About Michael Bolton
As for the day, Michael Bolton net worth is estimated at $60 million and this makes him one of the richest musicians in the industry. Michael started his career as a heavy metal and hard rock singer, but gained recognition for his pop rock ballads. I would say that the legacy of this singer is amazing – after all he has sold some 75 million albums and inspired variety of other artists. However, I know how skeptical Michael is when it comes to discussing somebody’s legacy. The star has once said that by using the world “legacy” a person is already presuming too much – he is presuming that somebody would care at all. He is also quoted saying: “I have to be happy in the here and now because every time you start focusing on your legacy you’re really setting yourself up for disappointment“. Now let‘s take a closer look at the story of Michael Bolton net worth growth.
As I have already mentioned, the singer started recording in the mid-1970s. In 1975 he released an eponymous studio album Michael Bolotin: back then he was still using the Russian family name inherited from his fatter. The album Everyday of My Life followed in 1976, but just like the debut album it was barely noticed. The second eponymous album released under the new family name, Michael Bolton, was a bit more successful and received Gold certificate from RIA. But it was only in the mid-1980s that the Singer experienced the real breakthrough. That year he released The Hunger, which charted in a several countries, including the United States, Great Britain, New Zealand and Norway, and distributed over 2 million copies in the United States alone. The record “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” received most attention and was admired by millions of people, including the widow of the singer who created this song, Otis Redding. In her letter to Michael the woman wrote: „it brought tears to my eyes. It reminded me so much of my husband that I know if he heard it, he would feel the same.” She has also added: “my all-time favorite version of my husband’s classic.”
Following this major breakthrough Michael Bolton net worth started growing at the speed of light. His album Soul Provider sold more than 6 million copies in the United States, 5 million in Canada and 4 million in the United Kingdom. The album Time, Love & Tenderness, which reached the stores in 1991, was even more commercially successful: it sold over 8 million copies in the United States, became 7 x Platinum in Canada and 4 x Platinum in the United Kingdom. Michael has not managed to repeat the success of Time, Love and Tenderness, but all of his albums released in the 1990s did really well.