Lenny Kravitz is a singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer with a net worth of $30 million. Lenny Kravitz has earned his net worth through his musical career. In the beginning of his career, he had problems getting anyone to take his music seriously. Record labels kept telling him that his music just wasn't black enough and some thought it wasn't white enough. Lenny Kravitz has his own unique retro style of music, and has a tendency to go all out in his performances. Even though he received a lot of flack for his unique brand of musical entertainment, this multi-talented performer never gave up. Kravitz started working on his first album in 1985, with the help of the recording engineer/keyboardist/bassist Henry Hirsch, and the two of them toured together until 1990. He invited saxophonist, Karl Denson to play in one of the songs on the album, and was so impressed with his talent that he had Denson play for many of his other songs. Later he hooked up with Stephen Elvis Smith, a music supervisor that once worked with Lisa Bonet. In no time, Smith had record labels battling over Kravitz. Geffen, Capitol, Virgin, Elektra and Warner Brothers were all in a war over signing Kravitz to their label. Virgin won the battle and in 1989, Kravitz signed with his first record label. His very first album, "Let Love Rule" wasn't as successful in the U.S. as other parts of the world. But it was a major success in Europe. When he first started out in his career he went by the name of Romeo Blue, but through the suggestion of Smith, Kravitz decided to use his real name instead, which he feels made a big difference in his creativity.
By 1990, his career was on it's way and his multi-talents were finally being recognized. He began producing and songwriting for artists such as, Madonna, Vanessa Paradis, Aeorsmith's Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger and many more, as well as recording his single hit, "It Ain't Over Til It's Over," which was written after his breakup with wife, Lisa Bonet. Kravitz had many tours, single hits, albums, acting roles and appearances in films and television. He was cast in films such as, Precious, Zoolander, and The Hunger Games, which is set to be released in March of 2012. He was also a voice actor in The Rugrats Movie, as a newborn baby. He played himself in the film "Being Mick," which documents a day in the life of recording artist, Mick Jagger. Although Kravitz already had a lot going on in his career, he also created Kravitz Design, which is his own design firm providing interior and furniture designs, including a chandelier for the company, Swarovski, which was named "Casino Royale."
Kravitz was born in New York City, New York in 1964. He is the son of well known actress, Roxie Roker, known for her role as Helen Willis on the television sitcom, The Jeffersons. His mother passed away in 1995 of breast cancer. His father, Sy Kravitz was an NBC television news producer. Lenny Kravitz attended PS6 Elementary school and went to Beverly Hills High School to earn his diploma. After graduating, he convinced his father to help him pay for recording, instead of college. His father agreed and Lenny made his first demo. Kravitz was married to actress, Lisa Bonet and they have a daughter, Zoe Isabella Kravitz. The couple divorced in 1993.