WITH worldwide record sales of over 300million sold, Madonna proves time and time again why she’s earned the Queen of Pop moniker from the media.
Due to her pop music career spanning decades, every now and then, Madonna’s fans bring her net worth and age into question.
How old is Madonna?
Madonna was born on August 16, 1958, which would mean she is to celebrate her 64th birthday in 2022.
The singer previously claimed that other people pay more attention to her age than she does.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she said: “It’s the rest of society that cares. I don’t ever think about my age until someone says something about it.
“I feel that I have wisdom, experience, knowledge and a point of view that is important.”
The famous entertainer was born and raised in Bay City, Michigan.
She then moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance.
Her birth name is Madonna Louise Ciccone, the same as her mother’s.
While her dad has an Italian heritage, her mother was of French-Canadian descent.
What is Madonna’s net worth?
Madonna is worth £460million ($590million), according to Forbes.
She ranks number 26 on Forbes’ America’s Richest Self-Made Women.
Her Rebel Heart Tour, which ended in 2016, made her £129million.
The star has also made millions from her clothing and perfume ranges, as well as from owning a part of the streaming service Tidal.
Madonna is also very property savvy and owns an impressive art collection, which includes Dali and Picasso pieces.
The performer’s wealth is attributed to her contributions to the music industry since she first stepped on the scene with her self-titled debut album in 1983.
She amassed 13 UK No1 singles, 63 UK Top 10 hits, and 71 UK Top 40 singles.
Her biggest hits include the following:
- Papa Don’t Preach
- Like A Prayer
- Like A Virgin
- Material Girl
- Into The Groove
- Take a Bow
- Crazy For You
- Live To Tell
- True Blue
- La Isla Bonita
- Who’s That Girl
- Justify My Love
- This Used To Be My Playground
- Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
- Ray Of Light
- American Pie
- Die Another Day
- Hung Up
- 4 Minutes (with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)
Why was Madonna wearing an eye patch?
While many thought that Madonna had an eye problem, she was actually wearing an eye patch in connection with her 14th studio album Madame X.
The Material Girl explained in an interview with Today that the patch symbolizes a character she’s invented.
Madonna revealed: “She’s a spy. She’s a secret agent. She travels the world. She changes her identity.”
“She sleeps with one eye open. And she travels through the day with one eye shut.”
She further explained: “She’s actually been wounded. So she’s covering up one of her eyes”.
Madonna added that the inspiration came from her former dance teacher Martha Graham, who nicknamed her Madame X – because she found it hard to pin her down.
Totally the promotion for Madame X, the pop music legend was often seen sporting the eye patch.
Did Madonna release her own NFT?
On May 10, 2022, the Queen of Pop announced her next collaboration was with graphic artist Beeple.
In a statement to the press, Madonna discussed details about her team up with Beeple and revealed they are releasing their own NFT collection – named Mother of Creation – based on the singer’s likeness.
The Medellin singer said: “I wanted to investigate the concept of creation, not only the way a child enters the world through a woman’s vagina, but also the way an artist gives birth to creativity.”
“When Mike and I decided to collaborate on this project a year ago, I was excited to have the opportunity to share my vision of the world as a mother and an artist with Mike’s own unique point of view.”
She further shared: “It’s been an amazing journey building this together from an intellectual idea to an emotional story, giving birth to art.”
Beeple, given name Mike Winkelmann, took to his official website and added to Madonna’s statements: “In a cold laboratory setting, with no sign of life, an opening gives way to a branch that transforms into a full vibrant tree, it pushes against gravity and flowers bloom.”
“The tree may bend or even break, but it continues to re-create and flourish. This work features new text by Madonna.”
Who are Madonna’s ex-husbands and how many kids does she have?
Madonna’s first husband was actor Sean Penn, star of At Close Range and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
The couple tied the knot on August 16, 1985 – the day of the singer’s 27th birthday.
On September 14, 1989, the two hit splitsville and officially divorced.
Madonna and Sean have no children together, although she did have kids years later.
On October 14, 1996, she welcomed her first child – daughter Lourdes Leon – with her boyfriend at the time, Carlos Leon.
Madonna’s second marriage was to Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie, the superstar duo tied the knot on December 22, 2000.
Months before on August 11, they welcomed their first child together – a son named Rocco.
In addition to Lourdes and Rocco, the pop legend adopted four more children – which brings the Material Girl to a total of six kids.
Four of her brood have been adopted from Malawi, David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009, and twins Esther and Stella Mwale in 2017.