Ruben Studdard Net Worth Money and More
Net Worth: $80 Million
Profession: American R&B, pop, gospel singer, and an actor.
The complete name of Ruben Studdard is Christopher Ruben Studdard. He was born on 12th September 1978. He is a multi talented personality. He is not just an American R&B but is also a pop and a gospel singer. He doesn’t have any singing background. He rose in his career by participating in a reality show. He participated in a reality show named American Idols. He was the winner of the second season of this reality show. He gained all the fame and popularity from this reality show. He was also nominated in Grammy Awards for Best male R&B vocal performer in year 2003. He is a very hardworking singer. After winning the American Idols Trophy he started working desperately. In the following year he released five albums. The album named soulful is the debut album of Ruben. In the same year he released his album named I Need an Angel. The album got highly popular. And the market sale of the album was also quite high. He is quite famous for his recording career. He produced many popular albums like Flying without Wings, Sorry 2004, Change Me. He has to not restricted his career to just singing. He has also tried to work in Television and stage shows.
Frankfurt in Germany is the birth place of Ruben. His father and mother were in teaching profession. After his birth he moved to Birmingham, Alabama. At the age of three he developed his interest in singing. He sang a song at the church named Rising Star Baptist, when he was three. This church was located in his home town. He completed his schooling from Huffman High School. He used to perform solo singing in church. In his school days he was very fond of playing football. He was the champion in playing football. He was eeven awarded with a scholarship to Alabama A&M University. He went to Alabama and there he joined a Men; Music Fraternity of America. the name of the fraternity was Omicron Delta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. His mother was also a singer. His mother used to sing in Local choir. He was quite inspired by his mother and so he took singing as his career. He majored in voice studies while he was in Alabama.
He started his career in music industry through a reality show named American Idol. In his auditions he sang a song named superstar. All the judges were quite impressed by his performance. After his audition he was selected in top 32 contestants of this show. His talented was appreciated by many famous personalities like Lionel Richie, Neil Sedaka, Robin Gibb, Luther Van dross, and Gladys Knight. The judges of the reality show also gave a nick name to Ruben. All of them addressed him by a nick name “Velvet Teddy bear”. The governor of Alabama named Bob Riley declared 11th March 2003 as “Ruben Studdard day”.
Studdard is a multitalented personality. He is not just a brilliant singer but is also an outstanding actor. He has worked in a large variety of roles. He has appeared in television shows like simple rule, Life on a Stick, All of Us and Eve. Apart from television show he has also worked in many movies like Scooby Doo: Monsters Unleashed.
In year 2006 he met Surata Zuri McCants. He was singing at Wal mart when he met her. The couple fell in love with her and they dated for two years. In year 2008 Studdard got married to McCants. Unfortunately their marriage didn’t work well and they registered for divorce in year 2011. In year 2012 they finally got divorced.
He is a very rich personality. His profession makes a lot of money for him. He leads a very lavish lifestyle. The estimated net worth of Ruben is said to be $3 million. He is considered to be the highest paid singer in the region. He has released four studio albums. Out of his four albums one album is platinum certified and all the other albums are gold certified. His most famous albums are The Return, Love Is, and Letters from Birmingham. All his albums were quite famous and had earned a lot of money for him. His career in acting has further added to the net worth of Ruben. He has also earned a lot of money by working in television shows and films.
Awards and Nominations
He is a wonderful artist. His success can be tracked by the number of awards he has won. He has a long list of awards and nominations. He was nominated in many popular awards like American Music awards for Favourite male R&B artist, BET awards for Best new artist and best gospel singer, Grammy Awards for favourite male R&B local performer, Image awards for Outstanding male artist, and Soul Train Awards for best R&B singer. Apart from these nominations he had won several awards like Image Awards for outstanding new artist and Teen Choice Award for Choice male reality/ variety star for American idol. He has thrice won billboard music awards for different categories like Top R&B Sale single, Top Gospel Artist, and Top gospel album.