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Neil Sedaka net worth:
$300 Million

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Neil Sedaka Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Neil Sedaka was born on the 13th March 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Russian, Polish, Turkish and Jewish descent, and is a singer and songwriter who has written more than 1000 songs, and created a number of hits especially at the beginning of the 1960s, partly for which he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sedaka was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in the autumn of 2006; he has been active in the entertainment industry since 1957.

How much is the net worth of Neil Sedaka? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $300 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Music is the main source of Sedaka’s net worth.

Neil Sedaka Net Worth $300 Million

To begin with, he studied at Abraham Lincoln High School. As a teenager he learned to play the piano, later continued his studies at the Juilliard Conservatory, and worked at a classical music radio station. He first experimented with Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll as well as made the early recordings of the band called The Tokens.

Taking about the professional career, the first success as a composer he had was with the song “Stupid Cupid” (1959), created for Connie Francis which was a big hit in 1959. He was creating songs not only for Connie Francis, but also for Jimmy Clanton and many other artists, then Sedaka signed a contract as a solo artist with RCA Records. The best known Billboard Hot 100 hits from his early career are “Oh! Carol” (1959), “Calendar Girl” (1960), “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” (1961) and “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” (1962). Between 1960 and 1962, Sedaka had eight Top 40 hits, but he was among the artists in the early 1960s whose career was pushed by the British invasion and other landslides in the music industry. Regardless, his net worth was well established.

In 1973, Sedaka helped ABBA with writing the text for the song “Ring Ring” for the Eurovision Song Contest. He began working with Elton John, who got him to sign a contract with his Rocket Records label. After a decade of steady decline, Sedaka returned to the public eye, and peaked in the charts twice with “Laughter in the Rain” and “Bad Blood” in 1975. Sedaka and Howard Greenfield also wrote “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975) a hit for The Captain and Tennille. In 1976, he recorded a new version of “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, and it reached the pop charts, thus making Sedaka the second artist to reach the Billboard Top 10 twice with two versions of the same song. Sedaka has also composed the popular “Is This The Way to Amarillo”, a song he wrote for Tony Christie. His net worth was continuing a steady rise.

To conclude, all the aforementioned singles and albums have added huge sums to Sedaka’s net worth. It is worth mentioning the fact, that he has recorded a number of albums since, although they were not as successful as those released in 1960s.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer and songwriter, Neil Sedaka married Leba in 1962; they have a daughter Dara, who is a musician and singer, and son Marc, who is a screenwriter.

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YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on January 18, 1978 at 1500 Vine Street

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1 Release of his book, "Waking Up is Hard to Do" by Neil and Marc Sedaka. [2009]
2 Release of his CD, "The Definitive Collective". [2007]
3 Release of his CD, "Waking Up is Hard to Do". [2009]
4 Release of his CD, "Legendary". [2002]
5 Grandfather of twins Amanda Sedaka and Charlotte Sedaka, and Michael Sedaka.
6 Wrote the song, "Oh Carol", for his girlfriend, Carole King. The song became his first top-10 hit in 1959.
7 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
8 Studied classical piano at the Juilliard School for over a decade.
9 In early 1965, at the height of the Cold War, he was invited to appear in concert in Moscow -- as a classical pianist at the 1966 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, not as a rock-and-roll singer! This same competition was earlier won by Van Cliburn.
10 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.
11 Was part of the vocal quartet, called the Linc-Tones, formed by Hank Medress in 1955. When Neil left the group to start his own solo career, the group became known as The Tokens.
12 Cousin of Eydie Gormé and Helene Sedaka.
13 The song "The Diary" was inspired when he first met singer Connie Francis. They had spent all day going over songs to record and became quite bored. When Connie began writing in her diary Neil asked her if he could read it. Connie gave him a firm "no" and thus the inspiration for "The Diary" was born.
14 Close personal friend and music collaborator of Connie Francis.
15 Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1994.
16 Was part of the famous Brill Building stable of writers, which included Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Neil Diamond and Carole King (Sedaka's former girlfriend) (1955)
17 Father of Marc Sedaka and Dara Sedaka

1 At first, Howie [Greenfield] and I were writing songs that sounded like Gershwin and Irving Berlin, but after hearing Earth Angel by The Penguins on the jukebox of our local sweet shop, I knew what I wanted to do. We were both turned on at the same time because we thought writing rock'n'roll songs would make us look cool - because I played Bach I was never popular. It took some time to convince Howie - he thought Earth Angel was off-key, but after awhile he came up with the goods.
2 Many of my songs were inspired by other singers' voices. I hear them on the radio and think: you know, I can write for that voice, that style. But I can top it. It's like a designer. I can take different fabrics from different places. ''Love Will Keep Us Together' was a combination of three different singing styles - Al Green, the Beach Boys, and Diana Ross. I loved all these people and I put their singing styles together and wrote that tune.
3 I think that the reason I've been around 58 years, and that I have been writing songs for 60 years, is that the piano is the magnet that draws me. It talks to me and says, 'Neil, how good are you, really? Can you top that last collection?' I try to raise the bar and try something different each time.
4 I remember Pavarotti telling me, 'Oh, Neil, after seventy the voice is going to go.' But I've been lucky. You almost have to learn how to sing all over again. You use your diaphragm more. You have to choose the notes and pace yourself.
5 My songs are an interesting combination of pip and evergreen standards, with a bit of roll and roll and a bit of theatre. I write in a comfortable vocal range, with my voice at the piano. It's no more than an octave and a couple of notes.

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