Net Worth: $300 Million
- Source of Wealth Music, Songwriting, Singing
- Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Marital Status Married (Leba Strassberg)
- Full Name Neil Sedaka
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth March 13, 1939
- Ethnicity American
- Occupation Musician, Songwriter, Singer
- Education Abraham Lincoln High School, Juilliard School of Music's Preparatory Division for Children
- Children 2 (Dara, Marc)
About Neil Sedaka
Neil Sedaka is a well-known singer, composer, and pianist with an estimated net worth of $300 million. He was a popular figure in mid-60s who enjoyed a successful career that lasted a span of 55 years.
He gives the credit of his success to his mother who gave him utmost support during his youth, as she took on a second job to pay for his music lessons. She took on the second shift for a span of 7 months, as the classes were a suggestion by Sedaka’s teacher.
After graduating from high school, Sedaka along with fellow classmates started a group called The Tokens. The band had minor regional hits with songs like “While I Dream” and “I Love My Baby”.
The Tokens had great success in 1961, with their song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” hitting No.1 on the Billboard charts, the song was an international success. Sedaka attempted for years to be successful as a solo artist, but seemed to have difficulty in the matter, until his solo hit “Ring-a-Rockin’’. With his hit solo single, Sedaka was signed by RCA Victor.
In the succeeding years, Sedaka enjoyed great success with number one hits such as “You Mean Everything to Me” (No. 17, 1960) and “Stairway to Heaven” (No. 9, 1960).
Sedaka would spend the next years coming in and out of the mainstream scene until finally retiring with an album signed by Elton John’s label The Rocket Record Company, Steppin’ Out was his final album. The album was recognized for its rock genre and was unmistakably one of his most sought after albums during his career.