Prince Rogers Nelson, professionally known as Prince, is a famous American musician, singer, actor and songwriter. During his lengthy career Prince has released numerous albums, ten of which was certified Platinum by the Recording Industries Association of America and produced over 40 chart-topping singles. Prince finds details particularly important and likes to control every aspect of his records. For this purpose he founded a private recording label, which allows him to manage the processes of record design and promotion. Prince net worth is currently estimated at $250 million, making him one of the wealthiest artists in the United States. As a songwriter Prince is extremely productive. Many of his songs has been recorded by other artist, including Sinead O’Connor, Kim Besinger and The Bangles, and still hundreds of them remain in his drawers unpublished.
Prince was born and raised in Minneapolis. His talent and creativity unfolded particularly early- the boy was composing music by the age of seven. Prince started recording as a teenager with his cousin and his funk band 94 East.
Following this, a 17-year-old Prince Rogers released a several solo tapes, but none of them was successful and did not increase Prince net worth. The real breakthrough in Prince’s career came in 1979, when he released his second album entitled Prince. The album featured two super hits, “I Wanna be Your Lover” and “Why You Wanna Treat Me So bad?”.
The popularity of these singles significantly increased the sales of the whole album, which went on to sell over 1 million copies in the United States alone. The profits from the sales of Prince boosted Prince net worth and turned him into a millionaire over a night. During the next three years the young singer released three more albums: Dirty Mind, Controversy and 1999. All of them were extremely commercially successful and made Prince a household name. Both the critics and audience praised Prince for his ability to incorporate and balance elements of different music styles and his outright sexual lyrics.
The peripeteias of his personal life are by far less clear the sources of Prince net worth. Through the years Prince was linked with many famous women, including Madonna, Kim Basinger, Carmen Electra, Vanity, Susanna Hoffs, Sherilyn Fenn and Susan Moonsie. In 1996 he married his dancer and back vocal Mayte Garcia. The same year Garcia conceived the baby who was named Boy Gregory.
Sadly, the baby suffered from Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterised by premature fusion of skull bones, and died within a week. The couple divorced after three years of marriage. In 2001 Prince celebrated the wedding with Manuela Testonili, but this marriage has only lasted for five years. Since 2007 Prince has been in a relationship with his 25 years younger protégée, singer Bria Valente.