Inside Britney Spears' Fortune: See Where the Money Goes

X Factor judge shelled out close to $1 million in legal fees and more than $300,000 in child support and care in 2010—but her assets can handle it

By Natalie Finn Oct 12, 2012 1:04 AMTags
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Whatever Britney Spears' accountants make, they're earning every penny.

No stone appears to have been left unturned when it comes to itemizing a year in the life of the pop princess, who has since added to her recording-star fortune by signing up to be a judge on The X Factor for a reported $15 million.

Two years before her promotion to prime-time, Spears had already secured herself a healthy $32.4 million in cash, property and other assets, according to documents obtained today by E! News. And good for her—because the gal's got expenses!

It's not all glamour and glitz on the American Express Centurion, though.

Britney has to shell out to DirecTV and pay her mortgages and electric bills, just like a regular person. But, by far, her biggest checks go to her lawyers.

Under a conservatorship managed by her father, Jamie Spears, and lawyer Andrew Wallet, Britney's fiduciary and attorney fees came to $973,547.79 in 2010. Jamie, under the more businessy Spears Management, collected $192,000 for his efforts, and Wallet's firm was paid $213,862.500. 

To Sam Ingraham, the attorney who's been representing her since her infamous 2008 mental-health crisis led to the establishment of the conservatorship, Britney paid $209,920.62.

Keeping that massive estate and her daily life in order costs a pretty penny, as well: $465,685.08 was spent on personnel and assistants.

Next up, Britney shelled out $303,673.72 for child support and care (sounds like ex-husband Kevin Federline had a somewhat decent 2010 as well then). 

No one bought a car, but automobile expenses amounted to $59,351.92 ($10,206.93 for lease payments; $27,422.80 for insurance; "only" $570.25 for fuel; etc.). Overall living expenses (dry cleaning, pet care, postage, et al.) totaled $179,661.06, with the heftiest amount—$58,029.50—going to household supplies.

Of course, you can't be in the public eye as much as Britney is without spending at least some of your hard-earned cash on your looks.

Britney's personal grooming and wardrobe expenses totaled $61,295.12: That's $2,595.80 on makeup and hairdressing; $4,648 on massages, grooming and nails; and $54,051.32 on clothes.

Did we need more proof that celebs aren't really just like us?

Then again, Britney's American Express did get an almost daily workout in 2010 (and presumably still does) at places we know well: Ralphs supermarket, Target, Rite-Aid, CVS, Sears and Walmart.

Relatively innocuous sums of money were also spent at Barnes & Noble, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Whole Foods and—yay, movie nights!—Blockbuster and Los Angeles' ArcLight Cinemas.