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Anita Baker net worth:
$80 Million

Anita Baker information

Anita Baker information

Birth date: January 26, 1958
Birth place: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Height:4 ft 10 in (1.49 m)
Profession:Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer, Music Arranger
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Walter Bridgforth Jr. (m. 1988–2008)
Children:Edward Carlton Bridgforth, Walter Baker Bridgforth

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Anita Denise Baker is a Toledo, Ohio-born American jazz singer and songwriter best known for singles like “Sweet Love”. Born on 26 January 1958 of Afro-American descent, she is an eight times award winning Jazz singer. A prolific singer who has made herself a dominating figure when it comes to Jazz music, Anita is also a highly regarded songwriter. Her intense and passionate writing skill has helped her hold onto her career success and has also added to her wealth.Anita Baker has been actively entertaining us since 1979 with her flawless songs.

A popular Jazz singer who has sold many millions of copies of her albums, how rich is Anita Baker? As of 2015, Anita has been counting her net worth at an estimated $80 million, the major source of her income being her successful musical career which has spanned more than 35 years.

Anita Baker Net Worth $80 Million

Anita was abandoned by her biological mother, and was raised by her foster parents from the age of two. Steeped in music since her childhood, Anita started singing in her teenage years, initially performing in nightclubs in Detroit which helped her to get noticed by David Washington who eventually helped her to sign with Ariola Records as a member of the group, Chapter 8. The band went on to release a self-titled album which however did not succeed in the music market.

Eventually, driven by her passion for music, Anita started a solo music career in 1982 when she signed a deal with the Beverley Glen label, and released an album, “The Songstress” in 1983. Singles from the album like “No More Tears”, “Angel” and “You’re the Best Thing Yet” went on to get listed in R&B charts, and with this success, Anita became a known name in the American music industry. As a singer, she has released a total of seven albums in her solo career, including “Rapture”, “Compisitions”, “My Everything”, “Rhythm of Love”, etc. and one as a member of the band, Chapter 8. These albums have obviously been handy in raising her net worth while her concert tours have also helped a lot in this cause.

For her contribution to music, Baker has been rewarded and honored with Grammy Awards eight times over the years. Anita has also been credited for releasing successful albums as five have been certified platinum by RIAA while one is certified gold. Adding to this, she has also been rewarded with four American Music Awards and seven Soul Train Music Awards, not to mention multiple nominations for different honorable awards.

Other than her musical excellence, Anita Baker is also known for writing impeccable songs which has made her one of the highly regarded songwriters in the industry.

As for her personal life, Anita was married to Walter Bridgeforth, Jr. from 1988 to 2007. The couple had two sons who are also studying music at the time. As of now, the honorific singer, Anita Baker has been living her celebrated life in Grosse Pointe, Michigan where she enjoys her current substantial net worth of $80 million.

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2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special performer: "Sweet Love", "Sweetest Dream" / writer: "Giving You the Best That I Got", "Been So Long", "Sweet Love"
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Why Did I Get Married? 2007 performer: "You Belong to Me"
Mad About You 1997-1999 TV Series performer - 12 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes 1996 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Forget Paris 1995 performer: "When You Love Someone" / writer: "When You Love Someone"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992



Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2013 TV Series Herself
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon 2012 TV Movie Herself
Good Morning America 2012 TV Series Herself - Musical guest
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Black Girls Rock! 2011 2011 TV Movie Herself
BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Herself
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Honoree
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself
The BET Honors 2009 TV Movie Herself
'TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival' 2009 TV Movie Herself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson 2008 TV Movie Herself
In Performance at the White House: Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz 2007 TV Special Musician
The View 2007 TV Series Herself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Herself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2005 TV Series Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 2004 TV Series Herself
The Best Hit USA 2004 TV Series Herself
MOBO Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004 TV Series Herself
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2004 TV Series Herself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
25th Anniversary Essence Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Performer
Sea World/Busch Gardens Party for the Planet 1995 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-1995 TV Series Herself
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Host
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
Christmas in Washington 1994 TV Movie Herself
Sinatra Duets 1994 TV Special Herself
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
1993 Essence Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
Christmas in Washington 1991 TV Movie Herself
Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself
CBS This Morning 1988-1990 TV Series Herself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa 1990 TV Movie Herself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration 1990 TV Special Herself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Co-Host
The 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
Harry Måneskin 1990 TV Series Herself - Singer
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1989 TV Series Herself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 TV Movie Herself - Host
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1986-1989 TV Series Herself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Host
Saturday Night Live 1987-1989 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Presidential Inaugural Gala 1989 TV Movie Herself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Winner
20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
1987 Power Hits: New Year's Eve Countdown 1987 TV Special Herself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Performer
Anita Baker: One Night of Rapture 1987 Video Herself
The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
Soul Train 1983-1986 TV Series documentary Herself / Guest
New American Bandstand 1965 1984 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Herself
60 Minutes 2006 TV Series documentary Herself - Singer (segment "Sheryl Crow")
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On October 13, 1994. On 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional R&B Performance For the song "Lately."
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album For the album "My Everything."
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance For the song "You're My Everything."

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1 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2 Is an only child.
3 Ranked #74 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock N Roll
4 Lead singer of Chapter 8 from 1978 to 1984

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