Longevity in the music industry is hard to come by, so there’s something to be said when you have eight studio albums, nine Grammys, countless big-name endorsements, and you just purchased a 18,250 square-foot dream home for $12.3 million in cash.
After debuting more than 15 years ago, singer Mary J. Blige is now worth plenty. However, despite her hard-earned success, it’s said that those closest to her took advantage of her money and fame, forcing Blige to cut ties to the people who were harmful to her career.
Multimillion Dollar Lesson: Know your self-worth and evolve with your business. “Artists like Mary J. Blige probably made a lot of mistakes earlier in their careers,” said Hawkins. “But if you look at the person she has become, it’s world apart from where she started.”