Michael Bolton Net Worth: $100 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$100 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 26, 1953|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Artist, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Michael Bolton net worth is around $100 million. Michael Bolton is a famous American singer, songwriter.
Michael Bolton switched gears and started recording pop-rock ballads in the late 80s. Michael has sold more than 75 million records in his career.
His songs often reached high spots on the charts, and his music was well-received by critics, as he received two Grammy Awards.
Michael Bolton Net Worth 2022:
Michael Bolton net worth is around $100 million. Michael initially began his career as a hard rock and heavy metal vocalist throughout the 70s and mid-80s.
Michael Bolton House:
In 2008, Michael Bolton had listed a large mansion for $11 million. The property is located in Westport, Connecticut, and it features more than 9,600 square feet of living space. This waterfront property sits on the edge of Nash’s Pond with a plot of land that spans 2.71 acres. The backyard area also features a resort-style pool.
In total, Bolton put two lots up for sale separately, with the second property featuring about 5,400 square feet of living space and 1.2 acres of land. Before listing the property, Bolton was using it as a private music studio.
The first larger property was bought by the singer back in 1991 for $975,000, while the second smaller property was purchased in 1992 for an unreproted sum. In 2015, Michael Bolton was apparently still trying to sell the properties.
Michael Bolton Biography:
|Birth name||Michael Bolotin|
|Born||February 26, 1953 (age 69)|
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Genres||Pop rock, soft rock, blue-eyed soul|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
Michael Bolton was born on 26th February 1953 in New Haven, Connecticut. Raised in a Jewish family as the youngest of 3 children, Bolton parents divorced when he was 13.
Michael Bolton Music Career:
Michael Bolton began his music career in 1975, initially using his family name Bolotin professionally. Michael Bolton early career was dominated by his activities with Blackjack, a hard rock band that once opened for Ozzy Osbourne while he was on tour.
Michael then started using the last name “Bolton” and focussed on songwriting. Michael Bolton first major hit as a songwriter was “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” which was written for Laura Branigan.
Michael Bolton reached his stardom as an “easy listening” singer by the late 80s and early 90s, releasing hits like “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay.” Michael Bolton sang another classic with “Georgia on My Mind,” which also charted well. In 1991, Michael Bolton released the album “Time, Love & Tenderness,” which had the Grammy-winning hit “When a Man Loves a Woman.”
Throughout his career, Michael Bolton has collaborated with many artists, such as Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Zucchero, and many others. In 1997, Michael Bolton released the number-one hit “Go the Distance,” which was featured on the Disney film “Hercules.” During the next few years, Bolton toured extensively. In 2001, Micheal released the album “Only a Woman Like You,” which featured tracks co-written by Shania Twain. In 2009, Twain followed up with the album “One World One Love.”
In 2013, Michael Bolton collaborated with singers like Kelly Rowland, Melanie Fiona, and Orianthi for his album “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville USA.” In the next two years, Michael appeared and sang in a range of Honda commercials. Michael Bolton also appeared in Pizza Hut Commercials. In 2018, he announced a new tour in England.
Michael Bolton Film Career:
Michael Bolton has made many acting appearances over the years. Many of these have been in cameo roles, such as in “Meet Wally Sparks” and “Two and a Half Men.” Michael Bolton was also a contestant for the eleventh season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
In addition, Michael Bolton has emerged as an established director. He directed the film “American Dream: Detroit,” which was a documentary that highlighted the economic comeback of Detroit. The documentary featured interviews with several entertainment and business leaders within the city, such as Francis Ford Coppola, Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, and Jerry Bruckheimer.
Isley Brothers Lawsuit
In 1992, Michael Bolton was sued by the Isley Brothers, an R&B band. The Isley Brothers claimed that Bolton’s song “Love is a Wonderful Thing” was stolen from their own song, which had the exact same name and was released much earlier in 1966. In 1994, a Los Angeles jury ruled in favor of the Isley Brothers, identifying five separate areas in which Bolton had plagiarized their work. Bolton, his songwriter, and Sony Publishing were ordered to compensate the Isley Brothers for around $5 million. This was the largest sum anyone had ever been awarded for music plagiarism.
Bolton and his associated appealed the verdict and finally, the legal battle ended in 2001 when the Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear an appeal set forth by Bolton’s legal team. Finally, the Isley Brothers received $4.2 million from Sony Music, $932,924 from Bolton, and $220,785 from Bolton’s songwriter.
Michael Bolton Wife:
In 1975, Michael Bolton married his first wife, Maureen McGuire. The pair had three children together. Michael Bolton and McGuire divorced in 1990. In 1992, Michael Bolton started dating actress Nicollette Sheridan. The relationship lasted 3 years, however they got back together in 2005 – ten years after their initial split. In 2006, the couple became engaged, although in 2008 it was confirmed that they had called off the engagement.
Michael Bolton Interesting facts: O.J. Simpson Connection
In early 1994 an actress/model named Paula Barbieri starred in Michael’s music video for a song called “Completely.” At the time of the video’s filming, and for the next many months, Paula was dating O.J. Simpson on and off.
On the morning before Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder, Paula and O.J. got into a very heated argument. Paula broke up with O.J. that very morning in a voice message on his answering machine. In that voice message, Paula also informed Simpson that she was traveling to Las Vegas to attend a Michael Bolton concert and stay the night with Bolton in his hotel suite. The morning after the concert, as news broke of Nicole’s murder, Paula flew back from Vegas to be with Simpson.