Winning 'The Voice' Is A Lucrative Gig

The eventual Season 8 winner of The Voice, Sawyer Fredericks shot to instant fame when he showed up to the blind auditions of The Voice and wowed the judges with his amazingly soulful rendition of "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow." All four of the judges turned around to scoop him up and America immediately fell in love with the young artist. Fredericks went on to win Season 8 and fans of the show have eagerly watched his career blossom. So, curious minds can't help but ponder the question, what is Sawyer Fredericks' net worth?

Most people watching the show assumed Sawyer would find a home with Blake Shelton as a coach, but he shocked everyone by choosing Pharrell. It turns out that he made a brilliant decision because the unconventional choice has since rewarded him handsomely.

CelebrityPetal.com reports that Sawyer's net worth could be well into the $2 million range, which is not a bad living for anyone... never mind a 16-year-old. Although there's no way of knowing whether that number is correct, I wouldn't be surprised since winning a TV reality show is a big deal. This teenager from a little town in Connecticut has probably already made himself an impressive living as a musician, and he isn't even old enough to vote yet.

Pharrell Williams revealed during a press event to kick off the ninth season of The Voice that he had been in the studio with Sawyer after he won Season 8. Pharrell also said in an interview with HollywoodLife.com that there was an album in the works and that he would be there in the studio with Sawyer whenever he wanted him. So, we know there is an album that will make it's way into the universe sometime soon, with a very real possibility of a Pharrell cameo or collaboration of some kind. That's only going to shoot Sawyer up even higher in the stratospheres of earning.

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Recording his own album isn't the only thing on Sawyer's mind, though. He also contributed a song to the soundtrack of The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto, a novel by author Mitch Albom. Contributing to a bestselling author's newest project has to be bringing Sawyer in a pretty penny. Diversifying is definitely his strong suit.

Sawyer also plays gigs around the United States and has profited pretty handsomely from all of his singles released from his stint and subsequent win on The Voice. One week he managed to have 14 singles land in the iTunes Top 200 Singles Chart, which set a new show record. At the end of his run, he had sold more than one million singles.

This kid is only going to become more successful the older he gets, as he receives more opportunities to share his voice with the world — and I'm not even complaining.