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Printing Money: How Celebrity Book Deals Measure Up

This article is published in collaboration with Statista

by Felix Richter

Three months after Britney Spears' 13-year conservatorship was terminated by a Los Angeles County Superior Court in November, the 40-year-old singer has signed a lucrative book deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster. The deal for a tell-all memoir, first reported by Page Six, is said to be worth at least $15 million, making it one of the largest celebrity book deals ever. In the past, Spears has repeatedly hinted at the explosive stories she could share about her family, with which she has fallen out over the infamous conservatorship.

As the following chart shows, Britney's deal pales in comparison to the $65 million deal the Obamas signed in 2017, but it matches Bill Clinton’s $15 million advance for “My Life”, while narrowly beating Hillary Clinton, who netted $14 million for “Hard Choices” in 2014.

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