How Britney Spears makes and spends her millions

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Britney Spears seems to have left the lows of her highly publicized 2008 meltdown far behind her.

On Friday, she releases her first album in three years, "Glory."

The pop star, who has sold more than 33 million albums in the US, is also riding high at her extended residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Like Kim Kardashian before her, she recently released a game with Glu Mobile, and she unveiled her 20th fragrance with Elizabeth Arden.

Despite all of her post-2008 success, Spears hasn't been in control of it, nor her personal life, for those eight years. Her family decided to take action and enact her father, Jamie, and lawyer Andrew M. Wallet as her conservators, or guardians. They oversee her finances and daily life.

Even so, Spears is still raking in cash and seemingly not left wanting for things to spend it on - she apparently loves Target just as much as the average person.

Here's how Britney Spears makes and spends her money:

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Britney Spears ranked No. 99 on Forbes' list of the highest-earning celebrities in 2016, tying with Gisele Bündchen. Both earned $30.5 million.

Britney Spears ranked No. 99 on Forbes' list of the highest-earning celebrities in 2016, tying with Gisele Bündchen. Both earned $30.5 million.

This is a slight decrease for Spears who made $31 million in 2015 and landed at No. 82 on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list.

Source: Forbes

Her total assets were valued at $45,982,505.75 in a 2014 court filing.

Her total assets were valued at $45,982,505.75 in a 2014 court filing.

Source: People

And it seems her sights for her future career and brand are clear.

And it seems her sights for her future career and brand are clear.

She told Variety in a 2014 cover story:

"I’ve been very hands-on with everything I’ve done since I had my children. And it’s just really important for me to understand the big picture, where everybody’s coming from, what’s the real purpose of this shoot and this song, or whatever it is in that moment that I’m doing. It’s important to learn to say no. 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."

She makes much of her money on the road. In 2009, Billboard reported that Spears grossed $216.2 million total from her tours in the first decade of the 21st century. Her "Femme Fatale" tour in 2012 added $21.7 million — $7.3 million of which she pocketed — to that total.

She makes much of her money on the road. In 2009, Billboard reported that Spears grossed $216.2 million total from her tours in the first decade of the 21st century. Her "Femme Fatale" tour in 2012 added $21.7 million — $7.3 million of which she pocketed — to that total.

Source: Billboard (2009), Billboard (2012) 

Back in 2012, Spears was also No. 1 on Forbes' list of the highest-paid women in music, having made $58 million.

Back in 2012, Spears was also No. 1 on Forbes' list of the highest-paid women in music, having made $58 million.

Source: Forbes

When it extended her residency, Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas upped her $310,000-per-show (nearly $15 million per year) deal to $475,000 per show — just $1,000 under what Celine Dion makes. With the total number of shows now at 140, Spears is set to bank a whopping $66.5 million per year thanks to Vegas.

When it extended her residency, Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas upped her $310,000-per-show (nearly $15 million per year) deal to $475,000 per show — just $1,000 under what Celine Dion makes. With the total number of shows now at 140, Spears is set to bank a whopping $66.5 million per year thanks to Vegas.

Source: E! News, TMZ

The pop star partnered with Elizabeth Arden in 2004, and by June 2016 she had debuted her 20th fragrance. In 2012, her various 11 fragrances at the time had reportedly earned her $1.5 billion and sold more than one million bottles in five years.

The pop star partnered with Elizabeth Arden in 2004, and by June 2016 she had debuted her 20th fragrance. In 2012, her various 11 fragrances at the time had reportedly earned her $1.5 billion and sold more than one million bottles in five years.

Her first perfume, "Curious," netted $100 million in sales after one year, according to Brandweek. In peak season, Spears sold a fragrance every 15 seconds, according to Express.

Source: MTV

However, Spears had to pay Brand Sense Partners $10 million after the brand management and consultant company said her and her father cut them out of a deal.

However, Spears had to pay Brand Sense Partners $10 million after the brand management and consultant company said her and her father cut them out of a deal.

Source: The Daily Mail

She extended her brand to include lingerie and sleepwear, which are available via her retail partner Change Lingerie and range from $26 to $160.

She extended her brand to include lingerie and sleepwear, which are available via her retail partner Change Lingerie and range from $26 to $160.

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In 2015, Spears took her brand to the virtual world, inking a deal with Glu Mobile to develop a free-to-play mobile game using her voice and likeness — as Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry did before her. The deal goes through 2020, with the possibility of a three-year extension.

Source: Glu

Spears appeared as a judge on the second season of "The X Factor," which came with a paycheck of $15 million. Even though she only stayed on for one season, she became the highest-paid judge on reality television.

Spears appeared as a judge on the second season of "The X Factor," which came with a paycheck of $15 million. Even though she only stayed on for one season, she became the highest-paid judge on reality television.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, E! News

And we can never forget that back in Spears' prime, she inked a deal with Pepsi for $7 million. It launched a series of amazing commercials with her.

Watch more of Spears' Pepsi videos.

Source: Forbes

But Spears also likes to spend. Because of the conservatorship agreement, Spears' purchases are recorded in court documents, which have been obtained by TMZ and E! News throughout the years.

But Spears also likes to spend. Because of the conservatorship agreement, Spears' purchases are recorded in court documents, which have been obtained by TMZ and E! News throughout the years.

Like a lot of Americans, Spears apparently has an affinity for Target. She spent $5,500 at the retailer in 2014.

Like a lot of Americans, Spears apparently has an affinity for Target. She spent $5,500 at the retailer in 2014.

Spears also visited Barnes & Noble, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, and more, according to E! News.

Source: GoBankingRates on The Huffington Post

We all love our pets, but Spears has the income to let hers live the good life. In 2014, she spent just under $25,000 on pet care, including grooming and pet sitting.

Source: People

She spent more than $49,000 on her wardrobe in 2014, though she's now less partial to her signature early-2000s look — like this coat she wore while performing in 2003.

She spent more than $49,000 on her wardrobe in 2014, though she's now less partial to her signature early-2000s look — like this coat she wore while performing in 2003.

Source: People

For makeup and hairdressing, Spears spent nearly $20,000 in 2014.

Source: People

For a major star, Spears didn't shell out too much cash on luxuries in 2014 — only spending under $2,500 on massages, nails, and other grooming charges.

For a major star, Spears didn't shell out too much cash on luxuries in 2014 — only spending under $2,500 on massages, nails, and other grooming charges.

Source: GoBankingRates on The Huffington Post

But when it came to meals and entertainment, Spears opened her pocket a little more, spending $15,270.

But when it came to meals and entertainment, Spears opened her pocket a little more, spending $15,270.

Source: GoBankingRates on The Huffington Post

She's had to spend a hefty sum as a result of her legal situation. As her conservator, her father Jamie gets about $130,000 per year and is also reimbursed for the rent for his office. Through the years, he has asked for increases and was approved to take 1.5 percent of gross revenues from the performances and merchandising tied to Spears' Las Vegas show.

She's had to spend a hefty sum as a result of her legal situation. As her conservator, her father Jamie gets about $130,000 per year and is also reimbursed for the rent for his office. Through the years, he has asked for increases and was approved to take 1.5 percent of gross revenues from the performances and merchandising tied to Spears' Las Vegas show.

Source: The New York Times

Spears even has to pay people to make sure her conservators don't abuse their power. The court appointed Samuel D. Ingham III as her chief advocate. Since 2008, he has been paid $2 million in fees. That's in addition to the $6.9 million paid from the estate to the conservators and other lawyers who have helped manage Spears’ affairs.

Spears even has to pay people to make sure her conservators don't abuse their power. The court appointed Samuel D. Ingham III as her chief advocate. Since 2008, he has been paid $2 million in fees. That's in addition to the $6.9 million paid from the estate to the conservators and other lawyers who have helped manage Spears’ affairs.

Source: The New York Times

Her kids feature prominently in the pop star's interviews and Instagram. Spears paid $409,000 in 2014 for child support and care. She has a custody arrangement with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Source: GoBankingRates on The Huffington Post

Spears also shells out money on “family support,” a category in which she spent nearly $38,000 in 2014. These expenses included plane tickets for loved ones and a $500 weekly allowance for her mom, Lynne Spears.

Spears also shells out money on “family support,” a category in which she spent nearly $38,000 in 2014. These expenses included plane tickets for loved ones and a $500 weekly allowance for her mom, Lynne Spears.

Source: GoBankingRates on The Huffington Post

Of course, she also has to pay her staff. $57,550 went to paying her entourage of various personnel and assistants.

Of course, she also has to pay her staff. $57,550 went to paying her entourage of various personnel and assistants.

Source: GoBankingRates on The Huffington Post

But Spears does like to live in style. She's known for her many real-estate investments over the years. In 2014, the expenses for her homes in Malibu, Louisiana, and Thousand Oaks, California, totaled more than $960,000.

But Spears does like to live in style. She's known for her many real-estate investments over the years. In 2014, the expenses for her homes in Malibu, Louisiana, and Thousand Oaks, California, totaled more than $960,000.

Source: People

The pop star recently traded one mansion in suburban Thousand Oaks, California, for another. She bought this five-bed, eight-bath home early in 2016 for $7.4 million.

The pop star recently traded one mansion in suburban Thousand Oaks, California, for another. She bought this five-bed, eight-bath home early in 2016 for $7.4 million.

Source: Trulia

With big homes like that, it makes a little more sense that she spent $3,400 on Christmas lights alone in 2012.

With big homes like that, it makes a little more sense that she spent $3,400 on Christmas lights alone in 2012.

Source: The Daily Mail

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