Gladys Knight has millions of fans around the world. After numerous chart hits and six decades in the music business, that’s to be expected! What’s less expected, though, is the true extent of her net worth. Millions of fans equals millions of dollars, certainly, but exactly just how much does the legendary Motown star have in the bank? Let’s break it down.
A lavish lifestyle?
As a household name, Knight appears to have a down-to-Earth attitude towards wealth. In an interview with Jazz Monthly magazine she spoke about the connection between her art and her income. “As a matter of fact, this music helped me to help my mom feed our family during my high-school years,” the singer said, “and that’s how actually I got introduced to it.”
She worked hard
“It’s not something I just came up with,” she added. From these comments, we can surmise that Knight is someone who treated her performances as work and play in equal measure: it wasn’t something that was just handed to her. She was, though, fortunate to be born into a family where music was at the forefront. World-class singers enter the business in all manner of ways.
From playtime to showtime
“I’ve been singing since I was four and, of course, as you know, at four we don’t have an idea or a vision of nothing,” Knight mentioned during the interview. Referencing her childhood, she noted that kids would usually “be playing and making some meatballs and some mud pies and that kind of stuff.” These innocent playtimes proved crucial to her creative development.
For now, let’s imagine for a moment what it’s like to be Knight: we can’t be a fly on the wall, but we can speculate. Performing across the globe, touring, interviews, and general adulation. Sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it? Though we’re sure she experiences the day-to-day stresses and strains of any human being.