John Legend was born John Stephens December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio. He was the child of a seamstress and factory worker. By age 4, he was active in the church choir. By 7, he was a pianist. Legend went on to be his high school’s salutatorian and an English student of University of Pennsylvania. Today, he is a praised singer, songwriter, actor, and husband to model Chrissy Teigen. Poet J. Ivy inspired his stage name when he said that Legend‰Ûªs voice sounded like ‰ÛÏone of the legends‰Û from classic music.
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2. Income & Salary
True to the name, Legend has won 9 Grammys. The first was given to him in 2006 for his debut album, Get Lifted. His song “Heaven” from his second album, Once Again, was awarded Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Soon after, he won a Grammy for his collaborative song “Family Affair‰Û and another for his R&B performance with Sam Smith in “Stay with Me.‰Û In 2011, Legend and The Roots won Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “Hang on in There.‰Û His third album Wake Up! also earned him a prize. His latest Grammy was given to him in 2014 for ‰ÛÏGlory,‰Û a song he wrote with Common for the film Selma. Legend‰Ûªs work has warranted him many other honors such as NAACP Image Awards, the Starlight award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the BET Humanitarian Award, and the title of ‰ÛÏInternational Favorite Artist.‰Û All of his albums debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. His song All of Me is one of the bestselling digital singles in history.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
The 2013 estimation of Legend‰Ûªs net worth was $15 million, largely due to his album Love in the Future. The 2014 approximation was popularly considered as $20 million. His fortune climbed exponentially as he pursued other opportunities. Now, Legend has investments, property holdings, deals with CoverGirl cosmetics, restaurants, a football team, and his own Vodka brand. As of July 2015, People with Money reported that Legend is the world’s richest singer with a net worth of $46 million.
How much is John Legend’s Net Worth? $46 Million!
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