Adam Lambert Net Worth Is $30 Million: How Did He Earn Millions During His Career?

Adam Lambert is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his performances on American Idol and his best-selling albums.

Adam Lambert has a net worth of $30 million as of 2022. He has earned a large share of his wealth from his music albums.

Net Worth$30 Million
Source of WealthActing, Music Albums
Full NameAdam Mitchel Lambert
Age39 Years
OccupationSinger, Songwriter, Actor
EducationCalifornia State University
Date of Birth29 January 1982
EthnicityNorwegian, Jewish-Romanian
Marital StatusUnmarried (Dating Oliver Gliese)
Last Updated2022

How Did Adam Lambert Acquire His Wealth?

Adam Lambert wasn’t born into a wealthy family and had to earn his wealth from his hard work. So while he did several jobs during his career, his income from those jobs isn’t disclosed.

His first paying job was that of a 10-month stint performing on a cruise ship. This got him the exposure he needed to be cast in Hair. He also played Joshua in a theatre production of The Ten Commandments: The Musical and worked as an understudy for Fiyero.

Lambert started earning big after his performance in American Idol. He got through the audition by covering Bohemian Rhapsody and Rock with You. While he finished in second place, Adam walked away with $10 million from the show. It also gave Lambert the exposure he needed to make his debut album, For Your Entertainment, a success.

The album sold over 200k copies in only a week of release and reached #3 on the Billboard 200. In total, the album sold 3 million copies and 5 million singles across the globe.

Lambert’s Ghost Town got Gold Certification in the US and Germany and sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide. Another single which did well was Whataya Want from Me, which sold over 2 million copies in the US alone.

His album Trespassing sold 77k copies within the first week. Adam has also been working as the lead vocalist for Queen since 2011, and they have made a couple of albums together, with the most recent one being Queen + Adam Lambert Live Around the World.

How Much Does Adam Lambert Earn with Queen?

Adam Lambert Earns exact amount with Queen has not been publicly disclosed, and their contract is a well-kept secret. Despite this, speculation suggests that Adam Lambert is a paid employee with Queen and does not earn any royalties from the music itself.

How Does Adam Lambert Spend His Money?

Adam Lambert isn’t one to flash his wealth around for fun and is a modest spender at best compared to most celebrities.

In 2014, Lambert bought a 3.8k sqft home in Hollywood Hills for $3 million. The home is currently listed at $3.5 million and has not been sold so far.

Adam bought another home in Hollywood Hills, which is worth $6.5 million and has 14 rooms. The 5k sqft mansion is his current home. For cars, Lambert owns a $400k Aston Martin, a $100k BMW 650i, a $220k Bentley Convertible GT, and a Ford GT.

Adam is also well known for his charity work and has supported various organizations, including DonorsChoose, Charity Water, MusiCares, and The Trevor Project.

Adam Lambert at the Project Angelfood
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Adam founded his charity Feel Something Foundation in 2019 to support LGBTQ+ rights and has also been awarded a Unity Award from the We Are Family foundation for his music’s peaceful messages.

Adam Lambert’s Early Life

Adam Mitchel Lambert was born on January 29, 1982, to Leila and Eber Lambert in Indianapolis, Indiana. His parents worked regular jobs, and he grew up with his younger brother, Neil, in their San Diego home.

When Adam was just nine years old, he started participating in various plays with the Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network and appeared in several professional productions. Some of his first plays included “Grease”, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “Hello, Dolly”, and “Peter Pan”. During this time, Lambert attended Mount Carmel High School, sang in his school’s jazz band and choir, and acted in school plays.

Soon after his high school graduation, Adam went to study at the California State University in Orange County. However, he dropped out of it after a mere five weeks.

He soon moved to Los Angeles to work on his entertainment career and got his first gig as a 10-month-contracted stunt performer on a cruise ship. He was only 19 and got enough exposure to be cast in a European production of “Hair”.

By 2004, he played Joshua in a Kodak Production of The Ten Commandments: The Musical, which also added to his exposure and got him a chance at being an understudy for Fiyero in Wicked.

Soon after, Lambert got his chance at singing by competing on the eighth season of American Idol, where he earned standing applause from Simon Cowell.

While Adam came second in the competition, he was ranked the 5th Greatest American Idol Contestant of All Time by MTV. After the show, he released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, released in November 2009 and had various international hits such as If I Had You.

Adam Lambert performs at KTUphoria
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The album got Adam a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Since then, he has released three more studio albums, including Trespassing, The Original High, And Velvet.

He has also been performing as Queen’s lead singer since 2011 and has played in their official concerts and released albums with them.

Thanks to his fame, Adam has also worked on several TV shows, including Project Runway, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Pretty Little Liars. He also had a recurring guest role on Glee as Elliot Starchild. He also played Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Fox.

Lambert is openly gay and was in a long-term relationship with Sauli Kroskinenm before dating Javi Costa Polo. He is currently dating Oliver Gliese.

Adam Lambert’s Career Highlights

  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music
  • MuchMusic Video Award for People’s Choice Awards
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Reality Star
  • GLAAD Media Davidson/Valentini Award
  • Young Hollywood Award for Artist of the Year
  • Eska Special Award

Is Adam Lambert still with Queen?

Yes, Adam Lambert is still with Queen. In 2020, they released an album titled Queen + Adam Lambert Live Around the World.

Why did Adam Lambert leave The Voice?

Please recheck since the question seems to be incorrect. Adam Levine left the Voice, and not Adam Lambert.