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Boy George Net Worth

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Boy George's Net Worth as of 2024
$35 Million

George Alan O’Dowd was born on 14 June 1961, in Bexley, Kent England of Irish descent. As Boy George, he is a British singer probably best known through his rise to prominence as the vocalist of the popular band Culture Club in the early 1980s..

So just how rich is Boy George? Sources have estimated that the overall sum of Boy George’s net worth is as high as $35 million, which wealth Boy George has earned through his successful career as a singer, but  in addition as a songwriter. Boy George is also known as a follower of the English New Romantic movement, and this involvement has also added somewhat to the total amount of George’s net worth.

Boy George Net Worth $35 Million

At the pushing of music executive Malcolm McLaren (previously the manager of the Sex Pistols), Boy George started his career in 1979 as Lieutenant Lush with the band Bow Wow Wow, co-singing with Annabella Lwin. However, he was not satisfied with this situation, and left to form his own band named Culture Club in 1982, together with bass player Mike Craig, drummer Jon Moss and guitar player Roy Hay. Culture Club has a rich discography which has increased Boy George’s net worth significantly, as it now contains twenty singles, five studio albums, ten compilation albums, three EPs, six video albums, eighteen music videos, three box sets and five promotional singles. The most successful were the first three albums of the band, with ‘Kissing to Be Clever released in 1982 being certified platinum in UK and US, three times platinum in Canada. Colour by Numbers’ released in 1983 was certified three times platinum in UK, diamond in Canada, gold in France, four times platinum in US, and then Waking Up with the House on Fire’ released in 1984 was certified platinum in UK and US, two times platinum in Canada, and gold in France. Together with the band Boy won a number of awards including Grammy Award, Brit Award, American Music Award and their song ‘Time (Clock of the Heart)’ is written into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame’s list.

From 1989 till 1992, Boy George sang in his foundation band named ‘Jesus Loves You’ which has also added to George’s net worth too. With this band Boy George has released one studio album and four singles.

In addition to these involvements, Boy George has also pursued a solo career, and it is worth mentioning that his own rich discography has added much to Boy George’s wealth, since as a solo performer he has released 46 singles, nine studio albums, five compilation albums, three EPs, seven DJ albums and a soundtrack. The most successful of his and band albums have been ‘Sold’, released in 1987 and certified silver in UK, and ‘At Worst… The Best of Boy George and Culture Club’ released in 1993, certified silver in UK, and gold in France.

Additionally Boy George starred in the London musical “Taboo”, based on the New Romantic scene of the early 1980s, which was a great success in London’s West End, and for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for the “Best Musical Score”. Boy George has also run his own fashion line for some years, called “B-Rude”, which has shown at fashion shows in London, New York and Moscow.

Two autobiographical books have been published Boy George: ‘Take It Like a Man’ co-written with Spencer Bright and ‘Straight’ co-written with Paul Gorman, and also memoirs of Boy’s mother have been published in a book ‘Cry Salty Tears’. No doubt that the books added to Boy George’s net worth too.

In his less-than private personal life, despite being a great singer Boy George has suffered from addiction to heroin and cocaine, and has been arrested for possession. He has ‘come out’ as a gay, but is generally careful to be discreet about this part of his life.

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Cissy Houston Net Worth

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Emily “Cissy” Houston was born as Emily Drinkard on 30 September 1933, in Newark, New Jersey USA, of Afro-and Native-American and Dutch (father) descent. She is well known as a singer in soul and gospel genres, both a solo and backing vocalist, and is also recognised as the mother of Whitney Houston, who regretfully didn’t follow her mother’s philosophy of life..

How rich is singer Cissy Houston, who has been a backing vocalist voice for legendary names such as American musician and actor Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson and Wishbone? Cissy’s net worth is estimated by sources to be more than $8 million, accumulated during a professional career in the music industry spanning an incredible 60 years.

Cissy Houston Net Worth $8 Million

Cissy Houston is a a solo singer, at present valued as one of the best performers in disco, gospel and soul genres. Since starting her career in 1938, she  has captured a lot of fans‘ hearts, and has been rewarded with two Grammy Awards. Cissy started her career  with her sister and brothers who were singing in the gospel band Drinkard Four. They appeared at New Hope Baptist Church, and released an album for RCA with the title “A Joyful Noise“. Later Cissy formed the band Sweet Inspirations together with Doris Troy and Dee Dee Warwick. The group worked with plenty of artists, such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, The Drifters, Lou Rawls, Dusty Springfield among others.

Cissy Houston’s net worth was also increased with her solo career which began in 1969 as she signed a contract with Commonwealth United Records. Her first album “Presenting Cissy Houston”, incorporating singles “I’ll Be There” and “Be My Baby” was very profitable for the singer. Cissy Houston later worked with Janus Records and Private Stock Records. In 1979 Cissy Houston was the USA representative at the annual World Popular Song Festival. The song “You’re the Fire” won her second place in the “Most Outstanding Performance Award”.

In 1996 and 1998 Houston won her two Grammy Awards for albums “Face to Face“ and “He Leadeth Me“. Houston has also contributed to her net worth as the leader of Youth Inspirational Choir, which contains 200 members and appears at the New Hope Baptist Church. The singer appeared at different clubs in NYC, such as Mikell’s, Seventh Avenue South and others. Cissy Houston appears in the annual gospel music festival McDonald’s Gospelfest. Overall, Cissy has released 10 solo albums, four compilation and four collaboration albums, but has been featured on countless albums with many of the top soul, gospel, R & B and other genre singers over the years.

In her personal life, Cissy Houston has married twice – to Freddie Garland (1955-59) with whom she has a son, and to John Russell Houston (1959-90) with whom she has a son, and daughter Whitney Houston, a famous singer as well who died in 2012. The successful woman has nieces Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick and cousin Leontyne Price who all are worthy of praise as musicians.

To sum up, Cissy Houston has tried herself in different genres of music such as disco, soul, gospel, and R & B and she was successful in each of them. She has delighted music fans of several generations and many of them would pay a lot today to see the performance of the famous singer.

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Kim Burrell Net Worth

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Kimberly Burrell was born on the 26th August 1972, in Houston, Texas, USA. She is probably best recognized for being a gospel musician, singer, and pianist, who has released six studio albums and two singles, including “Try Me Again” (1995), “Everlasting Life” (1998), “The Love Album” (2011), etc. She is also known as a bishop of The Love & Liberty Fellowship Pentecostal Overcoming Holy Church.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Kim Burrell is? It is estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Kim’s net worth is equal to $5 million as of mid- 2016. She has earned this amount of money mostly thanks to her musical skills, and her successful career as a gospel musician. Additional to this, she has appeared in a number of TV shows, such as “From The Church To The Charts”, which have also contributed a lot to her overall wealth.

Kim Burrell Net Worth $5 Million

Kim Burrell was brought up by her father, who was a musician and pastor, and her mother, who was a singer and evangelist, thus before long she was involved in gospel music. Ever since a young age, she performed in her father’s church with the Greater Emmanuel COGIC Choir of Houston and from that point began to build her musical career. However, she didn`t release an album until 1995 – “Try Me Again”. Although the album was released in limited numbers and through an independent label, it certainly got the attention of famous gospel musicians, and she soon signed a contract with the Tommy Boy Gospel Records. Three years later Kim’s second album came out, entitled “Everlasting Fire”, which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Gospel Charts; the sales of the album certainly added a lot to her net worth. After the release, she focused more on touring and performing, and in 2001 she released a live album entitled “Live In Concert”, also through the Tommy Boy Records.

Shortly after the album was released, the record label ceased to exist, and Kim was forced to seek new record label. She became more focused on her family, and had to forego her musical career, but returned in 2009 with the album “No Ways Tired”. She continued with her career, and in 2011 released her fifth album “The Love Album”. Her net worth was certainly rising.

Kim’s most recent release is the album from 2015, entitled “A Different Place”, which has increased further her net worth.

She has also collaborated with numerous musicians, including Shirley Caesar, Missy Elliott, Yolanda Adams, Stevie Wonder, and James Fortune, among others. These collaborations have also increased the overall size of her net worth.

Thanks to her talents, Kim has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Gospel Music Excellence Award in category of Female Vocalist of the Year, Stellar Award in category Contemporary Female of the Year for “The Love Album”, and Dove Award in category Urban Recorded Song of the Year for “Sweeter”, among many others.

If to talk about her personal life, Kim Burrell is married to Joseph Whey, but otherwise there is little known of her private life, although she is sometimes active on her official Facebook page.

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