Shania began singing in bars for tips in order to support her family when she was only eight years old. But by the time she reached her teens, Shania Twain struggled with homelessness. Along with her mother and her siblings she lived in a homeless shelter in Toronto. Twain ventured out on her own when she was 16 and kept the roof over her head by sleeping on buses and squatting in empty houses.
The Queen of Country Pop
Twain was discovered by producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, after releasing her first, self-titled studio album in 1993. Lange and Twain went on to collaborate on her next album “The Woman in Me” released in 1995. It was a hit and made her a star. She went on to sell 85 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in the history of country music and one of the best-selling artists of all time. The queen of country pop has an estimated net worth of $400 million. She lives in Switzerland with her businessman husband Frédéric Thiébaud.