Ralph Tresvant Net Worth 2020, Early Life, Married Life, Career and Achievement
Ralph Tresvant Net Worth – RnB lovers of the 80s would definitely remember Ralph Tresvant, the lead singer of the then-leading boy band New Edition. Decades have come and gone and Tresvant still dedicates his time to sustaining the legacy of New Edition.
Tresvant also boasts a successful solo career, though one that dwarfs when compared to that of his fellow bandmate Bobby Brown.
Ralph Tresvant Net Worth
Early Life, Family and Education
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ralph Tresvant was born on 16th May 1968, to Patricia Tresvant. His star sign is Taurus. By nationality, he is an American and is of Afro-American ethnicity.
He grew up enjoying music with his younger siblings, brother Andre, and sister LaTonya.
While he was in high school, Ralph formed a group together with his mates: Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, and Michael Bivins. While the group was performing at local talent shows in Roxbury, they were spotted by a local up-and-coming producer and songwriter, Brooke Payne.
R&B singer, Ralph Tresvant has married twice in his life. He first exchanged the wedding vows with his childhood sweetheart, Shelly Jean Tresvant in 1993, after dating each other for about 14 years. The lovebird started their innocent love story at a very young age of 11.
The couple shared three children together, son, Ralph Tresvant Jr, daughters, Mariah & Quelle. Their marital relationship was going smoothly until shocking news came to highlight that besides having a happy family, Tresvant was having an extramarital affair with Amber Serrano.
It clearly shows that Tresvant had cheated Shelly and when Shelly came to know the truth, she stepped forward to file the divorce action. Later, their divorce finalized in 1996.
Later some reports surfaced in early 2017 that Shelly, his first wife, is now addicted to crack cocaine and is homeless in Atlanta.
After the divorce with Shelly, Tresvant was free to date Amber. The couple dated each other for more than eight years before getting sharing a wedding vows on 18 September of 2004. They tied the knot in a double wedding ceremony, alongside his friend as well as N.E. group member, Ricky Bell and his wife,Amy Correa.
The following year, the newly married couple welcomed their first son, Dakari Tresvant. As of now, it’s been over 14 years that Amber and Tresvant are together, and the couple is still leading their married life with the same passion and love.
After an audition for Payne, Ralph named the group, New Edition to signify they were a new edition of the Jackson 5. Further, the New Edtion was signed by Maurice Starr, who wanted to create a “newer edition” of the pop act The Jackson 5, to his independent Streetwise Records label.
Furthermore, a fifth member, Ronnie DeVoe was added to the group, who is Payne’s nephew.
In 1983, they released their debut album, Candy Girl, which was was a successful launching pad for the group, spawning the teen-oriented hit singles Is This the End, Popcorn Love, and the title track.
However, New Edition left Starr’s management, after a dispute over money and signed with major label MCA Records. Moreover, Tresvant’s suave, the amicable vocal style had become a signature for the group, and the hits continued, including the Top Five smash single Cool It Now.
Furthermore, Tresvant relented to recording a solo, and he released his self-titled debut in 1990. The only lead Sensitivity was at No.1 on the U.S. R&B Singles chart for one week. His album also included the hit singles Stone Cold Gentleman and Do What I Gotta Do.
Additionally, his vocals were also featured on songs on the soundtracks for the films Mo’ Money and The Preacher’s Wife. Also, Tresvant made a cameo appearance in the favorite urban comedy House Party 2.
Not only this, but Tresvant is also a DJ on The BASS of Boston WZBR 1410 AM. On 5th September 2016, the show Inside the Ride with Ralph Tresvant premiered.
Tresvant has earned an enormous amount of money through his professional career as an R&B singer, record producer, as well as actor. As of 2018, his net worth is somewhere around $8 million.
His net worth comes mostly through from his musical career; he earned $2 million from the New Edition with the American quintet New Edition Certified 2x platinum by RIAA in 1988.
In 1985, his album, All for Love with the American quintet New Edition Certified 2x platinum by RIAA earned $1 million. The following year, his album, All for Love with the American quintet New Edition earned $500,000.
Likewise, he went to make $1 million, in 1990, from his album Ralph Tresvant (certified platinum by RIAA), and in 1996, earnings from the album Home Again with the American quintet New Edition (certified 2x platinum by RIAA) went to fetch him $2,100,000.
His album Heart Break with the American quintet New Edition went to earn $4 million which is his highest grossing sales of all time.
Apart from his earning from music, Tresvant owns a luxurious mansion in Acworth, Georgia (GA), US. He has a list of world’s expensive cars but has not disclosed its brands. As of now, he is living a happy life with his wife Amber and children.