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Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch was born on the 2nd July 1983, in Sedona, Arizona USA, and is a singer, songwriter, and actress, perhaps best known for winning a Grammy Award for the song called “The Game of Love” with Santana. Branch was also a member of the country music duo The Wreckers from 2005 to 2007. Her career started in 1999.

Have you ever wondered how rich Michelle Branch is as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Michelle Branch’s net worth is as high as $15 million, an amount earned through her successful career in music. In addition to being an award-winning singer, Branch has also appeared in several TV series which improved her wealth.

Michelle Branch Net Worth $15 Million

Michelle Branch is a daughter of Peggy and David Branch and has a half-brother David and younger sister Nicole. Michelle started singing when she was two, and later went to the Northern Arizona University for voice lessons at the age of 8. She got her first guitar at the age of 14 and went to the Sedona Red Rock High School, but only for first two years, after which Branch continued to school at home. Her parents supported her all the way, helping Michelle to book gigs, and later financing her independent debut album “Broken Bracelet” in 2000.

However, she came out of anonymity in 1999, after posting two songs on the Rolling Stone website which secured her opening gigs for the Hanson band in 2000. The independent record label Twin Dragon Records released Branch’s debut album “Broken Bracelet”, a compilation of songs written when she was 14 and 15, then in 2001 Michelle signed a contract with Maverick Records, and John Shanks produced her first official studio album called “The Spirit Room”. The album was an immediate commercial success, peaking at No. 28 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieving a double platinum status with over two million copies sold in the US alone. The singles ”Everywhere”, “All You Wanted”, and “Goodbye to You” stayed in Hot charts for many weeks, and helped Michelle to become very popular and increased her net worth as well.

The song “Everywhere” won the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Viewer’s Choice Award, and also in 2002, Branch’s collaboration with Carlos Santana on a song “The Name of Love” earned her a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The following year, Michelle released her second album – “Hotel Paper’ – which achieved platinum status and reached the No. 2 position on the U.S. Billboard 200, and No. 35 on UK Albums Chart. The singles “Are You Happy Now” and “Breathe” find their way into the U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream and U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales charts, respectively, increasing further her overall net worth.

In 2005, Branch and her friend and backup vocalist Jessica Harp formed the duo called The Wreckers, and later released their album “Stand Still, Look Pretty” in 2006. The album was an instant hit, peaking at No. 1 on the UK Top Country Albums, No. 4 on US Billboard Top Country Albums, and No. 14 on US Billboard 200 charts, which also increased her net worth. The single “Leave the Pieces” topped the US Country chart, while “My, Oh My” and “Tennessee” were notable songs as well. The Wreckers disbanded in 2007, and Branch and Harp focused on solo careers instead.

In 2010, Michelle released her six-track EP called “Everything Comes and Goes” which reached No. 35 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums. Most recently, she HAS recorded several covers, and IS currently making her third studio album after signing a deal with Verve Records, a Universal Music Group company.

In addition to music, Branch has also appeared in TV series such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (2001), “American Dreams” (2002), “Charmed” (2003), “One Tree Hill” (2005), and “Hell’s Kitchen” (2010), adding a substantial amount to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Michelle Branch married her bass player Teddy Landau in 2004, and in 2005, they had a daughter Owen. Branch and Landau separated in 2014 and divorced in 2015.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 2, 1983
Birth place: Sedona, Arizona, United States
Height:5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
Profession:Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Presenter, Actor
Education:Sedona Red Rock High School, Northern Arizona University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Teddy Landau (m. 2004–2015)
Children:Owen Isabelle Landau
Parents:Peggy Branch, David Branch
Siblings:Nicole Branch
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1(February 9, 2015) Filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years Teddy Landau following a 5-month-long separation.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 22, a daughter named Owen Isabelle Landau on August 3, 2005 in Los Angeles, weighing in at 7 pounds 12 ounces. Endured 19 hours of labor. Had to go into emergency C-Section because her daughter's heart rate was slowing down. She and her daughter had to spend an extra five days in the hospital to treat a case of ileus, an intestinal ailment common following abdominal surgery causing severe abdominal pain, vomiting, and constipation. Child's father is her ex-husband, Teddy Landau.
3Is relaxing at her new Hollywood home with new husband 'Teddy Landau', playing one-off shows for charity as she prepares to record her next album in the fall. [July 2004]
4She and her friend Jessica Harp, who are known as The Wreckers, have finished recording their debut album and it is due to be released in June. [February 2005]
5Is preparing to record her next album with her friend Jessica Harp. Their album is set to be released in March 2005.
6Collaborating with writers including Jim Irvin and Julian Emery on new material for her upcoming album. [December 2010]
7Recently open for Rascal Flatts in Houston, Texas. [June 2006]
8Has three cats named Early, Luna and Coco, and several backyard chickens.
9Announced in December 2010 that after many disagreements with and changes to her label she was abandoning plans to complete Different Kind of Country, an album she had been working on for several years, to record completely new material, with the new album having more of a pop-influence akin to her earlier work.
10Returned to Los Angeles, California after two years of living in Nashville, TN.
11In 2004 she was in negotiations to adapt one of Judy Blume's novels into a movie screenplay.
12Became a vegan in 2007 and is environmentally conscious, working closely with the Global Green organization.
13Introduced Lifehouse band member Rick Woolstenhulme to his wife, Jennifer Hagio, who is Branch's best friend from high school and co-wrote several of her earliest songs.
14Is an honorary member of the NYPD Asian Jade Society.
15As part of The Wreckers, she received a 2007 Grammy nomination for "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals" ("Leave The Pieces").
16Has relocated to Nashville, Tennessee.
17Is friends with Mandy Moore and has written a song for Moore's upcoming album, due 2007.
18Wrote a song for the 13 Going on 30 (2004) soundtrack called "Now That I've Found You" but it wasn't used.
19Spent her 23rd birthday on July 2nd 2006 at California's vineyards.
20Ex-sister-in-law of Michael Landau.
21Was a vegetarian for a few months in 2002 but quickly went back to eating meat. However, she had an aversion to red meat (and yellow mustard) during her pregnancy.
22Her sister Nicole starred in the role of Sine, in the short film Curry Cookies (2004).
23She is a huge Patty Griffin fan. The Wreckers recorded a Patty Griffin song - "One More Girl" - on their album Stand Still Look Pretty.
24Like Yanni and Paul Shaffer, she possesses the rare trait known as absolute pitch.
25The Gibson Hummingbird she used in her video for Breathe was made entirely out of styrofoam.
26Customized her wedding dress.
27Said in Us Weekly that her close family knew about her engagment to Teddy Landau before she got married.
28Big fan of Aimee Mann and Lisa Loeb.
29Has two cats, Gibson and Winky.
30One of her favorite hobbies is photography.
31Is friends with Kelly Osbourne.
32Is collaborating with best friend/fellow musician Jessica Harp on her next project. The two have formed a band which was recently called The Wreckers. They were not able to use the name, because a band in Canada was also called "The Wreckers". The band is currently searching for a new name. Michelle calls the new project with her friend a "mix of country and folk".
33Uses Taylor and Gibson guitars
34Currently has her own line of lipsticks and nail polish at Flirt Cosmetics. The products will be named after songs from her sophomore album, "Hotel Paper".
35Weighed only 3 lbs., 11 oz. at her birth.
36Her father runs the Merchandise section of her official website.
37Her brother, David, is actually her half-brother from one of her father's previous relationships and works as her assistant tour manager.
38Her record label, Maverick, refused to pay for a video for her third single from "Hotel Paper", "Til I Get Over You", and the song was never released. [April 2004]
39Has bought a house in Hollywood, California, USA with 40 year old boyfriend Teddy Landau.
40Picked as #20 for 'Maxim' top 100 list for 2004
41Learned to speak French from her younger sister, Nicole Branch.
42Plays the cello, guitar, accordian, drums and piano
43There is a 19 year age gap between Michelle and her bassist-husband Teddy Landau (b. 1964) - who has been touring with her since May 2003.
44Second album "Hotel Paper" was a critical flop, but went straight in at #2 in the US and since it's June 24th 2003 release it has gone platinum.
45Her second single, "Breathe", from "Hotel Paper" flopped after her Maxim spread.
46Caused an outrage after posing topless for the January 2004 cover of adult magazine "Maxim".
47(December 4th 2003) Nominated for "Best Female Rock Vocal Performance" for her song "Are You Happy Now?" at the Grammy Awards 2004.
48(October 27th 2003) Her laptop - which is worth $4,500 and her cellphone, i-Pod, cash and credit cards were stolen from her hotel room at the Aladdin in Las Vegas whilst she was attending the Radio Music Awards. Nelly also had $1million worth of jewlery stolen from the same hotel, on the same night, by the same people. All items have yet to be recovered.
49At the time of her birth, Michelle's family were living in Flaggstaff, Arizona, but seeing as it was 4th of July weekend, there was no room at the hospital so her mum had to be flown to Phoenix, where she gave birth. On the way, there was no room in the aeroplane for her father so he had to drive and when he was pulled over for speeding, explaining his wife was having a baby, the policeman thought he was insane because she wasn't in the backseat of the car.
50Was born 7 weeks premature
51Was named after a Beatles' song
52Won the 2003 Pop Collaboration with Vocals Grammy for her collaboration with Santana on the song "The Game of Love".
53Received 2 Grammy nominations for Best New Artist & Best Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ('The Game Of Love' with Santana)
54She won the viewer's choice award for her song 'Everywhere' at the 2002 VMA
55Her album "The Spirit Room" went platinum.
56Is Dutch-Indonesian and French on her mother's side, and Irish on her father's side. She lists her musical influences as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Aerosmith, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and CSNY (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young).
57She attended Red Rock High School
58She took private voice lessons at Northern Arizona University


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Sometimes wears a bandana around her forehead
2Always throws her guitar pick(s) out to the audience at the end of every concert she performs.
3Taylor 614ce guitars and Gibson Hummingbird guitar
4Likes to perform barefoot


Quotes

#Quote
1I have a pirate fetish - I just always thought eye patches were sexy. If you want to get my attention, wear a pirate outfit.
2When I'm having a bad day, I pick up my guitar. Music is my release.
3I secretly want to replace Meg White (of The White Stripes). I want to be a chick drummer!
4"We got married on May 23 on top of a remote island off Mexico. I arrived by speedboat in a Morgane LeFay gown I bought for $300. We were there for about a week after - like a honeymoon!" - On her nuptuals to 40 year old boyfriend/bassist Teddy Landau.
5Music has always been in me. When I sing, I have a sense of peace, I feel like my brain turns off, and I become the core person of who I am - the essence of me. I feel connected to whatever is out there. It's almost like I leave my body and get to watch.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Carlos Santana

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "Are You Happy Now?"
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal AlbumFor the album "Let Go."


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tiger Eyes2012performer: "Texas in the Mirror", "What Don't Kill You" / writer: "Texas in the Mirror", "What Don't Kill You"
One Tree Hill2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 22008performer: "Together" / writer: "Together"
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "Everywhere"
Idols2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ice Princess2005performer: "You Set Me Free" / writer: "You Set Me Free" - as Michelle Jacquet Branch
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County2004TV Series 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution2003Video Game "All You Wanted", "Are You Happy Now?"
Sex and the CityTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
What a Girl Wants2003performer: "You Get Me" / writer: "You Get Me"
Charmed2003TV Series 1 episode
Just Married2003performer: "You Set Me Free" / writer: "You Set Me Free"
The Hot Chick2002performer: "You Get Me" / writer: "You Get Me"
Smallville2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 3rd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars2002TV Movie performer: "Stand By You"
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 20022002TV Special performer: "The Game of Love"
Girl Fever2002performer: "You Set Me Free" / writer: "You Set Me Free"
Birds of Prey2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Van Wilder2002performer: "You Get Me" / writer: "You Get Me" - as M. Branch
The ChallengeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
JAGTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
American Pie 22001performer: "Everywhere" / writer: "Everywhere"
All Over the Guy2001performer: "Goodbye To You" / writer: "Goodbye To You"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rockin' Out2011Short
The Hot Chick2002DJ
American Dreams2002TV SeriesLesley Gore

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Birds of Prey2002TV Series composer: title song "All You Wanted"
American Pie 22001musician: guitar - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Total Access 24/72002TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops2002TV SeriesHerself
Barend en Van Dorp2002TV SeriesHerself - Musician
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Liza and David2002TV SpecialHerself
TRL Italy2002TV SeriesHerself
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2001TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Valerie's Home Cooking2016TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival2015TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Buddy Holly: Listen to Me - The Ultimate Buddy Party2011TV MovieHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Hell's Kitchen2010TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
Where Music Meets Film2008TV MovieHerself
The Wreckers Way Back Home: Live from New York2007VideoHerself
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2006TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Southern Rock Songs2006TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2006TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest / Musical Guest
2005 American Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The View2005TV SeriesHerself
The 2005 World Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself
Maxim Hot 1002004TV Movie documentaryHerself (#20) (Interviewee)
Faking the Video2004TV SeriesHerself
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Chris Isaak Show2004TV SeriesHerself
MTV Presents Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 252003TV SpecialHerself
2003 Radio Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Música sí2002-2003TV SeriesHerself
Rove Live2003TV SeriesHerself
Hard Rock Live2003TV Series documentaryHerself
2003 Much Music Video Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
MTV Icon: Metallica2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Exposed2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Charmed2003TV SeriesHerself
MTV Icon: Aerosmith2002TV Movie documentary
Pantene Pro-Voice Featuring Michelle Branch2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Nobel Peace Prize Concert2002TV Special documentaryHerself
Wetten, dass..?2002TV SeriesHerself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2002TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 3rd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars2002TV MovieHerself
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 20022002TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Live by Request: Santana2002TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman2002TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself
RI:SE2002TV SeriesHerself
Party in the Park 20022002TV SpecialPerformer
Summer Music Mania 20022002TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Tree Hill: Always & Forever2012TV MovieHerself

Is Michelle Branch's Net Worth Deserved?

  • jo jo

    Nah I disagree with the estimate. If Natalie Imbruglia is worth the same (she did sell more albums) then, how could Shelly be worth this much? She’s only sold around 2 million so far. Nat sold around 10 Mil. I love Michelle, but I question your estimate.