Inside Carole King's soaring net worth: The complete breakdown here!
Often dubbed one of the most influential female musicians of all time, Carole King is a singer-songwriter best known for her breakthrough second studio album, Tapestry, which took the US charts by storm immediately after its release. King's other notable credits include Rhymes and Reasons, Fantasy, Wrap Around Joy, and Thoroughbred.
Carole King Klein was born on February 9, 1942, in New York City. King's foray into music started early on during her high school years, but it was in her teenage years while attending Queens College where Carole met her future ex-husband Gerry Goffin and co-wrote a score of hit songs, including the Billboard number 1 hit Will You Love Me Tomorrow.
What is Carole King's net worth?
King's life as an iconic and timeless musician is being recalled again as the singer's life-based musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, hits various centers around the country. Although King's name immediately reminds one of her celebrated album, Tapestry, the 80-year-old musician's career has produced a myriad of hits, which have impacted the American songbooks for decades.
Carole is best known for her chart-topping album 'Tapestry.' Photo Source: Instagram.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the New York-born singer has an estimated net worth of $100 million, accumulated via her stellar career spanning over five decades. During the initial years of her doubtful musical venture, Carole juggled between her dream and her reality by working as a secretary to make ends meet. King and Goffin-written, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, sung by Shirelles, prompt her to focus on music alone.
King and Goffin, who she married as a 17-year-old, spent the 60s serving to become established songwriters in the industry and experienced limited glory as the writers of The Loco-Motion, Up on the Roof, It Might as Well Rain Until September, and One Fine Day. But it was only after King learned to embrace the spotlight that she rose to become the legendary artists she is considered today.
King is one of the most influential female musicians of all time. Photo Source: Instagram
In 1970, Carole dropped her debut studio album, Writer but received massive recognition for her second studio album, Tapestry, which remained the #1 on Billboard for 15 consecutive weeks. King soon became one of the most sought artists with her successive hit albums like Carole King: Music, Rhymes and Reason, and Fantasy, all charts-topping and gold-certified releases.
Carole's host of accolades includes four Grammys. Photo Source: Instagram
King has been honored with many accolades throughout her career that demonstrate her caliber in the music industry, including four Grammys. There's no doubt that the New-York native has raked much of her fortune from her decades-long career as a singer-songwriter, but in the last three decades, King has also expanded her career into acting and film scoring, which has brought her additional dough.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical!
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the true story of Carole. A jukebox musical, also with a book by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful, explores the early hardship of King as she leaps into hardships of her marriages and an uncertain career path. Beautiful originally premiered at the Curran Theatre, San Francisco, in October 2013 and opened on Broadway in 2014.
'Beautiful' explores Carole's ups and downs in life. Source: The Kennedy Center
The Tony and Grammy-winning jukebox musical has since opened at Stephen Sondheim Theatre, West End theatre, Aldwych theatre, and recently at The Dr. Phillips Center. The musical features a string of Carole and Goffin's most memorable hits, including I Feel the Earth Move, One Fine Day, You've Got a Friend and A Natural Woman.
The original Broadway production presents Jessie Mueller as King, Jake Epstein as Goffin, Anika Larsen as Carole's best friend, songwriter Cynthia Well, and Jarrod Spector as Well's husband, Barry Mann. The new version has Sara Shepard in the role of King and Sara King as Well. Apart from King's magnificent rise to stardom, the musical also details King's personal plight.
The four-time Grammy winner has been married four times, although she hasn't been lucky in any of them; an unplanned pregnancy at 17 prompted the young singer to marry Goffin, to whom she was married for over three decades. King was married toCharles Larkey from 1970 to 1976. Carole was quick to dive into her third marital experience with Rick Evers in 1977, but the marriage lasted only a year. The singer-songwriter was last married to Rick Sorenson from 1982 to 1987.