Time reports. “First, there was the 2015 hit ‘What Do You Mean?’ then ‘Sorry’ and the February 2016 sensation ‘Love Yourself.'”
“What Do You Mean?” has had more than 810 million views on YouTube alone. Here it is …