Two decades after their debut ‘Wannabe’, the Spice Girls continue to showcase their massive selling power. The group’s reunion tour – minus Victoria – across the UK and Australia in 2019 saw them selling out 13 stadiums and grossing almost US$80 million.
Since the inception of the band in 1994 until today, Spice Girls members Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Victoria Beckham continue to profit from the success that began with the release of debut single Wannabe in 1996.
With a combined net worth of US$546 million, here’s what each member of the Spice Girls is worth individually.
What is the net worth of the Spice Girls members?
Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, who recently turned 47, is undoubtedly the wealthiest Spice Girl with net worth of US$450 million. Victoria earned US$75 million annually as the member of the group.
Since leaving her Posh days behind, Victoria has gone on to do everything from solo albums and reality TV to books and perfumes, but found her passion in fashion brand Victoria Beckham Ltd.
The label has a reported net worth of £100 million (US$140 million). Victoria is also the matriarch of Beckham Brand Holdings created with husband David Beckham and former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller to oversee all Beckham businesses and projects.
After Victoria, it’s Ginger Spice or Geri Horner (previously Halliwell) whose net worth of US$40 million makes her the second richest member.
After her Spice Girls stint, Geri dropped three albums with four number one hits, published two autobiographies and several children’s books, released a clothing line as well as a series of Body Yoga workout videos and appeared on Australia’s Got Talent.
Her wealth is further compounded by her marriage to Formula One sportsman Christian Horner, whose net worth is estimated at $50 million.
Baby Spice Emma Bunton who has released four solo albums to date and had a sold-out concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Aside from music, Emma has also held a radio slot on Britain’s Heart FM, judged reality shows Dancing on Ice and Boy Band, competed on Strictly Come Dancing and acted in the Absolutely Fabulous series and film.
Recently, she has also co-founded eco-friendly family brand Kit & Kin, offering biodegradable nappies and certified natural skincare for mothers and babies.
Mel C, best known as Sporty Spice, recently put out a self-titled album which made the UK top 10. Sporty has been hard at work branching off into acting, DJing and reality TV in addition to her solo music career, with an estimated net worth of US$20 million.
Post-Spice Girls, Scary Spice Mel B who has a net worth of US$6 million, had a short-lived solo music career and short acting stints on Broadway, has found her groove as international reality TV royalty with her straight-forward attitude.
Despite her various stints as judge on The X Factor in both Australia and the UK, America’s Got Talent in the US, contestant on Dancing with the Stars US and a presenter on Australia’s Dancing with the Stars, Mel B’s wealth has taken a blow in recent years due to an expensive custody battle and divorce from ex-husband Stephan Belafonte.
When did Spice Girls break up?
In 1998, when the Spice Girls were ruling the industry, Geri left the band due to her health, differences between band members and the tiring schedule of the band who were on their American tour at that point.
After Ginger Spice’s exit, the group continued as a four-piece, even releasing an album called Forever.
However, in 2000, they decided to take a break to focus on their individual lives and careers.
Bestselling Spice Girls songs
Though the band haven’t released any new music in several years, classics like 1996 debut single ‘Wannabe’, which went to Number 1 in the UK and was certified double Platinum in the UK, following release ‘2 Become 1’, which sold more than 1,200,000 copies and 1997 single ‘Spice Up Your Life’, which the group reunited to perform at the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, continue to be bestselling, fan favourite songs.
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