Innovative music, unique style, eccentric fashion sense, trendy makeup, and deep vocals, these were the few traits Prince was known for. He was an American singer, songwriter, director, and actor who would make his fans go crazy with his energetic stage performances. Being one of the best-selling music artists of all time Prince gained massive name & fame in his lifespan of 57 years. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Prince in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Prince Roger Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 7, 1958, to parents Mattie Della and John Lewis Nelson, who were both African American. He had a music background with his father being a songwriter & pianist while his mother was a jazz singer. The name Prince was derived from his parents’ stage name, and together they were known as ‘The Prince Rogers Trio.’
He and his sister Tyka, both had a keen interest in music. The first song Prince wrote on his father’s piano was “Funk Machine” at the age of seven. His parents separated when he was 10, and it led him to shift homes repeatedly. Growing up he had problems with his father due to which he had to live in the basement of his neighbor’s house often. Later the Anderson’s (his neighbors) son and Prince collaborated to produce music and came to be known as ‘Andre Cymone.’
Prince did his schooling from Minneapolis’ Bryant Junior High & Central High School. Prince also attended Minnesota Dance theatre. In his Junior High he met Jimmy Jam & left him impressed with his musical ethics.
Prince was first engaged to Susannah Melvoin in 1985 but later married Mayte Garcia in 1996. They had a son together who a week later after birth died of illness. The couple separated in 1990. Prince married again this time with Manuela Testolini in 2001 & divorced her in 2006.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Prince’s first album, “For You” came in April 1978 giving him a kick start. In a career span of 38 years, Prince was an enthusiastic performer on stage. His albums gained wide appreciation owing to the mixed music he used. In 2004, when he had been in the music industry for a long time, Prince was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Prince, as always proved himself the star of the show by performing “While My Guitar Weeps,” a self-written solo. He released a total of 39 albums in his entire career. The first one was “For You” & the last two were “HITnRUN Phase One” and “Phase 2”. Selling more than 100 million of his albums worldwide in his career, four of his albums were at the top, namely “Purple Rain,” “Around the World in a Day,” “Batman,” and “3121”.
Five of his singles were at the top namely “Batdance,” “Cream,” “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s go crazy” and” Kiss.” Other than his own work he also collaborated with other artists releasing many hits.
Prince won 32 Awards in total, some of the significant achievements under his name include the Best original song score for “Purple Rain” in 1985, 7 Grammy Awards of 32 nominations, 1 Golden Globe Award out of 2 nominations, 4 MTV music Award from 12 nominations and 7 Brit Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The total estimated net worth of Prince at the time of his death was around $150 to $300 million. The artist died in April 2016 but left a considerable estate behind. List of the late artist’s car collection includes a 1993 Ford Thunderbird, 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2004 Cadillac XLR,1997 Lincoln Town, 2010 Mercedes Benz, 2011 Lincoln MKT and many more. Prince owned several homes & properties which he left behind without any will. 16 of his properties worth $32 million is in Carver County while his Paisley Park is itself worth $7 million. A 156-acre property, the most expensive one, worth $14 million is located amidst the Lakes Lucy and Ann in Chanhassen.
At the age of 57, Prince had a fortune that only 10% of the wealthiest population possess. Starting at 7, he finished at 57 living a life millions only dream of. Though short, his lifespan allowed him to fulfill his dreams, and today he remains a legend to the world.