- Full Name: Whitney Elizabeth Houston
- Net Worth: $20 Million
- Occupation: Singer
- Marital Status: deceased
- Ethnicity: African American
Whitney Houston Net Worth – The Death Of A Rich Singer’s Career
Artistic Life Of Whitney Houston
Houston began singing at an early age in a junior gospel choir. Later, she became a background singer for various artists, including her mother. Whitney also got involved into modeling and in 1981 she appeared on such magazines as “Seventeen”, “Glamour”, and “Cosmopolitan”. Soon she began working as a featured vocalist for the New York-based funk band “Material” and it was the quality of her vocal work with them. This attracted the attention of the major record labels, including Arista, with whom she signed in 1983 and where she stayed for the rest of her career. In 1985 there was released her debut album, “Whitney Houston”, which became the biggest-selling one by a debut artist and gave her the first of her six Grammies. In 1987 the next album “Whitney” followed and brought her a great success. Her 1998 album, “My Love Is Your Love”, was well reviewed but the drug abuse began to affect her reputation and she was dropped from a performance at “The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000)” because she was “out of it” at rehearsals. She was twice admitted to rehab and declared herself drug-free in 2010 but returned to rehab in May 2011. Her 7th studio album was highly anticipated by fans and critics, who are sure that Whitney can deliver a positive comeback.
Whitney had two properties, a $6.5 million Whitney Houston house in New Jersey which had a $3.3 million mortgage and a $1.2 million town house in Atlanta which had $1.05 million mortgage. Houston also owned nearly $2 million worth of Whitney Houston art and jewelry.
How Was Houston’s Childhood?
Houston was born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey. She hailed from a family of prominent singers including her mother Cissy Houston, godmother Aretha Franklin and her cousin Dionne Warwick. Whitney was raised a Baptist, but was also exposed to the Pentecostal church. When she was four, the family moved to a middle-class area in East Orange, New Jersey. She also learned to play the piano and performed as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark when she was eleven. As a teenager, Houston went to school in Caldwell, New Jersery and studied at a Catholic girl’s High School. She met Robyn Crawford, and became best of friends. She also spent a lot of time touring nightclubs where her mother was performing, and she occasionally performed with her.
Star’s Private Life
In 1992 Whitney Houston married ex-New Edition singer Bobby Brown. In March, 1993, she gave birth to their only daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. It was about this time when she began to use drug and by 1996 she was a daily user. She suffered three miscarriages during her relationship with Bobby Brown: in 1991, 1994 and 1996.
Whitney Houston’s Death And Public Reaction
She was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room on February 11, 2012. Her sudden death at the age of 48 was both shocking and tragic. Many other celebrities released friendly statements responding to Whitney’s death. All the TV-programs and news broke from their regularly scheduled programming to dedicate time to non-stop coverage of Houston’s death. She was also featured, alongside other recently deceased figures from the movie industry, in the “In Memoriam” montage at the 84th Academy Awards on February 26, 2012. She is the voice together with Mariah Carey in the Disney Cartoon Movie- Prince of Egypt.