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Elissa Is One of the Best-Known Artists in the Arab World; What Is Her Net Worth?

Elissa has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and remains the highest-selling Middle Eastern female artist since 2005.
Cover Image Source: Singer Elissa | Getty Images | Photo by Toni Anne Barson Archive
Cover Image Source: Singer Elissa | Getty Images | Photo by Toni Anne Barson Archive
Name Elissa
Net Worth $38 Million
Source of Income Music
Date of Birth October 27, 1972 
Age 51 Years 
Gender Female
Profession Singer
Nationality Lebanon

Elissa, born Elissar Zakaria Khoury, is a renowned Lebanese singer. She has established herself as one of the best-known Arab artists in the world and is often referred to as the "Queen of Feelings" in Arabic pop music. Her music style blends Arabic and Western influences, focusing heavily on love ballads. As of 2023, the singer's net worth is around $38 million.

Image Source: GettyImages | Photo by Toni Anne Barson Archive
Singer Elissa |Getty Images | Photo by Toni Anne Barson Archive

Elissa's substantial wealth primarily stems from her successful music career. Having sold over 30 million albums worldwide, she has been the highest-selling Middle Eastern female artist since 2005. Her debut album, "Baddy Doub," was released in 1998. Her albums "W'akherta Maak" and "Ayshalak" gained immense popularity. Her fourth album, "Ahla Dounya," sold 3.4 million copies by 2004. Her album, "Bastanak," sold 3.7 million copies.

Her albums, "Ayami Bik" was released in 2007, and "Tesada'a Bemeen" in 2009. The darker themes of "Tesada'a Bemeen" received critical acclaim. Moreover, she served as a judge on "The X Factor Arabia" in 2012. Subsequent albums, including "Halet Hob" and "Saharna Ya Leil," became hits. After announcing her retirement in 2019, she released her twelfth album, "Sahbit Raey," in 2020.

Elissa signed a million-dollar deal with Pepsi in 2003. This four-year promotional deal made her the Middle East's brand ambassador for the renowned beverage company. She also endorsed the shampoo brand Head & Shoulders, starting in 1999.

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Elissa was born on October 27, 1972, in Deir Al-Ahmar, Lebanon. She graduated from the Lebanese University with a degree in political science but chose to pursue a music career. She was raised in the Beqaa Valley with three brothers and two sisters.

She advocates for breast cancer awareness and is a vocal supporter of women's rights in the Middle East. In 2019, she announced her retirement from the music industry after the release of her twelfth studio album "Sahbit Raey." She has won the World Music Awards for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist three times, in 2005, 2006, and 2010.

When did Elissa start her music career?

Elissa began her music career in 1992 after winning the silver medal in Studio El Fan, a Lebanese music competition.

What is Elissa's net worth?

One of the wealthiest celebrities in Lebanon, Elissa's net worth is estimated to be $38 million.

How many albums has Elissa sold worldwide?

Elissa has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, making her one of the best-selling recording artists in the world.