Tony Bennett is a singer and painter from the United States of America. His first album was released in 1952, called Because of You. Tony Bennett is the founder of an arts high school in New York called Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. Keep reading to know more about Tony Bennett’s net worth in 2018.
Tony Bennett Early Life
Anthony Dominick Benedetto was born on August 3, 1926 in Astoria, Queens, New York. His father, John Benedetto was a grocer, and his mother Anna Benedetto was a seamstress. Tony Bennett grew up with his sister and his brother, Mary Benedetto and John Benedetto Jr., in very hard conditions in an economic depression.
Tony Bennett studied music and painting at the High School of Art and Design in New York City, but he dropped out to economically support his family. He also went to the American Theatre Wing.
Tony Bennett was first married to Patricia Beech from 1952-1971. Tony and Patricia gave birth to 2 sons, audio engineer Dae Bennett, and producer Danny Bennett. Danny Bennett is currently Tony’s manager.
His second marriage was in 1971 to actress Sandra Grant Bennett, and they got divorced in 2007. Tony and Sandra gave birth to 2 daughters, singer Antonia Bennett, and actress Joanna Bennett.
Since 2007, Tony Bennett has been married to Susan Crow.
Tony Bennett Career, Awards & Achievement
Tony Bennett was a child when he started singing and painting, he began performing in restaurants, then clubs. Tony also worked for the multinational nonprofit news agency, Associated Press, as a runner. Then, he had to serve at the United States Army during the World War 2, where he was going to die several times but managed to escape, and he was discharged in 1946.
In 1952, Tony Bennett released his first album ever called Because of You. The song from the album, Because of You, was sold for millions of copies and ranked 1st on pop charts for several weeks. His second album was released in 1953 called Cloud 7. Tony Bennett continued on releasing many albums including Alone at Last with Tony Bennett, Tony, The Beat of My Heart, and many others.
Tony Bennett’s 2000s albums include Playin’ with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues, A Wonderful World, The Art of Romance, Duets: An American Classic, Duets II, Viva Duets, Cheek to Cheek, and The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. The albums had collaborations with several musicians including Bill Charlap, Lady Gaga, and others.
Tony Bennett found Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in 2001. He also has several artworks including Sunday in Central Park, Chianti, Positano, Golden Pavilion, and others.
Awards & Achievements
Tony Bennett has been winning a lot of awards for his outstanding work. his Grammy Awards include Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), Grammy Award for Record of the Year (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (Perfectly Frank, Steppin’ Out, MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett), and others. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program (Live by Request: A Valentine’s Special, and An American Classic).
Net Worth of Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett has an estimated net worth of more than $120 million. He made his fortune from the great albums and singles that he’s been releasing, and from the tours and concerts he’s been going on. His albums were sold for millions of copies across the whole world. Tony Bennett’s artwork is being sold for around $100 thousand per art.
Tony Bennett is one of the most talented singers that has made great contribution to the music industry. He won several Grammy Awards for his work. Tony Bennett has also collaborated with Lady Gaga in an album called Cheek to Cheek. He is married to Susan Crow and they are happily living together in New York.