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Aretha Franklin's Net Worth as of 2024
$60 Million

Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, musician as well as an actress, but universally considered to be “The Queen of Soul”. Aretha rose to prominence in 1968, when she released two commercially profitable albums, namely “Lady Soul” in January which upon its release became a huge success in the US, topping the Billboard Pop Albums, Jazz Albums and Black Albums charts, and followed by “Aretha Now” . In addition to spawning such singles as “Chain of Fools” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Lady Soul” was included in the list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, compiled by “Rolling Stone” magazine, and is also considered to be among the greatest albums as featured on the VH1 network. “Aretha Now” was her fifteenth studio album, released in June of 1968, and featuring such popular singles as “I Say a Little Prayer” and “Think/You Send Me”, “Aretha Now” peaked at #5 on the Billboard chart and since its release has been given a gold certification from the RIAA.  Aretha Franklin released 112 singles that have made it to the Billboard music charts, and sold more than 75 million albums around the world. Franklin’s contributions to the music industry have been acknowledged with 18 Grammy Awards, as well as an induction into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame. Aretha Franklin passed away in 2018.

A famous singer and musician, how rich was Aretha Franklin? Authoritative sources estimate that Aretha’s net worth was over $60 million, undoubtedly accumulated mostly due to her singing career over more than five decades.

Aretha Franklin Net Worth $60 Million

Aretha Franklin was born on 25 March 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee, to C. L. Franklin, a Baptist preacher known as “the man with the million-dollar voice”, and singer Barbara Siggers. Aretha Franklin’s professional career began at the age of 14, when she started performing at various churches under her father’s management. When she was 18 years old, Franklin attracted the attention of the well-known “Columbia Records” label, with which she released her first single entitled “Today I Sing the Blues”, which featured in the R&B chart. Shortly afterwards, Franklin made her studio album debut with “Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo”, which was released in 1961 and well-received by critics, despite the fact that her label could not attribute her to any particular music style. Aretha Franklin reached commercial success several years later, when she released a single called “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” in 1967 from the album of the same name, and which topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Singles charts, and since then has featured in such films as “This Christmas” with Loretta Devine, Idris Elba and Chris Brown, and “The Commitments” directed by Alan Parker, and “The Blues Brothers” in 1980, with John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd, then a reprised version in 1998.

Aretha’s career stretched almost unbroken for over 50 years, during which she released almost the same number of studio albums, seven ‘live’ albums, 52 compilations, and more than 20 collaborations. Over 20 of her singles reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, from an authorititively estimated 88 releases overall. Although holding concerts only in the US after 1984, as a fear of flying restricted her travelling, her truly remarkable career was  crowned by her acknowledged title worldwide as ‘the Queen of Soul’, stemming from her roots in gospel, passing through ‘pop’ and rock ‘n’ roll – she was the first woman inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 – and culminating with her various stand-out performances, and appearances over the years at such events as Martin Luther King’s funeral in 1968, and the ordinations of President Jimmy Carter in 1976, and President Barack Obama in 2009.

Aside from innumerable music awards, Aretha was also honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as early as 1979, an honorary degree from Harvard University (2014), and honorary doctorates in music from the Universities of  Michigan, Princeton, Yale , Brown and  Pennsylvania, the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Additionally, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Wayne State University, and an honorary Doctor of Law from Bethune–Cookman University.  

In her less-than-private personal life, Aretha Franklin was married twice, firstly to “Ted” White in 1961 – with whom she had a son who later became one of her backing group – but divorcing in 1969 amid accusations of domestic violence. She then married Glyn Turman (1978-84). However, she had three other children, the first at aged 12 and the second at 14, who were raised largely by her grandmother and sister while Aretha developed her career. Her fourth son was fathered by Ken Cunningham, her road manager, in 1970.

Having been raised in Detroit, and then living in New York and Los Angeles, Aretha eventually returned permanently to Detroit in the early 1980s, partly to care for her father who had been (eventually fatally ) injured in a targeted shooting.

Aretha had several medical problems in her later years – she periodically struggled with weight, and dieted intermittently. Initially she had been a chain-smoker, and then overcome alcoholism, but had a tumor removed in 2010, but was only able to perform occasionally thereafter, in fact several times cancelling concerts because of ill-health.

Aretha Franklin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2018, and died at her home in Detroit, Michigan on 18 August. To her final credit, her life in music was celebrated by family, and friends in the music industry, rather than mourning her passing – moving tributes were paid by such as former President Barack Obama, who had become a friend, as well as by current President Donald Trump.

 

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Aarti Mann Net Worth, Wiki, Married, Husband, Suits, Heroes, Photos, Interview

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Born Aarti Majmudar on the 3rd March 1978, in Connecticut USA, she is an actress, best known to the world as Priya Koothrappali in the TV series “The Big Bang Theory”, and as Henna in the film “Today’s Special”, among many other differing roles she has secured so far in her career.

Have you ever wondered how rich Aarti Mann is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Mann’s net worth is as high as $400,000, an amount earned through her successful career, active since the mid- 2000s.

Aarti Mann Net Worth $400,000

Of Indian ancestry, Aarti alongside her brother Nishad, and sister Kruti moved a lot within Pennsylvania with her family when she was still a toddler, including living in Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Wexford and Fox Chapel. She went to Shady Side Academy located in Point Breeze, and after matriculation enrolled at New York University, from which she earned a degree in film writing and directing.

Aarti made her professional acting debut in 2006, in the film “The Memsahib”, directed by her sister Kruti, who is a filmmaker, who was mainly responsible for luring Aarti towards the performing arts, since their parents are doctors and wanted all their children to follow in their footsteps. After her debut, Aarti appeared in a commercial for Volvo, and started auditioning for new film and television roles. However, she secured only minor roles in such TV series as “Quarterlife” (2008), and “Heroes” (2009), until in 2010 luck smiled upon her as she was chosen for the part of Priya Koothrappali in the TV comedy series “The Big Bang Theory” (2010-2011), which increased her net worth to a large degree. Her career now got underway, and in 2012 she featured in the comedy-drama film “The Monogamy Experiment”, starring Amy Rider, Edgar Morais and Tohory Masamune, while in 2015 she made a notable appearance in the romantic comedy film “I’ll See You in My Dreams”, with Blythe Danner, Martin Starr and Sam Elliott in the lead roles, which further increased her net worth.

She is now working on the drama film “Love Sonia”, starring Demi Moore, Freida Pinto and Mark Duplass, scheduled for release later this year, so her net worth is certainly still rising.

When it comes to her personal life, Aarti is married to Purvesh Mankad, with whom she has a daughter. She now resides in Los Angeles with her family.

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Milla Jovovich Net Worth

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Milla Natasha Jovovich was born on 17 December 1975, in Kiev, Ukraine (then in the USSR), and is a model, actress and singer, perhaps best known for her breakthrough role in the film “The Fifth Element” in 1997, with Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman.

So just how rich is Milla Jovovich, as of late 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Milla has a net worth of over $45 million, accumulated from her various career elements spanning almost 30 years since she began modelling in 1987.

Milla Jovovich Net Worth $45 Million

Milla had a really unusual childhood, maybe that’s one of the reasons for her multi-million dollar net worth. Jovovich started her carrier in modeling from the early age of nine, a few years after she and her parents moved from Ukraine, which at that time belonged to the Soviet Union, to Los Angeles, California, in 1980. She even dropped out of school at the age of 12, when Gene Lemuel discovered her, and she signed a contract with Prima Modeling Agency. Milla Jovovich  was covered by magazines including Vogue, Glamour, Madmoiselle, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and has been advertising brands including L’oreal, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Donna Koran, Revlon for many years.

However, exclusive looks and beauty was not the only value she had: Milla Jovovich has a great voice, a talent to write songs, design fashion and find herself in acting as well. Milla started her acting career in 1988 in the film “Two Moon Junction”, but the roles that gave this girl much more attention were in “Dazed and Confused” in 1993 and “The Fifth Element” in 1997 directed by Luc Besson, in which she worked with Bruce Willis. Of course, subsequently all five films based on “Resident Evil” made Milla Jovovich’s popularity and net worth go through the roof. The original movie was so successful that it was even turned into a video game.

Between her acting in those two movies, Milla tried the shoes of a singer and a song writer, and released her debut album – “The Divine Comedy – which was really appreciated by the audience and critics and even received positive feedback from Rolling Stone magazine’s, John McAlley; in his opinion the album was remarkable. In 1999 Milla Jovovich became a member of the band named Plastic Has Memory, and performed some gigs in New York and Las Vegas, but unfortunately not with her new band, and Milla has never released a second album.

As for her career in fashion, Milla launched her first line in 2003, and her brand was successful until 2008 when she decided to close her business because of lack of time, which is perhaps no surprise, assuming that all of her free time was taken-up by her daughter Ever Gabo Anderson, who was born in 2007.

As for other details of Milla’s personal life, aside from several well-known relationships, she has married three times, all husbands met when taking some part in films in which she was acting. She first married Shawn Andrews in 1992, which was apparently quickly annulled by her mother; ironically, he and Milla were starring in “Dazed and Confused”! The second was with the director of “The Fifth Element” – Luc Besson (1997-99), and she has been married to Paul W. S. Anderson, who worked with Jovovich on the set of “Resident Evil”, since 2009, and he is the father of her two daughters. The family is based in Los Angeles.

Milla is something of a philanthropist too, and often participates in and supports various charities including UNICEF, World Education, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and many more.

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