John Legend net worth: John Legend is an American singer-songwriter and actor who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. John Legend was born John Roger Stephens in Springfield, Ohio in December of 1978. Legend performed with his church choir at the age of four and started playing piano at seven. In college he became part of an a cappella group named Counterparts. Shortly after he was introduced and hired by Lauryn Hill to play piano. In 2000 and 2001 Legend released two independent albums. He was introduced to Kanye West and started to sing the hooks on some of his songs. He signed with West's label and took the stage name, John Legend. He released his debut album Get Lifted in 2004 on GOOD Music. The album won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in 2006. He has been a featured collaborator on many well known hits by other artists throughout the years. In 2007 he received the Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has released four albums including his newest, Love in the Future, in 2013. One of the album's singles "All of Me" went to #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes charts. Legend married model Chrissy Teigen in September 2013 in Italy.