Alanis Morissette is an artist who is best known as the first American lady to release a bestselling debut album. Besides music, she acted in various movies. She also supported survivors in the Haiti earthquake of 2008 and further recorded songs to promote peace in Tibet the same year. Keep reading to know more about Alanis Morissette’s net worth in 2019.
Alanis Morissette was born in Ottawa, Canada on June 1, 1974, to Richard Alan Morissette and Georgia Morissette. Her name Alanis is a feminine version of Alan, her father’s name. Both her parents were teachers.
Alanis has two siblings- Chad, the elder brother and Wade her twin brother. She attended Holy Family Catholic elementary school. She later proceeded to Immaculata High School before joining Glebe Collegiate Institute to complete high school education.
Alanis married rapper, Mario Treadway. She gave birth to her first child in December 2010.
She developed an interest in music when still young. At age 9, she composed her songs.
Alanis self-composed her first song ‘Fate Stay With Me, ‘ but the song remained unreleased. She also acted five episodes of the television show, ‘You Can’t Do That.’ She used the money from her acting to fund her debut track, but the record remained unreleased.
In 1991, she signed a two-album deal with the MCA records in Canada. They released her debut album- ‘Alanis.’ The album reached platinum status. Her three singles, ‘Feel Your Love,’ ‘Too Hot’ and ‘Walk Away’ topped the charts.
After the success of her first album, she released ‘Now Is The Time,’ her second album. It, however, gained little commercial success.
In 1993, she moved from Ottawa to Toronto. She met Glen Ballard, a producer, who allowed her to use his studio. Together with Glen, she recorded ‘Jagged Little Pill’ a new album. The album became successful, and in 1995, she signed a contract with Maverick Records, to release the song internationally.
The album quickly gained fame for its explicit lyrics. Alanis released a music video for the album. The video received more airtime on the MTV and Much Music. Her album ‘Jagged Little Pill’ remained top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart for over one year. It became the second most significant selling album.
Her fourth album, ‘Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie’ released in 1998 made the highest female sales ever recorded. It reached position one on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 1999 Alanis released ‘Alanis Unplugged’- a live acoustic album with four new tracks.
In 2002, she released her fifty album-‘Under Rug Swept’. The album had trucks written by her, unlike the previous records. The album gained platinum status with three singles attaining much popularity.
Alanis released her sixth album, ‘So Called Chaos’ in 2004, two years after her fifth. However, the singles did badly and became her lowest selling album. In 2005, she released an acoustic version of the album ‘Jagged Little Pill Acoustic.’ She also released ‘Alanis Morissette’, a compilation of her most celebrated album. The album contained only one new truck.
She released her eighth album in 2012. The album contained twelve tracks. However, the song faced criticism from music fans.
Besides her music career, Alanis took a couple of projects in her acting career. She played God in ‘Dogma’- a comedy movie. She also made appearances in four other films.
Awards & Achievements
Alanis has been a recipient of numerous awards over her long career.
She received two American Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards. Additionally, she won three MTV Music Awards and twelve Juno Awards. From 50 nominations, she has credit for 23 awards.
Net worth of Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette’s net worth estimated to be $55 million. She earned her fortune from his career and opportunities in addition to that. Most of her albums are certified as platinum sales album. Most of her songs topped the Billboard 200 chart. She also manages to top up her net worth from her other talents as an actress, producer, and songwriter.
Alanis is considered the best artists who changed the public perception of music by female artists. She is also a philanthropist. Through her music, Alanis supported victims of violence and earthquake in Tibet and Haiti respectively. She had a smooth career devoid of controversies. From starting her career at an early age, Alanis maintained consistency in her career, and her music still rules the airwaves.