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Otis Redding Net Worth

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Otis Ray Redding Jr.'s Net Worth as of 2024
$10 Million

Otis Redding was born on the 9th September 1941, in Dawson, Georgia, USA and was a singer, producer, songwriter, and talent scout, best known for his soul and rhythm & blues music, being considered as one of the greatest singers in American pop culture. Thanks to his vocal skills, Redding significantly increased his net worth. He was active from 1958 to 1967. Otis passed away in December 1967, in an air crash.
Have you ever wondered how rich Otis Redding was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Otis Redding’s net worth was $10 million. In addition to singing, Redding was also a successful producer and songwriter, which also improved his wealth.

Otis Redding Net Worth $10 Million

Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was the fourth of six children of Fannie Mae Redding and Otis Redding Sr., a former sharecropper, and occasional preacher in the local churches. His family moved to Tindall Heights in Macon when he was three, and Otis sang in the Vineville Baptist Church choir and played piano and guitar. Redding went to Ballard-Hudson High School where he sang in the school band and earned $6 every Sunday for performing gospel songs on the local radio in Macon. He stated that Little Richard and Sam Cooke were his influences, and he was focused on singing rather than playing instruments.
His father suffered from tuberculosis when Otis was 15, so Redding left school to help his family financially. Redding was forced to do anything he could, from well digging to gas station attendant and musician, and somehow managed to supply his family with enough income. Otis’ career started in 1958 when he was a contestant in a talent show hosted by disc jockey Hamp Swain. Redding sang Little Richard‘s “Heebie Jeebies”, and later joined “The Upsetters” earning $25 per gig. Redding moved to Los Angeles in 1960, along with his sister Deborah, and there he wrote his first songs “Tuff Enuff”, “Gamma Lamma”, “She’s Alright”, and “I’m Gettin’ Hip”. His net worth was starting to rise.
In 1962, Otis met Joe Galkin, an Atlantic record representative who sent him to the Stax studio in Memphis for a tryout. The studio chief Jim Stewart wasn’t impressed with the first song Otis sang, but he gave him another chance and Redding sang “These Arms of Mine,” which Stewart liked so much, he immediately signed a contract with him. The single became one of the greatest in 1962, with over 800,000 copies sold.
Redding’s debut album “Pain in My Heart” was released in 1964 and reached No. 85 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two other albums followed in 1965; “The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads”, and “Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul”, and both of them were extremely successful, earning Otis a lot of money and allowing him to buy a 300-acre ranch in Georgia. Otis went back to the Stax studio to record several more tracks, including “Try a Little Tenderness”, and released two more albums “The Soul Album”, and “Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul”. He collaborated with Isaac Hayes and James Brown and became good friends with them. His career and net worth were rising well.
Redding performed at the famous Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and along with his songs, he also sang The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix covers. Many superstar musicians including Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones were impressed with his performance, and touted him as the next big star.
Together with Carla Brown, Otis released his last album during his lifetime called “King & Queen” in 1967.
In December that year, Redding and his band appeared on the “Upbeat” television show in Cleveland; these were quite busy days, and the next gig was at the Factory nightclub near the University of Wisconsin, in Madison. The weather was extremely poor, and he could postpone the flight, and the concert, but opted to give it a go instead, and the plane crashed in Lake Monona, only four miles from destination. Ben Cauley, a member of Redding’s band, was the only survivor, and he couldn’t help the rest of them because he was a non-swimmer. The cause of the plane crash was never determined, and James Brown later revealed in his autobiography that he warned Otis not to fly that day. Otis’ body was recovered the next day, and the funeral was held at the City Auditorium in Macon. Although the capacity of the hall was only 3,000, more than 4,500 people attended the commemoration.
Regarding his personal life, Otis Redding was married to Zelma Atwood from 1961, and she gave birth to his son Dexter in 1960, when they still dated. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

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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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Tracy Byrd Net Worth

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Tracy Lynn Byrd was born on 17 December 1966, in Vidor, Texas USA, and is a country music artist, best known for releasing hit songs including “Holdin’ Heaven” and “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo”. He’s signed to MCA Nashville Records; all of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Tracy Byrd? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in country music. He’s had more than 30 hit singles and has a double platinum certification from one of his albums. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Tracy Byrd Net Worth $10 million

Tracy attended Vidor High School, and after matriculating in 1985, went to Lamar University, and then to Texas State University to study business. During his time there, he performed with a local band called Rimfire; during a recording session at a local mall, he performed a cover of “Your Cheatin’ Heart” which impressed the studio owner, who then submitted his cover to a local contest, and it led to Byrd being signed by MCA Records in 1992.

In the same year, Tracy released his first single entitled “That’s the Thing About a Memory”. His first few songs would not hit the Top 40 charts; but in 1993 he released the hit “Holdin’ Heaven”., included on his self-titled debut album which would go on to get gold certification. He followed it up with another album release called “No Ordinary Man”, which would become his highest selling album, earning double-platinum certification having sold over two million copies in the US. All of the singles he released from the album charted, and the song “The Keeper of the Stars” won a Country Music Association award for Song of the Year. In 1995, he released his third album – “Love Lessons” – but it had a decline in popularity, although still earning gold certification, and it led to a fourth album entitled “Big Love”. The lead single of the album reached the Top Five along with the song “Don’t Take Her She’s All I Got”. His final studio album for MCA was released in 1997, and was entitled “I’m from the Country”. His net worth was rising steadily.

In 1999, Byrd was signed by RCA Records and worked on the album “It’s About Time”, which featured more country pop songs, but no singles reached the Top 40. Three years later he worked on “Ten Rounds” which went back to the traditional country sound, and this time songs hit the charts, especially “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo” which became his second number one hit. In 2003, he released “The Truth About Men”, which featured artists such as Blake Shelton and Montgomery Gentry; he had another top 10 hit in “Drinkin’ Bone”. The following year, he released a greatest hit albums, and it was followed by the album “Different Things” which was produced by the Blind Mule label. His net worth continued to improve.

For his personal life, it is known that Tracy is married to Michelle since 1991,and they have two children. The family resides in Beaumont, Texas. In 2009, he took a break from the music industry to take care of his family. Byrd has also been known to do charity work, hosting an annual music event as well as becoming a National Spokesperson for the Special Olympics.

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