Maxwell net worth: Maxwell is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and musician, who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Maxwell, also known as Gerald Maxwell Rivera, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and began singing when he was a child in his mother's church. He decided to focus on music after graduating from high school. He began writing and performing his own music all over New York City, and quickly gained a following. He signed with Columbia Records in 1994 amid much buzz, and began recording his first album, "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite". However, the label had its doubts about the album's viability, and they did not release it until 1996. Its second single proved to be a massive hit, and the album went on to sell over 2 million copies and garnered a Grammy nomination. His second album, "Embrya", was released in 1998, followed by, "Now", in 1999, which topped both the Billboard Album and R&B Album charts. He went on hiatus for almost ten years, and then released the album, "BLACKsummers'night", which went on to earn six Grammy nominations. He recently began touring again in preparation for the release of his next album.