In 2007, Justin Bieber was just another kid singing and dancing on YouTube, but his life changed when a marketing executive for a record company stumbled across the videos.
Bieber recorded his first demo tapes, and they quickly attracted attention from R&B star Usher, who began mentoring the young Canadian singer and led him toward a recording contract. While Bieber’s debut studio album was still being completed, its first single — “One Time” — reached the No. 12 spot on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and number 17 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Bieber would later sing for President Barack Obama as part of a broadcast television special, appear on The Kids’ Choice Awards, and perform as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.” He has had three No. 1 singles in the U.S. as a solo artist (“Love Yourself,” “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?”) and six No. 1 albums, according to Billboard.
In addition to his music, concert sales and YouTube revenue, Bieber has built up his net worth through lucrative endorsement deals with Calvin Klein, Proactiv, Adidas, Best Buy and Macy’s.
As of June 2017 Justin Bieber had a net worth of $225 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.