The Woman singer, Kesha, has established herself in the music industry as a prominent force since 2005. Hailing from Las Vegas, this American singer rose to the fame after being featured in Flo Rida’s hit single, Right Round in 2009.
In the span of less than a decade, Kesha has seen fame and failure publicly. Facing everything from extreme popularity to court hearings, the 'We Are Who We Are' singer has earned money and respect in the industry,
How much is The MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act winner (2010), Kesha's net worth? We're discussing her net worth, income sources, and expenditures here.
How Much Is Singer Kesha’s Net-Worth-Sources Of Income
The Tik Tok singer, Kesha has an estimated amount of $5 million as claimed by various sources.
Kesha had a net worth of $40 million in 2014, though it has been reported that she has a net worth of $5 million at present. What happened? Why the decline?
Kesha photographed in Topanga, California, on August 31st, 2017
The drastic decline in her net worth is due to her continuing legal battle against Dr. Luke, she filed a lawsuit against the music producer in 2014 claiming that he sexually a s saulted her in 2014.
Unfortunately, the legal battle ended up draining much of her bank account in the process. But where did the larger amount of her wealth come from at the first place? Let’s find out.
How Did Kesha Make Her Money-Income Sources
Kesha's first album Animal which had fourteen tracks; Stephen, Dancing with Tears in my Eyes, Blah Blah Blah, and Boots and Boys made it to the Billboard 200 list. The album sold over 152000 copies in a week.
Kesha leaving court in February 2016
Kesha's second album Cannibal which included songs like, We R Who We R, Sleazy, Blow, Crazy Beautiful Life, and The Harold Song hit number 15 on the Billboard Top 200 at the time of its debut. The album sold over 74,000 copies in the first week.
Her second full-length album, Warrior released in 2012 debuted on the US Billboard 200 chart at number 6. The album sold over 85,000 copies in the first week. Her single Tik Tok achieved 5x platinum status from the RIAA.
Kesha in the event of Billboard Woman in Music
Apart from releasing her own music, Kesha has also featured on various tracks for other artists like Flo Rida's Right Round in 2009 and Pitbull's Timber in 2013.
It's clear that Kesha earned most of her money from her record sales and lost most of it battling sexual hara s sment lawsuit against Dr. Luke.
Sexual Hara s sment Battle Against Musician Dr. Luke: In Details
Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke in California claiming that he sexually a s saulted her. Also, she claimed that some year before in Nicky Hilton’s birthday party, he allegedly forced her to take date-rape drugs and he sexually abused her afterward.
As reported, Luke took Kesha to his hotel room and raped her while she was unconscious. And Kesha's mother claims that she received a call from a disoriented Kesha saying,
Mom, I don’t know where I am. I think we had sex. I’m sore and sick. I don’t know where my clothes are. I think I need to go to the hospital.
But at that time because Kesha just wanted to get her music out, she didn't want any controversy.
Not only that, even Lady Gaga stated that she was sexually a s saulted by an unnamed music producer when she was 19 and Kesha’s former lawyer Mark Geragos twitted that Gaga was talking about Dr. Luke. But no confirmation is provided by Gaga as well as Luke.
Kesha filed the case on October 14, 2014, and so did Luke. He filed a countersuit in New York against Kehsa and his mother and Jack Rovner for defamation. He denied all the allegations against him and stated that they were trying to extort him.
Again on December 2014, Kesha's mom, Pebe countersued Dr. Luke for causing Kesha Post-traumatic stress disorder and said that she was medicated for the stress, that was caused by the alleged abuse by Dr. Luke.
Moving forward to 2016, Dr. Luke’s charges against Kesha’s mom and her manager Jack Rovner were dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction.
And Pebe twitted that he even tried blackmailing her to give up songwriting credit on Kesha’s last hit Pitbull’s Timber.
The step that Kesha took against Dr. Luke was big, but she wasn’t alone at all. She received enormous support from the other musician and celebrities.
Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to help her with her legal bills. Also, Adele gave a huge shout out to her during her Brit Awards speech, Lena Dunham wrote a letter of support for Kesha and those who were once the victim of sexual a s sault.
Also. Lady Gaga met her personally and warned the public not to victim-shame Kesha for doing that.
Though Dr. Luke didn’t speak about the allegations at first, in February 2016 he tweeted that he did nothing and stated Kesha was like a little sister to him.
Later, on April 3, Kesha revealed on Instagram that she was offered a deal by Dr. Luke to release all the record contract. But she stated that “ I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.”
Her battle for almost three years caused a lot of financial downfalls. As her previously stated net worth was around $40 million, but then after filing a lawsuit, her net worth in 2017 is estimated to be around $5 million.
She even took out the $ after coming out of Chicago's rehab.
In her words
I took out the $ because I realized that was part of the façade. It was a journey and I’m happy — that was me in that part of my life. But then I turned a corner.
One of the main reasons for the decrease in her net worth was DAS suing Kesha for $14 million in unpaid commissions on work the company said it got Kesha after she ended their contract.
Unfortunately, the legal battle ended up draining much of her bank account in the process.
Selling Assets: House
There isn’t any information about where she is residing at present. But she had a Nashville Home which she sold for $1.45 million.
Kesha’s Nashville Home
Similarly, because of the conflict with Dr. Luke, she also sold her Nice Venice Cottage for $1.9 Million. Though she bought it for around $ 1.65 she sold it after a year for $1.849 million.
- Kesha was born as Kesha Rose Sebert.
- She was born on March 1, 1987 (age 30).
- She was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Her mother Patricia Rose "Pebe" Sebert, is a singer and a songwriter as well.
- She got her first break at the age 18.
- Kesha was also taught how to write songs by her mother Pebe.
- Kesha attended Franklin High School and Brentwood High School.
- She has dropped out of high school at seventeen after being convinced by Music producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin.
- As of 2018, she has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
- She ranked #56 in the 2010 Maxim list of "Hot 100 Women".
- She achieved near-perfect SAT scores.
- Her family was featured on The Simple Life (2003).
- She worked as a waitress while furthering her Music career.
- She is also one of Humane Society International's amba s sadors.