Bobby Brown Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Bobby Brown Net Worth – Bobby Brown is an American R&B singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, dancer, and actor. He has enjoyed success with his second album in 1988, Don’t Be Cruel, which spawned a number of hit singles which includes the self-penned “My Prerogative”, and the Grammy Award-winning “Every Little Step”. Likely, Brown had a string of top ten hits on various Billboard charts between 1986 and 1993.
Early Life, Family and Education:
Bobby Brown was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States on February 5, 1969. His birth name is Robert Barisford Brown and he is currently 50 years old. His father’s name is Herbert Brown (construction worker) and his mother’s name is Carole Brown (schoolteacher). Whereas, as a boy, he resorted to stealing from stores. Likely, he was also involved in gangs and was even shot in the knee during a fight.
He has two siblings namely, Leolah Brown, and Tommy Brown. Bobby holds American citizenship and mixed (African-American) ethnicity. His birth sign is Aquarius.
Talking about Bobby’s education history, he attended Cherry Creek High School.
Bobby Brown married twice in his life. At first, he was in a living relationship with Kimberly ‘Kim’ Ward from 1989 to 1991 and has two children, La Princia and Robert Barisford Brown Jr together. After splitting with Kim, he married singer, Whitney Houston who is six years younger than him and has a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown (b. 4 March 1993,d.July 26, 2015). They first met at the Soul Train Music Awards in 1989.
During 1992, Brown proposed for marriage to Houston and the pair married at Houston’s estate on 18th July 1992. However, their marriage didn’t last long withstand his philandering & drugs abuse, and they divorced in 2007.
Moreover, when he was in a marital relation with Houston, he had a secret affair with American author, Karrine Steffans who is mostly known the Vixen series of books.
During 2010, Brown got engaged to Television producer, Alicia Etheridge, who he proposed during a performance at Funk Fest in Jacksonville, Florida. Two years later, they tied the knot in June of 2012.
Brown and Etheridge are blessed with three children, Cassius, born two years before their marriage, Bodhi Jameson, Hendrix Estelle.
Talking about his profession, Bobby Brown and his childhood friends, Michael Bovines and Ricky Bell, formed a band called New Edition in 1978. Likewise, Ralph Tresvant and Ronnie DeVoe also joined the band, over the next four years. During 1982, they came second in the Hollywood Talent Night held at Boston’s Strand Theatre organized by music producer, Maurice Starr.
Their 1985 album, ‘All for Love’, though certified platinum with hits as ‘Count Me Out’, ‘A Little Bit of Love’ and ‘With You All the Way’, could not match the success of its predecessors. Unfortunately, Brown left the band to go solo amidst the news that he was forced out.
During 1986, Bobby Brown’s debut solo album, ‘King of Stage’, did not fare well, but the ballad, ‘Girlfriend’ became a No.1 R&B hit. In fact, his fourth solo album, ‘Forever’, released in 1997, bombed because of inadequate promotion and his insistence on writing and producing the tracks himself.
Besides that, he re-surfaced in 2002 for a duet with rapper Ja Rule on ‘Thug Lovin’‘. During 2005, he directed the reality series, ‘Being Bobby’, for Bravo TV. Therefore, he guest-appeared in films such as ‘Panther’, ‘Two Can Play That Game’, ‘Gang of Roses’, and ‘Nora’s Hair Salon’ and had a major role in ‘A Thin Line Between Love and Hate’.
He was nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist. Likewise, he was nominated for Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Male, Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Song of the Year.
Additionally, he won the American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist. He won Black Reel Awards for Television for Outstanding TV Movie/Limited Series for The New Edition Story (2017). He won the Soul Train Award for Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bobby Brown net worth was £1.5 million ($2 million). Hence, he earned a huge amount of salary from his career and maintained such a huge net worth.