Natalie Cole was a renowned American musician, songwriter, actor as well as a voice actor who has gained much popularity following the R&B songs she released in the 1970s. She was, however, overwhelmed by drug addiction leading her in leaving the music industry. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Natalie Cole in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Natalie Cole was born on 6th February 1950 in Los Angeles in California. She was born to her parents; CroonerNat King Cole who was her father and her mother known as Maria Hawking Ellington. She then was raised in Hancock Park where she was raised. She had an opportunity to interact with some of jazz music singers which led to development of her passion and at the age of 11 years she was performing in stage very well.
She schooled at Northfield School for Girls then later went to New England Preparatory School currently the Northfield Mount Hermon School. She then later joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst after which she moved to University of Southern California and back to Massachusetts for what she had majored in Child Psychology as well basic German Language where she completed in 1972.
Natalie Cole has been married three times. First was marriage with Marvin Yancy whom they separated in 1980 after got married by Andre Fischer though they divorced in 1995 and later married by Bishop Kenneth Dupree in 2001 to 2004.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Natalie Cole came in love of music through some of the famous artists such as Janis Joplin together with Athera Franklin among many other who inspired her in this career. She had much inspiration and on completion of her education, she started having performances in small local clubs in which she formed her own band known as Black Magic. She gained much influence following the popularity of her father which she was able to perform in many clubs.
She became unpopular on her mixed music on the R&B Rock. In her performances she was noted by Marvin Yancy and Chuck Jackson producers who were eager to work for her work. They all worked together from which they released her famous album known as Inseparable. She then released her second album known as You with songs such as This Will Be, I Cannot Say No. her second album had much popularity winning several awards such as the Grammy Awards as wellas the Cowboy Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Natalie Cole had an estimated net worth of $5 Million before her death. This was from mainly on her fortunate music career which earned her much through the several hits she released as an R&B singer having released more than 25 albums which has contributed highly to her net worth. In addition to this, she was also featured in several films, voicing animated character and acting as a judge in singing competition.
Following the addiction on drugs, Natalie Cole was diagnosed with hepatitis C which led to deterioration of her health after which she then died on 31st December in the year 2014 while she was aged 65 years. She however left a great legacy in the music industry.