Dionne Warwick Net Worth
Dionne Warwick net worth: Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress, singer, actress, television host, and former United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization and the United States Ambassador of Health. Dionne Warwick's net worth is $300 thousand. Her net worth was at one time much higher, but it was also at one time negative $10 million. Dionne has experienced financial problems on and off in recent years. She filed for personal bankruptcy in 2013, at which time she reported to a court that she had less than $25,000 in assets and more than $10 million in debt.
Warwick was one of the 40 biggest hitmakers of the entire rock era (1955–1999), based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts. Some of her most famous hits include "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," "The Look of Love," and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose."
Early Life: Marie Dionne Warrick (she changed it to Warwick later) was born on December 12, 1940, in Orange, New Jersey to Mancel Warrick and Lee Drinkard. Her mother was the manager of the popular gospel singing group the Drinkard Sisters. Her father was a railroad porter, chef, record promoter, and CPA. Dionne had a sister, Delia and a brother, Mancel Jr. Her brother was killed in an accident in 1968 at 21. She grew up in East Orange, New Jersey and was a member of the Girl Scouts. Dionne began singing gospel as a child at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. She graduated from East Orange High School in 1959 and enrolled at Hartt College of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut. During a recording session, she met Burt Bacharach, who hired her to record demos for songs he wrote with lyricist Hal David.
Career: Dionne was performing background vocals for the Drifters' song "Mexican Divorce," when Burt Bachrach noticed her voice and star presence. Warwick was signed to Bacharach's and Hal David's production company, which in turn was signed to Scepter Records in 1962 by the record label's president Florence Greenberg. In November 1962, Scepter Records released her first solo single, "Don't Make Me Over." Dionne's name was misspelled on the single's label, and she began using the new spelling (i.e., "Warwick"). The two follow-ups to "Don't Make Me Over" — "This Empty Place" (with "B" side "Wishin' and Hopin' ") and "Make The Music Play" — charted briefly in the top 100. Her fourth single, "Anyone Who Had a Heart," was Warwick's first top 10 pop hit (#8) in the U.S. This was followed by "Walk On By" in April 1964, another major international hit and million-seller that solidified her career. For the rest of the 1960s, Warwick was a fixture on the U.S. and Canadian charts, and much of her output from 1962 to 1971 was written and produced by the Bacharach/David team.
Warwick was named the Bestselling Female Vocalist in the Cash Box Magazine poll in 1964, with six chart hits in that year. Cash Box named her the Top Female Vocalist in 1969, 1970 and 1971. In the 1967 Cash Box poll, she was second to Petula Clark, and in 1968's poll second to Aretha Franklin. Playboy's influential Music Poll of 1970 named her the Top Female Vocalist. In 1969, Harvard's Hasty Pudding Society named her Woman of the Year.
From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, Warwick had a string of hits including "Do You Know the Way To San Jose," "Message to Michael," "Alfie," "Trains and Boats and Planes," and "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself." The single "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" was a Top 10 hit in several countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Japan, and Mexico More hits followed, including "Who Is Gonna Love Me," "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me," "Promises, Promises," "This Girl's in Love with You," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Make It Easy on Yourself," "Let Me Go to Him," and "Paper Mache." Warwick's final Bacharach/David single on the Scepter label was March 1971's "Who Gets the Guy."
In 1971, Warwick left Scepter Records for Warner Bros. Records, for a $5 million contract, the most lucrative recording contract ever given to a female vocalist up to that time. There were no big hits during the early and mid part of the decade, aside from 1974's "Then Came You." Warwick recorded five albums with Warner before moving to Arista Records in 1979, where she began a second successful run of hit records and albums well into the late 1980s including "I'll Never Love This Way Again," "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye," and the 1985 American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) benefit single "That's What Friends Are For" alongside Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder.
During the 1990s, Warwick hosted infomercials for the Psychic Friends Network, which featured self-described psychic Linda Georgian. The 900 number psychic service was active from 1991 to 1998. According to press statements throughout the 1990s, the program was the most successful infomercial for several years and Warwick earned in excess of three million dollars per year as spokesperson for the network.
Personal Life: Dionne married William David Elliott in 1966 and divorced in May 1967. They remarried in Milan, Italy, in August 1967.
On January 18, 1969, while living in East Orange, New Jersey, she gave birth to her first son, David Elliott. In 1973, her second son Damon Elliott was born. On May 30, 1975, the couple separated and Warwick was granted a divorce in December 1975.
In 2002 Warwick was arrested at Miami International Airport for possession of marijuana. It was discovered that she had 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her carry-on luggage, hidden in a lipstick container. She was charged with possessing marijuana totaling less than five grams.
She is a cousin of Whitney Houston.
Money Issues: In March 2013, Dionne Warwick declared that she was completely broke and owed an estimated $10 million in back taxes. Her bankruptcy filing reported that Dionne only had $25,000 in assets at the time, while also having and $10.2 million in debts. The same filing listed her monthly income at $20,000 and her monthly expenses at $21,000.
Warwick made the Top 250 Delinquent Taxpayers List published in October 2007. Warwick was listed with a tax delinquency of $2,665,305.83 in personal income tax and a tax lien was filed July 24, 1997. The IRS eventually discovered that a large portion of the lien was due to an accounting error, and revoked $1.2mil of the tax lien in 2009.
Real Estate: When Warwick filed for bankruptcy in 2013, she was living in a rented detached home in South Orange, New Jersey.
|Net Worth:||$500 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 12, 1940 (79 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.702 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Television presenter, Film Score Composer, Television producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|