Luciano Pavarotti Net Worth
Luciano Pavarotti net worth: Luciana Pavarotti was an Italian opera and popular music singer who had a net worth of $275 million dollars at the time of his death in 2007. Luciano Pavarotti was born in Modena, Italy in October 1935. He passed away on September 6, 2007. His father had a nice voice but was too nervous to sing. Luciano spent several years in vocal training and began to sing with his father in their church choir when he was nine years old. At 19 he studied under Arrigo Pola but never learned to read music. In 1955 he was a member of a male vocal choir that won first prize at the International Eisteddfod. This win inspired Luciano to become a professional singer. He started off singing as a tenor in small Italian opera houses. To support himself during these early days, Luciano held various jobs including working as a school teacher and an insurance agent. At one point he had a disastrous early concert that made him give up singing temporarily.
As we know now, Pavarotti ended up becoming one of the most successful tenors of all time. He was well known for his work with the Three Tenos, which also consisted of the Spanish singers Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras. He became very thanks to televised concerts that were watched by millions around the world. Some notable public performances include the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the 2006 Winter Olympics, which ended up being his final performance. He was also known for his charity work. Pavarotti worked with refugees and the Red Cross. At the time of his death in 2007, at the age of 71 from pancreatic cancer, Luciano Pavarotti was married to his former assistant Nicoletta Mantovani. They were married from 2003-2007 and had one daughter together. He had been previously married for 34 years to Adua Veroni. They had three daughters together. At the time of his death he had one granddaughter.
Estate And Legal Battles: Despite being Italian-born, Luciano long-claimed tax haven Monte Carlo as his primary residence. In 1999 the Italian government sued Pavarotti and eventually won $7.6 million in back taxes and penalties. At the time of his death, Luciano's estate was valued at $250 – $300 million. Pavarotti had already given his first wife a generous settlement during their 1996 divorce. By 2007, his estate included a large property in Modena, Italy, a villa in Pesaro, Italy, a flat in Monte Carlo and three flats in New York City.
His first three daughters fought bitterly with his second wife over the estate. A will that Pavarotti signed late in life, potentially with not a sound mind, left 50% of his estate to his second wife and divided the remainder among his four children. And there was a second will that left 100% of his American-based assets exclusively to the second wife. The battle was ultimately resolved with the first three daughters being given a share of the American assets and his villa in Pesaro.
|Net Worth:||$275 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 12, 1935 - Sep 6, 2007 (71 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Opera Singer, Actor|