Stevie Wonder Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Stevie Wonder net worth is
$110 Million

Stevie Wonder Wiki Biography

Steveland Hardaway Morris, to the public known as Stevie Wonder, is a famous American singer, musician, drummer, record producer, composer, as well as a pianist. Due to a medical condition called “retinopathy of prematurity”, Stevie Wonder has been blind for the larger part of his life, yet it did not prevent him from becoming one of the most loved and influential musicians in the world. Stevie Wonder entered the music scene in 1962 with the release of his first studio album entitled “The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie”, which was immediately followed by “Tribute to Uncle Ray”. Unfortunately, the albums did not generate a lot of commercial success, since Wonder’s label struggled to find a style that would fit him.

Stevie Wonder Net Worth $110 Million

Stevie Wonder’s major career breakthrough came in 1980 with the release of his nineteenth studio album called “Hotter than July”. In addition to being nominated for the American Music Awards, the album peaked at #2 on the charts and became Wonder’s first album to achieve the Platinum certification. During his lengthy singing career, Stevie Wonder has released 23 studio albums, 4 live albums and produced 98 singles. Some of Steve Wonder’s best known songs are “Superstition”, which is considered to be among the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, “I Just Called to Say I Love You”, which received three Grammy nominations and won a Golden Globe Award, as well as “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, which won him a Grammy Award.

A famous and talented musician, how rich is Stevie Wonder? In 1976, Wonder signed a $13 million record deal with Motown Records, which made significant contributions to his wealth. According to sources, Stevie Wonder’s net worth is estimated to be $110 million. With his earnings, Stevie Wonder has been able to purchase valuable assets, including his house in Los Feliz, the worth of which is $2.4 million.

Stevie Wonder was born in 1950, in Michigan, US. Wonder’s interest in music stems from early childhood, when he first learned how to play various musical instruments, such as piano, drums and harmonica. When he was 11 years old, Stevie Wonder had already signed a contract with Motown. Since then, Stevie Wonder had been working hard in the studio, and has kept coming out with songs and albums. After he finally achieved commercial success in the 1980s and released his famous “I Just Called to Say I Love You” song, Stevie Wonder began to be featured more in the media and appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and other television shows.

Around the same time Wonder started making collaborations with other artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, and Melle Mel to name a few. An inductee into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame and a recipient of 22 Grammy Awards, as well as Lifetime Achievement Award, Stevie Wonder is a truly legendary musician, whose contributions to the music industry are of great importance.

During his career, Stevie Wonder has managed to accumulate a net worth of $110 million.

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Full Name Stevie Wonder
Net Worth $110 Million
Salary $110 million
Date Of Birth May 13, 1950
Place Of Birth Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height 6 ft (1.84 m)
Profession Record producer, Drummer, Organist, Keyboard Player, Pianist, Composer, Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Musician, Actor
Nationality United States of America
Spouse Kai Millard Morris (m. 2001–2012), Syreeta Wright (m. 1970–1972)
Children Aisha Morris, Sophia Morris, Kwame Morris, Keita Morris
Parents Calvin Judkins, Lula Mae Hardaway, Isn’t She Lovely, I Just Called to Say I Love You, Superstition
Partner Tomeeka Robyn Bracy (2012–)
Nicknames Little Stevie Wonder , Steveland Hardaway Judkins , El Toro Negro , Eivets Rednow , The Black Bull , Stevland Hardaway Morris , Steveland Judkins Hardaway , Rednow, Eivets , Steve Wonder , Steveland Morris
Awards Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Kennedy Center Honors, Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Hall of Fame, Billboard Icon Award, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, …
Nominations Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Music Icon, MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video, Juno Award for International Single of the Year, Brit…
Movies Bikini Beach, Stevie Wonder: Live at Last, Classic Albums: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life, Tony Bennett: An American Classic, We Love Ella: A Tribute to the First Lady of Song, Wyclef Jean’s All-Star Jam at Carnegie Hall, Paul Simon and Friends, Babyface: MTV Unplugged NYC 1997, Night Schoo…
TV Shows Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute
# Trademark
1 Plays the chromatic harmonica
2 Sunglasses
3 His hairdo
# Quote
1 We needed Michael here on Earth, but God needed him more.
2 There’s no way we can find peace with the ego.
3 Until the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again.
4 I guess people expect or figure me to be a lot of different things.
5 I know there are thousands of images of me.
6 I might do something in Arabic. I might do something in Hebrew.
7 I want to take all the pain that I feel and celebrate and turn it around.
8 I’m concerned about how accessible guns are.
9 I think honestly, some people who think they’re gay, they’re confused.
10 If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
11 My mother had a rule, obviously, that I couldn’t go across the street by myself, but I had to find a way of doing it.
12 Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things.
13 I am all for anything that is going to better equip a person who is physically challenged in any way, to have an opportunity to be able to do what they are able to do.
14 I’m still experimenting.
15 I’ve had some incredibly triumphal things happen in my life.
16 I’ve had threats.
17 Let us come together before we’re annihilated.
18 My father really was not the dominant person who raised the family, it was my mother who raised the family.
19 No one has been a greater advocate for the power of love in this world than I; both in my life and in my music.
20 Of course I read Braille, yes.
21 People can misconstrue closeness for love.
22 Some people have a desire to be with the same sex. But that’s them.
23 Sometimes I wish I could drive a car, but I’m gonna drive a car one day, so I don’t worry about that.
24 The right to bear arms? What about the right to live?
25 You know, I have seven children, so I guess I know some things about life.
26 I can’t say that I’m always writing in my head but I do spend a lot of time in my head writing or coming up with ideas. And what I do usually is write the music and melody and then, you know, maybe the basic idea. But when I feel that I don’t have a song or just say, God, please give me another song. And I just am quiet and it happens.
27 I remember the beginnings of the Kurzweil reading machine. I was one of the first to meet Ray Kurzweil and purchase the reading machine in Boston. To think that the machine was at least two and a half large suitcases at the time, and now you have a camera and it takes a picture and you have sound.
28 This is like one thing that I’ve tried to do, and I think successfully, that when you realize that nothing really belongs to you, you begin to appreciate having an understanding of just where your head is at, and you feel so much better.
29 You know, I always when people ask me, like, what is my most favorite song, I quote Duke Ellington, when they would ask him, what’s his favorite composition? And I say, I haven’t written it yet. Because, you know, there are different songs for different occasions.
30 Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
31 You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations.
32 Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.
33 Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
34 God gave me life to continue to do things that I would never have done.
35 Do you know, it’s funny, but I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage.
36 Minds ripen at very different ages.
37 Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
38 Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
39 I am what I am. I love me! And I don’t mean that egotistically – I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it.
40 What I’m not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period.
41 Clearly, love is love, between a man and a woman, a woman and a man, a woman and a woman and a man and a man.
42 Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.
43 Time is long but life is short.
44 Blind don’t mean you can’t, you know, listen.
45 First of all, I’m no better than the next person.
46 For the most part, I feel really comfortable with what I’ve given to the people. I want to give it to them again.
47 I am all for stem cell research.
48 I am not a normal man.
49 I do believe in women. I really do.
50 I just dig audiences. That to me is the most worthwhile thing about this whole business. Just people coming to have a good time and letting me sing for them.
51 Before I ride with somebody who’s been drinking, I’ll drive myself.
52 Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.
# Fact
1 First African-American artist to win the Grammy Award for “Album of the Year” for “Innervisions” (1973). The trophy was presented by Telly Savalas and Cher (Hollywood Palladium / 2 March 1974).
2 Freddie Mercury once said he thought Wonder was the best ballad writer in the world.
3 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 24 November 2014.
4 His song “Another Star” was chosen by BBC television as the theme tune for their coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
5 A guest at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert.
6 He is a lifelong staunch liberal Democrat.
7 Inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame in 2011.
8 The funky “guitar riff” that underscores most of his song “Superstition” was actually generated on a Hohner D6 Clavinet keyboard that is still, to this day, a mainstay among Wonder’s array of keyboard instruments.
9 Dedicated the finale of his 2008 “Live At Last” London concert to the memory of his beloved mother who had died 31 May 2006. Wonder performed his song “As” (from album “Songs in the Key of Life”) to commemorate the moment.
10 Dedicated his song “Sir Duke” (from “Songs in the Key of Life” (1976)) to lifelong hero Duke Ellington.
11 Named U.N. Messenger of Peace [December 2, 2009].
12 He was nominated for a 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Arts and Entertainment.
13 Friend Dizzy Gillespie played the trumpet solo on “Do I Do” from Wonder’s “Musiquarium” compilation album (1982).
14 Received the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on February 25, 2009. Selection was announced September 2008.
15 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
16 Voted the ninth greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.
17 Wrote the tribute for Mariah Carey‘s endorsement in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” (Artists & Entertainers section / Issue May 12, 2008).
18 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.
19 Became the very first blind recipient of an Academy Award when his composition “I Just Called to Say I Love You” won Best Original Song from The Woman in Red (1984) soundtrack.
20 Son of Lula Mae Hardaway.
21 Father of Aisha Morris, and Keita Morris.
22 Has been blind since birth
23 Wrote “Superstition” originally for friend Jeff Beck while completing his 1973 album “Talking Book.” Though Beck had actually recorded the number in 1972, Motown rush-released Wonder’s cut ahead of the album, and “Superstition” became his second number one hit in January 1973
24 Played harmonica on Chaka Khan‘s 1984 hit “I Feel For You”
25 Oddly enough, two other vocalists introduced his 1973 smash hit “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (from album “Talking Book”) before Wonder actually sang any lyrics. Respectively, these singers were James Gilstrap and Lani Groves.
26 Joined friends Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight and Elton John on the 1986 chart-topper “That’s What Friends Are For”, the proceeds of which were donated to AIDS research. Also played harmonica on the recording.
27 His 1976 song “Isn’t She Lovely” (from album “Songs in the Key of Life”) was dedicated to then newborn daughter Aisha whose name and “baby sounds” can be heard on the track
28 Collaborated on the 1985 smash hit “We Are the World” (USA for Africa)
29 Shortly after reaching his 21st birthday in the spring of 1971, he became the first Motown Recording artist to gain complete artistic control of his records.
30 In addition to his being blind, he also has loss of smell due to a 1973 car crash in North Carolina from which he also has a scar.
31 He has 7 children. The last of these, Mandla Kadjaly Carl Stevland Morris, was born May 13, 2005. He was born on his 55th birthday and is his and Kai’s first child. Mandla means “Powerful/Defiant” in Zulu. Kadjaly is Swahili for “Born from God”
32 In his acceptance speech for the Oscar for Best Song in 1984, Wonder dedicated his award to imprisoned civil rights leader Nelson Mandela. The South African government promptly banned Wonder’s music from the country.
33 His ex-wife, Syreeta, died of breast cancer in Los Angeles on July 6, 2004.
34 In 1988, he announced his interest in running for mayor of Detroit in the 1992 election. However, he never followed through with a campaign.
35 “Little Stevie” Wonder grew up to not very little at all, as he stands over 6′ tall.
36 He was voted the 15th Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
37 Has won 21 Grammy awards (a record for most Grammy awards)
38 His first #1 hit was the half-improvised “Fingertips – Part 2”, recorded live in concert (The first live pop single to ever reach #1). It topped the Pop Music and R&B charts in 1963 when Stevie Wonder was only 12. You can the hear the musicians struggling to keep up with the young vocalist and harmonica player as he improvises rhythm and blues riffs, and at one point in the recording a musician is heard shouting “What key? What key?”
39 Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
40 At the age of 17 he performed with The Jimi Hendrix Experience playing drums at the BBC. (Jammin’/I was made to love her, BBC Sessions)
41 Recorded an instrumental jazz album under the name “Eivets Rednow” (“Stevie Wonder” spelled backwards).
42 Awarded the Polar Music Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award, in 1999.
43 At age 49 he was youngest-ever recipient in the 22-year history of Kennedy Center Honors given annually for lifetime contribution to arts and culture, presented by President Bill Clinton in Wash DC, Dec. 5, 1999.

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