About Whitney Houston
One of the most popular and talented musicians Whitney Houston net worth has been estimated to reach minus 20 million dollars at the time of her death. Although she was recognized as one of the biggest and most successful people in the history of music, her debt is also as big as her fame. In addition to her singing career, acting and modeling were another sources of Whitney Houston net worth.
Whitney Houston had signed a record deal worth 100 million dollars, sold more than 200 million albums worldwide during her career. Nevertheless, the singer was around 20 million dollars in debt for her record label called Sony at the time of her death in 2012.
Whitney Houston was born in New Jersey, where she also grew up. She was born to a family of musicians. Her mother was a gospel singer, as were her godmother and cousin. Whitney Houston became involved into singing at a very early age. She started singing in a Junior Gospel Choir and later was invited by her mother to perform for her as a back vocal. She also was a back vocal singer for such huge artists as an award winning singer Chaka Khan.
At that time, she was offered a lot of jobs as a model and appeared in magazines such as Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. Thus, modeling was another source of Whitney Houston net worth.
Her debut album was self-titled and became a huge success. It reached the top at Billboard charts and got a diamond certification from RIAA. All in all, Whitney Houston released five albums which gained international success, won numerous awards and certifications and placed in the top of various charts all across the world. Moreover, Whitney Houston has released eleven singles which reached number 1 position in Billboard charts. Amongst these singles there were songs such as “I Will Always Love You”, “You Give Good Love” and “So Emotional”. Her musical career got recognized with numerous awards including 22 American Music Awards and six Grammy Awards.
In addition, Whitney Houston was successful in acting, as well. She appeared in films which grossed millions of dollars globally, such as “The Bodyguard” which grossed around 400 million dollars worldwide, “The Preacher’s Wife” and “Waiting to Exhale”. Therefore, acting and appearing on various TV shows added millions of dollars to the overall amount of Whitney Houston net worth.