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Whitney Houston Net Worth

Whitney Houston Net Worth

Net Worth: $20 Million

  • Source of Wealth Music, Film
  • Birth Place Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)
  • Marital Status Divorced (Bobby Brown)
  • Full Name Whitney Elizabeth Houston
  • Nationality United States
  • Date of Birth August 9, 1963
  • Ethnicity African American, Scottish
  • Occupation Singer, Actress, Model, Film Producer, Record Producer, Songwriter
  • Education Mount Saint Dominic Academy
  • Children 1 (Bobbi Kristina)
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About Whitney Houston

Late American recording artist, actress, producer, and model Whitney Houston had an estimated net worth of $20 million (before death). She was inarguably one of the of the biggest female pop stars of all time. Her accomplishments as a hitmaker was extraordinary. Just to scratch the surface, she became the first artist ever to have seven consecutive singles hit number one, and her 1993 Dolly Parton cover “I Will Always Love You” became nothing less than the biggest hit single in rock history. Like many of the original soul singers, Houston was trained in gospel before moving into secular music; over time, she developed a virtuosic singing style given over to swooping, flashy melodic embellishments. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all time.

During her career, Whitney sold over 170 million albums and won two Emmy awards, 6 Grammies, 30 Billboard Music Awards and 22 AMA’s. Her net worth had declined dramatically in the last years of her life. In 2001 she signed a $100 million recording contract with Arista and at the peak of her career she was able to earn up to $30 million a year touring.

On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in a suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, submerged in the bathtub. She incurred nearly $20 million from Sony before she passed away.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Whitney Houston's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 2012
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Earnings 2012 N/A
Asset 2012

The value of Houston's New Jersey home

Record Sales 2012

Houston sold over 5 million posthumous albums

Earnings 2010 N/A
Ticket Sales 2010

Gross income of Houston's Nothing but Love tour

Earnings 2009 N/A
Record Sales 2009

Estimated sales of her album titled 'Just Whitney" released in 2002

Earnings 2007 N/A
Sale of Asset 2007

Amount earned from the sale of her suburban Atlanta home

Earnings 2006 N/A
Asset 2006

The estimated value of Houston two real estates

Earnings 2005 N/A
Asset 2005

Value of Houston's house in Florida upon purchase

Earnings 2002 N/A
Record Sales 2002

Estimated sales of her album titled 'I Look to You" released in 2009

Earnings 2001 N/A
Contract 2001

The value of Houston's six-year contract with the Arista Records

Earnings 2000 N/A
Record Sales 2000

Estimated sales of her album titled 'Whitney: The Greatest Hits album" released in 2000

Earnings 1998 N/A
Record Sales 1998

Estimated sales of her album titled 'My Love Is Your Love" released in 1998

Earnings 1996 N/A
Salary 1996

Salary from the film "The Preacher's Wife"

Record Sales 1996

Estimated sales of her album titled 'The Preacher's Wife: Original Soundtrack Album" released in 1996

Earnings 1995 N/A
Record Sales 1995

Estimated sales of her album titled 'Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album" released in 1995

Earnings 1994 N/A
Project Earnings 1994

Houston's earnings from her Bodyguard soundtrack

Earnings 1992 N/A
Record Sales 1992

Estimated sales of her album titled 'The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album" released in 1995

Earnings 1990 N/A
Record Sales 1990

Estimated sales of her album titled 'Im Your Baby Tonight" released in 1990

Earnings 1987 $44 Million
Record Sales 1987

Estimated sales of her album titled 'Whitney" released in 1987

Earnings 1985 N/A
Record Sales 1985

Estimated sales of her self titled album released in 1985

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