Usher Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Usher Net Worth – Usher is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, actor, businessman and philanthropist. His assets are estimated at around $180 million.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Usher Terry Raymond IV was born in Dallas Texas on 14 October 1978. He grew up with his mom in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Usher began singing at a very early age, his mom noticed his vocal ability and decided to expose him to an environment that would offer more opportunities for a budding musician, so she moved the family to Atlanta Georgia.
Usher is definitely a married man. Not only is he married, but he also has kids too. The R&B singer was first married to his first wife Tameka Foster, an American wardrobe stylist. Usher proposed to Tameka in January 2007 and got engaged to her the following month.
They, however, got married on August the same year, in a private ceremony. Tameka had two sons for Usher. Their first son Usher Raymond V was born in November 2007 while the second Naviyd Ely Raymond was born in December 2008.
Usher filed for a divorce from his first wife Tameka in June 2009 citing irreconcilable differences. Though the Fosters frowned at his claims, the divorce was finalized on November 4 the same year and on August 24, 2012, he was awarded primary custody of their two sons, while they both share the legal custody.
Having been free from his first marriage, Usher engaged his girlfriend and music career manager Grace Miguel whom he had been secretly dating since 2009.
The two had earlier planned to have an elaborate wedding in Atlanta but called it off and chose to get wedded while on vacation in Cuba in 2015.
Despite the fact that Usher is 8 years younger than his wife, the two seem to be getting along quite well, as Grace dedicates herself and time to building her home, loving and caring for her husband’s two adorable kids while playing a major role in his music career.
Usher became a member of a local quintet, NuBeginnings but later left to compete in the TV show “Star Search” where he was spotted by an A&R from LaFace Records. After an auditioning, Usher won a recording contract with the label.
He released his self-titled debut studio album in 1994 at the age of 16. Some songs from the album were executive-produced by Sean Combs aka Diddy.
His big break came with the release of his second album “My Way” (1997), the album produced Hot 100 number-one single “Nice & Slow”. Another single from the album “You Make Me Wanna” won Usher his first-ever Grammy Award.
The album was certified platinum 6 times by the RIAA. The third album “8701” produced chart-topping singles like “You Remind Me”, “U got it bad” and “U don’t have to call” which won him his second Grammy.
Several of Usher’s albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. He has 5 platinum-certified albums. “Confessions” (2004) album produced hit singles like “Yeah”, “Burn and My Boo”, it sold 20 million copies worldwide, making Usher one of the best-selling artists of the 2000’s decade.
“Here I Stand” (2008), “Raymond v. Raymond” (2010), and “Looking 4 Myself” (2012) all debuted at the top spot of Billboard 200 and produced hit singles. His albums altogether have sold almost 80 million copies worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists in America.
For his works in music, Usher has won 20 Billboard Awards, 8 Grammys, 8 American Music Awards, and more. Usher continues his activity in the music industry.
Thanks to his music, Usher has been able to rake in millions from album sales and tours. In 2012, Forbes ranked him at #12 in the list of highest-paid musicians with $46 million in earnings. Usher reportedly made $70 million from his OMG tour in 2011.
Usher who has his wealth sitting pretty around $180 million owns a mansion in Roswell worth over $3 million. Some of his automobiles include a Ferrari 458 Spider, Brawler GTC bike, a Ducati 848 Evo Superbike, and a Ducati Monster 1100 EVO Motorbike.
As of August 2020, Usher net worth is at $200 million who ranked him at no.52 on the celebrity list. He was recognised among the uppermost remunerated artists. His net worth booster also originates from his other profession, brand endorsements (Microsoft & Samsung,) and concert tours.
Being among the best-selling musician, he has so far sold 43 million albums worldwide. In his entire profession, he has approximately auctioned 75 million records and 43million mix tapes globally.
Usher has been one of the greatest musicians of all time, and with his massive experience dating way back in the 1990s, he has been able to understand and bring out music that has always been received positively. He is probably one of the paramount superstars on the planet who will continue to grow in recent years.