Since Whitney Houston died, there has been a lot of talk about how much money she had and who got it after she died.
When Houston was 19, Clive Davis, the head of Arista Records, helped “The Voice” sign with her first record label. Davis would become Houston’s teacher and best friend. On February 11, 2012, Houston’s dead body was found in a suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. When she was found, she was underwater in the bathtub.
The singer was not breathing when the ambulance got there, and she was soon pronounced dead.
Who Was Whitney Houston?
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey. Her full name is Whitney Elizabeth Houston. Houston, who was known as “The Voice,” signed with her first record company when she was 19. The head of Arista Records, Clive Davis, helped her do this. Davis would go on to be her mentor and close friend.
Whitney Houston from 1985 and Whitney from 1987, which both reached number one on the Billboard 200, are two of the best-selling albums of all time. Since her first album came out, Houston has sold more than 200 million copies of it around the world. This makes her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
From “Saving All My Love for You” in 1985 to “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” in 1988, she had seven straight number-one songs on the Billboard Hot 100. She holds the record for being the only musician in music history to do this. She has won six Grammys, two Emmys, and 28 Guinness World Records.
Houston’s first movie role was in The Bodyguard, which came out in 1992. The song “I Will Always Love You” from that movie won a Grammy for Record of the Year. The song is still the best-selling physical single by a female artist in music history.
She went on to make movies, like Cinderella (1997), in which she played the Fairy Godmother. Houston also played a role in the film. Houston died on February 11, 2012, after working in the music business for more than 40 years. She was 48 years old.
What Is Whitney Houston’s Net Worth?
Cheat Sheet says that when Whitney Houston died, she was worth about $20 million. Whitney Houston’s net worth also included the $10 million she made for her role as Julia Coleman Biggs in 1995’s The Preacher’s Wife, the $36 million she made for her Nothing But Love Tour in 2010, and the $100 million contract she signed with Arista Records in 2001.
In an interview with My9 after Houston died, her mother, Cissy Houston, talked about a claim that she was “broke” at the time of her death. “Whitney didn’t die poor, and she isn’t poor now. “Don’t talk like that,” she urged. A Forbes reporter named Zack O’Malley Greenburg talked about the rumour at the time.
He told E! News that there were “definitely whispers” that Whitney Houston had died poor and had not made much money in her last years. She hadn’t put out an album or gone on tour in a while, so it makes sense that she might be running low on money as she got close to the end of her life. He said, “Selling 200 million recordings would still bring in at least $250 million, even if you didn’t get publishing royalties.”
Forbes says that Houston’s most financially successful time in her career was between 1993 and 1994, after the release of The Bodyguard. At the time, the only female entertainers who made more money than Houston were Oprah Winfrey and Barbra Streisand. Houston was third on the list.
At the time of her death, Houston owned two homes in New Jersey that together were worth $2.85 million. After getting divorced from Bobby Brown in 2007, Houston also sold a house in Atlanta for $509,875. She also sold a house in Florida for $1.35 million in 2005.