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John Legend net worth:
$20 Million

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John Roger Stephens was born on 28th December 1978 in Springfield, Ohio, USA of Afro-American descent. Under his stage name of John Legend, he is well known as an actor, singer and songwriter, and is the winner of an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and nine Grammy Awards. More, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded him a special Starlight Award. He has been involved in the entertainment industry since 2000.

So how rich is John Legend? The main sources of John Legend’s wealth are music, and television and film appearances. Up to date he has accumulated a net worth which is equal to $20 million. It has been reported that Legend earned $3.6 million just from the sales of his album “Get Lifted” (2004).

John Legend Net Worth $20 Million

To begin with, John was raised in a big family with his three siblings. He was interested in music from an early age, singing in the church choir and playing the piano. At first he was homeschooled by his mother, but later finished at North High School, and then graduated with a BA degree in English and Afro-American literature from the University of Pennsylvania.

Following graduation, Legend began writing songs and collaborating with various artists. He sang with Dilated Peoples, Slum Village, Kanye West, Magnetic Man, Fort Minor, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and other famous artists, which provided a foundation to his net worth.

Then John Legend began his solo career in 2004; to date he has released 38 singles, five studio albums, four live albums, two video albums and 3 EPs. He has been working under the record labels GOOD Music, Columbia and Sony Music. The most successful singles “Ordinary People” (2005), “Green Light” (2008), “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” featuring Ludacris (2012) and “All of Me” (2013) earned certifications for sales. All studio albums have appeared in various places on American and European music charts. The albums “Get Lifted” (2004), “Once Again” (2006), “Evolver” (2008) and “Love in the Future” (2013) received certifications for sales, too.

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated John Legend 22 times, and nine (Grammy Awards) of them Legend won. Furthermore, his song “Glory” (2015) performed with Common won The Golden Globe and Academy Award as the Best Original Song. The song was written for the film “Selma” (2014) directed by Ava DuVernay. In addition to this, Legend has won an American Music Award, BET Award, MOBO Award, two NAACP Image Awards and three Soul Train Music Awards. On the whole, he has been nominated 44 times, winning 24 of them.

Furthermore, John Legend increased his wealth appearing on television and in films. He appeared in the episodes of the series’ “Sesame Street” (2006), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2007), “Las Vegas” (2007), “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” (2008), “The People Speak” (2009), “Royal Pains” (2011) and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” (2015). In 2010, John participated in the show “Dancing with the Stars”., and also appeared in the main cast of the musical comedy film “Soul Men” (2008) directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

In 2013, John married model Chrissy Teigen; the song “All of Me” (2013) was written for Chrissy. Currently, they reside in Manhattan Apartment, in New York, USA.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Visual Media Selma (2014) · Common (artist/songwriter)
· Rhymefest (songwriter)
2015 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Selma (2014) · Common (as Lonnie Lynn)
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Selma (2014) · Common
2015 BET Award BET Awards Best Collaboration · Common
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Original Song Selma (2014) · Common (performer, writer)
· Rhymefest (writer)
2015 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Selma (2014) · Common
2015 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Original Song Selma (2014) · Common
· Rhymefest
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song Selma (2014) · Common
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Music Video John Legend: You & I (Nobody in the World) (2014)
2015 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Original Song Selma (2014) · Common
2015 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Video with a Social Message · Big Sean
· Kanye West
2014 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Best Music Selma (2014) · Common
2014 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Song Selma (2014) · Common
2013 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Django Unchained (2012) · Paul Epworth (Writer)
2012 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Music Django Unchained (2012) · Rocky Roberts
· Luis Bacalov
· Ennio Morricone
· Edda Dell'Orso
· Jim Croce
· James Brown
· RZA
· Rick Ross
· Jerry Goldsmith
2011 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album · The Roots
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance · The Roots
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Song For the song "Shine."
2010 BET Award BET Awards Humanitarian Award
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals · Al Green
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group · Sly and the Family Stone
· Joss Stone
· Van Hunt
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Male R&B Vocal Performance For the song "Heaven."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album For the album "Get Lifted."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Male R&B Vocal Performance For the song "Ordinary People."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Original Song Southside with You (2016)
2016 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) TV Musical Moment of the Year The Oscars (2015) · Common
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Big Sean
· Kanye West (featured artist)
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Common
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Song · Common (songwriter)
· Rhymefest (songwriter)
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration · Big Sean
· Kanye West
2015 BET Award BET Awards Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
2015 BET Award BET Awards Video of the Year · Common
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Solo Performance For the song "All of Me (Live)."
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Song · Mike Dean (songwriter)
· Malik Jones (songwriter)
· Che Pope (songwriter)
· Elon Rutberg (songwriter)
· Sakiya Sandifer (songwriter)
· Kanye West (songwriter)
· Charlie Wilson (songwriter)
· Cydel Young (songwriter)
2015 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Selma (2014) · Common
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Male Artist
2015 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Song Selma (2014) · Common
2015 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Selma (2014) · Common (as Lonnie Lynn)
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Artist
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite R&B Artist
2015 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film Selma (2014) · Common (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Rhymefest (music and lyrics by)
2014 BET Award BET Awards Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album For the album "Love in the Future."
2014 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Male Video For the video "All of Me."
2013 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Think Like a Man (2012) · Ludacris (Writer, Performer)
· Miguel (Writer)
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Ludacris
2013 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Original Song Django Unchained (2012)
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Common
· Melanie Fiona
· The Roots
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2010 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Original Song Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performance For the song "This Time."
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · André Benjamin
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year · Will.i.am (Songwriter)
· Kanye West (Songwriter)
· Caleb Speir (Songwriter)
· Estelle (Songwriter)
· Joshua Lopez (Songwriter)
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performance For the song "Save Room."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year · Will.i.am (Songwriter)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Common
· Kanye West
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group · Lauryn Hill
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance For the song "Stay with You."


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#Fact
1 Became a father for the 1st time at age 37 when his wife Chrissy Teigen gave birth to their daughter Luna Simone Stephens on April 14, 2016.
2 (September 14, 2013) Married his girlfriend of 6 years Chrissy Teigen following a 20-month-long engagement.
3 He and his wife Chrissy Teigen are expecting a 1st child together.
4 Received and turned down offers from Harvard and Georgetown, when he was 16.
5 On the TV show, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012), John found out some very interesting things about one of his ancestors. One of his ancestors was named Peyton Polly, who was born a slave in 1797. In 1847, he, his brother and son were set free by their master. Several years later, 7 of Peyton's other children were put up for auction and his brother Douglas Polly bought them. They moved from Kentucky (a slave state) to Ohio, where they could be free. In June of 1850, though, some men from Kentucky came into Ohio, knocked Peyton out and took the Polly children to Kentucky. Some of the children remained enslaved in Kentucky while others were enslaved in Virginia. Eight months after the kidnapping, Peyton went to the authorities and the case went to the Governor, who sent investigators into Kentucky and Virginia to get the Polly children. The children enslaved in Kentucky remained enslaved until the end of the Civil War, but the ones enslaved in Virginia were set free. After the show two of John's cousins (descendants of Peyton Polly) filed a court case to set the record straight. John's cousins found out that the reason why the Polly children were auctioned off was because of their master's debts, and his wife wanted him to get rid of them. His brother-in-law did not like this and forged a document saying that they were fugitive slaves. He tried to claim ownership of the family using the legal system in Ohio, but was denied, leading to the raid in June of 1850 on the Polly house.
6 Engaged to Chrissy Teigen [December 27, 2011].
7 Publicist is Cindi Berger.
8 Is a huge Ohio State football fan, and says he watches 90% of the Buckeyes' games on TV.
9 Met Kanye West through his college roommate--who happened to be Kanye's cousin.
10 Is the first artist on Kanye West's Getting Out Our Dreams (G.O.O.D.) label (distributed by Sony Records).
11 Was the music and choir director at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania for nine years.
12 Has either co-written, played on, or sang on various artists' hits, including, but not limited to, Twista, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Janet Jackson, Slum Village, Dilated Peoples, The Black Eyed Peas and Kanye West.
13 Graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English.
14 Lauryn Hill's "Everything is Everything" (from her Grammy-winning debut solo album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill") is the first major record on which he played.

#Quote
1 I am a feminist. Women are discriminated against in so many ways and they make up half the population.
2 [on Frank Ocean] You talk to some people in this business and you get the sense that they're very focused on radio: what will be a hit or won't be a hit. You never get that from Frank. The focus is on creating something that's beautiful, that's great art...I think Frank's career will be defined by his fearlessness and his artistic freedom.


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