Tony Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on the 3rd of August, in 1926 in Astoria, Queens, New York City, USA, and is best known for being an artist of many music genres including jazz, show tunes and pop. The total amount of Tony Bennett’s net worth has been increased with income from his painting activity too of which there are many exhibitions and for which he has been praised as having a great talent in art. It is important to know that when Tony paints he changes his name into his real one – Anthony Benedetto. Tony Bennett’s net worth increased much more after the establishment of the Frank Sinatra School of Arts, located in New York City.
So just how rich is Tony Bennett? Sources estimate that Tony has managed to save a net worth of $110 million during his career as a popular singer over more than five decades.
Tony Bennett Net Worth $110 Million
Tony Bennett grew up in a very poor family, made even more difficult when his father died when Tony was nine years old. Tony was a student at the High School for the Industrial Arts, New York City, simultaneously earning some money while working as a singing waiter. During World War II Tony served in the Army Infantry, after which he decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, and started studying at the American Theatre Wing.
Tony`s talent attracted the singer, Pearl Bailey, and he subsequently became noted in the music industry in the early 1950s when he signed a contract with Columbia Records. His first single Because of You was recorded in 1951. His other well known singles, Rags to Riches and Stranger in Paradise, were also released at the beginning of 1950s. These singles brought fame as well as large incomes to Tony Bennett’s net worth. At the beginning of his singing career, Tony was mostly performing pop music, however, he later focused on jazz music. Tony worked hard and in the late 1950s he became world-renowned for his singing. A couple of albums were well sold, in particular Bennett Sings, The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings with the Count Basie Band. The great sales of these albums considerably increased Tony Bennett’s net worth. His best known single is considered to be I Left My Heart in San Francisco, released in 1962.
From then up to the 1980s Tony Bennett had some breaks from the music industry. When he came back, Tony released an album that was later certified as Gold, and added a solid sum to Tony Bennett’s net worth. Tony became one of the most popular musicians on the MTV channel. His talent was appreciated and this may be proved by the fact that Bennett received many Grammy Awards, in total 17 of them, as well as gaining a couple of Emmy Awards. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Tony Bennett: Duets – An American Classic, an album recorded along with Sting, Bono, Elton John, Barbra Streisand and Elvis Costello, was released in 2006. His Tony Bennett II album includes a duet with Amy Winehouse entitled “Body and soul” that was recorded in 2011. During his long career, Tony has sold more than 50 million albums world-wide.
In his personal life, Tony Bennett has been married three times, firstly to Patricia Beach (1952-71), then to Sandra Grant (1971-2007), and to Susan Crow since 2007; he has four children.
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