Andrea Bocelli is a popular Italian singer, record producer as well as a songwriter. He has been blind since his early age of 12 years, however, his disability was not a factor in the success of his life. He has been well known for his classical music in which his releases have topped several charts in different countries. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Andrea Bocelli in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Andrea Bocelli was born on 22nd September in the year 1958 to his parents known as Edi Bocelli and Alessandro. He was to be aborted following his mother receiving advises from people to abort him while she was pregnant. However, she refused and insisted on giving birth to him. His family was not well established at the point in which they sold the farm machinery and wine for a living. He then lost his sight while he was at the age of 12 years after suffering from Congenital Glaucoma during a sporting accident.
In his early childhood, he got much interest in music from which he learned different musical instruments at his young age. While at the age of 7 years, he used to recognize different voices of great singers and made a trial of singing like them that led him in participating in some competitions. He completed schooling in 1980 after which he joined the University of Pisa where he studied law.
Andrea Bocelli tied knots with Enrica Cenzatti in the year 1992 whom they had 2 children. They then divorced in 2002 after which he then had a relationship with Veronica Berti whom they had one daughter.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In an audition in the year 1992 for Fornaciari of tenors, he became successful which made him get to a duet recording together with Pavarroti from which he then accompanied Fornaciari on tour in 1993. He was then featured as a guest star in the Pavarotti International Festival that was in Modena. In the following year, he then collaborated with other artists in which he then did some performances with them such as Al Jarreau, Roger Hodgson, John Miles among many others who they performed in different countries.
He then releases his first album in known as Andrea Bocelli in 1994 and his second album known as Bocelli in 1996 which gave a show of his skills in singing. He then released his 3rd Album known as Viaggio Italiano and fourth album known as Romanza in 1997 which all became a great success. This was then followed by his fifth album released in 1999. Other albums are Sentimento in 2002, Amore in 2006, My Christmas in 2009 and Passione in 2013. Following his success, he won several awards as well as received several nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
Andrea Bocelli has an estimated net worth of $45 million. This comes from the fortunate earnings he has made all through his successful music career. Having released many albums, he has had commendable earnings from these albums which have gained much popularity and as a result, gotten wonderful purchases.
Though Andrea Bocelli had faced several challenges in early life, he did not let them limit his career. This includes losing his sight completely which would greatly affect him. He, however, remained passionate on his interest with most of his albums being a testimony of his dedication as well as his talent.