John Legend Net Worth: $75 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$75 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 28, 1978|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.753 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Keyboard Player, Multi-instrumentalist, Actor, Film Producer, Television producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
John Legend net worth is around $75 million. John Legend is a famous singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist.
What is John Legend’s Net Worth?:
John Legend net worth is around $75 million in April, 2023. This is combined net worth with his wife since 2013, supermodel Chrissy Teigen. John has majority partof the couple’s wealth. Chrissy also has earned at least $10 million per year every year since 2018 from assignments like shows, modeling, endorsements, and television projects.
John Legend house:
In April 2020, Legend and Teigen bought a $5.1 million modern house in West Hollywood, California. Their current Beverly Hills home, which they bought for $14.1 million in 2016. Their real estate portfolio includes two penthouses in New York City. They bought one in May 2018 for slightly over $9 million and the second for $8 million.
In 2020, John and Chrissy paid $17.5 million for a mansion in Beverly Hills.
John Legend Biography:
John Roger Stephens was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio. His parents, Phyllis and Ronald had four kids. John’s mom was a seamstress who sang and was the director of the church choir. Legend’s father was a drummer and worked at an International Harvester factor. His grandma was the church organist.
John started performing with the church choir by age 4. John was homeschooled. John learnt to play the piano when he was 7. John Legend skipped two grades in school due to his academic prowess. John enrolled at Springfield North High School at 12 and graduated at 16 as the salutatorian of his class. Legend was accepted to Harvard, Morehouse, the University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown. John attended UPenn.
John Legend Career:
John Legend was the musical director of Penn’s co-ed jazz and pop a cappella group The Counterparts during college. The group’s recording of the Joan Osbourne song “One of Us,” was chosen for 1988 Best of Collegiate a Cappella compilation CD.
John met Lauryn Hill in college and she hired him to play piano on the song “Everything is Everything,” from her iconic album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
John Stephens graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in African-American literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999.
After college, John Stephens worked as a management consultant while he started writing, producing, recording his own music. John released his self-titled demo in 2000 and “Live at Jimmy’s Uptown” in 2001, which he self-released and sold at his gigs.
John soon started sending his demo to record labels. In 2001, John was introduced to Kanye West, who was a then-an-up-and-coming-hip-hop artist. West hired John Legend to sing the hooks in his songs. Kayne West also signed Legend to his label.
John Stephens chose his stage name from an idea the poet and songwriter J Ivy said to him. Ivy basically said that John’s music sounded old school like one of the Legends. So he began calling John Legend. So did West. Finally, Legend adopted the name himself as well.
John’s debut album, “Get Lifted,” was released on Kanye West’s GOOD Music label in December 2004. The album debuted at number 7 on the U.S. charts. “Get Lifted” won the Grammy Award for Best R&B album in 2006. Additionally, John Legend was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best New Artist.
4 singles were released off the album. Legend co-wrote the Janet Jackson song “I Want You,” which was nominated for an award at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in 2005. Over the next few years, John Legend made appearances on many albums for other groups and musicians including Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, The Black Eyed Peas, and Stephen Colbert, among others.
John Legend also was working with Michael Jackson on an upcoming album prior to his death. When Jackson died, only one song had been written.
In February 2006, John Legend performed during the pregame show at Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan as well as at the NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas.
In the summer of 2006, John Legend performed a song called “It Feels Good When You Sing a Song” with Hoots the Owl on “Sesame Street.
“Once Again,” John Legend’s second album, was released in the fall of 2006. The album hit number 3 on the charts and debuted on top of the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. John Legend won the Grammy Awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his song “Heaven.” He also won a Grammy for his collaboration on the song “Family Affair.”
In 2008, John Legend released his third album, “Evolver.” The single “Green Light,” featuring Outkast’s Andre 3000. The song had the highest ranking on the song charts since his song “Ordinary People.”
In 2010, John Legend and the Roots released a collaborative album, “Wake Up!” In 2011, John Legend won three Grammy Music Awards: Best R&B Song for “Shine,” as well Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “Hang On in There,” and Best R&B Album.
In 2013, John Legend released his album “Love in the Future,” which reached number two in the U.S. and the U.K. The third single from the album, “All of Me,” became an international hit. The song is dedicated to his wife Chrissy Teigen. He performed the song at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. In 2014, “All of Me” was the third best selling song in the U.S. and U.K.
John Legend album “Darkness and Light” was released in 2016. In 2018, John Legend released the album “A Legendary Christmas.”
On May 21, 2019, John Legend was the winning coach on “The Voice” with his artist Maelyn Jarmon. In 2020, Legend performed in a special Quarantunes benefit concert.
In July 2020, John Legend performed Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” with Andra Day at a fundraised for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
Who is John Legend Wife?:
John Legend met model Chrissy Teigen in 2006 when she featured in the music video for his song “Stereo”. They became engaged in December 2011 and were married in September 2013, at Villa Pizzo in Como, Italy. The couple had a daughter, Luna, in April 2016 and a son, Miles, in May 2018. Both children were conceived via in vitro fertilization.
Chrissy Teigen announced in Aug 2022 that she and John Legend, are expecting their third baby.
John Legend Interesting Facts:
In November 2019, John Legend was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive. In an appearance on Dax Shepherd’s podcast “Armchair Expert” in the summer of 2020, John admitted to having a history of cheating on his girlfriends, especially back in his 20s.
Legend spoke about being 2 years younger than his classmates in high school and college and thus, not getting a lot of attention from women. When he did, John lapped it up and acted irresponsibly. John was quick to add that all of that changed when he met Chrissy Teigen.
Legend was one of a number of celebrities who took to social media to pay tribute to the late civil rights icon John Lewis when he passed away in July 2020.