Roxie Roker Son and Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Roxie Roker Son and Net Worth – Usually, in order for a musician to be able to appeal to a specific audience, they tend to focus on one genre or at least genres that are closely similar. This, however, was not the case for Lenny Kravitz who found a way to incorporate elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads to his music. Because of this, the Bahamian-American musician found it hard to find a record label to call home, as he was told that his music was not “black enough” or “white enough”.
Despite this, Kravitz still forged ahead to create his specific blend of music that later sparked a bidding war between labels like Warner Bros, Elektra, Geffen, Capitol, and Virgin. The boy who started off as a three-year-old boy banging on pots and pans in the kitchen eventually signed with Virgin Records in January 1989.
His debut album, Let Love Rule, which was a combination of rock and funk with a 1960s vibe, was released on September 6, 1989, to a mixed critical reception. The album sold moderately in the US but was an instant hit in Europe.
Early Life, Family and Education:
Lеnnу Кrаvіtz wаѕ bоrn іn 1964 оn 26th Мау tо Rохіе Rосkеr аnd Ѕу Кrаvіtz. Ніѕ bіrthрlасе wаѕ Маnhаttаn, Nеw Yоrk. Не wаѕ thе оnlу сhіld. Кrаvіtz’ѕ mоthеr wаѕ аn асtrеѕѕ whіlе hіѕ fаthеr wаѕ аn NВС tеlеvіѕіоn nеwѕ рrоduсеr.
Кrаvіtz іѕ thе nерhеw оf Lеоnаrd М. Кrаvіtz, аnd hе іѕ thе mаn hе wаѕ nаmеd аftеr. Ніѕ unсlе dіеd аt thе аgе оf 19 whіlе іn асtіоn іn thе Коrеаn WАR. Не wеnt tо Р.Ѕ. 6 fоr hіѕ еlеmеntаrу ѕсhооl. Ніѕ fаmіlу lеft Nеw Yоrk fоr Lоѕ Аngеlеѕ іn 1974. Тhеrе hе јоіnеd Веvеrlеу Ніllѕ Ніgh Ѕсhооl. Ніѕ сlаѕѕmаtеѕ іnсludеd Nісоlаѕ Gеоrgе, Маrіа Мсkее, аnd Ѕlаѕh.
Тhе fоllоwіng уеаr оn 1ѕt Dесеmbеr, thе соuрlе wеlсоmеd thеіr fіrѕtbоrn whо wаѕ а bаbу gіrl. Тhеу nаmеd hеr Zое Іѕаbеllа Кrаvіtz. Ѕhе іѕ а ѕіngеr, аn асtrеѕѕ аѕ wеll аѕ а mоdеl. Тhеіr mаrrіаgе еndеd іn 1993.
Аftеr thеіr mаrrіаgе, Lеnnу hаѕ hаd ѕеvеrаl rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ. Не аnd Vаnеѕѕа Раrаdіѕ whо іѕ а Frеnсh mоdеl аnd ѕіngеr wеrе dаtіng untіl 1977. Ніѕ rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ wіth mоdеl Аdrіаnа Lіmа bеgаn іn 2001. Тhеу gоt еngаgеd thе fоllоwіng уеаr. Тhе еngаgеmеnt lаѕtеd fоr lеѕѕ thаn а уеаr. Не wаѕ аlѕо іn а rеlаtіоnѕhір аnd еngаgеd tо Nісоlе Кіdmаn bеtwееn 2003 аnd 2004. Ѕhе іѕ аn Аuѕtrаlіаn асtrеѕѕ.
Kravitz was previously married to actress Lisa Bonet. The pair met each other at the backstage of a New Edition concert in 1985 and became friends. They maintained a close friendship for about two years before falling in love and eloping on November 16, 1987, to Las Vegas. About a year after their wedding, on December 1, 1988, the couple welcomed a daughter they named Zoe Isabella Kravitz who is now an actress and singer. The pair remained together until 1993 when they amicably parted ways. It is not clear what happened between the two but they have either way remained good friends.
Since his divorce from Bonet, Kravitz has not exchanged marital vows with anyone, although he has been in some noteworthy relationships. Some of his known girlfriends are French singer Vanessa Paradis who he dated in the 90s before moving on to Brazilian model Adriana Lima in the early 2000s. In 2002, the pair announced their engagement which was later called off a year later. Kravitz then briefly dated Australian actress Nicole Kidman in the mid-2000s and was also engaged to her.
Lenny Kravitz’s new found success and fame helped him diversify and launch his careers as a record producer and songwriter. He notably produced and co-wrote the song “Justify My Love” for Madonna and also produced the self-titled album for French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis. Other notable acts which he worked with include Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger among many others.
On a personal note, Kravitz went on to release 10 more studio albums; Mama Said (1991), Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993), Circus (1995), 5 (1998), Lenny (2001), Baptism (2004), It Is Time for a Love Revolution (2008), Black and White America (2011), Strut (2014), and Raise Vibration (2018). His music garnered him the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row (1999 – 2002) as well as an American Music Award and MTV Video Music Awards, among others.
Based on reports from several authoritative sources, Lenny Kravitz has an estimated net worth of about $50 million. The four-time Grammy Award winner was able to amass his huge wealth through his successful music career that has seen him sell millions of records and merchandise while selling out stadiums and arenas whenever he goes on tour. He has also earned a good chunk from his appearances in movies and TV series over the years.
Like any smart man would do, Kravitz launched a business that would help sustain his wealth instead of solely relying on his career. In 2003, he launched an interior and furniture design company called Kravitz Design Inc. Some of the company’s famous clients include Swarovski Crystal, Morgans Hotel Group, and The Setai Group.