Who is Mercy James?

Mercy James was born in Malawi, and is best known for being the adopted daughter of internationally acclaimed singer Madonna. The circumstances surrounding Mercy’s adoption were controversial, as dwere many of her adoptive mother’s adoptions during her lifetime. Despite that, courts eventually let her settle and live with the singer, experiencing the fruits of her wealth.

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The Net Worth of Mercy James

How rich is Mercy James? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is close to $100,000, mainly gained through her adoptive mother. Madonna is one of the world’s best-selling artists, with a net worth estimated to be over $590 million. Time will tell how much of her mother’s wealth will transfer with her as she goes on with life.

Early Life and Adoption Controversy

Mercy was born in Malawi – she never got to know her biological mother, as she passed away shortly after giving birth to her. She grew up in an impoverished family with her father struggling to earn enough to sustain his family. Eventually, the family sought help through charity organizations, leading them to be involved with Raising Malawi, which was founded by the singer Madonna.

Madonna had already adopted a boy from Malawi, but it caused a strong negative reaction due to the country’s laws requiring that she should have resided in Malawi for a year before adoption, which she never complied with. She addressed this issue by stating that foreign adoption rules are different. The criticisms mainly came from human rights activists with the father of the boy agreeing to adoption. The same issue came once more in Mercy’s case. According to reports, the family of Mercy believed that the adoption was only temporary, and that Madonna still violated rules of adoption in the country. This led to an initial rejection for adoption, though she appealed and was successful. As she grew up with Madonna, her biological family instituted several further appeals, though Mercy decided to stay with the singer.

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Mother – Madonna

Madonna is a singer, businesswoman, actress, and songwriter who rose to fame during the 1980s, earning the title ‘Queen of Pop”. She is credited for helping push the boundaries of mainstream music at the time, especially with her use of imagery in videos and stage performances. She is credited for maintaining success despite constant re-invention leading to a lot of acclaim as well as a lot of controversy.

She is cited by many musical artists as an strong, positive influence. She initially moved to New York to try her hand at starting a career in dance, before giving music a try. Her efforts led her to a recording contract, and after the release of her debut album, she released “Like a Virgin” which became a global success. Since then, her albums have attained international fame and acclaim. Some of her releases include “True Blue” and “Ray of Light”, for which she won a Grammy Award. Her songs such as “Like a Prayer”, “La Isla Bonita”, and “Take a Bow” would reach the top of the charts.

Madonna’s Success and Other Endeavors

While she continued with her success in music, Madonna also established herself in acting, appearing in projects such as “Desperately Seeking Susan”, “Dick Tracy”, and “Evita”. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for the latter, though most of her other films did not fare well at the box office. She then founded her own entertainment company called Maverick, before venturing to other businesses, including fashion design, filmmaking, and children’s books.

She also did charity work, creating the Ray of Light Foundation, as well as Raising Malawi which led her to the idea of adopting Malawian children. She has sold over 300 million records and is the Guinness World Record holder of the title of best-selling female recording artist of all time. Billboard states that she is the most successful solo artist in the Hot 100 chart history, and the highest grossing solo touring artist of all time. She has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’Roll Hall of Fame, and is cited by “Rolling Stone” as one of the Greatest Artists of All Time. She is also called one of the Greatest Songwriters of All Time by the publication.

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Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, not much is known in terms of any of James’ romantic relationships. There is a good chance that she is single as she is still young and completing her education, so still making plans for her future endeavors. Since the adoption issue, she has remained away from the spotlight, as Madonna has made efforts to keep the media away from her adopted children. She grew up with several other adoptive siblings, being the second to be adopted in the family.

One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her is due to the lack of any online presence. She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She is still young, and time will tell if she will create her own online accounts like many singers’ children do. Her adoptive mother has also reduced her workload in recent years due to age, but continues to make music and perform, showing no sign of stopping any time soon. It is not known if Mercy will follow a similar path to that of her adoptive mother, or if she intends to reconnect with her biological family in the future.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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