Prince is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, with an estimated net worth of $250 million dollars. Prince's music style has been influenced by rock, R&B, soul, New Wave, electronica, disco, funk, folk, jazz, rap, blues, psychedelia, and hip hop. Prince (real name Prince Rogers Nelson) grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prince released his first album For You on April 17, 1978. Prince's self-titled album, Prince, in October 1979, catapulting him to fame with two top hits. During a drawn out confrontation with his then recording company, Prince went by an unpronounceable symbol as his name, and also at that time known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. The recording artist reportedly has several hundred unreleased songs in his catalog. Prince founded his own label and recording studios Paisley Park Records and NPG Records, self-producing, writing, and playing most, if not all, of the instruments on his recordings. Prince has won a Golden Globe, seven Grammy Awards, and an Academy Award during his career.