Net Worth: $100'000'000
Kenny G is an American adult contemporary jazz saxophonist and smooth jazz musician whose net worth is around $100’000’000. Kenny G is the most-successful instrumentalist of all time, With 75’000’000 albums sold worldwide. He is also one of the top 100 best-selling musicians. Outside of music, Kenny is a highly successful real estate and financial investor. It has been reported that Kenny G has made more money from an early pre-IPO Starbucks investment than he has from his music career, although we can not find any actual confirmation of that claim or a recording of ken. It is not disputed that Kenny was an investor in Starbucks before IPO. Furthermore, it’s just not known how valuable this stake today is since It was bought so early. More info on this later in the article, but for your information, $1’000 invested in Starbucks on the day it went public would be worth $300’000 today. Kenneth Bruce Gorelick was born on 5 June 1956 in Seattle, Washington. After his first audition In high school, he was actually rejected by the jazz band. He had to wait until the auditions the following year before He was finally accepted and earned his first chair. One of his classmates, While in high school was Robert Damper, who still plays piano and keyboards in his band today. At the age of 17, Kenny landed his first professional gig as a sideman for the Love Unlimited Orchestra of Barry White. In addition to performing with White, Kenny G recorded with The Seattle funk band Cold, Bold & Together before becoming a credited member of The Jeff Lobber Fusion. Success After a period with Lobber, Kenny G began his solo career. He soon caught the ear of Clive Davis, who signed Kenny to a 1982 arista-records deal. The debut album of Kenny G was released on 1 August 1982. It went through the gold. His next two albums, G Force 1983 and Gravity 1985, went platinum, but His fourth album Duotones 1986, catapulted him to international stardom. That album went 5X Platinum thanks largely to the single “Songbird”, which to this day is one of only two instrumentals to reach the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 (the other being the Miami Vice Theme by Jan Hammer in 1985). From that moment on, Kenny’s career took off. His next album sold 4’000’000 copies. His 1992 album “Breathless” sold $12’000’000. That album remains his best-selling work as of this writing. His next album, 1994’s “Miracles: The Holiday Album”, sold 8’000’000 copies and reached #1 on The Billboard Hot 100. During his career, Kenny has collaborated with some of the most renowned musicians on the planet, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Steve Miller, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion and. Kenny G is one of the most popular and biggest-selling musicians ever, with over 75’000’000 records being sold globally. Kenny actually studied at Washington University in college accounting. He intentionally did not study music because He wanted a solid degree to base himself on if needed. Throughout his career, he followed the lessons taught in those business classes and now holds an extremely valuable stock portfolio. For example, Kenny was introduced to an up-and-coming Seattle entrepreneur named Howard Schultz in the early 1980s. Howard had recently purchased a local coffee chain called Starbucks, and Kenny’s uncle was one of the early backers. Kenny spent some of his early music royalties on his own coffee. It’s impossible to know how much this investment is worth today, but what it’s worth, $1’000 invested when the company IPO’d in 1992, would be worth more than $300’000 today. If Kenny invested in stocks before the IPO, his position would be literally worth hundreds of millions. The former executive said I’d say I’m more lucky than smart. Not lucky for Starbucks, but lucky that I decided to invest. In 2015 Kenny announced that he maintains shares in United Airlines, Microsoft, and Apple. Frederick M. Over the years, Kenny has owned a number of homes around the country. In 1990 Kenny spent eight years working. A three-acre estate in Hunts Point, Washington, was purchased for 8’000’000. He built a 12200-square-foot mansion on the property In 1995. He listed the property for sale in 1998 for $26.5’000’000. In 1999 Craig McCaw bought The home for an undisclosed amount. Since 1998 Kenny’s primary residence has been a palatial mansion complex on the bluff in Malibu. He bought his first piece of land for 12’000 in 1997’500’000. In 2’000, he spent 3’000’000 on the next-door house and proceeded to tear down the old house and build a new mansion from scratch. Construction costs were reported to have topped 3’500’000. The new second home, which still has its own address, features two bedrooms, four bathrooms, a 9-foot piano, tennis court, and a 1,500-square-foot recording studio. The main property includes offices, a screening room, and a guest house that overlooks The ocean. From 1980 to 1987, Kenny was married to Janice Deleon. From 1992 to 2012, he was married to Indie Benson. There are two sons.
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