Here's How Much Meghan Trainor Is Really Worth

Since first making her mark on the music industry, Meghan Trainor has morphed into a household name and has become a fixture in the entertainment world. After delivering the catchy, feel-good anthems "All About That Bass" and "Lips Are Movin'," the "No Excuses" hitmaker has gone on to achieve big things. As noted by Billboard and RIAA, her debut studio album, "Title," was a global success after its release in 2015. Not only did the record peak at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200, but it also went triple-platinum after selling over 3 million copies in the US alone. After making such a bold breakthrough on the charts, Trainor was awarded the Best New Artist award at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in 2016.

As of this writing, Trainor has released four studio albums and has also ventured out into the world of film and television. According to her IMDb page, the singer played the voice of Smurfmelody in 2017's "Smurfs: The Lost Village" and the Fairy godmother in 2019's "Playmobil: The Movie." Since topping the charts, Trainor has become a judge on "The Voice UK" and "The Four: Battle for Stardom."

Clearly, she wears many hats — many lucrative hats, that is. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the award-winning star is worth an impressive $8 million as of 2021. Keep reading to find out more about Trainor's journey to becoming a financial giant.

Meghan Trainor established herself early

Meghan Trainor may have risen to fame after the release of her hit single "All About That Bass," but that wasn't her first attempt to make it to the top. In a 2013 interview with The Voice, she shared she started working full-time in the music industry a year after high school by writing hits for other artists. "It's definitely a unique job, but very cool one," the "Dear Future Husband" singer said. As a kid, Trainor was already a gifted musician who could play numerous instruments — guitar, piano, percussion, ukulele, and trumpet. Music is a big deal in her family: Several of Trainor's relatives are musicians, and her parents encouraged her to pursue songwriting from an early age.

"When I was a teenager, my parents dragged me to a lot of songwriting conventions," Trainor said in Rolling Stone. "Eventually, I got signed from one of those things, so it all worked out." Suffice to say, she managed to get her foot in the door early on. As she told BBC, "But now, looking back, I can't believe I was in high school and these people wanted to pay me to write music. That's such an honour."

Per The Voice, Trainor not only made a whopping three albums all on her own between the ages of 15 and 17, but racked up awards before getting signed by a major label. 

Meghan Trainor was 'flat broke' after her debut single

Meghan Trainor's debut single, "All About That Bass," didn't go unnoticed. Due to its fast success, many quickly assumed Trainor was an overnight sensation. However, that wasn't the case. After years of hard work and trying to break through into the mainstream, Trainor managed to connect with fans around the globe with the 2014 hit. As Daily Star noted in 2015, the song topped the charts in 58 countries and sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. Not bad, huh?

Given that Trainor has a songwriting credit on the track, you'd think she banked a lot of dollars after it reached the top spot in numerous countries. Well, according to the pop star, she didn't receive a single penny months and was left "flat broke" after the song had taken off. "I haven't made any money yet. They say I will get a big fat cheque after nine months which will be in April so I'm hoping that's right," she told Daily Star in 2015. "People think I must be rich but I'm not. I haven't been able to make a big purchase yet but I'm working on it." 

In 2018, Forbes reported the song went on to reach diamond certification after selling over 10 million copies in the US alone. One can only assume Trainor has raked in a healthy amount of cash for the song.

Meghan Trainor also writes for others

Aside from writing her own hits, Meghan Trainor has also penned songs for some of your favorite artists. According to Songfacts, the "Me Too" hitmaker wrote Fifth Harmony's album track "Suga Mama" and their single "Sledgehammer." She also contributed to Little Mix's "You Gotta Not" and Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't Your Mama." Pop singers aren't the only genre Trainor has put musical pen to paper for, however. The outlet notes the Grammy Award-winner writing Jason Mraz's "More Than Friends," Rascal Flatts' "I Like the Sound of That," Michael Buble's "Someday," and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's "Roll the Dice," to name a few.

While it hasn't been revealed how much Trainor earns from her songwriting credits, it seems it may not be the most lucrative gig in showbiz. As Metro reported in 2020, a songwriter only makes just over 9 cents from royalties when a physical CD is produced for sale. The outlet also mentioned that Kevin Kadish, who helped to write on Trainor's "All About That Bass," only brought in $5,700 from 178 million streams. That said, seeing as how Trainor is a high-profile star, she may get a bigger paycheck from her royalties. 

Touring has been lucrative for Meghan Trainor

After scoring herself a No. 1 album and numerous huge singles, it made sense for Meghan Trainor to embark on tours. In 2016, the "No" hitmaker took her second album, "Thank You," on the road across North America and took home millions. According to Pollstar, the tour became her most successful to date and made Pollstar's Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart. And yes, she raked in a lot of money. As noted by the outlet, the tour grossed a whopping $6.1 million in total and over half a million alone from her two shows at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Unfortunately, Trainor hasn't always had it good when it comes to touring. As previously reported by the AP (via USA Today), she had to cancel the remaining dates of her "MTrain" tour in 2015 because of her damaged vocal cords, meaning she would have lost out on a lot of cash. "I am devastated, scared, and so sorry," she shared in a now-deleted Instagram post after she announced she was going to have surgery. In 2020, she was also scheduled to embark on a huge North American tour with the band Maroon 5. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, she had to cancel her plans, per The San Diego Union-Tribune.

She bought lunch for frontline workers

Charity work is something Meghan Trainor has done her fair share of over the years as she is always up for giving back. In 2020, the humble star partnered up with local radio station 96.5-TIC.FM to help local hospitals and restaurants in Connecticut for the station's "Feed a Hero" campaign.

In addition to being for a good cause, this specific campaign was close to Trainor's heart as the original idea came from her aunt who works at the hospital. She'd told Trainor stories about her work life and knew she had to get involved. "She's literally wearing trash bags on her body because they don't have enough gear and her coworkers are passing away and so are her patients," Trainor said. "So I was like we gotta do something."

Do something is precisely what she did. Trainor opened up her pocketbook and arranged for meals to be delivered to frontline workers. As she said on 96.5, she was set to donate 50 lunches to the staff at hospitals in the Hartford area over the course of five days from five different restaurants, "supporting those small businesses and everyone who's risking their lives everyday."

Meghan Trainor helped out Feeding America

2020 was a challenging year for a lot of people, and Meghan Trainor wanted to assist those in need. As Rolling Stone noted, her label, Epic Records, backed her "Live From Home" tour, a virtual series that, as the name suggests, involved Trainor performing in her house and broadcasting the show via social media. Aside from being a fun way for fans to connect to the pop star, the concerts generated money for nonprofit organization Feeding America. 

To bring in as much money as they could, the label promoted the virtual tour as a unique experience to attract as many fans as possible. "We put it up with an actual tour ad, it looks like tour dates. It's a little kitschy, but we wanted to create venues," David Bell from Epic Records told Rolling Stone. "She'd play in her bedroom one night, in her backyard another, from the kitchen, from the living room. It's a way to package this as a marketing experience for fans rather than just having it be disparate events."

It may have been "a little kitschy," but the virtual concert series was a success. As Trainor wrote on Instagram, "THANK YOU to everyone who helped us raise over $225k for @feedingamerica during the Live From Home Tour!!!"   

She's landed multiple TV gigs

After making her name known on the Billboard charts, Meghan Trainor started to pursue a successful career in television. In 2018, she was welcomed aboard Fox's "The Four: Battle for Stardom" alongside music exclusive Charlie Walk, producer DJ Khaled, rapper Diddy, and former Black Eyed Peas member Fergie. Even though Trainor's salary has never been revealed, Page Six reported that Diddy apparently earned an astonishing $1 million per episode. According to reports, his salary may have been the reason the show has not returned after its second season, implying the others on the show were getting paid far less than the business mogul. The "I'll Be Missing You" rapper told Page Six this wasn't the case, while an insider said the reality series may return one day. "The show is not canceled for good. It's just not immediately coming back. It's not on the current slate for midseason," the outlet's source stated.

In 2020, Trainor was given the opportunity to be a coach on the UK edition of "The Voice." She appeared on Season 9 of the show but didn't return after falling pregnant with her first child, per Digital Spy. Even though Trainor and the show have been tight-lipped about how much she earned during the season, Express reported that the BBC apparently paid will.i.am £600,000 ($825,000) when the show ran on their network in 2016. Seeing as how Trainor's a Grammy winner and bona fide superstar, we have to imagine she was compensated accordingly. 

Meghan Trainor's nabbed some major real estate

Meghan Trainor's television work salary might be all hush-hush but her real estate investments prove she's been earning quite a few bucks. In December 2020, the "Nice To Meet Ya" hitmaker splashed out and purchased a 1.1-acre estate from rapper TMG Fresh for $6.6 million, according to Dirt. Built in 1998, Trainor's Encino pad is just shy of 10,000 square feet with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Oh, and one of those eight bathrooms happens to have not one, but two toilets. On an October 2021 episode of the "Why Won't You Date Me?" podcast, Trainor told host Nicole Byer that she and Daryl Sabara asked their contractor to install a second can in their primary bathroom because, as she put it, "a lot of time in the middle of the night when we're with the baby, we've got to pee at the same time." If that isn't a sign of success, we don't know what is.

According to Forbes, Trainor scooped up a home in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles that was previously owned by Bing Crosby in 2016. The singer put the property on the market in May 2021 and managed to sell the giant abode for $5.94 million a month later — about a million over what she originally paid for it. As noted by Forbes, the mansion featured a detached recording/dance studio, a gym, and a swimming pool. That sounds great and all, but maybe it could use dual toilets?

How much is her actor husband worth?

Meghan Trainor married actor Daryl Sabara in December 2018 at a ceremony at home in Los Angeles, per People. Most know Sabara from when he was a child actor as his most notable role was Juni Cortez in the "Spy Kids" films. The pair first ended up meeting in 2014 at a house party and ended up developing a relationship two years later. "I went up to him while he was getting a drink," she recalled to People. "I was like, 'Are you "Spy Kids?'" And he was like, 'Yeah.' And I thought that was so cool. And I told all my friends all night long, like, watch this guys, and I would yell, 'Yo, what's up "Spy Kids?"' And he would go, 'Yo, what's up, Meghan?' I called my entire family and was like, 'I partied with "Spy Kids" last night.'"

Actor Chloë Grace Moretz stepped in as a matchmaker for the two stars, setting them up on a date. "We went on a double date — bowling and karaoke," Trainor recounted in Cosmopolitan. "He kissed me at the bowling alley." Sorry to mix metaphors, but it sure seems like they didn't strike out.

Despite being in the entertainment industry for a lot longer than Trainor, Sabara is worth a lot less than his wife. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is valued at $750,000, as of 2021.

Meghan Trainor has expensive taste

While taking part in Cosmoplitan's "Expensive Taste Test" in 2020, Meghan Trainor insisted she doesn't have expensive taste at the beginning of the video. However, at the end, she apologized to her husband, Daryl Sabara, when she soon realized she really does appreciate the finer things. "I'm boujee and I'm proud of it. I treat myself," she stated while reassuring herself.

Speaking of finer things, how about that bling on her finger? On December 22, 2017, Sabara proposed to Trainor on her birthday. According to Ringspo, her ring "is a cushion cut halo setting with a dazzling platinum pavé band" that features a "classic cushion cut diamond." In total the outlet notes that the ring weighs 2.84 carats. The pretty piece of jewelry set him back a pretty penny. Well, it set him back a lot of pennies. Per Ringspo, her engagement ring is worth a total of $36,990. During a 2018 appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Trainor flashed her ring to the camera and looked proud doing so. I mean, who wouldn't want to show that sparkly number off?

Meghan Trainor's major brand partnerships

Given that Meghan Trainor has a huge following, it comes as no surprise that she has partnered up with and become the face of lots of well-known brands. In 2015, the "Better" entertainer teamed up with footwear company Skechers and FULLBEAUTY Brands. As noted by CNN Business, Skechers became the hottest brand on Wall Street that year and beat out competition such as Nike and Adidas — and the outlet suspected spokespersons Trainor and Demi Lovato were to thank. In 2016, Trainor starred in her own commercial for Skechers that aired nationally across America. What's more, after announcing she was going to be a first-time mom, Trainor teamed up with nutrition program Profile and shared the plan she used during and after her pregnancy. We don't know exactly how much she brought in from these partnerships, but it probably wasn't an insignificant amount: According to Page Six, fellow pop star Selena Gomez apparently signed a $10 million deal when she teamed up with Coach in 2016.

But wait, there's even more. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trainor signed a deal with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming in 2021 where she will be involved in both scripted and unscripted projects across the network's huge platform, including an NBC comedy project. While her salary has not been revealed, The Hollywood Reporter shared in 2014 that a TV star could make between $150,000 to $1 million an episode. She's all about that base pay, about that base pay, no drama.