Al Jarreau Net Worth

December 20, 2023
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Alwin Lopez Jarreau was born on the 12th March 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, and was a Grammy Award-winning singer and musician, best known for his album entitled “Breakin’ Away” (1981), and for singing the theme song for the television series “Moonlighting” (1985-1989). Jarreau’s career started in 1967, and ended in 2017 when he passed away.

Have you ever wondered how rich Al Jarreau was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jarreau’s net worth was as high as $16 million, earned largely through his successful career as a singer. He recorded more than 15 studio albums, and also made numerous compilation and live albums which improved his wealth.


Al Jarreau Net Worth $16 Million


Al Jarreau was born the fifth of six children; their father who was a Seventh-day Adventist Church minister, a nd motherwas a church pianist. He grew up in Wisconsin and went to Lincoln High School, and then studied at Ripon College, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 1962. After getting his master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Iowa in 1964, Jarreau started working at a night club called Gatsby’s, along with acoustic guitarist Julio Martinez.

They spent several years together, earning money thanks to gigs at various clubs, then in 1975, Jarreau released his debut studio album – “We Got By”. In 1977, Al recorded “Look to the Rainbow”, which peaked at No. 49 on Billboard 200, No. 5 on Jazz Albums, and No. 19 on the R&B Albums chart. It also earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, which was repeated with his next album, “All Fly Home” (1978). In 1981, Al received his third Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children – “In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record (1980)” – while a year later, he earned two more Grammy’s for albums entitled “Breakin’ Away” (1981) and song “(Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo à la Turk” (1981). His net worth was certainly well set.

In 1983, Al recorded the album “Jarreau”, which reached No. 13 on Billboard 200, No. 4 on R&B Albums, and topped the Billboard Jazz chart, achieving platinum status in the process. A year after, he released “High Crime”, while in 1992, Jarreau received another Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, for “Heaven and Earth (1992)”. In 2001, Al received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. His final Grammy came in 2007, thanks to a collaboration with George Benson, when they and Jill Scott got the award for “God Bless the Child” (2006) for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Lastly, Jarreau released “My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke” in 2014.

Regarding his personal life, Al Jarreau was married to Phyllis Hall from 1964 to 1968, and then he married Susan Elaine Player in 1977 and stayed with her until his death in 2017; Al had a son with Susan. He had serious cardiac arrhythmias and respiratory problems in 2010 and later was diagnosed with pneumonia in 2012. In February 2017, he was hospitalized in Los Angeles, and only a few days later, he died of respiratory failure on the 12th February 2017.

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