BB King Net Worth Is $30 Million
BB King (Born Riley B. King) is an American legendary singer, songwriter, blues musician, record producer and guitarist. He is considered to be one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, which earned him the nickname “The King of Blues”. B.B King is also known for performing untiringly throughout his career, appearing in more than 250 concerts annually until his seventies, and continues to appear at 100 shows a year. Over the duration of sixty-four years, King has played in excess of fifteen thousand performances.
King was born on 16th September, 1925 in Mississippi. He was raised by his mother after his father abandoned them when King was only 4 years old. He developed the love of music while still young and even sang in his church choir. He purchased his first guitar when he was 12 years old, and ever since then he has played the instrument more than any other instrument throughout his life. His career has been a successful one, earning him not just fame but a massive fortune as well. He currently has a net worth of $30 million, which makes him one of the most commercially successful guitarists of all time.
In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked King 3rd on its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time. In 2011, the same magazine ranked him 6th on the same list. In 1987, King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has always been considered to be one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. His prowess as a guitarist has been highly commended and King developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles. King has been married two times, first to Martha Lee Denton (1946-1952), and secondly to Sue Carol Hall (1958-1966). It is reported that King had 15 children and not less than 50 grand children.