On February 26, 1953, in New Haven, Connecticut, Michael Bolotin was born. Michael, the youngest of three children who were raised in a Jewish household, was 13 when his parents divorced.
What Is Michael Bolton’s Net Worth?
The American singer-songwriter Michael Bolton has an estimated net worth of $80 million. Bolton began his career in the 1970s and the middle of the 1980s as a vocalist for hard rock and heavy metal, but in the late 1980s, he changed directions and began to record pop-rock ballads. Over the course of his career, Michael has sold over 75 million records. His music was favorably praised by reviewers and frequently reached high positions on the charts; as a result, he was honored with two Grammy Awards.
Michael Bolton Professional Life
Bolton started his musical career in 1975 and initially went by the name Bolotin. Blackjack, a hard rock band that previously served as Ozzy Osbourne’s opening act while the latter was on tour, predominated his early career. He then adopted the last name “Bolton” and turned his attention to songs. “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” which he wrote for Laura Branigan, became his first big success as a songwriter.
Through the release of successes like “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay,” Michael reached the height of his popularity as an “easy listening” singer in the late 1980s and early 1990s. With “Georgia on My Mind,” which also did well on the charts, he covered another classic. The Grammy-winning single “When a Man Loves a Woman” was included on Bolton’s 1991 album “Time, Love & Tenderness,” which was also published.
Bolton has worked with a variety of musicians over the course of his career, including Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Zucchero, and many more. His famous single “Go the Distance,” which was featured on the Disney movie “Hercules,” reached number one in 1997. Bolton went on a lot of tours during the following few years. He released the album “Only a Woman Like You” in 2001, which included songs Shania Twain co-wrote. Twain released the follow-up album “One World One Love” in 2009.
For his album “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville USA” in 2013, Bolton worked with artists like Kelly Rowland, Melanie Fiona, and Orianthi. Michael performed and acted in a variety of Honda ads over the course of the following two years. He also made an appearance in Pizza Hut ads. He announced a new tour in England for the year 2018.
Over the years, Michael Bolton has appeared in a number of acting roles. Many of these have appeared in cameos, such as in “Two and a Half Men” and “Meet Wally Sparks.” He also participated in “Dancing with the Stars”‘ eleventh season.
Bolton has also established himself as a director. He was the director of the documentary “American Dream: Detroit,” which focused on the revitalization of Detroit’s economy. Francis Ford Coppola, Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, and Jerry Bruckheimer were among the entertainment and business figures in the city who were interviewed for the documentary.
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Michael Bolton Personal Life
Bolton wed Maureen McGuire as his first wife in 1975. The couple had three kids together during the course of their partnership. Later, in 1990, he and McGuire were divorced. Actress Nicollette Sheridan and Michael began dating in 1992. The three-year relationship ended, but they reconciled in 2005, which was ten years after their initial breakup. The couple was engaged in 2006, however it was later revealed that they broke it off in 2008.