One of the most famous jazz musicians alive today, Herb Alpert is known for his acts by the various names of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, or TJB. He is known worldwide for being a part of the recording label, A&M Records, being the A of the title. Now, let’s have a close look on Herb Alpert’s net worth in 2018.
Born on March 31st, 1935, Herb Alpert is of Jewish descent. He was born in Boyle Heights, Eastside Los Angeles, California and grew up in the same locality. He was born to Tiller and Louis Alpert, who was a tailor with a talent to play the mandolin. Both were emigrants from Radomyshl and Romania.
Herb’s family members were practitioners of music, and he was taught to play the violin from a very early age by his mother. He learnt trumpet playing since the age of 10. His brother, David was also an enthusiast and played drums. He did his schooling from Fairfax High School and graduated in 1952. He attended the University of Southern California. After that, he enrolled in the United States Army, and also used to showcase his musical talents in military ceremonies.
Herb Alpert tried acting at first, after he left service in the Army, but in the end, he pursued his musical talents and made a career out of it. He was first married to Sharon Mar Lubin and had two children with her, son, Dore, and daughter, Eden. They were married from 1956 till 1971. He married Lani Hall in the year 1973 and had one daughter with her. Lani Hall is a well-established person in the music industry as well as being a recording artist and part of the Sergio Mendes Band named Brasil ’66.
Herb Albert is most famous for his recording label A&M Records which he co-founded with Jerry Moss. He started his professional career in the 1950s having teamed up with Rob Weerts first and then debuting as a recording artist under the name Dore Alpert. The A&M Records was first named Carnival Records, a name that was changed a short while after they began operations. His first breakthrough music was “The Lonely Bull” which was accompanied by a trumpet style tune. Following the success of the song, he released an album titled “The Lonely Bull” by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.
Herb continued his signature sound with Tijuana brass in the following years and became a famous jazz musician over the years. The signature sound was apparently invented after Herb Alpert was an audience to a bullfight in Mexico’s Tijuana region. The most famous work till date remains “Whipped Cream and Other Delights” which was released in 1965 and topped the charts for three years consecutively. Out of the 28 albums that Herb Alpert has released, five remained number one hits, more than 25 were given the gold and platinum label.
Awards and Achievement
Apart from winning awards for his musical career, Herb Alpert has also made records and is one of the Guinness Book of World Records holders. He placed simultaneously five albums into the Top 20 Billboard Pop Album Chart which has not been repeated till date.
Berklee College of Music conferred Herb in 2000 with an honorary doctorate for his contributions to the music industry. He was conferred with the National Medal of Arts by the Obama government in 2013. He is also one among the few who have a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Herb Alpert has won Tony awards, 8 Grammy Awards and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy award.
Net Worth of Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert has an estimated net worth of $880 Million. He and his partner Jerry Moss sold the A&M Records to Polygram Records, which further strengthened his overall net worth.
Besides being a famous name in the music industry, Herb Alpert is also a sculptor and an artist. He paints in the abstract expressionist genre, and has his works displayed in public exhibitions. An artist with as many talents as him is destined to reach the stars.