Kelly Rowland Net Worth, Early Life, and Career

Kelly Rowland Net Worth

Kelly Rowland is an influential personality in both the film and music industry. People became fans of her unique acting skills. Today, we will discover Kelly Rowland net worth, early life, and career.

Who is Kelly Rowland?

Kelly Rowland is an American singer and actress. She is well-recognized as a member of Destiny’s Child. This girl group is one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.

Kelly’s debut studio album, Simply Deep (2002), was ranked number one on the UK Albums Chart and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. In the following year, she ventured into acting with starring roles in Freddy vs. Jason (2003).

Kelly received a lot of awards and nominations. Fuse Media ranked her number 20 in their list of “100 Most Award-Winning Artists.”

Short Bio of Kelly Rowland

Full Name Kelendria Trene Rowland
Birthdate February 11, 1981 (age 42)
Birthplace Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality American
Height 5’ 8” (1.73 m)
Profession Singer, Actress, television personality
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Net Worth $20 million

Kelly Rowland Net Worth

Kelly Rowland’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be $20 million. Being a successful musician and film star is the main reason behind this massive net worth. She released a lot of studio albums that sold millions of copies worldwide.

Kelly Rowland Net Worth

Kelly is also a highly demanded-actress in the film industry. She starred in many box-office hit films. She also appeared in several long-running television programs.

Early Life

Kelly Rowland was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Doris Rowland-Garrison (December 6, 1947 – December 2, 2014) and Christopher Lovett. She has a brother named Orlando Rowland.

Kelly started his high school at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas. During this time, she joined the girl group Girl’s Tyme. After completing high school, Kelly started a professional music career.

Sources Behind Kelly Rowland Net Worth

Studio Albums

Kelly released her first studio album, Simply Deep, on October 22, 2002. This album was recorded by Columbia Records and released in CD and digital download formats. The album went viral worldwide and ranked on 26 different music rating charts across the world.

It ranked number one on the UK Albums (OCC) and number 12 on the US Billboard 200. For this album, Kelly received a Grammy Award in 2003. With all of these achievements, the album made 888,697 global sales. As a debut Studio album, it was a massive success for Kelly.

Later, Kelly released her second studio album on October 22, 2002. This album also earned enormous success by entering the 20 different music rating charts worldwide, including the US Billboard 200 and US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart.

With these successful records, Kelly released two other studio albums, Here I Am and Talk a Good Game. Both of those albums became very popular and made a lot of sales, 241,692 and 176,864 in the United States, respectively.

Kelly has earned a lot from those album sales, which became one of the main sources of her net worth.

Other Music

Besides Studio albums, Kelly also released several other recordings, like compilation albums, EPs, and non-album singles. Her first extended play, Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe, was released on May 25, 2008. After this, she released three EPs.

Kelly also released several non-album singles, such as Grown Woman, Ice, Love You More at Christmas Time, and Coffee. Besides these, Kelly released three compilation albums.

All of Kelly’s recordings gained massive recognition and made thousands of sales, which increased her net worth widely.


Kelly made her film debut in Beverly Hood (1999). In this movie, she made a cameo appearance.

Later, in 2003, Kelly got her starring role in a supernatural film titled Freddy vs. Jason. She played Kia Waterson’s character in this movie. The film went viral worldwide and earned more than $100 million at the box office.

In 2005, Kelly starred in the romantic comedy film The Seat Filler. In this film, Kelly played the role of the lead character, Janelle. This film earned $27.9 million at the box office.

In 2012, Kelly got another film success by appearing in the romantic comedy film Think Like a Man. This film gained worldwide recognition and hit the box office with $96.1 Million.

Because of these successful records, Kelly became a highly demanded and high-paying actor in the film industry.

With this success, Kelly also appeared in many other hit films, such as Bad Hair, Fantasy Football, The Curse of Bridge Hollow, and so on. Kelly received a massive payment for every film she acted in.


As Kelly’s fame rose to the top, she got many invitations from several popular television series to make guest appearances. For this purpose, she made her television debut in The WB Network’s television series Smart Guy’s episode of “A Date With Destiny” (season 3, episode 10). In the following year, she appeared in Pacific Blue’s season 5, episode 11.

Later, she also made guest appearances in The Hughleys, American Dreams, Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, The A-List: New York, and many other popular television series. Besides these, Kelly also appeared in many television special shows.

Kelly became a judge of the popular reality music competition show  X Factor’s seasons 1,2 and 3. From 2017 to 2020, she also became a judge for the four seasons of The Voice (Australia). Kelly was paid a high payment for her every appearance on those television programs.


As Kelly’s fame rose to the top, many famous artists and bands showed interest in collaborating with her. For this reason, Kelly was featured in Nelly’s single song, Dilemma, from the album Nellyville (2002). This single went viral worldwide and ranked number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Kelly Rowland Net Worth

With this success, Kelly featured in several other singles, such as Stomy Bugsy’s Une femme en prison, Trina’s Here We Go, Nâdiya’s No Future in the Past, Tinie Tempah’s Invincible, and so on. Those artists paid Kelly a good amount to feature with them, which increased her net worth massively.


Kelly got many invitations from different cities and countries to perform at their concerts, opening ceremonies, or other festivals.

For this purpose, Kelly went on many tours across the world. Some of his significant tours were in Brisbane Showgrounds, Australia, Spark Arena; New Zealand, Brockwell Park; London, Mercedes-Benz Stadium; Atlanta, and many other places.

All of Kelly’s live shows were ticket sell-out shows, and she received a massive amount from the organizers of those live shows.


Kelly Rowland won a total of 27 awards and was nominated 71 times. The most significant of those seven winning awards are as follows.

  • Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series
  • Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
  • Outstanding Women in the Music Industry
  • Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Song
  • Song of the Year

Personal Life

In December 2013, Kelly Rowland appeared on The Queen Latifah Show, where she announced her engagement to Tim Weatherspoon.

Later, they got married on May 9, 2014, in Costa Rica. The couple welcomed their first child, a son, in 2014. Seven years later, Kelly and Tim welcomed their second son in 2021.


What is Kelly Rowland net worth in 2023?

Kelly Rowland’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be 20 million U.S. dollars.

How does Kelly Rowland make money?

Kelly Rowland earned by selling studio albums and acting in the box office hit films.

Are Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland still friends?

Kelly Rowland and the famous singer Beyoncé have been best friends since the beginning of their careers.

How many Grammys has Kelly Rowland won?

Kelly Rowland won five Grammy Awards.

Final Thoughts

Kelly Rowland net worth is a result of her quick success. Music, films, and television are everywhere she applies her top skills to achieve a successful career as well as to live a lavish financial status.

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