Yanni is one of the world’s most renowned musicians of all time who is originally from Greece and who completed his studies in the United States. He is a keyboard and piano player, a music producer as well as a composer. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Yanni in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Yanni birth name is Giánnis Chrysomállis. He was born on November 14, 1954, in Kalamata city in Greece. His father Sotiri Chryssomallis worked in a bank, while his mother Felitsa Chryssomallis was mainly responsible for building the family’s house. Both of his parents were by his side and told him that he should practice on his own and develop his way in music.
For his education, Yanni graduated in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota. Information says that he has two sisters, one older and one younger. Yanni said that he was very happy when he decided to put all of his time in music after his graduation.
Yanni has been in relationships and has a child that we are aware of, and that is confirmed, but he has never been married before. There’s not much information on his personal life, and it seems like Yanni isn’t much concerned about romantic stuff.
He dated Silvia Barthes, but his most popular relationship was the one he had with the actress Linda Evans. Yanni’s daughter Krystal Ann was born before he met Linda Evans and the mother is not known.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Yanni played with a band during his time at school. After school, he worked with a rock band called Chameleon and with the choreographer Loyce Houlton. His debut studio album “Optimystique” was recorded at a studio in Minnesota and mastered in Los Angeles. He worked hard on his live album “Live at the Acropolis” which was seen by over 500 million people around the world.
Yanni has received several great awards and honors throughout his career. He was honored with the World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Greek Artist as he’s one of the top Greece artists of all time. He was nominated for Grammy Awards 2 times in the category of Best New Age Album.
In addition to the Awards he received, Yanni performed at many historical and important venues around the world. He performed at Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Taj Mahal in India, at the Amman Citadel in Jordan, among other places.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The Greek most talented musician Yanni has an estimated net worth of more than $60 million. He earned his tens of millions from the albums he released and sold, and from the tours and performances he did. Yanni earned around $8 million from the sales of “Live at the Acropolis” album.
Yanni is known as one of the most inspirational Greek musicians of all time. He has his own way, technique and strategy through which he plays his music. Yanni’s discography consists of 25 studio and live albums which almost all ranked on top charts. It’s known that this year he is touring in the United States and Canada.