When we talk about winning awards, we talk big. Winning awards, contests, and making our way to the top of the list is something that only the best of us can even dream of. However, when you will hear about Mary J. Blige, an American singer, and songwriter, who won nine Grammy Awards, you will certainly be inspired.
So when we heard about her net worth, well, honestly? It was incredible, but not surprising. After all, only someone with such a highly acclaimed repertoire, it only seems fair that her assets reach titanic limits. Read on to find out more about her inspirational journey and her net worth.
Mary Jane Blige was born on the 11th of January, 1971, in a quiet town in New York. Later on, she moved to Savannah, Georgia, and spent her childhood there. Her mother, a Vietnam War Veteran, supported the entire family by working full-time as a nurse.
Her father had left at a very early age. Blige had always been interested in the art of musical expression and singing and indulged herself wholeheartedly. She joined an ensemble called “Pride”, which she left shortly.
She was signed to Uptown Records in 1992, wherefrom she released her debut studio album, conveniently titled “What’s The 411?”. Overnight, the young American pop singer rose to stardom, with the debut album being charted at number six by the BillBoard 200.
This one album alone won three platinum plaques from the RIAA and peaked at number one on The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Blige quickly became the US’s most successful and highly acclaimed female singer.
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And thus begins our journey. Somewhere in 1994, Uptown Records released Mary’s second studio album, “My Life”, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.
After this, she proceeded to work independently and separately and has since released an incredible 13 studio albums, all of them polished to fit the tastes of the common man. The American-born singer has recently released her 13th album titled “Strength Of A Woman”, featuring unparalleled singled such as “Love Yourself” and “Thick Of It”.
Mary Jane Blige has landed 19 platinum plaques from the RIAA, and 5 gold ones. The singer and songwriter have received 9 Grammy Awards, 3 Golden Globe nominations, multiple Academy Award nominations, and a Legend’s Award.
Mary has also performed at 13 distinct and highly refurbished musical tours and has become internationally acclaimed, selling millions of copies of her music within the United States and outside the nation as well.
How Rich is Mary J Blige?
So after reading all that, there certainly is no doubt that Mary J. Blige is the most credible and most successful American singer of the ’90s and the new millennium. And likewise, her net worth rockets far beyond the boundaries of our Solar System. Her net worth is estimated at $20 million, a colossal amount, but not surprising coming from an award-winning queen.
Her huge net worth has allowed her to buy luxury vehicles. Blige owns a Range Rover along with two Mercedes (C300 and SL500). However, her husband took the cars hostage along with the Grammy. She has stated that she only wants one of the Mercedes back.
We wish to see more of Mary in the future.