The American fashion model, actress, producer Whitney Elizabeth Houston was most famous as a singer. She has many studio and sound album which won gold, diamond, multi-platinum, platinum certification. She also got fame by appearing on cover pages of many fashion and glamour magazines before becoming a professional singer. She also played lead roles in some films and the talented lady got success in that field. She is regarded as one of the most successful and popular record artists in the world. Keep reading to know more about Whitney Houston’s net worth in 2018.
Whitney Houston Early Life
On 9 August 1963 Houston was born into an Afro-American musical family in Newark, New Jersey, USA. Her Army serviceman father John Russell Houston, Jr. was also an entertainment executive. Her mother Emily Houston was a singer. In New Jersey, she joined a Catholic girls’ high school.
At the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, she started singing as a soloist and there she learned to play the piano.
‘Whitney Houston’ was her debut album released in 1985 which became the highest-selling album by a debut artist.
She married to singer Bobby Brown and they had one girl child. After they divorced in 2007 she struggled with drugs and found dead at the age of 48 in her room at the Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2012.
Whitney Houston Career, Awards & Achievement
Houston started working as a featured vocalist for the New York-based funk band Material and her vocal work quality drew the attention of some major record labels, including Arista. She signed with Arista in 1983.
After her debut album she gave several hit singles like ‘Saving All My Love For You’, ‘How Will I Know’, ‘You Give Good Love’ and many more. She acted in the romantic thriller film The Bodyguard in 1992 which gave her enormous popularity and she earned the best-selling artist title of all time. She appeared in the film Sparkle for the last time which was released after her death.
Awards & Achievements:
The multi-talented artist earned lots of award and achievement in her entire career. She was listed No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 songs for seven consecutive times. And, she is the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards on the Billboard magazine year-end charts.
“I Will Always Love You” soundtrack became best-selling single by a female singer in music history which achieved the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Around the world, this soundtrack was sold 44 million copies. She won total of 415 career awards including six Grammies, two Emmy awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards and 22 AMA’s in her life.
She was cited as the most-awarded female act of all time by the Guinness World Records.
Net Worth of Whitney Houston
Houston’s net worth when she died in 2012 was $20 million. She gave many bestselling soundtracks and albums which at one time gave her a $100 million recording contract with Arista.
She had a luxurious 12,561-square-foot mansion in New Jersey worth $1.49 million. In her conjugal life, she was also an owner of a two-story, 6,633 square-foot house of worth more than 1.3 million. She also an owner of a 3600 square foot home in Atlanta.
She was the owner of yellow gold Rolex lady watch which was designed with gold and diamond.
In her garage, she had luxurious cars including Rolls Royce Silver Spur Limousine, Rolls Royce Seraph Limousine and Porsche 911.
Whitney’s performance as a hit maker was outstanding. In her entire musical career, she sold more than 170 million copies of music album. She had left firm impression in every field of performing art. But world’s one of the most talented and popular artist’s life ends with a tragic incident.