Printing Money: How Celebrity Book Deals Measure Up
This article is published in collaboration with Statista
by Martin Armstrong
In 2022, three months after her 13-year conservatorship was terminated by a Los Angeles County Superior Court, Britney Spears signed a lucrative book deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster. The deal for a tell-all memoir was reported at the time to be worth at least $15 million, making it one of the largest celebrity book deals ever.
The book, titled 'The Woman in Me', is now set for release on October 24 - one day after the 25th anniversary of the release of her breakthrough hit "...Baby One More Time".
As this infographic shows, the pop star'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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