|$ 21 Million
|Source of Wealth:
|August 9, 1963
|February 11, 2012
|Bobby Brown (Divorced)
|1 (Bobbi Kristina)
|Whitney Elizabeth Houston
|5 ft 7 in (1.71m)
Whitney Houston is an American singer, actress, and fashion model. She is widely-known for her hit songs and her portrayal in the movie The Bodyguard. Most of her studio and sound albums are certified gold, diamond, platinum, and multi-platinum. She is considered as one of the most popular and successful record artists in the world.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey. Her father, John Russell, was an Army serviceman and an entertainment executive while her mother, Emily, was a singer.
Houston started singing at a young age as a junior gospel choir. She also does back-up vocals for her mother, Michael Zager, and Chaka Khan. Aside from singing, she is also into fashion modelling. She appeared on Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour.
Whitney Houston Songs
Houston started his music career as vocalist of the funk band Material. Her impressive voice quality led to her contract with record label Artista in 1983. Later, she received a $100 million worth contract with Sony/Artista. Her debut album Whitney Houston, which was released in 1985 became the highest-selling album by a debut artist.
It was followed by multiple hit singles including Saving All My Love For You, You Give Good Love, and How Will I Know.
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Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You
I Wіll Always Lоvе Yоu was originally recorded by singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. Houston recorded her own version of the song for the movie The Bodyguard in 1992. The soundtrack became the best-selling single by a female singer. It sold 44 million copies worldwide. it also earned her a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
Aside from the fame she got on the soundtrack, the film gave her enormous popularity. It focuses on pop singer Rachel Marron (Houston) and her bodyguard Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner), who is tasked to ensure her safety. Eventually Marron and Farmer began to have an affair and her stalker attacked close to home. The movie grossed $411 million worldwide, making it the second-highest grossing film of the year.
She also appeared in the movie Sparkle, which was released after her death.
Whitney Houston Death
On February 11, 2012, Houston was found unconscious in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel's bathtub. Her autopsy showed that the cause of her death was drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use. It was also confirmed that she used cocaine before her death. She had been struggling with drugs after her divorce with Brown in 2007.
Whitney Houston Daughter
Houston married American rapper, singer, and songwriter Bobby Brown on July 18, 1992. The pair welcomed their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, on March 4, 1993. The couple divorced in 2007.
Bobbi became a television and media personality as well as singer. On July 26, 2015, she died due to lobar pneumonia after being in a coma for six months. The Medical Examiner revealed that cannabis and alcohol were present in Bobbi’s body. There were also signs of medicines for anxiety and sedation. The autopsy found that the cause of death is associated with drug intoxication. It was proven that her then-boyfriend Nick Gordon is guilty for her death.
Whitney Houston Net Worth
Houston’s estimated net worth in 2012 was $21 million. She gained her wealth from her bestselling soundtracks and albums. She owns a 12,561-foot mansion in New Jersey and a yellow gold Rolex that is designed with gold and diamond. She also owned luxurious cars including Rolls Royce Silver Spur Limousine.