How much is Tina Turner worth?
|Net Worth:||$250 Million
|Date of Birth:||November 26, 1939|
Who Is Tina Turner
Tina Turner is one of the most popular singers and actresses of all time. The American-born Swiss superstar rose to prominence in the 1960s after she formed the musical duo “Ike and Tina Turner Revue” along with her husband. Shortly after, she took over the world as a solo performer and became “The Queen of Rock and Roll”. Throughout her 50+ years long career, Turner has sold more than 100 million records, and she’s one of the best-selling artists of all time.
The talented Turner has won the hearts of millions of people from around the world. She is an inspiration to both established artists and fans of all ages. Her long list of achievements includes a Guinness World Record, 12 Grammy Awards, 3 Grammy Hall of Fame awards, as well as her own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and St. Louis Walk of Fame. She is also the very first artist to have a single in the top 40 in seven consecutive decades.
American-Swiss singer Tina Turner has a net worth of $250 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Tina Turner Get So Rich?
The thing that made Tina Turner rich was the creation of the duo “Ike and Tina Turner Revue”. In 1960, she officially changed her stage name to Tina Turner. At that time, she released her first single “A Fool In Love”, which would blow up on the national music charts, with its highest position being number 2 at the Hot R&B Sides chart. Around the same time, Tina joined forces with Ike and formed their duo, which also included the Kings of Rhythm and the Ikettes, who were backing vocalists of Tina.
The breakthrough song “A Fool In Love” earned the singer’s first Grammy Award nomination in the category “Best Rock and Roll Performance”. In February 1961, Ike and Tina released their debut studio album called “The Soul of Ike and Tina Turner”. The album included 12 R&B, blues, and soul songs, including the aforementioned hit single, “I’m Jealous”, and “I Idolize You”. The following year, the couple got married in Tijuana, Mexico, and moved to Los Angeles, California to further pursue their music career as a duo.
Throughout the 1960s, the couple continued to gain international success as they not only released new albums but toured the world. Together, they released 22 studio, 8 live, and more than 31 compilation albums. They signed with many labels during their time such as Sue Records, Kent Records, Warner Bros Records, and Blue Thumb Records. They had a mainstream success in 1966 and soon they began headlining Las Vegas shows which many celebrities such as David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Elton John, Cher, and Sly Stone attended.
Why Is She So Famous?
Besides her incredible acting abilities, Tina Turner became famous for her extraordinary singing skills. Turner, whose real name is Anna Mae Bullock was born on November 26, 1939, in Brownsville, Tennessee. She was raised in both Knoxville and Nutbush, Tenessee. Her parents noticed her talent during her childhood because of which she was added to a church choir. During her teenage years, Anna focused on cheerleading and worked as a domestic worker for some time.
The beginning of Anna Bullock’s career and her transition to the icon Tina Turner started in the late 1950s. She and her sister attended a performance of Ike Turner with his band Kings of Rhythm. In 1957, she was allowed to sing a short version of the blues ballad “You Know I Love You” during an intermission of Eugene Washington. Thanks to her charisma and fantastic performance of the song, Bullock was offered to join the B.B. King. A year later, in 1958, she released her first studio recording – “Boxtop”, using the name Little Ann at that time.
What Makes Her So Successful?
Tina Turner became a successful superstar after the demise of the duo with her husband in the mid-1970s. During that time, Ike became addicted to cocaine, and the relationship between the two hindered. The two got divorced in March 1978 and by that time, Tina had already released her first two studio albums. Her debut project was released in August 1974 and despite not doing so well in the album charts, it earned her first Grammy Award nomination as a solo performer in the category “Best R&B Vocal Performance”.
In the early 1980s, Tina had a career resurgence. She signed a recording deal with the label Capitol Records in 1983 and a year later, released her fifth and most successful album – “Private Dancer”. The album was her first to receive gold and platinum certifications in six different countries – United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Just like the rest of her projects, it included songs in different genres – pop, rock, and R&B. It also included her 1984 hit single “What’s Love Got To Do With It”. The track not only debuted at the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 but it also became her only song to top every Billboard chart.
Towards the end of the 20th century, the talented singer released four more albums, with “Break Every Rule” from 1986 and “Foreign Affair” from 1989 being the most triumphant. While being a successful pop music superstar, Turner is also known for taking part in some popular films, television shows, and reality series. Her first appearance on television was in the 1966 concert film “The Big T.N.T. Show”. Among some of her most notable roles are in “Taking Off”, “Tommy”, “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club”, and “Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome”. Her last role was in the 1993 fantasy action “Last Action Hero”.
Whether it’s acting or singing, Tina Turner has excelled in the entertainment business. She’s one of the premier pop/rock superstars of all time. The best-selling artist has won more than 160 awards during her seven decades-long career, including a Guinness World Record for having the latest paying audience in 1988 as a solo performer.
Known primarily for her career longevity, very powerful vocals, and highly energetic stage presence, Tina Turner quickly became a world phenomenon. Even now, she remains one of the most influential names from the 20th century that has achieved a lot.