John Legend has had an impressive career in entertainment, thus far allowing him to amass a net worth of $100 million along with his wife, Chrissy Teigen.
Legend is responsible for the majority of the couple’s wealth, but throughout the years Teigen has also made her own sizable contributions.
Being a dedicated singer-songwriter, producer, actor and philanthropist, John Legend has positioned himself as one of the country’s leading entertainers through various projects and hit songs like “All of Me.”
His music career flourished when he signed with GOOD Music label, founded by fellow musician Kanye West. John Legend continues to put out unique records and lend his services to other artists.
John Legend, the talented nine-time Grammy award-winning singer, had humble beginnings as a musician, performing in nightclubs and shows around the country. Legend has collaborated with a range of iconic artists, including Alicia Keys and Kanye West.
His debut album ‘Get Lifted’ was released in 2004, topping charts worldwide and becoming certified double platinum. This album featured hit singles such as ‘Ordinary People’ and ‘Number One’.
In 2006, Legend won his second Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performances from his album ‘Once Again’ with its hit single ‘Heaven’ which debuted at number 3 on US Billboard 200. John Legend’s meteoric rise to fame is certainly one of great success and inspiration.
John Legend’s Career
John Legend began his career in 2006 with the release of his first album, “Get Lifted”, which was hugely successful and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Two years later, he collaborated with The Roots and released ‘Wake up!’ which went on to win the 2010 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.
His fourth album, ‘Love in the Future’ was released in 2013, peaking at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart and selling an impressive 68,000 copies within the first week.
In 2015 Legends won an Oscar for ‘Glory’ which he co wrote with Lonnie Rashid Lynn (aka Common) for ‘Selma’. His latest album “Darkness and Light” was released in 2016 along with acting performances alongside Ryan Gosling in the Oscar-winning ‘La La Land’. Clearly, John Legend has created a long-lasting mark on both music and film industries.
John Legend and Chrissy Teaigen have certainly made their mark on the Beverly Hills real estate market. In January 2016, they purchased what was previously Rihanna’s house for $14.1 million and immediately set out to improve the structure of the property and fix any problems it may have had.
After experiencing problems, such as flooding from even a mild rain, Rihanna sold the home in 2012,
for $5.2 million – a stark contrast compared to how much John and Chrissy were able to redeem after listing it for sale this year for $22 million and accepting an offer of $16.8 million shortly afterwards.
From a sprawling mansion in Beverly Hills to a modern contemporary house in West Hollywood just last April, this dynamic couple has proved they know what they’re doing when it comes to real estate investments – making sure each move is worth their while.
John and Chrissy were savvy real estate investors, taking advantage of the market to acquire two adjoining luxury apartments in New York City.
They bought the first apartment in May 2018 for slightly over $9 million, and the second in April 2020 for $8 million. Years later,
they placed the duplex on the real estate market for a total of $18 million in January 2022. John and Chrissy were able to double their investment through their carefully planned acquisition and renovation of these two apartments.