How Much Is Billie Eilish Actually Worth?

With a single song and a voice that took the world by storm, Billie Eilish blasted off into the stratosphere at age 14. She had an internet army of fans and sold out tours before she had released a debut album. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Eilish is one of the highest-paid musicians in the world, with a net worth of $30 million.

She was born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell in 2001 to an entertainment family. She worked hard and stayed humble in a two-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot home through her rise to fame while she earned millions as a teen, recording songs in her home (via Deadline).

Since releasing her singles and albums, she has broken world records for streaming and has been certified gold and platinum by RIAA for selling 41.5 million units, placing her in the top 40 most successful digital artists. Eilish has diversified her portfolio beyond music and has also made a big splash in fashion. Her fans can't get enough of her life story, and a major portion of her net worth is fueled by an insatiable desire to simply know more about her. Let's take a look at how Billie Eilish earns her money.

Billie's childhood prepared her for a career as an entertainer

From an early age, Billie got exposure to the careers of entertainers. In her home, she was surrounded by actors and musicians. Billie's mom, Maggie Baird, is a screenwriter, actress, and singer who has been on television, on Broadway and released her own album. Baird was a member of The Groundlings from 1994 to 2000, and she's been working steadily since she began acting in soap operas in the 1980s.

Billie's father, Patrick O'Connell, has also been acting in television and movies since the 1980s. Her brother and collaborator, Finneas, is a songwriter, producer, singer, musician, and actor who has paved his own successful lane in modern music and has a net worth of $20 million (via Celebrity Net Worth).

According to BBC, Billie wrote her first song when she was 4. However, Finneas and Billie have also been collaborating on music since they were kids. "When people ask, 'When did you start singing?', I think that's a dumb question," she told NME. Billie continued, "I was always singing and making up melodies, and that was normal for our family to do that. I'd meet families who didn't do that, and I'd think, 'What the hell?'".

As a teen, Billie signed with Interscope Records and Universal Music Group

At just 14 years old, Billie uploaded her song "Ocean Eyes" to the streaming platform Soundcloud late one night and thought nothing more of it, but she awoke to a viral sensation (via Vox). "We put it on Soundcloud, literally to send the link to my teacher, and then it just grew from there," she told BBC.

A few emails and meetings later, she was signed to Interscope Records in November of 2016, less than a year after she innocently uploaded her first song to Soundcloud. With Interscope, Billie re-released "Ocean Eyes" and a nine-track EP (via Variety).

In 2018, Universal Music Group (UMG) announced a global co-publishing deal with Billie. Through the deal, Billie got the support of one of the biggest companies in the music industry to help distribute her music to the widest possible audience. "With the guidance of UMPG A&R Luke McGrellis and support of the UMPG global team, I am confident that we will be an outstanding creative partner for Billie as she continues to rise," said UMG CEO Jody Gerson when announcing the deal in 2018.

Billie holds the world record for the most streams in a single year

Eilish has dominated the streaming game since that fateful late-night upload of "Ocean Eyes" to Soundcloud. According to Billboard, she streamed one billion songs before she had ever released a full-length project. Justin Lubliner, who originally signed Eilish to Interscope, shared the formula for success. "There was a moment where artists and songs were living and dying by what playlist they could be on," he explained to Billboard. "We made sure to be the standout on different ones. We made the blueprint for how to be an albums artist in a streaming era."

In 2019, Eilish dethroned Ariana Grande's three million Spotify streams when she doubled the numbers and set a new record with six billion Spotify streams (via Guinness World Records). That year Billie's album "When we fall asleep, where do we go?" generated the smash singles "when the party's over," "bury a friend," and "bad guy" to fuel the numbers even more.

It's hard to know exactly how much profit this generated for Eilish. According to digital music distributor RouteNote, when major labels, like UMG, own songs, it's difficult to calculate how artists are paid for streaming. The details of the streaming payouts to Eilish are contained in the co-publishing deal she signed with UMG in 2018.

Next Management signed Billie to model in fashion and beauty campaigns

Next Models signed Billie to a modeling contract in 2018. The brand's founder Faith Kates told Women's Wear Daily, "She is among the most influential musicians of her generation, and we are proud to announce that she has signed with Next Management for fashion and beauty endorsements."

Eilish has represented brands like MCM's AW-19 collection and Calvin Klein's "I Speak the Truth in #MyCalvins" in 2019 (via Teen Vogue). Eilish has a signature style of doing what she wants and defying norms, and brands are drawn to her fresh, youthful take on fashion and beauty. She also pays no mind to gender, which makes her incredibly versatile across the gender spectrum in the fashion world.

"She is extremely meticulous in the way she reinvents herself," Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele said (via Vogue UK). Her memorable line in the Calvin Klein campaign perfectly encapsulates her own brand: "You can't fake authenticity."

Billie generates revenue from touring

Eilish earns a big part of her net worth from touring. When she announces a tour, fans have to be ready to act quickly when tickets go on sale because her concerts are notorious for selling out in minutes. For example, her North American tour "1 By 1" sold out in less than a minute (via U Music).

In 2019, the "When We Fall Asleep" tour earned $18 million (via Touring Data). The "Where Do We Go?" tour kicked off in 2020 but was cut short because of the pandemic. Eilish lost earning opportunities through the summer and fall but continued to give virtual performances throughout the pandemic, such as the "Where Do We Go?" virtual show that cost $30 per ticket (via Rolling Stone).

The "Happier Than Ever" world tour will continue through Europe and Oceania in the summer and fall of 2022. The North American part of the tour generated $13 million in the early part of 2022, Touring Data notes. The tour has been sold out since May 2021.

Billie and her brother collaborated on a James Bond title song

Eilish had the opportunity to collaborate with her brother, Finneas, on the title song to "No Time to Die," the 25th James Bond film in the series, starring Daniel Craig. Variety magazine ranked it as one of the 10 best Bond songs of all time.

Finneas said they were given a very loose direction when they began writing the song, but he and Billie had a few of their own convictions to help them get started. "We definitely thought the name of the movie should be the hook of the song," he told Variety. "It definitely had to have that signature 007 feel, musically and melodically." Eilish told BBC that the duo had a terrible case of writer's block when they started writing. They tried renting a studio to buckle down and focus on their efforts, but the studio time proved to be unfruitful. Eventually, Finneas wrote a piano line that sparked them into action. "We ended up writing and recording the whole song in a tour bus in Texas," he said.

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 16. The pandemic caused a gap between the release of the song and the release of the movie 18 months later. When the song was first released in 2020, it hit a high of 10.6 million plays but was only getting about 6,000 streams when the movie was released in 2021 (via Daily Mail).

Billie launched multiple clothing lines

Eilish has always been around high fashion since she rocketed to fame. In addition to the modeling contract in 2018, Women's Wear Daily reported that she was front row at fashion week shows and performed at a 2017 Chanel party. When asked about future plans, Eilish told Vanity Fair she was designing clothes in 2018.

First, Eilish launched a time capsule clothing line of 10 pieces with Freak City in 2019. The 90s-inspired collection featured sunglasses, bike shorts, baggy hoodies, t-shirts, and shorts covered in Billie's graffiti (via Teen Vogue). In 2020, she launched a UNIQLO line with Japanese designer Takashi Murakami. The clothing line featured 22 pieces, including women's T-shirts, men's T-shirts, kid's T-shirts, unisex caps, and hats (via Billboard).

She talked to Rolling Stone about her early life as a budding designer cutting up her parents' old garments to make something unique for herself. "I just like making really ugly sh*t. It looks cooler, right? Ugly is dope," she said.

Billie purchased her first home for $2.7 million at 17

Throughout most of her meteoric rise to fame, Billie lived at home and recorded in the original studio that she and Finneas had created for less than $3,000 (via Digital Music News). After all, her rise to fame happened at the age of 14.

It wasn't until age 17 that she finally used some of her net worth to purchase her own home in Glendale, CA, but she kept it a secret. The home originally belonged to singer Leona Lewis, and although the sale of the property was publicized in 2019, the buyer's information was never disclosed.

The house is incredibly private and guarded, with 10-foot fencing and a security system. The home also has the zoning and the facilities to keep horses on the property. Eilish never announced the purchase, but she dropped the clue in her "NDA" song lyrics, mentioning that she secretly bought a house at 17 (via Dirt).

Apple paid Billie $25 million for a documentary about her life

Eilish is an industry anomaly — an overnight viral sensation who developed an online cult following before she had ever released an album. However, Apple knew Eilish was special and had an interesting story to tell. So, according to The Hollywood Reporter, they made a bold investment by paying her a reported $25 million for a documentary about her life.

The filmmaker R.J. Cutler followed Billie through the recording and release of Billie's debut album, "When we fall asleep, where do we go?" The film also shows her life on the road and with her family at home in Highland Park. However, the singer and her family knew the temporary discomfort of having the film crew around would be worth the outcome. "Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry" debuted on Apple TV on February 26, 2021 (via Apple). Eilish said at a post-screening, "I kind of want to make like eight more" (via Deadline).

Billie teamed up with Gucci to release Happier Than Ever on vinyl

Eilish is frequently seen in Gucci on the red carpet; she wore the brand to the Oscars and Met Gala in 2022, and in 2021, she teamed up with Gucci to release her album "Happier Than Ever" on one-of-a-kind vinyl. The album came in a special box that included Gucci nail stickers. On her Instagram, she described the making of each unique record. "The vinyl is made from recycled vinyl scraps from all the colors of the original pressing of the record, and each piece is completely unique!!"

The Gucci and Billie connection is thriving through her relationship with Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele. "Billie represents something completely new," Michele told Vogue. "She is a continuously evolving artist with a new vision and interpretation of herself in terms of femininity. Billie is exactly where she means to be without prejudice. That's why working with her is so stimulating — she forces me to think differently."

Billie introduced her first perfume in 2021

Billie continued to expand her fashion and beauty empire when she introduced her first scent, "Eilish," in 2021. "Perfumes have been one of my greatest joys in life, and I've always wanted to make one," she told Vogue. She has memories of smelling perfume samples from magazines with her father, and she's always been drawn to scents.

It took about a year of back-and-forth work to design the fragrance during the pandemic. Eilish described the process of creating the fragrance to Cosmopolitan. "I was chasing this idea of this ambery color, this dark brown caramelized thing. I wanted it to feel cozy, almost like the word November. This brown word and month — almost like tree bark," she said.

The bottle retails for $68, but the only downside to the fragrance when it was first launched is that it was always sold out. According to Harpers Bazaar, there was a one bottle per customer limit when ordering in 2021. In March 2022, Eilish announced on her Instagram that the fragrance is now available nationwide in Ulta stores.

Billie continues to collaborate in fashion

Eilish continues to pursue her love of fashion, with new collaborations always in the works. However, she keeps her focus on streetwear that best represents her personal style. In 2019, she partnered with Spanish clothing company Bershka to offer a line of her signature look — baggy shirts and bottoms — and all the pieces featured Eilish's face, writing, or designs (via Cosmopolitan).

Her most recent collaboration with Nike brought two new Jordans to the street fashion world. The AJKO 1 is an Eilish take on the classic Air Jordans, the version being lime green and made of 20% recycled materials with her own custom logo on the tongue tag.

Eilish showed her pride in the eco-friendly design when she announced the shoes on her Instagram. "It was such an incredible and surreal experience getting to create these, especially in a sustainable fashion (100% vegan with over 20% recycled material)," she wrote. Besides another Jordan design, Eilish also released an apparel collection with Nike.