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Austin debuted as an actress in NBC’s popular American sitcom “The Facts of Life” where she played as Pippa McKenna. She also had a short role in the legendary sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” where you might have recognized her as Lady Penelope. From there, Austin decided to form a country band in 1991 called Colorhaus. The band was modestly successful and had one of their songs appear on the soundtrack of an episode of the popular show Baywatch. She has since started a solo career, releasing five albums which have received lukewarm critical and commercial success. Her most successful single so far was 2013’s “Streets of Heaven” which reached the number-eighteen spot in the country charts. Austin is also a part-time Broadway actress.
Net Worth: $10 million
Venture: All BC Music.
One of the younger singer-songwriters on our list is Brandy Clark. In just a bit less than 15 years, the acclaimed musician has managed to accomplish some pretty impressive feats. Clark writes songs for various famous artists such as The Band Perry, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, and even Reba McEntire. She’s also already signed with a private label named Slate Creek, which not many artists manage to do. If that’s not enough to persuade you, Clark has even founded her very own recording and production company called “All BC Music” (with the BC standing for either Brandy Clark or Blue Cheese).