Brian McKnight net worth: Brian McKnight is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who has a net worth of $10 million. Brian McKnight was born on June 5, 1969 in Buffalo, New York. Like many singers, Brian got his first taste for music after joining his church choir. In the early 90s, Brian's older brother Claude formed a boy band called Take 6 and soon signed a recording contract with Warner Brothers Records. When Brian was 19 he decided to follow in his brother's footsteps and begin submitting demo tapes to various labels around the country until he signed a deal with Mercury Records. His self-titled debut album was released in June of 1992 and eventually went on to sell over 1 million copies. Between 1995 and 2013, McKnight released 12 more studio albums. His most successful album to date is 1999′s "Back at One" which sold over 3 million copies around the world. In total, Brian has sold more than six million albums worldwide. In February of 2014 it was revealed that Brian McKnight was the victim of a large scale fraud perpetrated by his former accountant Vernon Brown. McKnight is suing Vernon Brown for failing to pay his taxes for more than ten years in a row and subsequently wracking up $1.5 million worth of back taxes and penalties. Because of these financial troubles, Brian claims that his bank has placed a lien on his house and the IRS has frozen his music royalty payments. Furthermore Brian's driver's license was suspended for failing to pay back taxes.