David Foster is a well-known record producer from Canada who is also a musician, songwriter, music arranger, and composer. Foster has produced music for various artists including Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Michael Buble, Madonna, Toni Braxton, and Natalie Cole. From 2012 to 2016, he served as the chairman of Verve Records. Keep reading to know more about David Foster’s net worth in 2018.
David Foster Early Life
David Walter Foster was born on November 1, 1949, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to his parents Eleanor May Foster and Maurice Foster.
In 1963, he attended a music program at the University of Washington and later used to work as a backup for Chuck Berry. During his teens, he went to England and later moved to Loa Angeles in 1974.
David Foster has been married four times. He was first married to B.J. Cook from 1972 to 1981. Together they have a daughter Amy Foster-Gillies. From 1982 to 1986, he was married to Rebecca Dyer. They have three daughters named Sara, Erin, and Jordan. In 1991, he got married to Linda Thompson. They split in 2005. From 2011 to 2017, he was married to Yolanda Hadid.
Foster has five biological children and 7 grandchildren.
David Foster Career, Awards & Achievement
David Foster was in the band ‘Skylark’ as a keyboardist. Following that, he founded that the band Airplay. He has played in the album ‘Extra Texture’ by George Harrison. He worked as an album producer ‘Outside Inside’ and ‘The Completion Backward Principle’ by The Tubes
In 1983, he released his first album ‘The Best of Me’. This was followed by his self-titled album in 1986. He then released the albums ‘The Symphony Sessions’, ‘Time Passing’, ‘Rive of Love’, ‘Rechordings’, ‘The Christmas Album’, ‘Love Lights the World’, ‘Hit Man: David Foster & Friends’, and ‘Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends’.
He has also released many compilation albums and the singles “”The Best of Me”, “Winter Games (Can’t You Feel It)”, “Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire”, and “O Canada”. He has produced albums for various artists. His first album as a producer was ‘Single’ by Bill Champlin in 1978.
David Foster’s television appearances include ‘American Idol’, ‘Nashville Star’, ‘The View’, ‘Popstars’, ‘The Princes of Malibu’, ‘Under the Desert Sky’, ‘Vivere Live in Tuscany’, ‘Concerto: One Night in Central Park’, and ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’. In 2015, he became the judge of ‘Asia’s Got Talent’.
Awards & Achievements
David Foster is the winner of 16 Grammy Awards out of 47 nominations. He has also been nominated three times for the Academy Awards. In 1998, he won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Original Song’. In 2013, he received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1995, he received the Order of British Columbia and in 2006 he became an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Net Worth of David Foster
David Foster has an estimated net worth of more than $65 million. This fortune comes from the sale of his albums. Part of this wealth also comes from producing many albums and singles for various other artists. Foster has also worked as an arranger and keyboardist. He has produced many best-selling Christmas albums and is the owner of his own record label called ‘143’, and was the chairman of the Verve Music Group
David Foster is considered one of the most popular musicians in the world. He has produced several albums including Alice Cooper’s ‘From the Inside’, Celine Dion’s ‘Unison’, Barbra Streisand’s ‘Back to Broadway’, Whitney Houston’s ‘My Love Is Your Love’, Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Passione’, and Jordan Smith’s ‘Something Beautiful’. He is a popular music producer and is also a philanthropist. He is the founder of the ‘David Foster Foundation’.