How much is Musician John Legend worth?
Roger Stephens or more famously known by his stage name- John Legend is an American musician and actor. Talented as a singer and a songwriter, he has won ten Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Furthermore, he has bagged an Academy Award as well.
Well- known for his soulful singing he is one of the most well-recognized talented faces in the music industry. Earning the successful amount of millions all through his music career, he has also started making his way to acting. All from his acting and music, he has made himself worth a whopping large amount of $20 Million.
One of the four children, he was born to his parents- Phyllis Elaine and Ronald Lamar Stephens on December 28, 1978. His mother was a seamstress. His father, on the other hand, worked in a factory and is also a former National Guardsman. He grew up in his own hometown of Springfield, Ohio, US.
For his early education, he was homeschooled by his mother until he was twelve years old. He then attended the North High School to complete his primary schooling.
Being a part of the choir group in the local church and a salutatorian graduate, he was offered scholarships at the Harvard University, Morehouse College as well as the Georgetown University.
Later though, he attended the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a degree in African-American Literature.
As a musician
Legend started his career in music as the president and the musical director of a cappella group called- Counterparts. One of his lead vocals also appeared on the track of 1998 Best Collegiate a Cappella compilation CD. He then started performing in a number of shows in Philadelphia as well as New York, Boston, Atlanta, and Washington DC.
Right after graduating from college, he debuted with albums Live at “Jimmy’s Uptown” and a self-titled demo. He had released the albums independently and he sold them at his shows. After releasing his albums, he was introduced to the rapper, record producer- Kanye West in 2001. And soon after he signed a record deal with Kanye West.
He debuted with his studio album- “Get Lifted through Good Music” in the December of 2004. The album was a hit debuting on the 7th position on the US Billboard. Critically acclaimed, the album also received the Golden Globe Award for the Best R&B album.
He came to fame instantly making millions of fans through his soulful voice and music. He then released his second album- “Once Again” in October 2006. Again, the album became sensational making history in the music field. Following that, he released his albums- “Evolver” (2008), “Love in the Future” (2013) and “Darkness and Light” (2016). All of them became commercially successful earning millions worldwide.
In TV shows and films
Being a famous celebrity he has also appeared in a number of TV shows and played roles in films as well. He has performed in the TV shows like- “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Las Vegas,” “The People Speak” as well as “Dancing With The Stars,” “Hollywood Game Night,” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” Also, he played the role of Keith in the 2017 film- “Lala Land.”
|Name||John Roger Stephens|
|Date of birth||December 28, 1978|
|Birthplace||Springfield, Ohio, US|
|Height||5’9″ (175 cm)|
|Weight||71 kgs (158 lbs)|
|Father’s name||Ronald Stephens|
|Mother’s name||Phyllis Stephens|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
|Siblings||Vaughn Anthony, Ronald Stephens II|
Marriage and Divorce
John is currently married to his wife, Thai-Norwegian model Christine Teigen. They met in 2008 on the set of the music video- Stereo. After dating for a while, they engaged on the December of 2011. Two years after their engagement, they married on the September of 2013.
Being one of the most famed artists of the current generation, he has a huge fan base. Followed by millions on the internet, he has over 9 million followers on his Twitter and 6 million followers on his Instagram.
The famous singer.songwriter is worth millions earning from his each music release. Being a celebrity, he has also maintained his earnings through guest appearance in TV shows as well as his film roles.
Rumors and Controversy
Although famous as a celebrity, he has not made headlines regarding any major controversies yet. He has kept out of trouble all through his music career and continues to do so. There are also no rumors that surround him at the moment.