Riley Thompson Parents, Siblings, Career, Age, & Net Worth
Quick Facts of Riley Thompson
Riley Thompson is an American singer and the youngest contestant on American Idol 2019 Season. She managed to secure her spot in the top 14 performers. Moreover, she started singing when she was just four years old.
Furthermore, the 17 years old singer is currently a student and studying at a high school. She is great going in her professional life, and have earned an extraordinary amount to her account. So, what’s her net worth? Wanna know more about Thompson then keep on reading the article.
Riley Thompson was born in 2003, in Mabank, Texas, the USA. As of 2020, she is 17 years old. She belongs to white ethnicity and holds the nationality of an American. Moreover, she was born to Ann Marrie and Mike Thompson. Riley grew up alongside her two sisters whereas she is the middle child.
In addition, she is currently a high school student, attending her sophomore at Mabank High School in Texas. Also, she is one of the members of the school’s cheerleading team. Ever since her childhood, she was interested on singing. Likewise, she started singing when she was just four years old. Once in an interview, Riley mentioned that her parents are very supportive and her mother was the one who drove her to Dallas and Mineola for guitar lessons.
When she was fifteen years old she became a finalist in a Texas singing and songwriting competition in Texas Music City Songwriter COmpetition. At that time, she made it to the top five out of 200 applicants and performed the original songs that she wrote on her own.
Riley Thompson’s Journey to American Idol
Thompson was one of the contestants on the USA show called Real Country. In that show, she didn’t make it past the first episode. The show was judged by Shania Twain, Jake Owen, and Travis Tritt.
After that, she became a contestant on the second season of American Idol which was aired in ABC. While she was giving her auditioned, she sung her original song ‘Oh Daddy” which she wrote by herself. During the audition, she was the youngest among all the contestants and at the time she was just sixteen years old.
Check out Riley Thompson performing on American Idol
Because of her high potential in singing, she got selected at the audition. During the Top 40 showcase which was held at the Disney Aulani resort and spa in Hawaii, she sang ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ which was originally sung by Miranda Lambert. When she reached in the top 20 she got a chance to sing a song alongside Brett Young. They performed the song “Like I loved You” which was Brett’s original song.
Net Worth of Riley Thompson
The 17 years old American Idol contestant has earned a whopping amount from her singing career. Being one of the top contestant of American Idol, she must have added a big chunk of money to her bank account. After the show, Riley is performing in places like Twisted Sisters On Market. From there, she might have received some income. Yet, the singer hasn’t revealed her net worth in the media.
According to glassdoor.com, an average singer can make $43,740 a year and the lowest pay is $26 thousand a year. While observing Riley she is still active on her singing field and she might be pursuing her career in Music after she reached her legal age.