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Bruce Springsteen Net Worth: $500M
Who is Bruce Springsteen?
Bruce Springsteen is an internationally renowned singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $500M.
In a career that has spanned several decades he has achieved success both as a solo artist and as the front man of the E Street Band.
In a standard year when he is touring, Bruce’s annual earnings can easily be $80M plus.
In Bruce’s career to date, he has sold more than 135 million albums which comfortably puts him in the top 35 list of best-selling musicians of all time.
The Early Years
Bruce Springsteen was born in Long Beach, New Jersey on September 23, 1949.
Bruce has two younger sisters and was raised as a Catholic. He attended the St. Rose of Lima Catholic School and states his Catholic upbringing as being of huge influence on his music career.
He was first inspired by music when he was 7 years old and saw Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Bruce suffered a concussion in a motorcycle accident when he was seventeen so he failed the physical examination for the U.S. draft and did not end up serving in the Vietnam war.
Bruce was once again inspired by a performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. This time it was the Beatles and after watching them perform he bought his first guitar in 1964.
Shortly after, he began playing with a band called the Rogues at venues in his hometown of Freehold.
Later the same year, Bruce’s mother took out a loan and bought him a $60 Kent guitar. He recalls the moment in his song The Wish.
During the 1960s and early 1970s, Bruce performed with lots of bands that includes The Castiles, Steel Mill, Earth, and the Sundance Blue band.
Over this period he began attracting positive attention for both his performances and lyrics and songwriting skills.
The most notable interest was from talent scout John Hammond who helped Springsteen secure a deal with Columbia Records in 1972.
On his first project, Bruce brought in a number of his New Jersey based musical associates and they formed the E Street Band.
His first album, Greetings from Asbury Park was released early in 1973 to critical acclaim. Despite this sales were slow.
Bruce’s second album The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle drew a similar reaction. Sales remained slow, however, industry experts were impressed.
On his third project, Bruce was given a larger budget to work with to help produce a commercially viable album.
The album Born to Run took 14 months to finish, with an astonishing six of the months spent on the song Born to Run.
Finally, it was released in August 1975 and proved to be a huge commercial success reaching No. 3 on the Billboard 200 list. Later that year Bruce also appeared on the front covers of Newsweek and Time magazine.
After a long legal battle with former manager Mike Appel, Bruce released Darkness on the Edge of the Town in 1978 and started a huge cross country tour to promote the album.
Two years later, his double album The River shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.
In 1982 his solo acoustic album Nebraska was named Album of the Year by Rolling Stones magazine.
In 1984, Springsteen released his most well-known album Born in the U.S.A. and it has gone on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time. Selling 15 million copies in the US and 30 million around the globe. The album has been certified platinum fifteen times by the RIAA.
In 1987 he released Tunnel of Love, 1992 saw Human Touch and Lucky Town and in 1995 The Ghost of Tom Joad.
Also in the 1990s Bruce won an Academy Award for the song Streets of Philadelphia and was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
There was no let-up of success in the 2000s. After taking a break from the E Street band in the 90s, he reunited with them to release the 2002 album The Rising which went on to win the Grammy for Best Rock Album of the Year.
In the 2000s he released more projects which include Devils & Dust, Magic, Working on a Dream, Wrecking Ball, and High Hopes.
Up to Jan 2020, Springsteen has managed to win twenty Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and an Academy Award.
Bruce has an impressive real estate portfolio which is mostly made up of properties in New Jersey, in Monmouth County. His long term residence is a 284-acre horse farm in Colts Neck.
In 1999 Bruce bought a 4.5-acre compound in Beverly Hills for $13.75M. it includes a 10,000 square foot main mansion and a 7,500 square-foot secondary home.
It’s reported that in 2015 they were trying to sell this property off market for $60-70M. It’s probable they were looking to sell because of the planned building of a mansion on the hill above their property.
Bruce also owns a property in an equestrian community in Wellington, Florida. Mike Bloomberg and Bill Gates both own properties nearby.
Top 5 Bruce Springsteen Quotes
“Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny.” – Bruce Springsteen
“The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence.” – Bruce Springsteen
“A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.” – Bruce Springsteen
“The future is now. Roll up your sleeves and let your passion flow. The country we carry in our hearts is waiting.” – Bruce Springsteen
“Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers.” – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is an internationally renowned singer and songwriter and his net worth stands at $500M.
His music career spans over several decades with his most famous and popular album being Born in the USA.
He has won multiple awards throughout his career and continues to make music today.
As of 2021, Bruce Springsteen’s net worth is $500M.
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