|Date of Birth:
|December 28, 1978
If something called the ‘angelic voice’ exists on Earth, it must be the voice of John Legend. 11-time Grammy-winning singer is famous for his beautiful compositions and romantic lyrics. It is only possible that someone of that stature will make millions in return.
As of 2024, John Legend’s net worth is estimated to be around $75 million including his wife Chrissy Teigen’s as per Celebrity Net Worth report. The duo is literally making money on every move. Besides music sales, John also does endorsements, reality show judge, and real estate.
Let’s travel back to 2004 when John released his first album, Get Lifted. It was an absolutely phenomenal performance both musically and commercially. Not only was it double platinum in the US but it also has over 3 million record sales around the globe. John got his first Grammy from this piece of beauty.
In 2008, John Legend released his next album named Evolver. It was another mind-blowing performance by the singer bringing gold from RIAA and silver from the BPI. John’s album opened at number four on the Billboard 200 selling more than 130K+ copies overall.
Love in the Future, released in 2013, is another fine example of quality by John Legend. Once again opening at number four on Billboard 200. It sold roughly 60K copies in the first week only. The singer has so far released seven studio albums with Bigger Love being the latest.
TV Show Earnings
John was appointed as a judge on the reality tv show The Voice. Though we don’t know the exact amount he gets paid each season, the minimum paycheck of the show is $12 million. And knowing this mind-blowing singer and his popularity we know for sure that he isn’t gonna go for the bare minimum.
John has been on the show since 2019, and in the last three seasons, he earned a guestimate of $40 million. That’s gotta be insane.
The singer also produced and acted in the lead role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, an NBC live concert production.
John and his wife Chrissy are big into real estate. They won multiple apartments and mansions across the United States. In just 2024, the couple bought a home in West Hollywood for $5.1 million and an apartment in Beverly Hills at a staggering price of $17.5 million. They sold their previous house in the same location in 2024 for $16.8 million.
Our Legend is no joke in brands. In the previous years, John has partnered up with companies like Google Assistant, Stella Artois, Sperry, and loads of others. And we all know these brands don’t come cheap. Also, “All of Me” singer has a personal wine brand named LVE that won the Wine Enthusiast’s award in 2016.
John had a very interesting childhood. Born on December 28, 1978, in Ohio, he started learning the piano at the age of four. Very soon John started playing in church choirs with his mother who was a singer there.
The music prodigy was a brilliant student as well. He graduated high school and college as the salutatorian and magna cum laude. John was also a winner of an essay competition organized by McDonald’s titled “How do you intend to make Black history?”. The singer is also a part of the prestigious Sphinx Senior Society and Onyx Senior Honor Society.
John’s dating profile isn’t that colorful as he met Chrissy in around 2006 and they have been dating ever since. The couple got married in 2013. They are literally the poster couple of a great relationship.
John took a stand against R. Kelly, the notorious musician, for his sexual violations and misconduct against women. Actually, John was one of the celebrities to appear in the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly.
John Legend has won awards like no one. He is the first black person and the second youngest person to win the prestigious EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) awards. The 12-times Grammy winner has also won the Golden Globe, the American Music Award, two Billboard Music Awards1, and three BET awards.