The American country music singer, songwriter and actress Carrie Underwood was born in the state of Oklahoma and was raised on a farm of Checotah. Her father was working at a sawmill and her mother was teaching at the elementary school, Carrie Marie being the youngest of three sisters. She started singing in the local church and then performed in several local events.
Carrie Underwood Net Worth - $75 Million
Birth Name - Carrie Marie Underwood
Date of birth - March 10, 1983
Zodiac Sign - Pisces
Birth Place - Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 3″
Profession - Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, Pianist
At the age of 14, Carrie Marie auditioned to sign with Capital Records, but the agreement was canceled at the last minute by the new management of the company. Had this contract been signed, the net worth of Underwood is estimated to have been twice as high.
The good part is that Carrie took this failure as a positive thing. She considered that she was too young at that time to face the entertainment business and would probably not have managed to bear all the pressure that falls on the shoulders of an artist.
Carrie Marie Underwood rose to prominence after her victory on the American Idol reality show/singing competition, in 2005. After entering the competition, she quickly became the obvious favorite. In the final stage, Simon Cowell, one of the judges, predicted that Carrie Underwood would win the competition and build an extraordinary career in music.
He also said that Carrie would sell more records than the previous three winners of the contest. Time proved Simon right, and Carrie won a recording contract as a prize, which brought the first million to her. She was also entitled to use a luxurious car for one year and a private jet.
Her first album was released in autumn 2005 – Some Hearts. This album entered the famous Billboard charts and ranked first on Hot Country albums. Singles like Before He Cheats, Inside Your Heaven, Wasted and Jesus, Take the Wheel, illustrated the real value of Carrie Underwood. The album sold in more than 300,000 copies on its first week, making Carrie’s debut a tremendous success, unseen from 1991, when the first album of SoundScan had been released.
Carrie has sold several millions albums afterwards and has been rewarded with 6 Grammy Awards, 7 American Music Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards and 16 Billboard Music Awards. Only 9 years after winning the American Idol competition, Carrie Underwood net worth is estimated at $75 million.