How much is Van Hunt worth?
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Date of Birth:||March 8, 1970 (age 52)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
About Van Hunt
R&B multi-instrumentalist Van Hunt, was born in Dayton, Ohio, and grew up surrounded by the pimp lifestyle of his father. Hunt credits his diverse tastes to a mother who was supportive of his early music interests, and in part to his “painter/part-time pimp” father, and to the Southern Ohio soil where he was raised. He immersed himself in classic soul while absorbing the contemporary R&B music, later blending the old and new into his experimental sound. At first, he began writing and producing for a new breed of soul artists that included Joi, Raphael Saadiq, and Dionne Farris. Eventually meeting with pre-“American Idol” Randy Jackson who encouraged him to pursue a music career of his own.
He was signed to Capitol Records in 2003 and released his eponymous album a year later, in 2004. While the album was not a major hit, it was very well-received and praised by music critics. It may have missed the commercial audience at the time time, but it was heralded as an incredible debut nonetheless.
Hunt followed up with his second album, On the Jungle Floor, released in April 2006. It included Hunt’s remake of “No Sense of Crime,” which was originally recorded in 1977 by Detroit punk band the Stooges and was noted for its blend of rock, punk, and blues influences. As Hunt had such a rich history in producing, not only did he write, play and arrange virtually all of On the Jungle Floor, he also produced much of it with the help of Bill Bottrell. The album was noted for emphasizing style over strength and again, while it was not a big commercial hit it was praised by critics.
Through his own label, in 2011, he released the Sony RED-distributed album What Were You Hoping For?, and some crowd-funding later, released The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets. Hunt later moved to Blue Note Records where eventually was released his album Popular, in 2017. It had been shelved for nine years, since 2008. In 2009, he self-released the compilation album Use in Case of Emergency.
Hunt’s Total Net Worth
Van Hunt may not have earned a tremendous amount during his career as a musician and record producer, somewhere in the region of $2-3 million dollars. However he is well liked and respected and is currently in a relationship with the beautiful actress, Halle Berry.
Of his total career income, around $150,000 is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $2.35 million, will have been taxed at a rate of around 35% as Hunt has seemed to have been residing between the states of Georgia, Tennessee and California. Artists also often earn far more in some years than in others. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $1.53 million dollars, having paid around $820,000 in taxes.
Van Hunt has never married, but he has been partnered with Halle Berry since 2020. He also has a son, Drake, from a previous relationship. In his personal life, he is estimated to have spent $600,000 of his career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $50,000, not including investment assets. In his investments, he may have earned investment returns of $200,000. Therefore, it is estimated that Van Hunt has a net worth of around $1 million dollars.
For appearing on the tribute version of the Sly & the Family Stone song, “Family Affair”, in 2007, Van Hunt won the Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals”. While he has experienced some fame as a musician, Hunt has become far more famous in the last few years from his relationship with Halle Berry.