Madonna is a singer-songwriter and entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $800 million. The 56-year-old "Like a Virgin" singer is known for reinventing both her music and image. She has also maintained her autonomy within the recording industry and proof to that was her much-talked about performance at the 2015 Brit Awards.
Although Madonna's net worth is still $200 million short to reach $1 billion, she remained to dominate the international music scene through pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music. Throughout her career, she has written and produced most of her songs and several of them reached the top spot on the record charts including "Like a Virgin," "Into the Groove," "Papa Don't Preach," "Like a Prayer," "Vogue," "Frozen," "Music," "Hung Up," and "4 Minutes."
Often referred to as the "Queen of Pop," Madonna has been an influence among other artists. And since she has sold over 300 million records globally, Guinness World Records recognized her as the bestselling recording artist of all time. She has also been named as the bestselling female rock artist of the 20th century by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Aside from the music industry, Madonna also ventured to films, which contributed to her $800 million fortune as listed by Celebrity Net Worth. While most of her other films have been widely criticized, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for the 1996 film, "Evita."
Madonna's net worth was also attributed to her other ventures including fashion design, writing children's books and filmmaking. She has been acclaimed as an entrepreneur after she established the entertainment company, Maverick, in 1992 as a partnership with Time Warner.
Meanwhile, Madonna is currently making some buzz after she fell off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards, BBC News reported. Based on the report, the highly-acclaimed singer tumbled down a set of stairs and landed awkwardly after a dancer attempted to untie a cape she was wearing at the beginning of her routine.
Madonna, who has a whopping $800 million net worth, recovered from the fall and continued singing, "Living for Love." After the incident, the singer issued a statement on social media saying she was "fine" and that her cloak has been "tied too tight," The Daily Mail cited.
"Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight! But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I'm fine! #livingforlove," Madonna wrote on Instagram.
Though the veteran singer was a bit disappointed by the incident, she still managed to put on a great show. And as one of the most successful solo artists in the history, Madonna's $800 million net worth continues to increase. Who knows, she might be a billionaire in the next couple of years.