John Legend Net Worth

July 22, 2023
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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21: Citi presents exclusive John Legend concert for Citi ThankYou Cardmembers at The Emerson Theatre benefitting Teach for America on April 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for MAC Presents)

John Roger Stephens was born on 28th December 1978 in Springfield, Ohio, USA of Afro-American descent. Under his stage name of John Legend, he is well known as an actor, singer and songwriter, and is the winner of an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and nine Grammy Awards. More, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded him a special Starlight Award. He has been involved in the entertainment industry since 2000.

So how rich is John Legend? The main sources of John Legend’s wealth are music, and television and film appearances. Up to date he has accumulated a net worth which is equal to $20 million. It has been reported that Legend earned $3.6 million just from the sales of his album “Get Lifted” (2004).


John Legend Net Worth $20 Million


To begin with, John was raised in a big family with his three siblings. He was interested in music from an early age, singing in the church choir and playing the piano. At first he was homeschooled by his mother, but later finished at North High School, and then graduated with a BA degree in English and Afro-American literature from the University of Pennsylvania.

Following graduation, Legend began writing songs and collaborating with various artists. He sang with Dilated Peoples, Slum Village, Kanye West, Magnetic Man, Fort Minor, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and other famous artists, which provided a foundation to his net worth.

Then John Legend began his solo career in 2004; to date he has released 38 singles, five studio albums, four live albums, two video albums and 3 EPs. He has been working under the record labels GOOD Music, Columbia and Sony Music. The most successful singles “Ordinary People” (2005), “Green Light” (2008), “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” featuring Ludacris (2012) and “All of Me” (2013) earned certifications for sales. All studio albums have appeared in various places on American and European music charts. The albums “Get Lifted” (2004), “Once Again” (2006), “Evolver” (2008) and “Love in the Future” (2013) received certifications for sales, too.

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated John Legend 22 times, and nine (Grammy Awards) of them Legend won. Furthermore, his song “Glory” (2015) performed with Common won The Golden Globe and Academy Award as the Best Original Song. The song was written for the film “Selma” (2014) directed by Ava DuVernay. In addition to this, Legend has won an American Music Award, BET Award, MOBO Award, two NAACP Image Awards and three Soul Train Music Awards. On the whole, he has been nominated 44 times, winning 24 of them.

Furthermore, John Legend increased his wealth appearing on television and in films. He appeared in the episodes of the series’ “Sesame Street” (2006), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2007), “Las Vegas” (2007), “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” (2008), “The People Speak” (2009), “Royal Pains” (2011) and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” (2015). In 2010, John participated in the show “Dancing with the Stars”., and also appeared in the main cast of the musical comedy film “Soul Men” (2008) directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

In 2013, John married model Chrissy Teigen; the song “All of Me” (2013) was written for Chrissy. Currently, they reside in Manhattan Apartment, in New York, USA.

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