What Is John Legend’s Net Worth?

John Legend was a piano prodigy as a child and today he is one of the most successful musicians of our time. So with a plethora of awards and recognition under his name, how much money has John Legend managed to make throughout his career? Here’s what we know about the singer’s net worth.

John Legend’s career highlights

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In the early 2000’s, John Legend graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and started working at a prestigious consulting firm. Although he had a cushy job that many people dreamed of, he knew that his heart lied somewhere else – music.

He once shared in a commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014: “I had followed the path that the Penn graduate was supposed to take, but I didn’t fall in love. I couldn’t shake my passion for music.”

While living in New York City, Legend wrote songs and played shows after work, even going as far as auditioning for record labels execs, though he was rejected by everyone.

As luck would have it, however, a college roommate introduced Legend to an up-and-coming artist named Kanye West. John Legend ended up being signed to Kanye West’s label and got his start collaborating with various artists such as Kanye West himself, Fergie, and Mary J. Blige.

In 2004, Legend released his first solo album, Get Lifted. It became certified two times platinum and was awarded a Grammy for “Best R&B Album.”

The several years after that would see John Legend releasing more singles that charted on the U.S. R&B chart, including “Save Room”, “Green Light”, and “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”. He continued to amass more awards and nominations in recognition for his work.

In 2013, John Legend released the song that would become his most commercially successful single to date – “All Of Me.” The ballad, which was written for his wife Chrissy Teigen, topped the charts all over the world and received a staggering amount of radio airplay, putting Legend on the map once again.

In recent years, John Legend has also branched out from music and became involved in other aspects of the entertainment industry. He took part in producing the Broadway play Jitney in 2017 as well as the NBC musical Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

In 2018, he became the second youngest person and the first African-American male to have won all four prestigious Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards.

Legend also became a judge on popular NBC show The Voice in 2019.

What is John Legend’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, John Legend is estimated to be worth around $45 million dollars. A lot of his earnings came from selling millions of copies of his albums, royalty money from producing for other artists, and touring.

Additionally, he also appeared in some commercials for the diaper brand Pampers.

He and his wife Chrissy Teigen currently reside in Beverly Hills in a $14-million-dollar mansion, an abode that boasts a theater and a swimming pool among other amenities. The couple owns a penthouse in New York as well, which costs $9 million dollars.

He uses his fame for charity work

Since John Legend has a stable career along with a comfortable bank account, he has spent a lot of time giving back to the world by supporting various causes. In fact, even when he was only 15 years old, Legend already had a dream of becoming a star and using his influence to drive change.

Most notably, in 2007, he started a nonprofit called the Show Me Campaign, which aims to help alleviate poverty and promote education in the United States as well as in African countries. In 2014, he also started FreeAmerica, an initiative that looks to fix the American criminal justice system and help those who have been incarcerated live better lives.