|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Birthday:||Dec 01, 1972|
|Age:||48 years old|
|Height:||6.1 feet (188cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||September, 2021|
Bart Millard is a 48 years old American singer and musician who has a net worth of $5 million. He is best known as the leading figure of the popular Christian rock band Mercy Me. Millard has produced several solos and collaborative albums that have been widely appraised. Hymned Number One in 2005 and Hymned Again 2008 are the most popular amongst them all. Both of these were nominated for the Grammy Award in their respective years.
Millard is a family-inspired vocalist and a devoted Christian. His albums have been a source of soothing and compassion for all Christians across the globe. Let’s have a closer look at his career, lifestyle and net worth along with some interesting facts about him.
How Did Bart Millard Become Rich?
Millard was not associated with singing and music from an early age. He rather had a dream of becoming a football player. This dream was shattered when his father passed away when he was in high school. Shortly after the demise of his father, a church band group invited him to assist them with the video and audio system. Millard accepted the offer and worked with the church group for two years. It was during their trip to Switzerland that he was encouraged to play along with the then famous piano player James Bryan. He actively participated in the church band and got positive feedback from the members. This inspired Millard to pursue music as his career.
He made his debut as a solo singer with two back-to-back hymn albums Hymned No. 1 in 2005 and Hymned Again in 2008. For the first hymn, he got awarded as The Best Male Vocalist and was labeled as the vest album of the year by Christianity Today. Likewise, for the latter, he got nominated for Grammy Award in 2008.
Joining the band Mercy Me – a Christian rock band founded in 1994 – as a lead singer was the turning point of his career. In collaboration with this rock band, he has produced eight studio albums, three compilations and two video albums. Each of the albums has been dearly loved by all the devoted Christians across the globe. Simultaneously, Millard has amassed numberless diehard fans as he leads the rock band.
In 2003, Millard produced the everlasting album Almost There in collaboration with the rock band. This was highly successful, appraised worldwide, and was distributed in churches throughout the US. His subsequent albums include I Can Only Imagine, Here With Me, Word of God Speak, Grace Got You, Best News Ever, and Lord I Lift Your Name on High, and much more.
Millard has also made a guest appearance in numerous popular songs. I See Love, Safe, The Light Will Come, and The Weight are prominent among them. He still continues his successful career with the band and also produces solo albums, simultaneously guest appearing and getting featured in several popular songs.
What Is Bart Millard Net Worth?
As of the latest updates of September, 2021, Millard has a rapidly increasing net worth of $5 million. The major source of his income is his career as a musician and singer. Both his solos and collaborative albums have earned him a worldwide reputation and have helped him in amassing a husky fortune of $5 million.
His long-lasting affiliation with the Christian rock band Mercy Me – from 1994 to date – plays a vital role in increasing his hefty net worth. In the first week of the release of Akmost There (2003,) 550,500 copies were sold. This was the first record number of any hymn album to be sold in a week. Likewise, the successive album Hurt and The Healer sold 33,000 copies in the first week and was listed number seven #7 on The Billboard 200. The 2014 super hit album Welcome to the New is no exception. It was ranked as number two #2 on The Billboard 200 and got wide appraisal worldwide. The Christmas Season 2005 and Its Christmas With Mercy Me 2015 were also widely successful. All these successful hymn albums have played a pivotal role in greatly increasing his net worth.
How Bart Millard Spends His Money?
Millard lives a socially stable life along with his wife Shannon Millard and five children – named Sophie, Miles, Sam, Gracie, and Charlie – in Greenville Texas. The rock star, apart from singing the songs of hope and compassion, also makes frequent donations and takes an active part in charity works and fundraisers as he proudly calls himself a social activist. In a recent interview with the New York Times, he reveals that some 80% of his donation goes to Child International which is a non-profit organization that helps and financially assists underprivileged children worldwide. He also mentions that he has convinced Mercy Me to give their donations to Children International to eradicate child labor worldwide.
- Millard was highly inspired by his grandmother. The two popular hymn albums Hymn No. 1 and Hymned Again are his dedications to his grandmother. He had a dream to put the faith and inspiration of his grandmother in rhythm, and the two hymn albums are the byproducts of that dream.
- He had a passion for becoming a professional football player from childhood. This dream was shattered due to an injury, and he was destined to opt for music – and Christian pop music, more specifically choir, turned out to be the best option for him.
- He had an abusive dad. It is reported that he endured four or five beatings a week. He later succumbed to cancer and died an untimely death.
- Despite his dad’s abusive attitude, Millard has an unconditional love for him. His legendary I Can Only Imagine is a critical appraisal of his father, where he tells the life stories and transformation of his dad.