B.B. King net worth: B.B. King was an American blues musician, singer, guitarist, and songwriter who had a net worth of $10 million. B.B. King earned his net worth through his many years performing as a blues musician, singer and songwriter as well as a record producer and his numerous hit songs. Riley B. King was born near Berclair, Mississippi in September 1925. King was born on a cotton plantation and sang in his church gospel choir as a kid. He got his first guitar at 12 years old. Working as a disc jockey and singer he got the nickname Beale Street Blues Boy. That nickname was shortened to Blues Boy, and finally to just B.B. He started recording songs in 1949 and then assembled his band the B.B. King Review. In 1970 he won a Grammy for "The Thrill is Gone". B.B. King's Blues Club opened in 1991 in Memphis and a second location launched in Los Angeles in 1994. Since then clubs have opened in New York, Connecticut, Tennessee, Florida, and Nevada. King was ranked by Rolling Stone as the sixth greatest guitarist of all time in 2011. In 1987 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Until he got into his seventies he was known to perform as many as 300 concerts a year. Since then he still played about 100 times per year. He released over 40 studio albums and won 15 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. On May 14, 2015 B.B. King passed away in Las Vegas; he was 89 years old.
B.B. King Net Worth
Date of Birth
Sep 16, 1925 (90 years old)
Songwriter, Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer, Actor, Composer
United States of America
5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
BB King, Riley B. King, Riley Ben King, The King of Blues, Beale Street Blues Boy, Blues Boy, King of the Blues, B. B. King, B.B. King and The Jungle Brothers, Riley King
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