About B. B. King
It has been stated that the total amount of B. B. King net worth reaches a sum of 10 million dollars. However, it has also been claimed by other sources that his net worth has increased even more and today it reaches 30 million dollars. He has earned a bigger part of his net worth through his career as a blues singer. In addition, he is also a song writer and guitarist. Thus, music has been the main source of his incomes and also of his international fame. In addition, he is also known as a record producer and such involvement has also increased the total sum of B. B. King net worth. Moreover, he has recorded many songs, which became international hits.
The musician was born in 1925 in Berclair, Mississippi. His real name is Riley B. King. B. B. King, in fact, was born in a cotton plantation. When he was growing up, B. B. King was singing in a local church choir. When B. B. King was 12 years old, he got his first guitar. Soon he started to perform as a singer and also as a DJ in various events. At that time, he was called Beale Street Blues Boy. Later, this stage named was shortened to Blues Boy and today it is simply known as B. B.
In 1949, B. B. King began to record his songs. Soon, he also created his own band called “B.B. King Review”. In 1970, he got one of his first big awards, which was a Grammy award for his song called “The Thrill is Gone“. In Memphis in 1991, B. B. King opened his first bigger venture which was Blues Club. In 1984, another club of the same name was opened in 1984 in Los Angeles. Thus, these involvements also added up to the overall sum of B. B. King net worth. Since that time, B. B. King launched more and more clubs in different places in the United States, such as Tennessee, New York, Florida, Nevada and Connecticut.
In 2011, B. B. King got the 6th place in the list of the greatest guitarist of all time compiled by Rolling Stone. In 1987, his name was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Before he became 70 years old, B. B. King had as many as 300 concerts each year. Thus his performances also added up to the overall amount of B. B. King net worth.