Whitney Houston- Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $5 million

 

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on 9 August 1963 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. She is an American recording artist, singer, actress, producer and model. She is a famous singer and stunned everyone by her breakthrough performance. She won Guinness World Records in the year 2009. Not only is this, she is the most awarded female act of all time. Also, she is one of the world’s best-selling music artists who have sold over 200 million records worldwide. Overall, she has released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack album. Moreover, on all the albums, she has diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Talking about more of her life, she has seven consecutive no 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is counted after Elton John and it is reported that she is the only women who have two number 1 Billboard 200 awards on the Billboard magazine year end charts. Her debut album, Whitney Houston was released in the year 1985 which was considered as the best-selling debut album by a woman in the history this album was ranked on 254 on the magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of all Time.

Early Life

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Whitney Houston belongs to middle-income family. She was the second child of Army serviceman and entertainment executive John Russell Houston Jr. and a singer Cissy Houston. Moreover, she has two older brothers who are also a singer. Talking about her descent, she is African American, Native American and Dutch. She was very much dedicated towards her career and only at the age of 11, she started performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. “Guide Me. O Thou Great Jehovah” was her first solo performance in the Church. Talking about her studies, she attended Mount Saint Dominic Academy school when she was a teenager. Moreover, her teenage days were spent in touring nights at the clubs along with her mother. A photographer, Carnegie Hall saw her singing with her mother and in the year 1980 she started working as a fashion model with her. In the year 1983, she was appeared as the lead vocalist on Paul Jabara album entitled Paul Jabara and Friends.

Awards and Achievements

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Whitney Houston has received a number of awards and appreciation all over the world. overall, she has received two Emmy Awards, six Grammy awards, 30 Billboard awards, 22 American Music awards and a total of 415 career awards. This is really a breakthrough record. Not only is this, she is also named in Guinness World Records. I the year 1994, she got the most WMAs in a single year winning five awards at the 6th world music awards. In the year 2003, she was on number three on VH1s list of “50 Greatest Women of the Video Era” after Madonna and Janet Jackson. On the list of “200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons of all the Time” and ranked on number 116. In the year 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artist and she was ranked on number nine. She was ranked number three in the year 2010, when Billboard released it “Top 50 R&B Hip-Hop Artists of the past 25 years”. Not only is this, by the Rolling Stone magazine, she was on number 1 of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In the year 2004, Billboard picked the success of her first release on the charts of 110 Musical Milestone in the history. In the year 2001, she was the first artist to be a given a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Moreover, she was on fourth number for best-selling female artist in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America and at that time her 55 million copies were sold all over the world. Her breakthrough performance is famous all over the world.

Richness

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Whitney Houston is a very rich personality. Her net worth is $5 million. She owns a very lavish home in New Jersey. It is worth 5 million dollar. It is spread in 12,561 square feet area. This mansion has been used for filming the Bobby Brown’s reality series in the year 2005. This luxurious home has beautiful features with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. It has a separate dining room and extraordinary outside view. Apart from this, she also owns a East Orange home in New Jersey. This home has ample fencing and an undersized entrance. This beautiful lady earns a lot from her hard work. Moreover, she is liked to spend her money in good cause. She is involved in Fight Night Foundation which contributes significant dollars for charities for the people in need, by the active involvement of celebrities and qualified athletes from all over the country. Another non-profit organization is “Children’s defense fund” which aims at providing every child with a fair start in life and a thriving passage to adulthood without facing any problems. He is also actively involved with “Red Cross” foundation which aims at offering relief to the victims of disasters. Not only is this, he seems active in “United Service Organization” which provides self-belief, maturity and recreation-type services to the military forces. UNCF “United Negro College Fund” is another American philanthropic organization which provides student prestigious scholarships and internships.

 

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