Miles Davis Net Worth

How much is Miles Davis Worth?

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Miles Davis Net Worth:
$19 Million

Miles Davis Net Worth: Miles Davis was an American musician, bandleader, and composer who had a net worth of $19 million at the time of his death. Though it has been reported that Miles was worth just $1 million at the time of his death, that information is often misinterpreted. According to his last will and testament, as filed by his heirs in 1991, Miles' estate was "valued at more than $1 million". Many publications have since reported this as Miles being worth $1 million at the time of his death. New York does not require exact figures when the estate is valued at more than $1 million. According to our research, Miles' liquid assets and the present-day value (in 1991) of his future royalty stream was $10 million. That's the same as around $19 million today.

According to his will, Miles left 20% of his estate to his daughter Cheryl, 40% to his son Erin, 10% to his nephew Vincent and 15% a piece to his brother Vernon and sister Dorothy. For reasons unknown he cut out two sons; Gregory and Miles IV. He also cut out a brother named Joseph and three ex-wives, including actress/singer Cicely Tyson.

Miles Dewey Davis III was born in Alton, Illinois in May 1926 and passed away in September 1991. He is considered to be one of the most influential musicians in American history. Miles and his musical groups lead the way for styles of jazz music including cool jazz, bebop, jazz fusion, hard bop, and modal jazz. At 13 years old Miles started to play the trumpet. He started playing professionally at age 16. Throughout his career Davis released 48 solo studio albums, starting with The New Sounds in 1951. His albums were through the labels Prestige, Blue Note, Columbia, and Warner Bros. Davis also recorded albums as a sideman for Charlie Parker, Billy Eckstine, Charles Mingus, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Leonard Bernstein, Rene Urteger, Cannonball Adderley, Betty Davis, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, and Louis Armstrong. Davis' 1959 album Kind of Blue has been certified 4x Platinum and sold more than four million copies in the United States. In 2009 the U.S. House of Representatives recognized and commemorated the album's 50th anniversary. Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Miles Davis passed away on September 28, 1991 at the age of 65.

Miles Davis Net Worth

Miles Davis

Net Worth:$19 Million
Date of Birth:May 26, 1926 - Sep 28, 1991 (65 years old)
Gender:Male
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
Profession:Bandleader, Songwriter, Composer, Trumpeter, Musician, Artist, Film Score Composer, Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2020
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