John Roger Stephen popularly known as John Legend is an American songwriter, singer, and actor. Prior to the release of his singles songs, John has done a lot of collaboration with prominent artists like Magnetic Men and Kanye West. John is an artist who has won Grammy Awards and other many music awards in his career as an artist. He was given the name Legend by a poet J. Ivy after he heard his music and thought that John sounds like a Legend. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth of John Legend in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
John Roger Stephen was born in 1978 on the 28th of December in Springfield, Ohio United States. He was born in a family of four of Phyllis Elaine Lloyd and Ronald Lamar Stephen. His father works as a laborer at the international Harvester factor. Throughout his childhood, John was homeschooled by his mother, so he did not get a standardized formal education. His music career started when he started performing with his church’s choir at the age of four. He started playing keyboard at the age of seven years.
John joined Springfield North High school at the age of 12. Fortunately, he managed to secure a scholarship from top universities in the world, but he decided to join the University of Pennsylvania to study a degree in English, but he specialized in African-American literature. While in college, John developed leadership skills and was the president as well as the music director of jazz and pop group.
Legend after four years of successful dating proposed to Chrissy Teigen in 2013, and they have since been married. The family was blessed by a bouncing child in 2016 and the second born in said to be on the way.
Career, Award, & Nominations
John music career dates back when he was still in college. While in college he enjoyed the privileges of being the musical director of jazz and pop groups. Laury Hill hired him as pianist for her song “Everything is Everything.” After he finished his college life, John was playing piano in several pubs and bars. He also could compose and record his songs. In 2000 and 2001, he releases his two consecutive singles, and this made him popular, and he had a chance to meet famous singers who shaped his musical career.
John has done a few hooks with prominent singers like Kanye, Jay-Z Alicia Keys, Britney Spears among many others. John original single “All of Me” that he dedicated to his wife is considered as the greatest hits in his career. The song also got certified as 8X platinum.
In 2008 John released his second album that also hit to be number 1 on USR&B charts. Also in 2013, John’s third album was ranked second in the same chart.
John prowess is as a result of numerous musical awards and Grammy Awards to his credit. John has received 10 Grammy Awards out of his work debut album through his career. In 2005 BET recognized him as the best new artist award. Recently his song “glory for Best Original Song” got rewarded as a Golden Globe.
Net Worth & Earnings
Ever since John started his career as a singer, he has managed to accumulate a net worth of over $45 million. Other than being in a singing career, he has managed to join the production. He has developed outstanding ability in playing piano, singing as well as songwriting. John also owns a big luxurious house and an expensive car.
John is doing well in his career as pianist, singer as well as songwriter. This as a result of long experience ever since he was very young. He has won many awards and numerous achievements to his credit. John Legend is not only a great money maker but also donate his wealthy for humanitarian causes.