Famous singer-songwriter and composer Carole King is famous for her association with 118 pop hits which are included on the Billboard Top 100. Here is a quick summary of Carole King’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Carole was born on 9th February 1942 in Manhattan. Her father’s name was Sidney N. Klein, a firefighter and her mother Eugenia was a teacher. When she was only 4 years old, Carol started to learn music from her mother. Eugene taught her elementary piano technique and music theory.
Carol was very brilliant from childhood. She joined the James Madison High school, where she started a band named Co-Sines. Her first official recording was released in 1958 named The Right Girl. She was the singer and writer both of the song.
Later Carole joined hands with Goffin and wrote some amazing songs. Some of her early hits are Chains, The Loco-Motion, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Halfway to Paradise, Take Good Care of My Baby, I’m into Something Good, One Fine Day, Pleasant Valley Sunday, and A Natural Woman.
Her other famous albums which earned her a lot of fame are Tapestry, Music, Rhymes and Reasons, Fantasy, Wrap Around Joy, Thoroughbred, Simple Things, Welcome Home and Touch the Sky. King wrote a lot of singles too for TV, films, and various artists.
Awards & Achievements
Carole won a lot of awards in her illustrious career. In 1972, she won the Album of the year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She was inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame for Tapestry in 1998, You’ve got a Friend in 2002, and again It’s Too Late in the same year.
She was honored with Grammy Trustees Award in 2004, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, and MusiCares Person of the Year in 2014.
Net Worth of Carole King
Throughout her career, King earned a lot of money. In 1971, her estimated earnings from her album Tapestry was $10,700,000 and from her album Music was $1,000,000. Next year her earnings from her album Rhymes and Reasons was $500,000. She earned $500,000 from her album Fantasy in 1973.
In the year 1974, she earned $500,000 from her album Wrap Around Joy. The earnings from her album Thoroughbred released in 1976 was $500,000. The very next year, her earnings from her album Simple Things was $500,000. The earnings from her compilation album Her Greatest Hits: Songs of Long Ago is $$1,050,000.
In 2005 she earned $330,000 from her live album The Living Room Tour. Recently in 2010, her earnings from her live album Live at the Troubadour is $606,000. Right now the estimated net worth of Carole King is $70 million.
King is married four times, but all her relationships ended badly. Now she lives alone in her mountain home. She received the Gershwin Prize and became the first woman to receive it. President Barack Obama awarded her with the prize at a ceremony in the White House.