Singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani was born Gwendolyn Renee Stefani on October 3, 1969 in Anaheim, California. Stefani‰Ûªs first public performance was singing ‰Û÷I Have Confidence‰Ûª at a student talent contest at Anaheim‰Ûªs Loara High School. She later attended Fullerton College and California State University-Fullerton. Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, lead singer-guitarist for the alternative rock band Bush exchanged wedding vows twice in September, 2002; a traditional ceremony in London was followed by a private ceremony in Los Angeles. The couple was blessed with Kingston James McGregor in May of 2006, followed by Zuma Nesta Rock in 2008. A third child is expected sometime in the first half of 2014.
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2. Income & Salary
Stefani joined her brother Eric‰Ûªs newly formed ska-pop band No Doubt as lead vocalist in 1986. The band‰Ûªs debut album, No Doubt, was released in 1992, followed by the self-released Beacon Street Collection in 1995. The third album, Tragic Kingdom, also released in 1995, put No Doubt squarely on the map; sales eventually topped 16 million copies. During a four-year hiatus from No Doubt, Stefani released two successful solo albums, Love. Music. Angel. Baby. (a certified multi-platinum seller in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada) and The Sweet Escape. A 100-date tour promoting The Sweet Escape grossed an estimated $55 million in ticket sales. She re-joined her No Doubt band-mates in 2008. Stefani‰Ûªs fashion line, L.A.M.B., was launched in 2004. This Asian and South American-inspired clothing label hit the $90 million annual sales mark in 2010. A line of fragrances was introduced in 2008 as an extension of Stefani‰Ûªs Harajuku Lovers product line.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Stefani has an individual net worth of approximately $80 million; husband Gavin‰Ûªs $35 million brings the couple‰Ûªs combined net worth to $115 million. Stefani‰Ûªs income from all sources, including record and publishing royalties, clothing and fragrance lines, and product endorsements is conservatively estimated to total $27 million annually.