The Spice Girls’ breakthrough hit “Wannabe” transformed the face of pop culture, the trajectory of female vocal groups, and the music business forever in 1996. Mel B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham – the five members — became international celebrities and billionaires beyond their wildest dreams. Many fans and analysts still view them as the greatest financially successful female group of all time, more than two decades after their breakup. All five women are still going strong in their respective fields of fashion, theatre, television, publishing, radio, and music.
In Season 4 of Netflix’s blockbuster reality show The Circle, two of them are now playing catfishes. Former Baby Spice (Emma) and Scary Spice (Mel B) are the first celebrities to enter The Circle (players have catfished as celebrities in past seasons), and the two stars are believed to have received substantial Netflix compensation for their presence. Emma and Mel B, for example, cannot win any of the game’s prizes, but they can assist enhance the cash award for the final winner.
With two former Spice Girls members appearing on The Circle, fans are asking how much money the group made together and how much each member is worth now in 2022.
Salary of Spice Girls
The Spice Girls achieved enormous fame and fortune as a band. Despite the fact that they only issued three albums, they amassed enormous wealth during their brief reign as the world’s most popular singing group. In the United Kingdom, the band had ten top ten hits, with nine of them reaching number one. Their music wasn’t simply successful in Europe; they promoted and toured all over the world. They sold an estimated 100 million albums worldwide, and the Spice Girls’ fortune was estimated to be worth $800 million in 1998.
Victoria Beckham’s estimated net worth is $450 million dollars.
Victoria Beckham is apparently wealthier than all of her former bandmates together, not just individually. According to Celebrity Net Worth’s figures, Victoria and her husband David Beckham have a combined net worth of $450 million, with both David and Victoria adding considerably to that number since their marriage in 1999. She went solo after the Spice Girls, releasing one album and garnering four top ten songs in the United Kingdom. But, after less than a decade, she left music to pursue her passion for fashion, which she had developed as Posh Spice.
She entered the fashion world with her own namesake brand after landing one-off modelling and design assignments with companies such as Dolce and Gabbana, Rocawear, Marc Jacobs, and Rock & Republic. Beckham has developed hundreds of apparel lines since its inception in 2008, and the brand currently includes eyeglasses, handbags, dresses, jeans, and much more.
Her enterprise has also grown into scent and cosmetics. V-Sculpt, her first step into cosmetics, debuted in 2007. Victoria Beckham Beauty was her return to the profession in 2019. Learning to Fly and That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels, and Everything in Between, her two novels, were both well-received in the United Kingdom. She has appeared in documentaries and docuseries following her as she recorded new songs and launched fashion enterprises, but unlike her former bandmates, she has not spent much time acting, hosting, or judging.
The Beckhams may have profited as much as $14 million in one real estate transaction after selling a Beverly Hills property for $33 million. Years ago, they paid $18.7 million for the house.
Geri Halliwell is worth $40 million dollars.
Geri Halliwell, the first member of the Spice Girls to quit, changed the band’s lineup from a quintet to a quartet in 1998. She launched her solo career swiftly, scoring eight top ten successes in her home United Kingdom, with half of those tracks reaching No. 1. She released three albums, two of which reached the top 40, while the third, Passion, which was released in 2005, did not.
She has released one autobiography, If Only, and a series of children’s novels centred on a character named Ugenia, in addition to her solo musical career, which lasted less than a decade. Her literary works were all successful, albeit she hasn’t pursued that career in some years. She’s also had a few one-off clothing lines, two yoga DVDs, and has judged reality competition shows such as Popstars: The Rivals, All American Girl, The X Factor, and Australia’s Got Talent, to name a few.
Emma Bunton is worth $30 million dollars.
Following the split of the Spice Girls, Baby Spice, as she was called while she was a member of the group, pursued a solo musical career and, like the other members, experienced financial success. Before taking a sabbatical, she had two top ten albums and seven top ten hits on her own. After more than a decade away from music, she returned in 2019, with My Happy Place, which almost became her third top 10 hit, peaking at No. 11.
Bunton has found work as a reality show host, presenter, and judge. Emma, Celebrity, Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor, Celebrity Juice, Don’t Stop Believing, Dancing on Ice, and The Great American Baking Show have all included her as a regular character. Tim Vine Travels in Time, Murder in Successville, and Drunk History are among her other credits.
Bunton turned her celebrity into a career in radio in 2009, hosting a daily show during the afternoon rush hour. She subsequently teamed up with Jamie Theakston of Heart Breakfast to anchor the show for five years. She took a break from it to prepare for the Spice Girls’ reunion, but returned to host her own Sunday night show.
Melanie C is worth $30 million dollars.
Mel C has gone on to become the most prolific solo musician of the Spice Girls after their breakup. Unlike her previous companions, Chisholm (her true last name) has continued to write and record music, and her own songs have climbed and fallen in the UK charts. She has now published eight albums, three of which have been in the top ten. She’s also had seven top ten singles, including two number ones.
Mel B is worth $6 million dollars.
Only Mel B’s debut album, Hot, charted in the United Kingdom, while her follow-up, L.A. State of Mind, failed to do so. She’s had four top ten singles in the country on her own, with her debut solo single, “I Want You Back” alongside Missy Elliott, topping the weekly charts.
Brown (shortened to B) has appeared on shows such as Dancing with the Stars (first as a contestant, then as a host), Coronation Street, Burn It, Loose Women, Dance Your Ass Off, Mel B: It’s a Scary World, The X Factor Australia, Stepping Out, America’s Got Talent, The Voice Kids: Australia, Lip Sync Battle UK, and many others as a judge, mentor, host, or actor. Brown seemed to have spent more time watching television than the other Spice Girls. Brown has two books to her credit: Catch a Fire: The Autobiography from 2002 and Brutally Honest from 2018. She’s also been on stage in shows such as Rent and Chicago, as well as her own Brutally Honest.
According to estimates, Brown spent nearly all of the money she earned as a Spice Girl during her divorce from film mogul Stephen Belafonte, maybe as much as $50 million. In 2017, a judge ordered her to pay $40,000 per month to her ex-husband. She was also making $240,000 per month as a judge on America’s Got Talent at the time.