It has been 24 years since the infamous British pop girl-group the Spice Girls formed. The world had no idea what it was in for when Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Victoria Adams (now Beckham) and Geri Halliwell came together to become Scary Spice, Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, Posh Spice, and Ginger Spice and take over the music industry. In 1996, their debut single “Wannabe” hit number one in 37 countries and their album sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, instantly becoming the best-selling album by a female group of all time. Their success made them not only the best-selling female group of all time, but also one of the best-selling pop groups of all time, and incited a phenomenon that has been equated to that of Beatlemania. The money generated from the group was unparalleled in the mid to late ’90s, setting the ladies up for a life of luxury long after the group parted ways. Check out how much the Spice Girls are worth now.
5. Emma Bunton – Baby Spice
Estimated Net Worth: $40 Million. At first, Emma Bunton wasn’t even a part of the group, but after the departure of one of the original women selected for the group, Bunton came in and the five girls became the Spice Girls. After the group stopped recording in 2000, Bunton embarked on her solo career releasing her debut solo album “A Girl Like Me” in 2001 and her second album “Free Me” in 2004. Both records had some success, but nothing in comparison to that of the Spice Girls, and there is no doubt Bunton enjoyed a resurgence in money when the Spice Girls reunited in 2007, going on an international tour that earned each girl $20 million. She now earns a paycheque as both a radio and television host, and is sitting comfortably on a net worth of $40 million.