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Spice Girl Mel B Had Only $1,300 In Her Bank Account At One Point, But Here's How She Bounced Back With A $6M Net Worth

Mel B first rose to fame as one-fifth of the popular 1990s girl group, The Spice Girls. With their infectious dance sound and message of “Girl Power,” Scary Spice — as Melanie Janine Brown was then known — was part of a new wave of feminism that paired femininity with strength. And the messaging paid off: the Spice Girls became a part of the list of best-selling girl groups of all time, according to reports . Unfortunately, Mel B didn’t always invest her money wisely. Between her lavish lifestyle, bad business investments, and more, the singer and songwriter eventually found herself nearly destitute and struggling to survive. But, as the old saying goes, tough times don’t last forever — tough people do. Let’s take a look at how Mel B nearly lost it all — then bounced back better than ever. Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.