Who is Bruce Springsteen and what is his net worth 2018? Bruce Springsteen is a singer and songwriter who have worked with the ‘E Street Band’. He has a distinctive voice and his known for his poetic lyrics. He developed an interest in singing when he was seven years old. He has produced very successful music albums including ‘Born in the USA’ and ‘Born to Run’. He has sold more than 64 million records in the United States and has sold more than 120 million records globally. He has also won numerous awards and has been inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born in Long Ranch, New Jersey on September 23, 1949. He was born to parent Adele Ann and Douglas Frederick Springsteen. His father was a bus driver and his mother was a legal secretary and was the main bread winner. He spent his childhood in Freehold Borough. He also has got two younger sisters named Pamela and Virginia.
His sister Pamela also had a brief career in films. As a child, he went to the Freehold Borough High School and later went to St. Rose of Lima Catholic school. Springsteen was transferred to Freehold High School and then went to Ocean County College only to drop out. He grew up listening to Frank Sinatra and saw Elvis Presley on TV when he was seven years old. In 1964, he bought his first guitar and began to play for the audiences. He became a lead singer of the band Castiles.
Bruce Springsteen was married to Julianne Phillips in May 1985. The couple got separated in 1988. In June 1991, he married Patti Scialfa. They have three children named Evan James Springsteen, Jessica Rae Springsteen, and Samuel Ryan Springsteen. His son Evan writes and performs his own songs. His daughter Jessica is a national equestrian champion and his youngest son is a firefighter.
In the 1960s, Bruce Springsteen started performing in clubs. In 1971, he became a part of ‘E Street band’ and started writing songs. In 1972, he was signed to Columbia Records and his debut album entitled ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.’ was released in 1973. It included tracks like “For You” and “Blinded by the Light”. His second album called ‘The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle’ was released in September 1973.
In 1975, he released ‘Born to Run’ and it peaked at #3 in the Billboard 200. The album included many hit tracks like “Jungleland”, “Born to Run”, “Thunder Road”, and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”. In 1978, he released the album ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’. Another album ‘The River’ was released in 1980. In 1984, he released his hit album ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ and it sold over 30 million records worldwide.
In 1994, his song “Streets of Philadelphia” became the soundtrack of the movie ‘Philadelphia’. He released albums like ‘The Rising’, ‘Devils & Dust’, ‘We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions’, ‘’Magic’ and ‘ Working on a Dream’ in the 2000s. The 2010s were followed by albums like ‘Wrecking Ball’, ‘High Hopes’, and ‘American Beauty’.
In 1994, Bruce Springsteen won the Academy Award for ‘Best Original Song’. He has won 4 American Music Awards out of 7 nominations. He has also won 2 Golden Globe Awards and 20 Grammy Awards.
Net Worth of Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is known for amazing lyrics writing style. In his career, he has sold millions of records worldwide. By doing so, the acclaimed singer has gone on to accumulate good wealth. Bruce Springsteen’s net worth is an estimated $500 million.
He has won several Awards including 49 Grammy nominations. Forbes magazine has placed him at #6 in ‘The Celebrity 100’ for the year 2009. His tour called ‘The River Tour 2016’ sold over 1.1 million tickets and the box office revenue was over $135 million. It grossed $268.3 million globally. He has given several songs which have become even today.
Springsteen’s music includes all forms of music like jazz, blues, funk, soul, blues, and country. His lyrics have been described in the context of everyday situations. He has done several concert tours and in 1997 he was given the Polar Music Prize. He has been inducted into several ‘Hall of Fame’ in his career.