Facts of Stevie Wonder
|Full Name||Stevie Wonder|
|Birth Name||Stevland Hardaway Judkins|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Calvin Judkins|
|Mother Name||Lula Mae Hardaway|
|No Of Children||9|
|Education||Michigan School for the Blind|
|Date of Birth||May 13,1950|
The American Singer Stevie Wonder Amassed A Fortune Of $110 Million-Find Out How?
Stevie Wonder is an American singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for his songs such as Fingertips, Innervisions, Fulfillingness’ First Finale, and Songs in the Key of Life.
In addition, Wonder won a total of 25 grammy awards in different categories. He received many other awards such as US Distinguished Service Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Black Gold Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and many more.
How Rich is Stevie Wonder?: Income Sources, Earnings, And Salary
Stevie Wonder started his music career at the tender age of 11. He sang Lonely Boy song of his own composition to Ronnie White of the music group, The Miracles. Later, White introduced to CEO Berry Gordy and signed a contract with Motown’s Tamla label.
Wonder was paid $20.50 per week for his expenses and was under the care of songwriter and producer Clarence Paul. The two worked together and released two albums; Tribute to Uncle Ray and The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie in 1962.
In 1971, Wonder signed a contract with the MoTown and earned the fortune of $21 million. Likewise, he made a deal with MoTown in the year 1976 and collected the sum of $13 million.
Following then, Wonder released several albums such as With a song in My Heart, Steve at the Beach, Someday at Christmas, Live at the Talk of the Town and so on. Some of his albums with the ranking is given below:
|Year||Albums||U.S. R&B Chart|
|1963||Recorded Live: The 12-Year-Old Genius (live)||1|
|1976||Fulfillingness’ First Finale||1|
|1976||Songs in the Key of Life||1|
|1980||Hotter then July||1|
|1984||The Woman in Red||1|
|1985||In Square Circle||1|
Moreover, Wonder released his single, Fingertips – Part 1 which ranked at the top of the US Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-hop album. He became the youngest artist ever to top the chart at the age of 13.
He released several popular singles such including Castles in the Sand, Hey Harmonica Man, Uptight (Everything’s Alright), Nothing’s Too Good for My Baby, Blowin’ in the Wind, A Place in the Sun and many more.
Furthermore, Wonder released many compilation albums like Greatest Hits, Looking Back, The Ballad Collection, The Definitive Collection, The Complete Stevie Wonder and The Best of Christmas (Fantastic Relaxing Songs).
Stevie Wonder goes on many musical tours and concerts. From the performances, he earns hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. As to how much he earns, the information is still unavailable.
YouTube Is Also a Prime Source Of His Earnings
Stevie Wonder opened a YouTube account under his name Stevie Wonder. He has subscribers about $393,646 and views over 71.5 million as of August 2019. According to Noninfluencer money calculator, he earns about $5,169 monthly from his channel and $63,119.45 annually.
Stevie Wonder is a respected citizen of the United States and like any other citizen, he also pays taxes. However, there have been two cases where tax collector accused of him, not paying a tax of $40 to the government. So, he was fined a tax bill of $98 in total in 2013.
In 2016, Wonder again appeared on the news with the case of tax liens and owing $645.32 for unpaid property taxes in Los Angeles according to TMZ.
Stevie Wonder is very active in philanthropic works. He was featured on the all-star charity single for “We Are the World: campaign, an African Famine Relief. Similarly, he was involved in other charitable works such as “That’s What Friends Are For” in 1986.
Assets: House And Cars
Stevie Wonder has many estates in different parts of the United States. He owns a Mediterranean house in Los Angeles which was built in 1928. He sold the mansion for the staggering amount of $2,407,000 in 2009. Similarly, he has a house in Woodland Hills, California.
He also owns a house in Los Feliz that covers the area of 44 acres. He put it on the market for $8.1 million on the market in 2015.
Moreover, Wonder owns an American Dodge Viper which has a starting price of $99,800. He also owned a Rolls Royce during his young age.
Stevie Wonder’s Early Life
Stevie Wonder was born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, Michigan, United States. He was born to father Calvin Judkins and mother Lula Mae Hardaway, a songwriter. As for siblings, he has two brothers; Calvin Hardaway & Larry Judkins Hardaway and two half-brothers; Milton Hardaway, Timothy Hardaway, and a half-sister; Renee Hardaway.
Wonder was born six weeks premature which caused retinopathy of prematurity, a condition to cause the retina to detach and become blind.
After the divorce of the parents, he and his siblings along with his mother moved to Detroit. Later, his family changed the surname to Morris.
He attended Fitzgerald Elementary School and later enrolled in Michigan School for the Blind. He belongs to American nationality and African-American by ethnicity.
Wife And Children
Stevie Wonder got married three times and became the father of nine children from five different mothers. Wonder first tied the knot to Motown singer and songwriter Syreeta Wright in 1970. They lived together for over a year and divorced in 1972.
Wonder’s first child Aisha Morris was born to Yolanda Simmons, Wonder’s job secretary at his publishing company, on February 2, 1975. In 1977, Simmons gave birth to a son, Keita.
Wonder has a son, Mumtaz Morris with a woman named Melody McCulley in 1983. Following then, he became a father to Sophia and Kwame, whose mother is still a mystery.
In 2001, Wonder married a fashion designer Kai Millard. Millard gave birth to two sons; Kailand and Madia Kadjay Carl Stevland Morris (born May 13, 2005). In October 2009, Wonder and Millard split from the relationship and divorced in August 2012.
Furthermore, Wonder married Tomeeka Bracy in 2017 and has two children. The name of the first child is still an unknown and the second child is Nia a daughter who was born in December 2014.
Age & Height
Stevie Wonder reached the age of 69 years old as of 2019. He stands at a tall height of 6 feet or 183 inches.