Natalie Cole Net Worth
Natalie Cole net worth: Natalie Cole was an American singer, songwriter and performer who had a net worth of $5 million. Natalie Cole earned her net worth as an R&B artist with hits like "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)", "Inseparable" and "Our Love". Natalie was born on February 6, 1950 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of the late jazz legend Nat King Cole. Her mother Maria Cole was a former Duke Ellington Orchestra singer. Natalie sang on her father's Christmas album at the age of six and started performing at age 11. Cole suffered from a drug addiction problem in the 1980s that nearly ruined her career. She made a comeback as a pop artist with the 1987 album, Everlasting. Cole has won numerous Grammy Awards and her biggest success came in the 1990s after she re-recorded some of her father's greatest hits. "Unforgettable…with Love" sold over seven million copies. She attended a few colleges and eventually majored in Child Psychology and minored in German graduating in 1972 at the University of Massachusetts. Cole has several jazz CDs to her credit including Take A Look, which won the 1993 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Her CD Stardust featured a second duet with a Nat "King" Cole recording on "When I Fall in Love". it was a huge success and won the 1996 Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Later in 1997 Natalie appeared on the pop singles charts with "A Smile Like Yours". She recorded and released her first holiday album titled Holly and Ivy, in 1994 which was certified gold in 1996. She performed at the 1998 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute, and in 1990 she performed alongside Al Jarreau on HBO's Comic Relief special. As an actress Natalie portrayed herself in Livin' for Love: the Natalie Cole Story, in 2001. Her outstanding performance won her the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television, Mini-Series of Dramatic Special. Cole appeared on the reality television series, Real Housewives of New York City on July 22, 2011. In 1997, Natalie Cole filed for bankruptcy citing her out of control spending habits and the fact that she owed millions in royalties to her father's estate for their duet album. Unfortunately, Natalie Cole died on December 31, 2015 at the age of 65.