Anita Pointer’s net worth at the time of her death was $5 million.
American songwriter-vocalist Anita Pointer recently died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 74. She died with her family by her side and the cause of her death is known to be cancer.
Anita Pointer was a vocalist-songwriter and founding member of the vocal group “The Pointer Sisters”
She was born in Oakland, California in the United States. She was the fourth child of her parents, Sarah Elizabeth and Reverend Elton Pointer.
Anita and her sisters rose to fame in 1973 after Anita-led “Yes We Can” reached No.11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
How did she gain her wealth?
She co-wrote and was the lead singer of the hit song Fairytale, Which led The Pointer’s Group to win their first Grammy Award for Best Country Performances by a Duo or Group, along with a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song of the year in 1975.
“Fairytale” also led The Pointer Sisters to become the first black female group to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in 1974.
According to her spokesman Roger Neal, The Pointer Sisters were also the first contemporary act to perform in the San Francisco Opera House and the first African American group to appear on the Grand Ole Opry.
Together with her sisters, The group released a 9-track studio album called; “Love For What It Is”. The album was released in 1987 under RCA Records.
The Pointer Sisters rose to a high level of success In the late 1970s and 80s.
Anita received three Grammy awards while being a member of the group and several awards, honors, and titles.
Her first single “Overnight Success” from the album reached the no. 41 on the R&B charts.
Another single from the album “More than a memory” ranked No. 73 on the R&B charts in 1988.
In February 2020, Anita Pointer published the book named; “Fairytale: The Pointer Sister’s Family Story” which was co-written by her brother, Fritz Pointer.
The book dives into the Pointer family’s origins and history as well as their journey as young black women in the San Francisco Bay Area during the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement of the late 1960s.
It goes through the difficulties and successes encountered by the family throughout their career as well as the family biography, discography, and personal life encounters.
Anita released several songs throughout her career and has been very consistent in her work. She retired when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2015.