Stevie Wonder is the stage name of Stevland Hardaway Morris. He has expertise on various instruments and has worked under many hats and in different genres as well. No wonder he is the most-awarded artists including 25 Grammy Awards. He truly deserves all the appreciation and applauds of the world. Now let’s have a close look at Stevie Wonder’s net worth in 2018.
Stevie Wonder Early Life
He was a born artist from Michigan. His mother was a songwriter, so maybe the artist in him came from his mother. He was born premature, and due to some other medical conditions, he became blind. Though there are still rumours that he is not actually blind giving the facts that he once saw the mic falling on the stage and also that he was caught taking his selfie. Fact is still not discovered and who knows if it will die with him. The singer often makes jokes about it and was caught saying that he will reveal it someday or most probably this year.
Wonder has been hitched thrice till now. His first wife, Syreeta Wright was his secretary in the publishing company. Wonder has dedicated the song ‘Isn’t She Lovely?’ to his daughter Aisha. Their marriage lasted two years followed by a divorce. This marriage made wonder a vegetarian and ultimately a vegan following the footsteps of Transcendental Meditation.
His next marriage lasted for 11 years with designer Kai Millard. The couple has two sons. In 2012, Stevie filed for divorce.
His last marriage is with Tomeeka Bracy, and they both have a lovely daughter. Apart from his marriages, wonder has the total of nine children, five being from extramarital affairs. Some of them are known, and some are unknown. Media still suspects who is the mother of his daughter Sophia and Son Kwame.
By religion, he is a Baptist and also affiliated with Black churches.
Stevie Wonder Career
At the beginning of his career, he made a five-year contract with producer Clarence Paul. Due to his age, he was known as Little Stevie Wonder. During his contract, he did tours and was accompanied by his mother. They both were paid a stipend to bear the expenses. He also got a tutor and was under the supervision of producer Clarence Paul and the result of which can be seen clearly in the US top charts of that time. Not all the albums were hit like Eivets Rednow did not get any appreciation from the audience.
His classic period albums were a huge hit, and this was the time he married Secretary Wright and got divorced as well. He also faced crucial 4 days in a comma in 1973 when he hit the back side of the truck. In the year 1975 he received two consecutive Grammy awards for his albums ‘Innervisions’ and ‘Fulfillingness’.
Further years till 1990 Wonder became more influential and became more active in the business. He did great collaborations, impacted on political grounds, did charity, and also appeared on television. The album sales also got increased, so did his popularity.
After 1991, Wonder moved at a slow pace but created original and creative content.
Awards & Achievement
His awards list is unending, highlights of which are 25 Grammy, ‘Best Male Pop Vocal (2007)’, ‘Best R&B Performance’ and many more. He is recognised for his contribution through honorary degrees as well that he received from Yale and Birmingham University.
Net Worth of Stevie Wonder
Wonder’s net worth is $110 million. This estimate is worth after seeing his talents as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer.
Wonder is considered a genius by industry experts, and we can do nothing but agree as his talents speak for it. He is the heart and soul of music and has already set a competitive bar among other artists. Kayne West was once heard in an interview saying that he is just competing with ‘Innervisions’ and ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ and both are Wonder’s creation.