About Tony Bennett
It has been estimated that the overall amount of Tony Bennett net worth is as much as 110 million dollars, as of right now. Tony Bennett has earned his net worth and fame because of his career as a singer.
Tony Bennett was born in Queens, New York, in 1926. He grew up in a quite poor family. The situation was made even worse when the family had to undergo The Great Depression times. Moreover, when he was 9 years old, his father passed away. Tony Bennett was studying at the High School for the Industrial Arts in New York City. At that time, he was also working as a singing waiter. During the Second World War, Tony Bennett was serving in the army.
After his service was over, he decided to focus on his career as a singer and attended the American Theatre Wing, where he was a student of singing and acting classes. One of his coaches was Mimi Spear, who impacted him a lot. His couch has said the following words to him, which made Tony Bennett think a lot: “Don’t imitate other singers; emulate instrumentalists instead”.
Tony Bennett was noticed by Pearl Bailey, who is a singer, too. In 1949, he was hired by Bob Hope. He was also the one who suggested him to adopt a stage name, Tony Bennett. He also decided to take Tony Bennett touring together.
In 1950, he landed a contract with Columbia Records. Mitch Miller was hired to be his record producer. The most popular songs which he recorded in the beginning of his career under this label include “Rags to Riches”, “Stranger in Paradise” and “Because of You”. The sales of these hits have also added up to the total size of Tony Bennett net worth.
In 1962, probably his most well known song was released called “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”. Because of this successful song, Tony Bennett became a winner of a Grammy Award, which was his first one.
In 2006, he released a compilation album in which he was joined by many other musicians, in order to commemorate his 80th birthday. The album was called “Tony Bennett: Duets—An American Classic”. Well known singers appeared on this album, such as Sting, Bono, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Costello and Elton John. The sales of this album have also added up to the overall sum of Tony Bennett net worth.