Aaron Charles Carter became a teen idol in the late 1990s. The pop singer started performing at the tender age of seven. He released his self-titled debut album in 1997, and at age nine sold a million copies worldwide. His second album Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) (2000) sold three million copies in the United States. He toured as the opening act of his brother Nick’s boy band Backstreet Boys. At the height of his fame, Aaron Carter’s net worth was estimated at $100 million.
Carter’s next album, Oh Aaron, also went platinum, and the musician released what would be his last studio album for 16 years, Another Earthquake!, in 2002. His personal life was also tabloid fodder, after he formed relationships with both Lindsay Lohan and Hillary Duff. In 2008, he was stopped for speeding and was arrested when police found a small amount of marijuana in his vehicle, and he was charged with DUI and marijuana possession in 2017.
But by 2017, Carter’s fame and net worth dwindled significantly. He appeared on The Doctors, a health-focused talk show, to discuss public attention his gaunt physique and drug-related arrests. Carter admitted himself into a treatment center after the show. By February 2018, he revealed that he had improved and that his weight was 160 pounds (73 kg).
But last month, Carter, 34, enrolled in rehab for a fifth time. The 34-year-old and his fiancée Melanie Martin lost custody of their son due to domestic violence and drug-use concerns. He said that the rehab stint is not court-mandated but that he’s doing it to get his son back his 10-month-old son, Prince. The baby is currently in the care of Martin’s mom.
Aaron Carter’s determination to improve his health and image to provide for his son has seen his net worth improve. But how much is he worth now?
Nick Carter Took Out A Restraining Order Against His Brother Aaron
Aaron Carter has had a tumultuous relationship with his siblings, many of their feuds have played out on social media. In September 2019, Aaron made serious allegations of abuse against his sister late sister Leslie, who died of a drug overdose in 2012. Aaron claimed Leslie abused him when he was 10 and ended when he was 13, and occurred when Leslie would fail to take her prescribed medication for her bipolar disorder.
He also accused his brother Nick of life-long abuse, and implied that Nick also abused a female family member. Nick’s legal team denied the allegations, which came after Nick and their sister, Angel, sought restraining orders against Aaron. The “Crazy Little Party Girl” reportedly confessed that he had thoughts of killing Nick’s then-pregnant wife, Lauren Carter. The controversy caused fans to worry about Aaron’s mental health and well-being.
Aaron Carter Filed For Bankruptcy
In November 2013, Aaron Carter filed for bankruptcy in the state of Florida. He revealed that he was $3.5 million in debt. In the bankruptcy filing, Carter listed his total assets at just $8,232.16. Most of his earnings were during the height of his popularity.
Aaron apparently owed $1.368 million to the IRS. He further listed an average monthly income of $2,000 and average monthly expenses of $2,005. At the time of the filing, Carter was living with a relative. He claimed his most valuable physical assets were a $500 television, two MacBook computers, a Louis Vuitton backpack, and a $3,500 Breitling watch.
Aaron Carter’s Net Worth Has Improved In Recent Years
In October 2018, Aaron paid $430,000 for a 2,686 square foot home in Lancaster, California. He put the 3-bedroom home on the market for $599,000 in July 2020. He has appeared on Dancing with the Stars, the Broadway musical Seussical, and the off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks. He has also made several one-off performances. Last year, he participated in a celebrity boxing match against former NBA star Lamar Odom.
In 2014, he released a single featuring rapper Pat SoLo, “Ooh Wee.” Carter released the single, “Fool’s Gold”, on April 1, 2016, and an EP titled LøVë in February 2017. His fifth studio album of the same name was released on February 16, 2018. In March 2020, Carter set up an OnlyFans account.
His net worth is now estimated at $400,000.