Getting discovered for your talent at such a young age can be a challenge. Artists who start off young find it hard to move up the ranks without being typecast into a particular image or idea. But Justin Bieber has managed to transition from wholesome baby boy to sexy singer thanks to his charisma and talent.
From Humble Beginnings
Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1st, 1994 to parents Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia Mallette. His parents didn’t marry and he was raised by his mother and stepfather, Bruce.
Bieber was a simple kid and attended a French-language immersion elementary school in Stratford. There, he learned to play different musical instruments and began honing his skills as a musician. He frequently joined talent shows and singing contests and found himself praised by many of his school mates and teachers for his talents. When he was 12 years old, he sang Ne-Yo’s hit single, “So Sick.” His mother took a video of the performance and posted the clip on YouTube for family and friends. Little did she know, this would become the beginning of her son’s multi-million dollar music career.
He was found by Scooter Braun, a marketing executive for So So Def Recordings and was quickly captivated by what he heard. Impressed by what he was listening to, he located Bieber and contacted his mother who was at first, reluctant to accept Braun’s offer. After negotiations, Bieber left home at the young age of 13 and just a week later, began singing for Usher.
Hit after hit, Bieber proved his staying power and showed industry heavyweight that he has what it takes to become a real star. Today, Justin Bieber enjoys a seat atop the most popular male singers in the industry – an amazing achievement at the young age of 21.
Fame and Net Worth
Justin Bieber makes an estimated $60-80 million USD a year and has accumulated a net worth of $200 million USD. This has been noted to be one of the biggest net worth accumulations in the industry, as he only had a total on $500,000 USD in 2010. He owes his thanks to his successful recording career, sold out shows, TV appearances, brands, and advertising contracts. Justin Bieber owns millions of dollars worth of property, luxury and sports cars, and an extensive collection of designer clothes, shoes, and jewelry.