Facts of Landau Eugene Murphy Jr Networth
|Full Name||Landau Eugene Murphy Jr|
|Birth Name||Landau Eugene Murphy Jr|
|Birth City||Logan Count|
|Birth Country||United States of America|
|Father Profession||coal miner|
|Date of Birth||August 11,1974|
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr: The Winner Of America's Got Talent Season 6
A baritone vocalist in the traditional pop style, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. gained wide recognition after becoming the winner of the sixth season of the NBC reality show America's Got Talent. The artist auditioned, in November 2010.
After grueling rounds of televised eliminations, and critical evaluations by judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel, Landau prevailed against Silhouettes, a dance group from Denver, Colorado to become the winner of the sixth season of the American Got Talent, on September 4, 2002.
The singer amused the crowd after singing Frank Sinatra's "My Way" in his final round which was a really wonderful performance.
He Won $1 Million Grand Prize And Agreed On Annuity Pay Of 'AGT' Prize Money
As obvious, Landau Murphy won the $1 million grand prize, before tax. It is not the only thing that contestants walk away with, but they get paid more than the aforementioned money prize.
Sources report the show offers $25,000 a year throughout the next 40 years, while another offer gets the winner the present cash value that is around $300,000 before taxes. Due to these conditions, Murphy agreed to receive $25,000 before taxes over getting a lump sum of around $300,000.
Life After 'AGT'
After winning, Landau went on to sign a contract with Sony Records and Columbia Records. On 21 November 2011, Murphy released his first album That's Life, on Sony. The album was turned out to be the biggest hit debuting at #34 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Billboard jazz charts. It sold out 28,000 copies.
Following his victory, Landau also appeared in a number of TV shows like The Today Show, Anderson Cooper, The View, The Talk, The Wendy Williams Show, and more. Furthermore, the artist is also busy on tours.
What Is His Net Worth In 2019?
The 45-year-old Landau Murphy has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, as per some authorized online sources, in 2019. The singer has collected such an impressive amount of money from his singing career solely.
Logan Born Landau Murphy Became Homeless at 19
Born on 11th August 1974, in West Virginia, Landau Murphy spent the majority of his childhood in his hometown with his two brothers and two sisters. Following his parents' divorce at the age of eight, Murphy went to Detroit, Michigan with his doting mother and four siblings.
Unfortunately, Murphy faced a bout of bad luck after becoming homeless at the age of 19 and started sleeping in his car. After some time, he began working as a car washer.
Married Life With Jennifer Carter
America's Got Talent season 6 winner Landau Murphy tied the knot with his childhood friend Jennifer Carter, in 2005. According to the article published by Connect Bridgeport in August 2016, he has four children then-aged 21, 20, 16 and 14 as well as a teenage stepdaughter.
He Was Once Arrested For Domestic Violence
In July 2017, Landa Eugene Murphy Jr. was arrested for investigation of domestic violence after allegedly attacking the mother of his child with a golf club.
As per reports, the artist was arrested in Whitman, West Virginia and reportedly released the same night on a $3,500 fine.