Cheryl's net worth reflects her busy acting career

Since Girls Aloud disbanded in 2013, Cheryl has branched out into various areas of the entertainment industry. From going solo to being a judge on several television talent competitions, most notably The X Factor , the mother has been thrust into the spotlight. Now, the 39-year-old is embarking on a new path as she makes her West End debut in the hit stage thriller 2:22 Ghost Story . So, with all of these acting projects under her belt, what is Cheryl’s net worth?

Cheryl has stepped out of the spotlight in recent years, focusing more on her five-year-old son Bear, whom she shares with Liam Payne. She continued to retreat from the public eye following the tragic death of former bandmate and friend Sarah Harding in 2021. The death saw Cheryl take a step back from her controversial BBC Sounds podcast You, Me and R&B and cancel a planned performance at Birmingham Pride Festival.

However, slowly but surely, Cheryl seems to be stepping back into the spotlight with the announcement that she will be playing the lead role of Jenny in 2:22 Ghost Story . Stars who have previously replaced Jenny include former Love Island host Laura Whitmore and singer Lily Allen, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in the 2021 series.

Before her West End run, Cheryl had five different ways of making money.

5 ways Cheryl makes money

1. Music

Cheryl was first introduced to the world in 2002 on ITV's Popstars: The Rivals show Girls Aloud. According to the Mirror , the band are estimated to earn at least £3 million each from music sales alone. After the band broke up, she also had a successful solo career. She co-wrote "Heartbreaker" with and had five No. 1 solo songs, including "Fight For This Love." Both Girls Aloud and Cheryl's solo songs can be found on streaming services like Spotify, indicating that her music is still a regular form of income for her. Cheryl also performs music live, with the 2021 festival Mighty Hoopla being her latest live solo performance.

2. Performance

Although 2:22 will be her West End debut, Cheryl has actually starred in previous projects. The star played herself in the Hollywood film What Happens When You're Expecting? In 2020, she played a stern music manager in the 2020 film Four Kids and It . But 2:22 Ghost Story will be the artist's biggest acting role yet, as Jenny is the show's lead character. According to the Daily Mail , Cheryl is expected to earn at least £100,000 from the 2023 show, depending on ticket sales.

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3. TV talent show judge

Cheryl made her TV debut as a judge on The X Factor UK in 2008, replacing long-term judge Sharon Osborne, and continued in the role until 2010. She returned for two more series in 2014 and 2015. Factor UK has coached winners such as Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry. According to the Express, Cheryl earned up to £1 million for her series on the show. The Call My Name singer also served as a judge on BBC show The Greatest Dancer and was likely to have earned similar income on both shows before the dance competition was cancelled.

4. Brand cooperation

Cheryl was the face of cosmetics giant L'Oréal for nine years and is the company's longest-serving brand ambassador. But in 2018, she lost her endorsement deal worth £4 million. However, the star appears to still be working with other brands, as she's announced paid partnerships on Instagram, such as one with Feel earlier this year.

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5. Booking

In 2010, Cheryl published the book " Through My Eyes " to give people a glimpse into her life. Since the book is still available at major book publishing stores, this could be a regular form of income for her.

What is Cheryl's net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cheryl has an estimated net worth of $40 million. That number could increase depending on ticket sales for her new project.

As mentioned, you'll be able to see Cheryl in the West End production of 2:22 Ghost Stories from January to April 2023. Cheryl shared her feelings about joining the cast in an Instagram post: "This is totally a new and exciting experience for me, so if you're looking for a fun night out and Your New Year’s Eve tickets are available now…when you’re ready.”