Michael Bolton is an American singer and songwriter who is performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres. He is known for his series of pop-rock ballads which was recorded after the stylistic change in the late 1980s. he has sold more than 75 million records and recorded eight top 10 albums and two number one singles on the Billboard charts. He won several American Music Awards and Grammy Awards.
Michael Bolotin was born 26 February 1953 in New Haven, Connecticut to Helen and George Bolotin. He is from a Jewish family and has one elder brother and one elder sister. His grandparents were Russian Jewish. He is better known by his stage name Michael Bolton. He started recording in 1975 and his first album was titled his original family name, Bolotin. Michael is also known as a philanthropist.
He established ‘The Michael Bolton Foundation’ to assist the women and children who are at the risk of poverty as well as physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Bolton later changed the name of his foundation to The Michael Bolton Charities. He is also the chairman of the Prevent Child Abuse America and This Close for Cancer Research and board member of the National Mentoring Partnership.
Bolton is involved with many other charitable organizations for the betterment of the society. He is also recognized as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to music and charity.
Bolton married to Maureen McGuire. The couple has three daughters. Later they divorced and in 1992 Bolton introduced to actress Nicollette Sheridan by jazz saxophonist Kenny G. They dated till 1995 after that they stopped dating and in 2005 they again started dating. In 2006 they engaged but in 2008 they confirmed their broken engagement.
At the initial stages of his career, Bolton focused on hard rock with his band Blackjack. He auditioned for the lead vocalist position with Black Sabbath band in 1983 but was denied. Bolton’s major hits were as a songwriter and co-writer in the song ‘How Am I Supposed to Live Without You’. He wrote this song for Laura Branigan. Laura took this song to number one on the Adult Contemporary Chart for three weeks.
Again Bolton wrote the song ‘I Found Someone’ for Branigan but the song was a minor hit. After two years the same song resurrected by Cher to start her own singing career. Bolton co-wrote several songs with Laura and Cher. Bolton achieved success during the late 1980s as a singer of adult contemporary charts. His first major success came in 1987.
Michael Bolton was nominated twice for the Primetime Emmy Award and received Star on the Walk of Fame Award.
How much is Michael Bolton Net Worth in 2017
The estimated net worth of Michael Bolton is around $65 million US dollars as of 2017. He earned most of his worth by singing and writing songs. He was also seen in some commercials. Bolton was also a part of Honda and Pizza Hut commercials. In both the commercials, he sang the songs.
Belton is popular all over the world because of his sensational songs and attractive tenor voice. He is one of the most sought-after singer in the world. He started his career at an early age and tasted the success at a fast pace. Bolton has given many hit songs which are remembered till now. Bolton is not only a good artist but also a good human being who is involved in lots of charitable activities.