How much is Fergie worth?
|Net Worth:||$45 Million
|Date of Birth:||March 27, 1975|
|Country:||United States of America|
She got the boys “spending all their money” as the fourth member of the Black Eyed Peas and proved that she could be “Fergalicious” all on her own with her successful stint as a solo artist.
Who Is Fergie Duhamel
It’s no wonder she has such a natural stage presence—Fergie was nursing superstar dreams from the moment she could walk. She still owns home videos from her childhood when she would pretend to be a spokesperson for television commercials. Born Stacy Ann Ferguson in Hacienda Heights, California in 1975, doctors advised Fergie’s mother to put the hyperactive kid on Ritalin, but she opted instead to let her expend her energy in dance school. It turned out to be a good call.
As a nine-year-old, she landed voiceover roles in animated Peanuts cartoons as Sally and Lucy, and won a spot on the TV show Kids, Incorporated two years later. That was where she met Renee Sands and the two started a band of their own called Wild Orchid.
American singer-songwriter Fergie Duhamel has a net worth of $45 million dollars, as of 2020.
Spiraling Out Of Control
Somewhere between the stress of being a child star and the difficulties with her new music label, Fergie began to rebel. Reluctant to be part of the next pop-styled girl band, she slipped into the underground club scene and soon found herself addicted to the recreational drug crystal meth. Fergie started losing weight and tried to hide her addiction from friends and family by claiming to be bulimic.
Unfortunately, one of the darker side effects of crystal meth started to rear its head and she became intensely paranoid. Soon Fergie became convinced the FBI was spying on her. She admitted that just as she was reaching the point of no return in 2001, she took refuge in a Korean church on Wilshire Boulevard and prayed for help.
That was the turning point for the budding star, who moved back home with her mom, quit cold turkey and did what she could to get out of the life that drove her to her addiction. After agreeing to cover the final dates with the band, Fergie quit Wild Orchid. Soon after, she met Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas on a radio show—a chance encounter that changed the lives of both parties.
Black Eyed Peas In A Pod
Will.i.am invited Fergie to sing background vocals on the song ‘Shut Up’ for their upcoming album, Elephunk. Fergie, a fan of the Black Eyed Peas, agreed and the group jibed so well that, following the recording, they invited her to perform on more songs. Will.i.am planned to help Fergie get her solo musical career off the ground but with the urging of their record label the Black Eyed Peas invited Fergie to become a permanent member of the group instead.
The first song they recorded with Fergie was ‘Where is the Love,’ which became their first top ten single. They continued to release successful tracks with Fergie prominently used as a singer. Songs like ‘Shut Up’, ‘Hey Mama’, ‘My Humps’ and ‘Don’t Phunk with My Heart’ all helped establish them as hitmakers. In 2005, the Black Eyed Peas won their first Grammy award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, and a year later, Fergie fulfilled her longtime dream of going solo when she released The Dutchess.
Tackling New Roles
In 2004, the band appeared on the television series Las Vegas where Fergie met Josh Duhamel. According to Duhamel, he walked up to Fergie and bluntly told her, “You’re hot!” He had admitted in an InStyle interview a year before that he once had a dirty dream about her, and Fergie responded asking him what it was about. This inauspicious encounter eventually led to the couple’s marriage in January 2009, although their union was marred by unconfirmed allegations that Duhamel cheated on her with a stripper in late 2009.
Fergie began to return to acting around this time as well. She appeared in a number of movies including Poseidon and Planet Terror and, in 2009, took a singing role in Rob Marshall’s Nine, a musical remake of the Fellini film 8 1/2. She also began working on her first solo album and the 2007 American Music Awards named her Favorite Female Artist. In 2009, the Black Eyed Peas released The E.N.D. and their first single, ‘Boom Boom Pow,’ shot to number one—the band’s first chart-topper.
While Fergie began her career as a child star and almost got lost down the dark road that often follows, she pulled herself up and rebounded in a big way. She’s a platinum artist, part of one of the biggest music quartets in pop and happily married.
Defining Quote “That won’t happen again, I make a point now of visiting the bathroom at least once before I go on stage. It sounds obvious but sometimes it’s the simple things you forget to do.”