Madonna is a one of the most influential women in music. She has her own recording company and is considered as a master marketer and self-promoter. She was the first female pop star who began to influence and manipulate the media and the public with her continually reinventing music, image, show and lifestyle.
She’s one of the most diverse music stars. Thus she continuous experimented with music ideas and changed both her music and image for each of her albums. She has an IQ of 140.
According to Rolling Stone, "remains one of the greatest pop acts of all time".
She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. Her Net worth is U.S. $800 million (December 2014). According to Forbes, Madonna is the wealthiest woman in the music business. RIAA listed her as the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second highest-certified female artist in the United States, with 64.5 million album units.
Madonna is the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time, earning US $1.31 billion from her concerts since 1990.
The soundtrack of her film, Evita, became a platinum seller and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Evita.
Her children's book - The English Roses (2003).
She moved to New York City in 1977, for a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she signed with Sire Records (Warner Bros. Records).
She released her first album, Madonna, in 1983. Her next famous albums, Like a Virgin (1984), True Blue (has sold 25 million copies), Like a Prayer were a great success. Madonna's thirteenth studio album, Rebel Heart, was released in March 2015.
Her tours during the 80's ("Who's That Girl Tour", "Blond Ambition Tour", etc.) were very successfu tool. Her last tours
Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008-2009) - grossed $408 million MDNA Tour (2012), the tour grossed $302 million, Rebel Heart Tour (2015).
She was raised in the Detroit suburbs of Pontiac and Avon Township. In 1963 her mother died of breast cancer.
Madonna married to actor Sean Penn on her birthday in 1985.
Daughter: Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon (b. 14Oct ober 1996 fathered by her personal trainer, Carlos Leon)
She divorced Penn in January 1989.
Her second spous was Guy Ritchie - filmmaker (2000- 2008).
Son: Rocco Ritchie (b. 11-Aug-2000)
Son: David Banda ("interim adopted" (13-month-old child) in Malawi 12-Oct-2006)
Daughter: Chifundo "Mercy" James, from Malawi - adopted in 2009)
Partner(s) Carlos Leon (1995–97)
Madonna's favorites: Hobbies: Yoga, reading; Painter: Frida Kahlo; Movies: A Place In The Sun; Idols: Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich; Books: The Passion, The Alchemist, The Little Prince; Poets: Pablo Neruda, Rumi; Writers: Alice Walker, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Fancoise Sagen, James Joyce, Honore de Balzac. She is a fan of Carole Lombard, Betty Grable and Katharine Hepburn and is good friends with Björk,
She owns a house in Miami and resides in Marylebone, London and a country estate in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire.