Tina Turner is a singer and songwriter from America. She is one of the best-selling recording artists and has sold over 200 million records worldwide. The world-famous star is known for her powerful vocals and she has a career that spans over a decade.
Tina Turner is a singer and songwriter and she has a net worth of $250 million. The famous entertainer has been in the industry for many years and this is how she has managed to achieve massive net worth.
Turner’s real name is Anna Mae Bullock and she was born in Brownsville, Tennessee, on November 26, 1939. She is the youngest born child in her family and has two older sisters. She grew up in Nutbush, Tennessee, during World War II. Tina went to Flagg Grove Elementary School as a child. She participated in the church choir at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Nutbush.
When Tina turned 11 her father moved remarried. Tina and her sisters grew up with their grandmother in Brownsville, Tennessee. When her grandmother died Tina moved with her mother to St. Louis, Missouri. She worked as a domestic worker, and a nurse at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Tina and her sister went to St. Louis nightclubs and met Ike Turner while he was performing with his band Kings of Rhythm. She impressed him with his singing skills. The R&B label Sue Records head Juggy Murray was impressed with her locals and bought the track, for $25,000.
Tina launched her official music career with the song “A Fool in Love” in July 1960. The song reached No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100. She was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock and Roll Performance for the song.
Tina has released many hits and has a career that is decade long. Her song “Too many Ties That Bind/We Need an Understanding” (1964), was a massive success and it was launched with the help of Ike’s label Sonja Records. Tina Turner signed deals with over ten labels, that include Kent, Cenco, Tangerine, Pompeii, A&M, and Minit.
Tina retired from performing live in 2009. She continued to appear before the public eye and was a part of projects like Tina. The musical is based on her life story and was performed in London in April 2018. The musical starred Adrienne Warren. Tina has also been an actress and has played various roles in commercially successful projects.
Tina dated Raymond Hill, who is the saxophonist from Kings of Rhythm. She got pregnant when she was in her senior year of high school. Tina gave birth to her son in 1958. The couple had already split and Tina married musical partner Ike Turner in 1962. She gave birth to their son Ronnie in 1960. Tina and Ike and filed for divorce with him on March 29, 1978. Tina met German music executive Erwin Bach after they had dated for 27 years.