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John Legend Net Worth
American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist John Legend is a multi-talented artist. As of the time of this writing, John Legend has an estimated net worth of $100 million. That is a blended combined net worth with his wife Chrissy Teigen, who is a supermodel.
They have been married since 2013. Chrissy has brought in at least $10 million annually from modelling, endorsements, and television projects since the year 2018, but John is the primary source of the couple’s wealth. John is responsible for the vast majority of the couple’s wealth.
John Legend Early Life
John Roger Stephens was born on December 28th, 1978 in the city of Springfield, which is located in the state of Ohio. His mother Phyllis and his father Ronald had four children. His mother was a singer and seamstress, and she also directed the choir at their local church.
His grandfather played drums professionally and worked as a factory worker for International Harvester. His grandmother played the organ at the local church. When John was four years old, he began singing in the church choir. He received his education at home. When he was seven years old, he started taking piano lessons. Due to the fact that Legend excelled academically, he was allowed to skip ahead two grades.
At the age of 12, he became a student at Springfield North High School, from which he graduated at the age of 16 as the school’s valedictorian. The University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Morehouse College, and Georgetown University all granted admission to Legend. He attended UPenn.
During his time at Penn, Legend served as the musical director of the co-ed a cappella group The Counterparts, which performed jazz and pop music. The a cappella group’s rendition of the Joan Osbourne song “One of Us” was selected to be included on the compilation CD for the 1988 Best of Collegiate a Cappella. In college, Legend met Lauryn Hill, and she later hired him to play the piano on her song “Everything is Everything,” which can be found on her classic album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
In 1999, Legend received his bachelor of arts degree in African-American literature from the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded magna cum laude for his achievements.
John Legend Early Career
After graduating from college, Legend began his career as a management consultant while simultaneously working on writing, producing, and recording his own original music. His self-titled demo was released in the year 2000, and the following year, in 2001, he self-released “Live at Jimmy’s Uptown,” which he sold at the venues where he performed.
Soon after, he started submitting his demo to various record labels. In the year 2001, Legend was put in contact with Kanye West, who was just beginning his career as a hip-hop artist at the time. West recruited Legend to sing the hooks for the songs he was working on. West also brought on Legend to work for his record label.
J. Ivy, a poet and songwriter, provided Legend with the inspiration that led to the creation of his stage name. Ivy essentially stated that what Legend was doing musically was throwback and reminiscent of one of the Legends. Consequently, he started calling John Legend. So did West. At some point in time, Legend came to adopt the name for himself as well.
John Legend Success
In December of 2004, the GOOD Music label distributed “Get Lifted,” the debut studio album by Legend, which was produced by Kanye West. The album made its debut on the charts of the United States at position number seven.
In 2006, the Grammy Award for “Best R&B Album” was presented to “Get Lifted.” In addition, Legend was considered for the award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance as well as the award for Best New Artist. From the album, there were four singles that were released.
At the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in 2005, the song “I Want You” by Janet Jackson was co-written by Legend, and it was submitted for consideration for an award. Over the course of the subsequent few years, John Legend contributed to the albums of a variety of other artists and groups, including Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, The Black Eyed Peas, and Stephen Colbert, amongst others.
Prior to Michael Jackson’s passing, Legend was also collaborating with the late singer on an upcoming album. At the time of Jackson’s passing, there was only one song that had been written.
Both the pregame show for Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan, as well as the pregame show for the NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas, in February 2006 featured performances by John Legend.
On an episode of “Sesame Street” that aired in the summer of 2006, John Legend and Hoots the Owl collaborated on a performance of a song titled “It Feels Good When You Sing a Song.”
“Once Again,” Legend’s second album, was released in the fall of 2006. The album hit number three on the charts and debuted on top of the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. He won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his song “Heaven.”
He also won a Grammy for his collaboration on the song “Family Affair.” In October 2008, he released his third album, “Evolver.” The single “Green Light,” featuring Outkast’s Andre 3000. The song had the highest ranking on the song charts since his song “Ordinary People.”
The album “Wake Up!” was a collaboration between Legend and the Roots and was released in the year 2010. In 2011, Legend was awarded three Grammys for his work, including Best R&B Song for “Shine,” Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “Hang On in There,” and Best R&B Album for his album of the same name.
In 2013, Legend released his album “Love in the Future,” which debuted at position two on the album charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom. “All of Me,” which was the third single released from the album, achieved success on a global scale.
This song is an ode to his wife, Chrissy Teigen, who inspired him to write it. During his performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, he sang the song. “All of Me” was the third best selling song in both the United States and the United Kingdom in 2014.
The year 2016 saw the release of his album titled “Darkness and Light.” The album “A Legendary Christmas” was released under his name in 2018.
The episode of “The Voice” that aired on May 21, 2019, determined that Legend and his artist Maelyn Jarmon were the winning coaches.
In the year 2020, Legend gave a performance at a one-of-a-kind benefit concert for Quarantunes.
At a fundraiser for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in July of 2020, John Legend and Andra Day gave a performance of “Greatest Love of All,” which was originally performed by Whitney Houston.
John Legend Personal Life
Chrissy Teigen, a model, first became acquainted with John Legend in 2006, when she appeared in the music video for his song “Stereo.” They announced their engagement in December of 2011, and their wedding took place at Villa Pizzo in Como, Italy, on September 14, 2013.
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Luna, in April of 2016, and their first child, a son named Miles, in May of 2018. Both of the children are the result of an in vitro fertilisation procedure.
The People’s Sexiest Man Alive award was bestowed upon Legend in the month of November 2019.
In the summer of 2020, John Legend made an appearance on the podcast “Armchair Expert” hosted by Dax Shepherd. During that conversation, Legend admitted that he had a history of cheating on his girlfriends, particularly when he was in his 20s.
Legend discussed the fact that he was two years younger than his classmates in both high school and college, and as a result, he did not receive a great deal of attention from women. When he finally got it, he acted in an irresponsible manner and revelled in his success.
He was quick to add that all of that changed the day he met Chrissy Teigen, and he was happy to report the transformation. The bait was taken by his wife, who is an expert Twitter troll. She tweeted, “Especially…the other sh*t is the 10s and 30s, so better be talking the tens, idiot.” Legend and Teigen met when he was 28.
When civil rights icon John Lewis passed away in July of 2020, a number of famous people, including John Legend, took to social media to post their condolences and pay tribute to him. Legend was one of those famous people. Tweeted by him was: “I’d like to express my gratitude to Representative John Lewis for being a fighter for justice.
We are grateful that your love for us was strong enough to motivate you to devote your life and put yourself in danger in order to bring us one step closer to freedom. Let us, in this time of mourning and remembering the incredible life he led, recommit ourselves to continuing the work he started.”
John Legend Property
In April of 2020, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen made the purchase of a modern contemporary home in West Hollywood, California, for the price of $5.1 million. The property is located in close proximity to the Beverly Hills mansion that the couple purchased in 2016 for the price of $14.1 million.
In addition to that, their portfolio of real estate contains two penthouses in the city of New York. They purchased the first one in May 2018 for just over $9 million, and then they purchased the second one in April 2018 for $8 million.