About B B King
It has been calculated that the overall estimate of B B King net worth is as high as 10 million dollars. However, there are also some other sources which have said that his net worth has increased a lot and today is as high as 30 million dollars, which also makes him one of the richest musicians in the industry. He has become famous as a musician of blues music. He is also a song writer and guitarist. He has released a lot of hit singles which added up to his popularity. Also, he has worked as a record producer and this career has also increased the overall amount of B B King net worth.
He was born in 1925 in Mississippi and his real name is Riley B. King. In fact, the musician was born in a cotton plantation. When he was growing up, B B King was singing in a local church choir. When he was 12 years old B B King received his first guitar. B B King when grew up started to work as a DJ under the stage name of Beale Street Blues Boy. He was also performing as a singer using the same name. When he focused on his career as a musician, he shortened this stage name to Blues Boy, which later was shortened even more to B. B.
In 1949, B B King began to record songs. He soon formed his band called “B.B. King Review”. In 1970, B B King was awarded with a Grammy award for his song called “The Thrill is Gone”.
In 1991, he got involved into the industry even more when he opened B.B. King’s Blues Club in Memphis. In 1984, the club was opened in one more location in Los Angeles, California. Since that time, B B King has launched clubs in more areas, including Nevada, Tennessee, New York, Florida and Connecticut. Therefore, his career in business has also added up to the overall size of B B King net worth.
In 2011, B B King was chosen by the Rolling Stone to be the sixth greatest guitar player of all time. In 1987, B B King’s name was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At one point on his career, B B King was known to be performing in over 300 concerts in one year. Thus, his performances have served as an important source of B B King net worth, as well.