Britney Spears is a pop icon.

The singer "spearheaded the rise of post-millennial teen pop" and is "one of the most successful artists of all time," according to Rolling Stone , which also listed her as one of the top people who defined the millennial generation .

But Spears' time in the limelight hasn't always been positive. She stirred controversy after several public mental breakdowns and was put on a court-approved conservatorship in 2008 .

That put her estate, financial assets, and some personal assets under control of her father and a lawyer. Financial records are required to be disclosed as part of Spears' conservatorship, so her fortune and spending habits are well documented to the public.

According to most recent financial documents, Spears currently has a $59 million net worth . And while she loves to drop money on beauty, clothes, and real estate, she also favors everyday stores like Target and is actively involved in charity.

Here's how Spears makes and spends her fortune.

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