Aretha Franklin Net Worth
Aretha Franklin net worth: Aretha Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, and musician who had a net worth of $80 million dollars at the time of her death in 2018. Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. The family moved to Buffalo when she was two and then moved to Detroit when she was five. Her mother Barbara, who was a singer, died in 1952 when Aretha was 10. Her father Clarence LaVaughn was a pastor. Aretha began singing as a child in her father's church. When she turned 18, decided to pursue a pop music career. Her debut album "Songs of Faith" was released in 1956 by JVB/Battle Records. Today she is probably best known for her hits "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman", "Chain of Fools", "Ain't No Way", "Think", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", and "I Say a Little Prayer". By the end of the 1960s, Franklin was known as the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin was the first female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Franklin received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1979 and, in 1994, she received a medal from the Kennedy Center Honors. She has received 18 Grammy Awards in multiple musical genres, as well as two Honorary Grammys. Many of her songs have reached the "Top 40" on the Billboard charts. Twenty of her songs have gone to #1 on Billboard's R&B singles chart. Franklin sang at the first inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. Aretha Franklin is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold 75 million records globally. She was married to Ted White from 1961 to 1969 and then to Glynn Turman from 1978 to 1984. She has four children.