Stevie Wonder is a singer who is known as the most commercially and critically musical performer of the 20th century. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer. Stevie Wonder is blind since his childhood. He has released a number of hit singles including “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”, “Sir Duke”, “I Just Called to Say I Love You”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, and “Superstition”. He has given more than 30 top ten hits and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. He is also an activist for various political causes. The estimated net worth of Stevie Wonder is $125 million US dollars.
Stevland Hardaway Morris popularly known as “Stevie Wonder” was born as Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, in Saginaw Michigan. He was born to parents Lula Mae Hardaway and Calvin Judkins. He has got five other siblings and he was born 6 weeks premature. When he was born, he was put in an incubator and had retinopathy of prematurity. He soon became blind.
When he was four, his parents divorced and he was taken by his mother. Wonder playing music at a very young age. He used to play on the street corners and in parties. In 1961, after performing the single “Lonely Boy” he was signed to Motown’s Tamla label. As he was underage, Stevie Wonder was kept on hold till 21. At this time, he used to receive a weekly expense of $2.50. He recorded the album ‘Tribute to Uncle Ray’ at the age of 11. His debut single “I Call It Pretty Music, But the Old People Call It the Blues” was released in 1962.
From 1970 to 1972, Wonder was married to Syreeta Wright. In 2001, he married Kai Millard, they divorced in 2012. He married Tomeeka Bracy in 2017. He has a total of nine children from 5 women.
At the age of 13, Stevie Wonder’s single “What key? What key?” became the No. 1 song at in the Billboard Hot 100. He recorded many albums and singles in the 1960s. He also wrote songs for other artists. In 1972, he released the album ‘Talking Book’ which feature the hit singles “Superstition” and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”. A year later, he released ‘Innervisions’. The album included the No. 1 hits “Higher Ground” and “Living for the City”.
He then released ‘Fulfillingness’ First Finale’ which had the singles “You Haven’t Done Nothin'” and “Boogie on Reggae Woman”. This was followed by many other albums in the 1970s. In 1980, Wonder’s album ‘Hotter than July’ became a platinum sale album. In 1982, he released ‘Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium’.
He released his single “I Just Called to Say I Love You” in 1984. He also collaborated with Michael Jackson on his album in 1987. In 2005, he released his album ‘A Time to Love’. He appeared in the album “Loved Me Back to Life” by Celine Dion which was released in 2013.
In 1996, Stevie Wonder was conferred with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammy Awards. He has won the Grammy Awards 25 times in his career. He has also won numerous other awards and nominations. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has been named as the United Nations Messengers of Peace. In 2014, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama
How much is Net Worth of Stevie Wonder in 2017
Stevie Wonder has given twenty #1 hits. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Stevie Wonder’s net worth is an estimated $125 million US dollars as of 2017. He has given numerous songs which are even remembered today. From 1972 to 1977, Wonder was in a “classic period”. He has played with other artists and has even provided soundtracks for films.
Wonder has also given many platinum sales album and his album sale alone counts to over 19 million worldwide. In his career, he has released 27 studio albums. He also appeared in other artists album including Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Raphael Saadiq, and Bruce Springsteen.
Stevie Wonder is a vegetarian. He practices transcendental meditation. He is a popular figure in the world of music and has inspired many others.