Britney Spears cutting-edge show ‘Piece Of Me’ may have officially come to an end last December in Las Vegas at the Axis in Planet Hollywood, but it’s certainly not the end of the road for Britney or the show. Since the show’s opening night in 2013, the statistics have been staggering. It is claimed to be one of the most successful residency shows in Las Vegas, only behind Celine Dion and Elton John. After 248 shows that grossed almost $138 million, Britney’s hitting the road with ‘Piece of Me’ and will be touring with it worldwide.
Meanwhile, the court approved conservatorship that was set up after her mental breakdown in 2008 is still in effect and will remain that way indefinitely. The conservatorship has been credited with saving Britney’s career and life. Britney needs to get permission from a lawyer and her father for any key decisions made about her life whether it be personal or financial. Every dime she spends is tracked in court documents to protect the vast wealth she has earned but ultimately does not control. From her most mundane purchase like a beverage at Starbucks to her most extravagant ones like her sprawling estate in Thousand Oaks California, everything is under the court’s watchful eye. So let’s take a look at some of the interesting things Ms. Spears spends her hard earned money on.
16 Her Costly Upscale Stages
To accommodate Britney’s show, The Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas had to undergo a massive renovation. Along with adding Axis to its name, the 7,000-seat theater also added many new amenities for Britney. With a new elliptical lobby with trendy lighting to a grand V.I.P. table seating and a sprawling dance floor, that was only the beginning. The massive projection and video capabilities inside the theater itself created an amazing show with it being the most costly ticket in Las Vegas with it costing $855 for the top ticket to Britney: Piece of Me. Britney has put up some of her own money for her stages, to the tune of $20 million dollars. Britney told ‘Variety’ in an interview “With tours and all of that stuff, there are so many aspects that go into it, it's easy to have so many people around you saying, 'Oh yes, yes, you can afford this, you can afford this,' and then all of the sudden you've spent $20 million on your stage and you're like, 'Where's my money? You have to make sure that you're on top of things and know where the money's going."
15 Massages, Grooming & Nails - Oh My!
According to official paperwork that TMZ got their hands on in 2016, Britney dropped bucko-bucks on her massages, hair, nails, makeup and wardrobe. Let’s not forget that she pampers her pooches too! Her biggest expense was for massages, nails and grooming where she spent over $122 thousand. On her makeup and hair, she spent over $24 thousand and she also spent $69 thousand updating her wardrobe. As for her beloved pooches, she dropped a mind-boggling $30 thousand on them, which was down slightly from the previous year. Britney did go on shopping sprees to Pottery Barn, Bed Bath & Beyond, and several grocery stores like Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons and yes Target, but rarely spent more than a couple of hundred dollars at a time at those places.
14 Her Dad’s Salary For Being Her Conservator
Britney pays her father Jamie a $130,000 a year salary for managing her affairs. Still being under conservatorship and without any objections from Britney, Jamie will continue to receive his salary indefinitely. Jamie also requested that his superstar daughter pay him 1.5 percent of the revenue that she earned from her Las Vegas ‘Piece Of Me’ residency, and she agreed to it. For a decade now, her protective dad has kept a watchful eye on his baby girl and just last month won a court order to seal some documents that will keep fans out of her personal business. Court documents detail some of the things he does for his salary which include household stuff, costuming, and personal. It also requires him to handle legal matters such as family law issues, other business opportunities, entertainment, ongoing litigation and more importantly, her physical well-being.
13 $13K On A Diet To Get Her Back In Shape
From the stress of her custody case, her bipolar medication and after having two kids, Britney’s tummy was a bit bloated and it sparked some pregnancy rumors so she felt the need to get her body back into shape. The star signed herself up for a $13+ thousand dollar-a-month diet and exercise regime. Her costly health makeover included $6 thousand a month on a nutritionist and diet supplements, $5 thousand on her personal trainer and $2.5 thousand on a dance choreographer for her. A ‘Closer’ magazine source stated, 'She limits herself to 1400 calories a day with one 'cheat day' where she'll treat herself. She also changed the way she eats, trying to have only two-thirds of what is on her plate. It's all about portion control and fresh food now. And lots of water and she has also taken on some of Victoria Beckham's diet tips, eating plenty of steamed fish and snacking on edamame beans.’
12 Her Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
You can say Britney is a bit of a car connoisseur and her collection wouldn’t be complete without her buying an ultra stylish and comfortable Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren. This car is not only stylish, but it’s extremely fast and can go 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds because of its 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine, which provides 617 horsepower and 575-pound-feet of torque. A total of only 2,157 SLR McLaren's were ever made and when Mercedes first announced the SLR in 2003, they said total production would be limited to 3500 units. Since only 1400 were sold by the end of 2007, the factory halted production at the end of 2009. With a cost of around half a million dollars, unless you were a CEO or Britney, it would be unlikely to ever show up in your garage.
11 Her $6.7 Million Estate In Thousand Oaks, CA.
Purchased in 2012 for $6,774,500 and sold for $7,000,000 in 2017, Britney bought a sprawling Mediterranean style home that was in a gated and very private neighborhood, away from all of the paparazzi, drama and the Hollywood buzz that she hates. Taking up the space of two city lots, a whopping 61,647 square feet of land, the home was very private yet it offered her a stunning 180-degree view of the Santa Monica Mountains. It blended the indoor and outdoor living spaces together by having huge vanishing doors that led to the patio which had an infinity pool and fireplace. And what celebrity home wouldn’t be complete without a home theater, a game room, a temperature-controlled wine cellar and a master suite that has his-and-hers baths and walk-in closets.
10 Her Audi R8
Part of Britney’s extensive car collection is her Audi R8. She claims it to be one of her favorite cars and was attracted to it after some of her fellow celebrity friends bought them. Boasting a near perfect ride with its lavish interior, state of the art suspension, powerful breaking and onboard WiFi, it was the perfect choice for her. Since the car is offered in both 2 and 4 seater versions, Britney snatched up the 4 seater version to carry her family around in. If you are looking to buy a 2018 Audi R8 be prepared to drop a whopping $165 thousand for it but then you can boast to all your friends about having the same type of car as pop superstar Ms. Spears.
9 Her Maserati Gran Turismo
Another member of Britney’s ultra-exclusive car family is her Maserati Gran Turismo. This luxury two-door, four-seat coupé is manufactured in Modena, Italy and was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007 and has been rolling off the floors and selling ever since. Britney chose the car for all of its many features and of course, it's good looks. Being another 4-seater to lug the kids around in, it offers a great computerized navigation system so she will always get to where she needs to go without any worries. With adjustable heated front seats, automatic climate control, alloy wheels, adjustable suspension and A-Class brakes, she rides in complete and ultimate style. If you are in the market to drop around $132 thousand, you can get yourself a 2018 version.
8 Her Beloved Pets
When Britney’s ex Kevin Federline sought and won custody of their two kids, there was also a battle of who got the pets. Strangely enough, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) got involved and begged Kevin to take the animals. Although it was never publicly revealed who got custody of the pets, it was sad to think that Britney was incapable of taking care of them. The present time is another story and Britney is more than capable of taking care of her pets. She doles out thousands of dollars on grooming, toys and pet sitting for her beloved dogs Hannah and London. Hannah Spears is a purebred teacup Yorkshire Terrier and even has her own twitter account@Ihannahspears and it say’s, “I'm Britney's B***h!" That's hilarious! If it were not for all of Britney’s money, Hannah probably would have died without veterinary treatment for her illness. TMZ reported that in 2013 she spent $5, 568 for her Maltese London and $8,212 for Hannah the year before.
7 Her Jaguar XK
Britney’s love for sleek, high-powered vehicles clearly shows from her extensive car collection and her Jaguar XK is no exception to the rule. In 1996 the XK was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show and was last manufactured in 2014. XK model years range from 1997-2015. It has an extremely powerful supercharged V8 engine and it’s 6-speed automatic transmission is what they call ‘intelligent’ which means the gearshift strategy is automatically modified to make sure the correct gear is used for every driving situation. The car also features high-performance braking, quick and agile handling, Bluetooth and a great stereo system so she can sing along with herself on the radio. It can also carry four passengers, so she can bring the kids along with her to ride in style. With the interior lined in leather and trimmed out in a handcrafted walnut finish, you can add one to your collection as well for around $140 thousand dollars.
6 Her Extensive Wardrobe Collection
Not unlike her car collection, Britney’s wardrobe collection is just as extensive and she is known for having one of the most interesting ones around. It should come as no surprise that she would have an enormously large wardrobe collection to accommodate her busy lifestyle for her live stage performances, tours, red carpet events and general day to day wear. She collects from many designers like Fendi and Gucci. She even has her own clothing line for American label Candie's and she said, "I wanted to design clothes that I would wear and my fans would wear. That was the most important thing to me. I wanted to make both daytime casual looks and fun dresses to go out in at night. It was really a lot of fun." Her shoe collection is also quite extensive and is rumored to be worth thousands of dollars, not to mention her jewelry.
5 Her Popemobile Mercedes Benz G55
Sometimes called the G-Wagen, the Mercedes Benz G-Class (short for Geländewagen) is one of Britney’s favorites. I guess if it's good enough for Pope John Paul II, then it's good enough for Britney! This four-wheel-drive, midsize luxury SUV was not even available in the United States until 2002, but in the 90’s was available on the grey-market where just basic models started at six-figures. Britney paid close to $200 thousand dollars for her new 2009 version, but she had to get some modifications done on it according to Al & Eds Autosound in West Hollywood, Ca. It had it all except for rear-seat entertainment for the kids so Al & Eds Autosound installed Alpine 7 inch widescreen monitors in the headrests and a DVD player in the glove box.
4 Her First Big Real Estate Purchase in Kentwood, LA
Britney was only 18-years-old when she skyrocketed onto the pop-music scene with her debut album ‘Baby One More Time’, which earned her Grammy Award nominations for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2000. With her new found fame and fortune she was able to purchase a custom built house for her mother and they named it “Serenity”. The beautiful brick home located on the outskirts of Kentwood, LA, is her hometown and where Britney still stays when she visits her family. No purchase price or details for this home are available but we do know that Kentwood, Louisiana has a very small population (about 2,300) and it is extremely devoted to Britney. Kentwood Historical and Cultural Arts Museum, as unflashy as it is, honors Britney with four rooms worth of Britney exhibits, alongside the remaining small military exhibit.
3 Just One Of Several Hollywood Hills Estates
After hitting it big with “Baby One More Time” she followed it up in 2001 with a trifecta - “Oops I Did It Again”, a deal with Pepsi for $7 million dollars and a book she co-authored with her mom. This allowed her to spend some big bucks on her star-worthy mansion in L.A. For $2,975,000, she purchased her Hollywood Hills home that was described by Redfin as being an "extraordinary Mediterranean estate with stunning city views. Perfectly nestled at the end of a private cul-de-sac." It was a three-story-high 9,400-square-foot, five bedrooms, six bathroom estate with a home theater, massage room, infinity pool and wine cellar. Britney only held on to the two parcel property for two years then sold it to another Brit (Murphy) for $3,850,000, making almost a cool million bucks profit on it.
2 Her Real Estate & Business Expansion Into New York
Britney expanded her real estate empire into New York in 2002. She also tried her hand at a new avenue of entrepreneurship by opening a restaurant called “Nyla” but terminated her relationship with her partner very shortly afterward. She did, however, manage to buy a 4,400-square-foot penthouse apartment in NoHo (aka the Silk Building). NoHo is considered to be a trendy Manhattan neighbourhood where creative meets chic. The home featured a large living and dining room area with a wood-burning fireplace and a mudroom. It offered a sprawling outdoor space with views of downtown Manhattan, but Britney sold it after two years. Again she did well on her investment, as she bought it for $3 million and sold it for $4 million making a million dollar profit. Interestingly enough, Keith Richards and Russell Simmons also each owned the apartment before Britney did.
1 One Of Her Weekend Vacations
There is no question that Britney works hard for a living, so why not spend some of that hard earned doe on a vacation getaway for her and her entire family? Over the Memorial Day weekend in 2016 she took a break from her Vegas show and was joined by almost her entire family in Malibu where she rented a sprawling $30 million Airbnb beachfront mansion. Located directly on billionaires row, the two-story, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathroom home was complete with a lap pool, hot tub, a glass rimmed balcony that overlooked the water and an indoor fireplace. A- list (pun intended) of the of the Airbnb’s neighbours include Mariah Carey, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry and CBS President Les Moonves. The going rate per night is supposed to be $8,000, but it is rumoured that Brit didn’t have to pay that amount and maybe even got it for free.
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