Garth Brooks rose to the fame after the release of his eponymous debut album in 1989. Brooks was born in Oklahoma, in 1962. Garth Brooks was the second on the list of most popular country music songs; Brooks is also No. 13 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Brooks has an ability to balance the elements of folk and rock music, and this made him so special among other artists. This approach allowed Brooks to concurrently reign in country music charts all over the United States and take over a vast pop audience. Brooks is said to have a net worth of about $150 million dollars. Brooks is the second child in the family of Colleen Carroll and Raymond Brooks. Brooks’s mother was a famous talented country singer during the 50s. During this period, Brooks’s mother had a contract with Capitol Records, her songs were not really popular and her career never brought her fortunes. Both of Brooks’s parents had been married before meeting each other, so Brook had a half-sister and three older half-brothers. Brooks graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984 with a bachelor degree in advertising. Brooks began his professional career that same year, as he started performing in local clubs. Brooks was noticed by entertainment attorney Rod Phelps during one concert. Phelps was captivated with Brooks’s voice and special style of songs. Rod Phelps then offered to help Garth Brooks build his career. The only thing Phelps required was that Brook moved to Nashville, where he had a lot of contacts. It took Brook a couple of years to finally make the decision of joining Phelps. Brooks moved to Nashville in 1987 and later got married to his college sweetheart, Sandy Mahl. A few years later, Sandy gave birth to their three daughters: August, Allie and Taylor. Brooks first album was released in 1989, and it became an instant commercial success. Brooks’s first album featured such songs as ‘Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),' ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ and ‘The Dance.' Over 10 million copies of this album were sold in the United States. The profits from the sale of Brooks’s first album are responsible for the great bulk of Garth Brooks total net worth. Garth Brooks sold more albums than any other pop singer and also attracted more live audiences than any other country music artist. Ever since Garth Brooks first album reached the stores, he has sold over 60 million records, making Garth Brooks one of United States selling artists of all time. There is no doubt about the fact that Garth Brooks is one of the most popular country music singers alive today. Brooks’s parents shared their love of music with the whole family by making the children participate in a “talent night” singing their favorite song or performing. It was during this event that Brooks learned to play the guitar and banjo. In spite of his family’s interest in music, Garth Brooks initially spent a lot of time on sports, especially in college and high school. At first, Brooks loved rock songs and was more interested in rock music, but after hearing the effective launch of George Strait’s 1981 single, Brooks changed his interests back to the country. Brooks actually went to college and obtained a degree in advertising but later decided to pursue a career in singing. Brooks love music just as anyone would love their job. One of Garth Brooks’s hit song was the "Ask Me How I Know" which was written by Mitch Rossell. Recently, Garth Brooks was named “Entertainer of the Year” at the 2017 CMA Awards. Garth Brooks divorced his wife Sandy Mahl in 2000, and he later went on to marry Trisha Yearwood in 2005. Brook was asked to pay off a whopping $125 million as a settlement fee to Mahl. The $125 million paid off to Mahl was considered one of the most expensive settlements at the time. Even with this, Garth Brooks is still estimated to be worth $150 million today.
So How Much Is $150 Million Really?
Brooks invest a great deal of time working with children’s charities. Brooks founded Teammates for Kids Foundation, which is a charity that registers sports players to donate some amounts of money based on their game performances. That money is then passed on to various charities to help support both children and famine relief. Brooks regularly donates up to $500,000 to charities. This made him more popular and loved by the people.
Garth Brooks’s Tour
Garth Brooks is presently on a three years tour in North America. He recently announced that he has added a Nashville date to his world tour and he is ready to end 2017 in the Music City. Garth Brook first launched his comeback tour in Rosemont, Illinois in September 2014. His tour also featured Trisha Yearwood and this tour has sold more than 6 million tickets which makes it the biggest music tour in North American and the world. Garth Brooks also had a tour in Sioux Falls two months ago with his wife Trisha Yearwood performing by his side. The country music star also held another concert in Calgary in September 2017.