Carole King is considered as the Queen of pop lyrics. Not only a successful songwriter King is also an outstanding composer and a singer who has sung numerous songs. Having worked in so many pieces that have topped charts all around the world, people know very well about the talent she boasts but what they don’t know is about the fortune she managed to make through her pen and voice. If you are one among them, keep reading this article it is written to enlighten you about the net worth of Carole King in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Carol Joan Klein was born on February 9, 1942, in Manhattan, New York, the United States to Eugenia and Sidney N. Klein. Carol was trained by her mother in music when she was four years old, and she formed a band named Co-Sines and changed her name to Carole King when she was at the James Madison High School. She then attended the Queens College, where she started to write and record songs with her first husband, Gerry Goffin.
Carole got married to Gerry Goffin whom she met at the Queens College when she was 17. The duo quit college and worked during the daytime while writing songs in the evenings. They have two children, Louise Goffin and Sherry Goffin Kondor. They divorced in 1968 and King was married to Charles Larkey from 1970-1976, they have two children Molly and Levi Larkey. She married her third husband Rick Evers in 1977, who died of a cocaine overdose in 1978. She then married Rick Sorenson in 1982, but the couple got divorced in 1989.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Carole started her career as a songwriter in the early 1960s along with her husband, Goffin. The duo was behind the songs of the Dimension Records and wrote many songs for Dusty Springfield.
She ventured into singing during the early 1970s and released her first album Writer, which became a failure. In 1971, she released her second album Tapestry which topped the US charts and became a huge hit. So far she has made 25 solo albums and has written songs for many top artists. Carole has also acted in few movies and has appeared in some television shows and series.
In 1972, she won 4 Grammy Awards in the categories Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2004, she was honored with the Grammy Trustee Award and in 2013 with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She was also inducted to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
Net Worth & Earnings
The record sale of her album Tapestry has earned her more than $10 million in the year 1971. From 1972 to 1977 she had an average annual income of $500,000, and in 1978 she earned over $1 million from the compilation album Songs of Long Ago. Her tenure as a successful songwriter and a singer accounts greatly to her net worth of $75 million.
Despite tasting failure with her debut album, Carole continued to believe in her which is the main reason for where she is right now. Though she may be one in a million, there are still many Carole Kings around us, who gave up on their dreams after a failure which is the reason why she is one in a million.