Aretha Franklin Net Worth

Working as a musician, singer, and a songwriter, Aretha Franklin Net Worth is now estimated to be $ 62 Million. She achieved fame with songs such as “Think”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Respect”. With her numerous hits in the late 60s, she earned the title “The Queen of Soul”.

Till now the singer has sold over 70 million records worldwide, thus adding a substantial amount to her overall fortune. For her work, she has won 18 Grammy Awards and has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. She has even appeared on the list featuring “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and on “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, securing 1st  and 9th position respectively.

Aretha franklin net worth
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ResidenceBloomfield Hills, Michigan, U.S.
Years active1956–present
Weight260 lbs (118 kg)
Height1.65 m
Aretha Franklin net worth (previous)$ 60 million
Aretha Franklin net worth (present)$62 Million



Born to Clarence LaVaughn Franklin and Barbara, on March 25, 1942, Aretha spent her formative years in  Memphis. Her mother was a piano player while her father was an itinerant preacher. After some time, the family moved to Detroit, where Aretha and her siblings grew up.

She began her career in 1956 when she signed a contract with J.V.B. Records and released her debut album “Songs of Faith”. Later in 1960, she  was signed by Columbia Records and released her first single with Columbia titled “Today I Sing the Blues”. The song became an instant hit, making its way to the “Top 10 Hot Rhythm & Blues Sellers chart”.

Subsequently, she released her album titled “Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo”. It included the song “Won’t Be Long”, which was quick to reach number 7 on the R&B charts and also earned the singer her new fame and popularity.

Over the years, she worked with other famous artists in the industry including, James Brown, Lauryn Hill, George Michael, Whitney Houston and Michael McDonald.