Kelly Rowland Net Worth (Forbes 2023) Destiny Child Earnings

An American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality, Kelly Rowland, is acclaimed for her contribution to Destiny’s Child – one of the highest-grossing girl groups of all time – and is worth $12 million. Along with Beyonce Knowles, she formed the original Destiny’s Child quartet. Kelly Rowland Net Worth

Net Worth:   $12 Million
Date of Birth:   Feb 11, 1981 (41 years old)
Place of Birth:   Atlanta
Gender:   Female
Height:   5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:   Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Model, Dancer, Television presenter
Nationality:   United States of America

After several iterations, the quartet solidified into three members – Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle Williams. When the trio announced a break to pursue solo ventures, the world’s pop music enthusiasts despaired.

Kelly kick-started the series of solo accomplishments, teaming up with Nelly to win the Grammy with “Dilemma”. Michelle headed into gospel music, topping the charts rapidly.

But Beyonce’s release of her debut album released pandemonium. Beyonce surpassed the successes of her former bandmates, and even though they continue to thrive, neither can compare to Beyonce’s international acclaim.

Kelly has made her mark overseas, starring on a multitude of European television shows and touring significantly. She was also the judge for the American edition of “X-Factor”.

Early Life 

Born on February 11, 1981, in Atlanta, Georgia, Kelly Rowland’s original name was Kelendria Trene Rowland. Her father, Christopher Lovett, and mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, were unfortunately not able to make their relationship work.

After Lovett’s alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder, Rowland and her mother, alongside her brother Orlando, had to relocate to Houston. In 1995, she found a home with friend and soon-to-be musical collaborator Beyonce Knowles and her family.

Destiny’s Child

In the early nineties, Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé Knowles started out their music career as part of the band Girl’s Tyme and participated in the talent show Star Search.

Although they did not win, the band kept on performing in various places around Houston and began to be noticed for their singing and dancing abilities.

They got the chance to audition for record labels, signing a contract with Elektra Records, but the label eventually dropped them.

Destiny’s Child was created in 1997 and was managed by Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé’s father. In 1999, the group’s second album The Writing’s on the Wall brought them much-needed success and critical acclaim, as it featured songs like “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Jumpin Jumpin,” and “Say My Name”, which became their biggest hit and earned them multiple Grammys.

A year later, the ladies found themselves in the limelight after the release of their song “Independent Women Part 1” on the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack.

Survivor was released in 2001 and shot straight to the top of the Billboard charts, as it included their worldwide hit “Bootylicious”. It was also their most successful album with more than twelve million copies sold worldwide.

Kelly Rowland Net Worth

Solo Career

Following the split of Destiny’s Child in 2005, Rowland’s second album, Ms. Kelly (2007) was released and included hits such as “Like This” and “Work”.

In 2009, Rowland was a host on the first season of The Fashion Show, and also featured on DJ David Guetta’s chart-topping dance single, “When Love Takes Over”.

The immense success of the song inspired Rowland to delve into dance music on her third album Here I Am (2011), spawning hits like “Commander” and the number one R&B/Hip-Hop hit, “Motivation”.

The following year, Rowland experienced an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during a concert in New Jersey, resulting in her chest being exposed for a brief moment.

In 2011, Kelly Rowland assumed the role of a judge on the eighth season of The X Factor UK, followed by her judging of the third and final season of The X Factor U.S. in 2013.

Her fourth album, Talk a Good Game (2013), presented a return to her R&B roots and was met with critical acclaim, charting No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, Rowland has collaborated with Nelly, Lil Wayne, and Big Sean on their tracks.

Influenced by Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Sade, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce, Rowland has accumulated several chart-topping records in the United States and nine top ten singles in the United Kingdom.

Acting Creer

In 2002, Kelly’s acting career was launched with a guest spot on the sitcom The Hughleys, and was subsequently featured in other UPN programs like Eve and Girlfriends.

Later, she appeared in the NBC drama American Dreams, playing the part of Martha Reeves of Martha & The Vandellas and singing her rendition of “Nowhere to Run.”

Her first cinematic outing was the horror film Freddy vs. Jason in 2004, where she was cast as Kia Waterson, receiving mixed reviews despite being the number one film in the U.S. and amassing $114 million worldwide.

2005 saw her lead a cast in The Seat Filler, alongside Duane Martin and Shemar Moore, a movie backed by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith that was limited to a handful of festivals and released directly to DVD.

Additionally, Rowland sang two songs for its soundtrack. Although unsuccessful in her bid for Louise in the Sex and the City film, Kelly had a supporting part in Think Like a Man in 2012 with Chris Brown and Gabrielle Union.

As a judge on The X-Factor, she was awarded Ultimate TV Personality at the 2011 Cosmo Ultimate Women of the Year awards, and went on to become TV Personality of the Year at the Glamour Women of the Year awards.


In collaboration with the Knowles family, Rowland established the Survivor Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supplying short-term accommodation for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. The duo also initiated the Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth, an all-inclusive Houston community centre.

In 2006, Kelly became involved with ALDO Fights AIDS, participating in campaigns with other artists. Furthermore, with the assistance of Kanye West and other stars, she created a unique Nike sneaker for eBay, the profits of which went towards AIDS Awareness.

Additionally, she is a representative of the Staying Alive Foundation, striving to decrease prejudice towards those living with HIV and AIDS. She subsequently journeyed to Tanzania and Kenya to advocate for the organisation, and even took an HIV test to spread the message.

Personal Life 

In 2011, Rowland and her manager, Tim Weatherspoon, started their relationship, and they revealed their engagement in 2013 on The Queen Latifah Show.

On May 9, 2014, the couple tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Costa Rica with the help of their former Destiny’s Child crew. Rowland welcomed their firstborn, Titan Jewell Weatherspoon, in November 2014.

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