Neil Sedaka Net Worth

December 7, 2023
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Neil Sedaka was born on the 13th March 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Russian, Polish, Turkish and Jewish descent, and is a singer and songwriter who has written more than 1000 songs, and created a number of hits especially at the beginning of the 1960s, partly for which he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sedaka was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in the autumn of 2006; he has been active in the entertainment industry since 1957.

How much is the net worth of Neil Sedaka? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $300 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Music is the main source of Sedaka’s net worth.


Neil Sedaka Net Worth $300 Million


To begin with, he studied at Abraham Lincoln High School. As a teenager he learned to play the piano, later continued his studies at the Juilliard Conservatory, and worked at a classical music radio station. He first experimented with Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll as well as made the early recordings of the band called The Tokens.

Taking about the professional career, the first success as a composer he had was with the song “Stupid Cupid” (1959), created for Connie Francis which was a big hit in 1959. He was creating songs not only for Connie Francis, but also for Jimmy Clanton and many other artists, then Sedaka signed a contract as a solo artist with RCA Records. The best known Billboard Hot 100 hits from his early career are “Oh! Carol” (1959), “Calendar Girl” (1960), “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” (1961) and “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” (1962). Between 1960 and 1962, Sedaka had eight Top 40 hits, but he was among the artists in the early 1960s whose career was pushed by the British invasion and other landslides in the music industry. Regardless, his net worth was well established.

In 1973, Sedaka helped ABBA with writing the text for the song “Ring Ring” for the Eurovision Song Contest. He began working with Elton John, who got him to sign a contract with his Rocket Records label. After a decade of steady decline, Sedaka returned to the public eye, and peaked in the charts twice with “Laughter in the Rain” and “Bad Blood” in 1975. Sedaka and Howard Greenfield also wrote “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975) a hit for The Captain and Tennille. In 1976, he recorded a new version of “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, and it reached the pop charts, thus making Sedaka the second artist to reach the Billboard Top 10 twice with two versions of the same song. Sedaka has also composed the popular “Is This The Way to Amarillo”, a song he wrote for Tony Christie. His net worth was continuing a steady rise.

To conclude, all the aforementioned singles and albums have added huge sums to Sedaka’s net worth. It is worth mentioning the fact, that he has recorded a number of albums since, although they were not as successful as those released in 1960s.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer and songwriter, Neil Sedaka married Leba in 1962; they have a daughter Dara, who is a musician and singer, and son Marc, who is a screenwriter.

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