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Aretha Franklin Net Worth, Career, Early Life, Personal Life And More

Aretha Franklin was a singer, songwriter, and musician from America.  The world-famous star is best known for her hit songs like “Respect”, “I Say a Little Prayer”, and “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”.

Net Worth

Aretha Franklin has a net worth of $80 million dollars. She has passed away and his death was $ 80 million when she passed away in 2018. The top star was a famous singer and songwriter and she acquired her net worth by performing in the entertainment field.

Early Life

Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 25, 1942. He was a vocalist and a piano player, and her father worked as a Baptist minister. Franklin grew up in a family as she had a lot of siblings. Franklin moved to Buffalo with her family to New York, when she was 3 years old. The family lived in Detroit, Michigan during Franklin’s childhood. Her mother moved to Buffalo but visited her other children in Detroit. She passed away soon after suffering from a heart attack in 1952. Franklin was raised by her grandmother.

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Franklin began singing at a young age at her father’s church. She signed a recording deal with J.V.B. Records and released her first single with J.V.B. Records titled “Never Grow Old”. She released her first album the same year which was titled “Spirituals” (1956). When she turned eighteen, she pursued a pop music career.

She moved to New York and helped her sign a deal with Columbia Records. Her single “Today I Sing the Blues entered the Top 10 of the Hot Rhythm & Blues Sellers chart at the number 1 spot. Be Long” was her first song that entered the Billboard Hot 100.

Franklin released many hit singles but is best known for her singles

  • Respect
  • You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman
  • Chain of Fools
  • Ain’t No Way
  • Think
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • I Say a Little Prayer

Franklin received the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1979 and was also awarded the medal from the Kennedy Center Honors. She is one of the best-selling musical artists and has sold over 75 million records worldwide.

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Personal Life

Franklin had four children. She gave birth to her first two children when she was thirteen years old and fifteen years old. The kids were raised by her grandmother and sister. Franklin visited them often back in Michigan. She gave birth to her third child in 1964 with her then-husband. Her youngest child, Kecalf Cunningham, father was her road manager Ken Cunningham.

Franklin got married twice in her life. She got married to her first husband, Ted White, in 1961. They filed for their divorce in 1969. She got married to actor Glynn Turman and they parted ways in 1982. She got engaged to her longtime friend Willie Wilkerson but she later broke the engagement.

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