John Legend Net Worth is more $100 million in 2022

The songwriter and singer of the infamous hit song “All of Me,” John Legend, is the news for his accumulated net worth. The American singer John Legend net worth has skyrocketed to $100 million. 

However, the reason for this is his hit songs and his family man image, which has benefited him equally. John’s image has helped him secure deals with fortune companies such as Headspace, Vrbo, Pampers, etc. These companies paid a fortune to sign him up for various commercials.

Who is John Legend? 

John Legend childhood photo with her parents

John Legend was born in Springfield, Ohio, to Phyllis and Ronald Stephens on December 28, 1978. His real name is John Roger Stephens. 

John was born into a family that loved music. His mother, Phyllis, sang for the church choir and his father, Ronald, was a drummer. However, their primary source of income was different. 

John Legend is 1.75 m (5 ft 9 inches) tall.

John Legend was always surrounded by musicians making him a little prodigy. He started playing piano at the age of four years and joined the church choir when he was 7.

Additionally, he was homeschooled; however, he was whip-smart. Legend joined North High School after he turned 12 in Springfield, Ohio. After that, he took admission into the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. Being the musical genius he was, he became the president of a co-ed Capella group called the Counterparts.

He had always dreamt of becoming a musician, and luck will soon favor him. 

John Legend career and how he got the stage name

John Legend started his career as a studio artist on multiple hit songs. However, he worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group while he worked on his music, too.

While working as an artist for several big names, such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and more, he was introduced to Kanye West through producer Devo Harries. He sang the hooks of Kanye West songs. 

He soon met songwriter J. Ivy, who gave him a compliment saying that his music sounds old music like a legend. Ivy said that he would call him John Legend rather. 

That is how John John Roger Stephens got his stage name John Legend.

In 2004, John Legend released his first album, Get Lifted, and after that, everything is history.

John Legend net worth

As of 2022, John Legend’s net worth was reported to be $100 million. Some of the biggest deals he made were: 

  1. In 2021, John sold his publishing catalog and royalty rights to BMG and KKR (investment firm) for an undisclosed amount. 
  2. John Legend has appeared in the The Voice as the coach, a very successful show. He has appeared for six seasons, and it’s still going one. Celebrity appearing as coach makes between $13 million and $14 million per season. So he must have received a minimum of $78 million.
  3. Pollstar reported that John Legend sells an average of 4,033 per show. So as per them, John makes a gross amount of $448,494 per concert.

With multiple hit songs, John has made a massive income from royalties and selling albums. The actual amount is unknown, but it is good enough to pique the interest of BMG and KKR. So you can assume the numbers. 

John Legend with his wife Chrissy Teigen and children

On the other hand, his wife, Chrissy Teigen, is a model. She was a panelist for FABLife, a daytime talk show. She has her projects and earns about $7 million to $12 million per year from them. 

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