Rick James was a renowned American musician and a composer who was well-known for recording some of the best-selling albums globally to date such as an album known as Street Songs. Today, let’s have a quick review of the net worth of Rick James in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Rick James was born on 1st February in the year 1948 in Buffalo, New York with his full name being James Ambrose Johnson. He has 7 siblings who they were raised together in a strict Catholic family by their single mother. He later passed away back in the year 2004. Their father was an autoworker though he abandoned the family while James was still at a very young age of 10 years. Their mother used to work as a dancer at Katherine Dunham and later to Mafia so as to earn a living.
Rick James then went to Orchard Park High School after which he joined Bennett High School. He was involved in the burglary and also presented to drugs at his young age which led him in getting to the United States Navy while at the age of 14 years so as to be kept away from the draft. After this, he became a drummer for a local Jazz group in New York.
Rick James had married once before he passed away in which he had tied knots with Tanya Hijaza in the year 1997 though they later separated in the year 2002. Previously, he was in affairs with some of his girlfriends such as Linda Blair, Vanity, Catherine Bach, Ola Ray, and Elisabeth Shue.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Rick James commenced his career in 1979 through which he released a solo album which was known as ‘Come to Get It’ which became a hit giving him much popularity with that time. He then released another hit known as ‘You and I’ which had a hit single known as ‘Mary Jane.’ This single brought much assistance to the Motown Records through trading millions.
Rick James then released his second album known as Bustin’ Out of L Seven in the year 1979 which was also a great hit followed by his third album known as ‘Fire It Up’ in the same year. After this, he then released some of the ballads such as Heavy Garden of Love which was a success followed his best-selling album known as Street Songs. He got much success together with his co-writer known as Alonzo Miller on ‘Super Freek, and he was awarded the 1990 Grammy Award on the category of the Best R&B song.
Net Worth & Earnings
Rick James had an estimated net worth of $35 million on his death. This is from the fortunate career which had given him many earnings in which he had released several albums which became some of the best-selling albums globally. He was loved very much by his fans especial on his album known as Street Songs with some of the singles such as Super Freak and Mary Jane which became a great hit.
In conclusion, Rick James was well known for having some of the best-selling albums in the world. This came through the outstanding performance he gave in his compositions. In addition to this, the creativity in his songs led him to be loved to a great extent.