B.B. King Net Worth

Net Worth: $30 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Music, Songwriting
  • Birth Place:

    Benclair, Mississippi, United States
  • Marital Status:

    Divorced
  • Full Name:

    Riley B. King
  • Nationality:

    American
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About Riley B. King

B.B. King's net worth is $30 million. This is true, and no surprise here, as the more than accomplished 88 years old Blues legend has dedicated his entire adult life to music. A flawless guitarist and a one-of-a-kind singer and songwriter, B. B. King was one of the most influential musicians alive today.

In 1949, King signed his first recording contract with RPM Records in Los Angeles and by the end of 1950 he was already the main name in R&B music. Going on hundreds of music tours, gaining Grammy Awards and with his hit songs all over, from radio stations to Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, in 1956 King created his own record label in Memphis - Blues Boys Kingdom.

Born on September 16, 1925 near Berclair, Mississippi, King was married only twice, but he is the presumed father of 15 children. An experienced private pilot, King was diagnosed over 20 years ago with type II diabetes. Regardless of his diabetes, he never laid low. With a well-deserved place on the Blues Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with his own record label and blues club chain, the king of blues still gives live shows on stage, constantly increasing his astonishingly high number of music performances.

 

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Earnings 2000

Record Sales 2000
Estimated record sales from the album, Ride with the King (35 thousand copies sold in Australia)
$52,500
Record Sales 2000
Estimated record sales from the album, Riding with the King (2 million copies sold in the US)
$3,000,000
Record Sales 2000
Estimated record sales from the album, Riding with the King (80 thousand copies sold in Canada)
$120,000

Earnings 1997

Record Sales 1997
Estimated record sales from the album, Deuces Wild (500 thousand copies sold in the US)
$750,000
Record Sales 1997
Estimated record sales from the album, Deuces Wild (80 thousand copies sold in Canada)
$120,000