Michael Bolton, the veteran singer, and songwriter from America and loved across the world. This amount seems to be a very conservative estimate, as Bolton has been rocking several generations of humanity since the 1970’s when he started his career. He has been the topmost performer of heavy metal and hard rock. His albums have been the life of parties and campus life since almost a half-century.
In the late 1980’s he was known for his individual style of rendering pop-rock ballads, which hit the top of the charts. Here is a quick summary of Michael Bolton’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Michael Bolton Early Life
Bolton was born on February 26, 1953, in New Haven, Connecticut; which makes him a born-in-USA American. However, his parents George Bolotin and Helen were Russian Jewish who had emigrated from Europe and England during the world wars. Michael’s surname was Bolotin, which he changed to Bolton when he entered show business. He was the youngest child in the family and had an elder brother Orrin and an elder sister Sandra. His family was not too well-off, and the siblings struggled for a good life early in their childhood.
Bolton has three daughters from his wife, Maureen McGuire. Subsequently, they had a divorce. The youngest daughter Taryn has a six-year-old daughter. This makes Bolton a grandpa. The other two daughters are Isa and Holly.
Though Bolton had a long decades old on-and-off affair since 1992 with Nicole Sheridan of Desperate Housewives TV show; but it didn’t result in marriage, as yet.
Michael Bolton Career
Bolton’s musical career began in 1975 when he cut his not so successful his first album. He had his band Blackjack which was into hard rock and heavy metal. As a songwriter, he wrote for Laura Branigan which was a smash hit at the US charts in 1983, and this opened the door of fortune for him. The success was repeated in 1985. Bolton also wrote for Cher and other top music stars of the time.
He had a successful career throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. His 1987 hit was on Otis Redding classic song. His next hit was Georgia On My Mind. His 1989 single, How Am I Supposed To Live Without You from his album Souls Provider, fetched him his first Grammy. His 1991 album Time, Love and Tenderness won him a Grammy Award. This was for When A Man Loves A Woman.
He had a great hit in 1997, Go The Distance, which was used in the Disney film Hercules. He also had a great tour in 2001 across countries, and then also in 2007.
Bolton has performed and collaborated with several singers. In 2011 he did Jack Sparrow on stage dressed as the Captain from the pirate movie; and even collaborated with A R Rahman, the Indian music maestro.
During 2013-14, he not only came out with an album Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, but also worked on Honda ads. He gave voice to John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight episodes in 2015.
He has also acted in cameo roles playing himself in films and TV series; which includes Fox TVs Celebrity Duets in 2006. In 2010, he was in the Dancing with the Stars show. He also did a Pizza Hut ad in 2015.
Awards & Achievements
Michael Bolton’s top achievement is, making a record sale of stupendous 75 million records, and more. His next achievement is having eight of his albums in the top of the Billboard chart. He is also a record winner of American Music awards 6 times in his lifetime. He has also won 2 Grammy awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance, after winning nominations 4 times. He has also won quite a few awards as a songwriter and has won a Star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Net Worth of Michael Bolton
As reported, his net worth exceeds $68 million, which is well-earned considering he has been in the music business for decades. He has been one of the top-selling singers and had 18 albums and 35 singles to his credit. Many of his singles were top of the chart and had sold million copies. He has also made on-stage appearances and has done ads for big corporate like Honda and Pizza Hut.
The 64-year-old star Michael Bolton still draws the crowd. He chooses to spend his millions in his charity, Michael Bolton Charities which works for impoverished and needy children and women. He supports many other charities and causes as well, proving that like his golden voice, he also has a golden heart. His autobiography, published in 2013, The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life; reveals the struggles, passions, and wishes of this colossus who straddles the music scene on his own steam and terms.