And we are back with more gossip, more juicy details, more updates and more of everything! But are you ready to take in more? Well, you better be able to. As we are going to talk about another most celebrated celebrity of all time.
Riley B. King, although not with us anymore but has left a lot of assets. BB King was a professional guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He was an American Blue Singer whose career started as a jockey.
Now as we go further, I will share with you folks his net worth. And also, the details that will add to the life of BB King and what he did.
His nickname was Blues Boy, which was shortened and now he is known as BB king.
BB King Net Worth
His life started with a hitch and he gradually made his way to the place, where we all know who he is.
BB King left earth in 2015, and till then no one was quite aware of his net worth. He was very famous and still is so. At the time of his death his estimated net worth was announced.
The American singer who defined the world with his worldwide audience, and net worth in 2015 will shock you surely.
BB King’s net worth in 2015 was $10 million. And we should not forget about all the assets he owns. His receding assets’ sole value in today’s market is somewhere around $7 million to $8 million.
His assets though brought in chaos but situations finally cooled down as they were divided amongst his huge family members.
BB King Early Life
King was born on September 16, 1925 near a cotton plantation in Mississippi. He came from a very poor background as his parents were sharecroppers. Always under financial trouble, he was raised by his grandmother.
He was a member of the choir in the local Church where he used to sing. He was trained as a guitarist when he was only 12 years old. There in the church, he learned to play the guitar and his musical skills also improved with time.
It was Bukka White, who mainly taught him to play the chords, and he did ace in it. Later as years followed slowly, he began to play the guitar and other chords quite well.
At a certain point of time in his life, he worked as a tractor driver. But then he left the fields to join White and made his first ever debut in Sonny Boy Williamson’s Radio Program. As soon as he started working there, he immediately gained many fan followers and people started to hear him.
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BB King Music Career
As I mentioned a bit back, he was playing on the radio not long after he became a member of Beale Street in Memphis. He performed with the group, which was known by the name Beale Streeters.
Here he earned a huge reputation and gained tons of fans. The songs were a huge hit. Then he opened his boy band after he signed a contract with the Los Angeles-based RPM record. It was his song, 3 O’clock Blues which was a sure hit and finally earned him a huge name. When he was in LA there too, he earned a huge fan base with his songs making a hit. Following their releases back in the ’90s.
If you want to hear the songs that he sang solo or with the group then you can find the songs on YouTube. He is also known to be a Grammy winner.
If we look back in time, we will find many songs that made off the boots one after the other. You can listen to all the songs and we all know 90s was a time when the songs were really wow!
You Know I Love You, Please Love Me, You Upset Me Baby, Every Day I Have the Blues; are some of his hit songs out of many others. And if you enjoy music then guys you should definitely give it a sure hearing.
Apart from singing songs in LA and America he used to travel around a lot. And his trips around the world meant that he sang in many concerts. Rumor has it that in the year 1956 he had the most hectic year as he traveled around a lot singing solo songs in many concerts. And what do all these prove; that he was indeed a very popular singer and no doubt about that. He played in 342 concerts that year and that too all alone.
And I can vow that all music lovers know him and his songs by heart.
BB King Personal Life
BB King was married to Martha Lee Denton but the couple separated in 1952. Later King remarried Sue Carol Hall. But this relationship too didn’t last long as they later got their divorces. King had a huge family with four sons and 11 daughters so that makes 15 children in total.
The rest of his dating life included his flings with women as he surely was quite famous but he was not in a serious relationship with any of them.
Sadly, the singer left earth on May 27, 2015 as he suffered from dementia and had two strokes and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
He had a huge funeral with a lot of people gathering. The singer left with many records for us.