Debbie Harry is a popular songwriter, rapper, singer, actress, and model from America. She is best known as the lead singer of “Blondie” which is a new wave band. Harry was the first rapper in the United States to chart number one for her song “Rapture”. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Debbie Harry in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Angela Trimble or Debbie Harry was born in Miami, Florida on July 1, 1945. She was adopted by Catherine and Richard Smith Harry just three months after her birth. They were the owners of a gift shop in Hawthorne, New Jersey.
Harry went to the Hawthorne High School to complete her schooling. She got her degree in Associate of Arts from Centenary College, New Jersey in the year 1965.
Later, she moved to New York and worked as a secretary at the office of BBC Radio.
Debbie Harry was in a relationship with guitarist Chris Stein in the mid-1980s.
When Stein was diagnosed with pemphigus, she took a leave of few years to take care of him. The couple broke up in the year 1989.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Debbie Harry started her career in the mid-1960s when she was hired to work as a backing singer for “The Wind in the Willows” which was a folk group.
She joined the band “Stilettoes” along with Amanda Jones, Elda Gentile, and her then-boyfriend Chris Stein. Soon after that, they both formed a new rock band “Blondie” which became quite popular at Max’s Kansas City.
Harry became a punk icon very early in her career because of the bleached-blonde hair and photogenic features. In 1979, their band was featured in the cover of the magazine “Rolling Stone”.
In 1976, her band released its debut album which peaked at number seventy-five in the U.K and in number fourteen in Australia.
The band’s other successful studio albums include “Parallel Lines”, “Plastic Letters”, “Eat to the Beat” and many more.
Harry also gave her voice for the character of Delores in the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Debbie Harry has an estimated net worth of more than $25 million. She has been able to make this huge wealth through her illustrious career in the music industry.
She has also worked as a songwriter, rapper, model, and actress. Harry’s first solo album “KooKoo” was released in the year 1981.
Some other commercially successful solo albums of her include “Rockbird”, “Def, Dumb and Blonde”, “Debravation” and many more.
Harry also starred in many movies including Union City (1979), Forever, Lulu (1987), Satisfaction (1988), Dead Beat (1994), Cop Land (1997), and many more.
Debbie Harry is considered as one of the most renowned singers and actress in the world. She has always worked hard and delivered her best in every single project throughout her career.
Harry was ranked 18th in the list of “all time 100 Sexiest Artists” by the VH1 magazine. She also supports several charities which work on the treatment of cancer for the poor people.