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Michael Bolotin was born on 26 February, 1953 in New Heaven, Connecticut USA, of Jewish-Russian descent. Known professionally by his stage name Michael Bolton, he is an outstanding singer, songwriter continuously maintaining the reputation as a globally recognized soul music performer. Mostly praised for his immensely sensual tenor voice and powerful love ballads, Michael has won two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance, six American Music Awards and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

So how rich is Michael Bolton? According to authoritative sources, Bolton’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million, most of it undoubtedly accumulated during his singing career. Perhaps the largest share of all his commercial success has been collected from more than 53 million albums and singles sold.

Michael Bolton Net Worth $60 Million

It’s interesting to know how this singer made his way up the career ladder – Michael Bolton is the last born child to a Jewish family of three children. Father George and mother Helen née Gubin went their separate ways when he was very young. The very first song Michael wrote was to the girl who he was in love with in his early teen-age years. From that moment he found an excitement and passion in the music world. His birth name Bolotin – from his Russian grandfather – appeared on the singer’s first solo album (Michael Bolotin) released in 1975. At the same time, Michael joined the hard-rock band Blackjack as a leading person and continued performing with a list of rock ballads, that was recorded in a period 1970-80, although none of these brought him much popularity, though.

However, a considerable part of Bolton’s success has been primarily related to songwriting. He wrote for Barbra Streisand (“We’re not making love anymore”), Cher (“I found someone”), but the biggest breakthrough came with the song How Am I Supposed to Live Without You (co-written with Dug Jamsen), which turned into a great hit for Laura Branigan in 1983. Soon after Michael released his fifth solo album Hunger featuring two main hits: That’s What Love is All About and Otis Redding cover “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay”. It was obvious that these soulful songs raised the doors to international success, and contributed significantly to his net worth, as the album shipped four million copies worldwide, and in addition was certified double platinum. Two years after, Michael Bolton released the album Soul Provider (1989), led by the hit single How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, which has been played over three million times, and earned him his first Grammy Award – as Michael has mentioned himself, he is personally proudest of this song. The album “Soul Provider” has improved records sales, up to the more than 10 million copies worldwide. In fact, his gentle voice and ballads, performed in the American soul style, were hugely acknowledged by his fans over the world.

Soon after, the album “Time, Love & Tenderness(1991) came by with the hit When a Man Loves a Woman. Records went on sale and has sold over 16 million copies. Aside from popularity in markets and on charts, for the song “When a Man Loves a Woman Michael received his second Grammy Award for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance. It is also interesting to notice that one of the major hits Love Is a Wonderful Thing became the subject of illegal plagiarism against Michael Bolton, as the Isley Brothers song, which was recorded about 25 years before, has the same title and some similar lyrics. Despite Bolton’s arguments protesting any legal liability, in 2001 the US Supreme Court supported The Isley Brother’s case and has awarded them two thirds of the past, present, and future revenues from the sale of singles and 28 percent from sales of the album “Time, Love, and Tenderness”, in which the song was included. According to authoritative sources, Bolton has lost up to $5.4 million, not taking into account future revenues. Despite this unpleasant fact, to date the singer’s music career has been continuing successfully: until recently, he has released 18 studio albums, of which eight are ranked as Top Ten. These are certainly a major source of his net worth.

Despite his success anchored in the music world, today the singer is spending most of his time for charity, particularly through Michael Bolton Charities aimed at supporting women and children in poverty.

Although being sensual with his songs, Michael Bolton seems to be dubious about his personal life. He married Maureen McGuire in 1975, but they broke up after 15 years of living together, and their three daughters Isa, Holly, and Taryn, decided to live with the father. In 1992 Michael started to date the actress from “Desperate Housewives”, Nicollette Sheridan, an on-off relationship until 2008 when they finally went their separate ways. In one interview for the Russian magazine, Michael Bolton has revealed that he has been enjoying being single and that music is his only real love.

 


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016 performer: "Incredible Thoughts"
American Crime Story 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Two and a Half Men 2012-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Home & Family 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Duets 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
MacGruber 2010 performer: "Love is a Wonderful Thing" / writer: "Love is a Wonderful Thing"
It Takes Two 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2003-2007 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Patinando por un sueño TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Man of the Year 2006 performer: "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
Belíssima 2005 TV Series performer: "All The Way"
Terror at Home: Domestic Violence in America 2005 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Tears of the Angels" / writer: "The Tears of the Angels"
América 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol 2002-2005 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the '90s TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Canadian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Snow Dogs 2002 performer: "Dance With Me", "When A Man Loves A Woman", "Time, Love And Tenderness", "As" / producer: "As" / writer: "Dance With Me"
The Clone TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special performer: "Go The Distance"
Hercules 1997 performer: "Go the Distance End Titles"
Meet Wally Sparks 1997 performer: "Georgia On My Mind"
Der Schattenmann 1996 TV Series writer: "Whenever You Close Your Eyes"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1994-1995 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1995 writer - 2 episodes, 1995
Stars in Their Eyes 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Only You 1994 performer: "Once In A Lifetime" / writer: "Once In A Lifetime"
Saved by the Bell 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parker Lewis Can't Lose 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1991 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Race for Glory 1989 writer: "Any Man's Country"
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 TV Movie performer: "Yesterday", "Help Me Make It Through The Night"
Sing 1989 performer: "One More Time"
Alien Nation 1988 performer: "SITTIN' ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY"
Back to School 1986 performer: "Everybody's Crazy" / writer: "Everybody's Crazy"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016 Michael Bolton
Lovesick 2016/II Short Mr. Diamond
Glee 2015 TV Series Michael Bolton
Two and a Half Men 2012-2015 TV Series Michael Bolton
Saturday Night Live 2012 TV Series Various
High Voltage 2002 Michael Volt
Hercules: Zero to Hero 1999 Video
The Larry Sanders Show 1998 TV Series Michael Bolton
The Nanny 1998 TV Series Michael Bolton
Meet Wally Sparks 1997 Michael Bolton

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gotta Keep Dreamin 2016 Documentary executive producer / producer post-production
The Other Side of the Tracks 2008 executive producer
Terror at Home: Domestic Violence in America 2005 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Offside 2001 Short executive producer
Good Advice 2001 executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gotta Keep Dreamin 2016 Documentary post-production

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rockopop 1991 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Lead Vocals
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 TV Special Himself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dionne and Friends 1990 TV Series Himself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1988-1989 TV Series Himself
Grammy Living Legends 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
Soul Train 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 TV Movie Himself
Wired 1988 TV Series Himself - Performer
Solid Gold 1988 TV Series Himself
Lou Rawls Presents Black Gold Hits 1988 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1988 TV Series Himself - Guest
New American Bandstand 1965 1987 TV Series Himself
VH1 New Visions 1987 TV Series Himself - Host
Gotta Keep Dreamin 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Loose Women 2006-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Performer
Office Space with Michael Bolton 2015 Short Himself
Repeat After Me 2015 TV Series Himself
National Television Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Performer & Presenter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
American Music Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The X Factor 2013 TV Series Himself
The Xtra Factor 2013 TV Series Himself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2013 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2009-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2006-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Home & Family 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Talk 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2013 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Music Guest
A Hollywood Christmas Celebration at the Grove 2012 TV Movie Himself
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight 2012 TV Series Himself
Die Helene Fischer Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Performer
The X Factor 2011 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Perfomer
The Wendy Williams Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1991-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends 2011 Himself
José Carreras Gala 2010 TV Series Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series Himself - Contestant
Lady Gaga: One Sequin at a Time 2010 Documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Shouto na Slavi 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Richard & Judy's New Position 2008 TV Series Himself
Susana Giménez 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Access Hollywood 2008 TV Series Himself
The Onion Movie 2008 Himself
Clash of the Choirs 2007 TV Mini-Series Himself
Michael Bolton: Best of Michael Bolton Live 2007 Video Himself
The Dame Edna Treatment 2007 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin 2007 TV Special Himself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2006 TV Special Himself
75th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2006 TV Special Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Strictly Come Dancing 2006 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Duets 2006 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
A Capitol Fourth 2006 TV Special Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Punk'd 2006 TV Series Himself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom: The Disney Songbook 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Musicians for Disaster Relief 05' 2005 TV Movie Himself
Diary of a Political Tourist 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Back by Midnight 2004 Himself
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Breakfast 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Richard & Judy 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today with Des and Mel 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Noche de fiesta 2002 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Música sí 1997-2002 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Miss España 2002 2002 TV Movie Himself
BingoLotto 2002 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Først & sist 2002 TV Series Himself
American Veteran Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer
Snow Dogs 2002 Himself - Special Appearance
2000 y una noche 2000 TV Movie Himself
PremiosTP de Oro 1999 2000 TV Movie Himself
Mundo VIP 1997-1999 TV Series Himself
The Roseanne Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Michael Bolton: My Secret Passion - Live from Catania 1998 TV Special Himself - Performer
Late Lunch 1998 TV Series Himself
Essence Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Risas y estrellas 1998 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
ZDF Hitparade 1998 TV Series Himself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Performer
Live by Request: Michael Bolton 1998 TV Special Himself - Performer
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Especial Nochevieja 1997: Seguimos siendo la primera 1997 TV Movie Himself - Performer
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Light Lunch 1997 TV Series Himself
Intimate Portrait 1997 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Narrator
Top of the Pops 1990-1997 TV Series Himself
Vibe 1997 TV Series Himself
Disney's Young Musicians' Symphony Orchestra 1997 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Macy's 21st Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular 1997 TV Special Himself
Merry Christmas from Vienna 1996 TV Special Himself - Performer
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine 1996 TV Special Himself
30th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
Pavarotti & Friends Together for the Children of Bosnia 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Guest Performer
1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
Esto es espectáculo 1995 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 1995 ESPY Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
Elvis: The Tribute 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
VH1 Honors 1994 TV Special Himself
The 21st Annual American Music Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
This Is Michael Bolton 1994 TV Movie Himself
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Encantada de la vida 1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The American Music Awards 20th Anniversary Special 1993 TV Special Himself
A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre 1993 TV Movie Himself
Taratata 1993 TV Series Himself
Center Stage 1993 TV Series Himself
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration 1993 TV Movie Himself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
Simply Mad About the Mouse 1991 Himself
Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music 1991 TV Special documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Austropop-Legenden 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue 2016 TV Series Himself
¡Jo, que noche! 2014 TV Movie Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Himself
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media 2008 Video documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Himself
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on August 27, 2002 at 7018 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music and Lyrics Terror at Home: Domestic Violence in America (2005)


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#Fact
1 Sings very much like Christian singer Phil Driscoll.
2 Was frontman in the American rock band Blackjack.
3 All of his grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants.
4 Admits to being unable to whistle, and hence the necessity to dub the whistling solo on his 1987 cover of Otis Redding's 1968 hit "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay".
5 He was awarded the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
6 Michael and Nicollette Sheridan have called off their engagement {August 26, 2008].
7 Kanye West sampled Bolton's song "Maybe It's The Power Of Love" on the track "Never Let You Down" (featuring Jay Z & Saul Williams) on his "College Dropout" album, which went multi-platinum.
8 Re-Released the DVD "Best of Michael Bolton Live" to coincide with a sold-out world tour, and headlining festival gigs in South Africa and the Caribbean.
9 Engaged to Nicollette Sheridan [March 14, 2006].
10 Has a brother, Orrin and a sister, Sandra
11 Three daughters: Isa, Holly and Taryn
12 Is a vegetarian.
13 Was sued successfully by Ronald Isley and The Isley Brothers, for the fact that Bolton's song, "Love is a Wonderful Thing", sounded similar to a song the Isleys composed with the same title. They won a 5.4 million dollar award in a jury trial against Bolton.
14 Dated actress Nicollette Sheridan
15 He won a Grammy in 1990 for Best Male Pop Vocal for "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You."
16 He got custody of his daughters with the divorce.
17 Has announced plans to auction off the hair he cut in 1998.
18 Singer

#Quote
1 I've been all about humor and all about laughing since I was a kid. That's just who I am. I've been kicked out of every class. Andy [Samberg] and I were talking about that. Neither one of us had our Bar Mitzvah because we couldn't take Hebrew school seriously.

#Trademark
1 His powerful 4-octave vocal range
2 Deep vocals
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