Efraym Elliott Yamin was born on the 20th July 1978, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is a singer best known to the world for his debut album “Elliott Yamin” (2007), and for participating in the “American Idol” TV season five, in which he finished in the third place. His career has been active since 2006.
Have you ever wondered how rich Elliott Yamin is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Elliott`s net worth is as high as $6 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a musician, during which he has released four studio albums, and two Christmas albums.
Elliott Yamin Net Worth $6 Million
Elliot is the son of an Israeli-Jewish father Shaul Yamin, and his wife Claudette Goldberg, a Jewish American, who was a part of the entertainment industry as a singer, back in her days; she died in 2008. Until 11 years of age, he lived in his hometown, and then moved to Richmond, Virginia; three years later his parents divorced, which had a large impact on him, especially as two years later he was diagnosed with type I diabetes. Also, he underwent eardrum surgery when he was 13 years old, which left him with 90% hearing loss in his right ear. He went to the Tuckahoe Middle School and after that attended the Douglas Southall Freeman High School, however he left school in his sophomore year, but later obtained his GED.
From an early age Elliot was interested in music, but discovered his talent only in his late teens, while singing karaoke in local bars. After that he became more and more engaged in music, and started performing in clubs, and founded a jazz band. He reached a whole new level when he auditioned for the American Idol; he sang “A Song For You”, originally performed by Leon Russell, but his audition didn`t air until 2009. He progressed further from episode to episode, with positive critiques from Steve Wonder and other judges, saying that he definitely needed to pursue a career in music. He reached the Top 3 stage, where he performed songs “Open Arms” by Journey, “What You Won’t Do for Love” by Bobby Caldwell and “I Believe to My Soul” performed by Ray Charles. Unfortunately he was eliminated, but nevertheless he listened to advice from Steve Wonder and signed a contract with Hickory Records in 2007. The same year he released his first song, entitled “Movin` On”, and the second one “Wait For You”, which eventually achieved platinum status, increasing his net worth by a large margin. His debut album also came out in 2007; self-titled, it achieved gold status and topped the US Independent Album chart, while reaching No. 3 on the US Billboard top 200 chart. Proving he was a workaholic, Elliott released a holiday album “Sounds of the Season: The Elliott Yamin Holiday Collection, which topped the US Holiday chart. His net worth was rising steadily.
His second studio album was released in 2009, entitled “Fight For Love”, however it was less popular than its predecessor, reaching No. 26 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and sold only 49,000 copies.
After that, he expanded his area of appeal to Japan, and released his third album, and first for the Japanese market, entitled “Gather `Round” in 2011. The next year, it was released in the USA, under the title “Let`s Get To What`s Real”. Unfortunately, his career continued to decline as the album failed to enter the US Billboard top 200 chart, and it sold only 2,000 copies.
Most recently, Elliott released his fourth studio album, and second for the Japanese market “As Time Goes By”, but it still remains unreleased in the USA.
Regarding his personal life, Elliott was in a relationship with reality TV personality Jamie Paetz from 2006 until 2007.
He is quite active in the diabetes community, as he is a member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and has held numerous concerts in support of the organization. Furthermore, he became Global Ambassador of the Diabetes Creative Expression Competition in 2007, and in 2012 he was a crucial part of the Big Blue Test campaign, an organization of Diabetes Hands Foundation, among other activities.
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