Bobby Brown is a $2 million American R&B singer/songwriter. Brown is best known for his solo career and as a member of the R&B/pop group New Edition. He was married to Whitney Houston for over a decade.
|Full Name||Robert Barisford Brown|
|Net Worth in 2022||$2 Million|
|Famous Names||Triple B, Flash B|
|Birthday||February 5, 1969|
|Age||53 years (as of 2022)|
|Profession||Rapper/ Singer/ Songwriter|
Early Life and Childhood
Robert Berisford Brown was born on February 5, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts. Herbert James Brown and Caroline Elizabeth had eight children.
His father worked for the constitution, while his mother worked as a substitute teacher. He grew up in Roxbury’s Orchard Park Projects.
His desire to be a vocalist began in his boyhood. At the age of three, a performance by one of his favorites, “James Brown,” sparked his desire to be an onstage performer.
Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Prince, and Rick James were among his musical influences. He joined the church choir to study and improve his singing skills.
Bobby Brown’s Early Career and Breakthrough
Bobby Brown began his career when he was twelve years old. The R&B and pop group “New Edition” began the adventure.
Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant, his boyhood mates, established New Edition in 1981. They became a quintuple after adding another member, Ronnie DeVoe, the nephew of their manager Brooke Payne.
In December 1985, Bobby Brown departed the group. Following that, he signed a solo contract with MCA Records and Steven Machant. “Don’t Be Cruel,” his most successful solo album, was released by MCA Recordings.
Bobby Brown’s TV Career
Bobby Brown is a well-known television actor in addition to being a renowned musician. He starred in the Bravo reality show “Being Bobby Brown” in 2005, which gave fans an inside peek at his life with then-wife Whitney Houston and his children. The controversial reality show was canceled after only one season.
Brown joined the cast of the CMT reality show “Gone Country” in 2008, where he competed against various musicians, including Sisqo, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, and Julio Iglesias, Jr., to become the next major country music sensation. Later, he worked on the spinoff show “Outsider’s Inn” with his “Gone Country” co-stars Maureen McCormick and Carnie Wilson, in which he helped run a bed and breakfast in rural Tennessee.
Brown joined the cast of “Celebrity Fit Club” in season seven in 2010. He appeared on “Real Husbands of Hollywood” in 2013 when he collaborated on an album with Nelly to try to make a comeback.
Brown’s personal life spiraled out of control just as his musical career was at its pinnacle. He gained a reputation as a womanizer and hard partyer.
Brown and Houston married on July 18, 1992, at Houston’s estate. Bobbi Kristina, their only child, was born in 1993. Heavy drinking, drug addiction, infidelity, and domestic violence marred their 15-year marriage. Brown has been arrested several times for drunk driving, violence, and other offenses. The couple’s personal difficulties provided plenty of fodder for the tabloids, and their marriage ended in divorce in 2007.
Brown and his manager and two-year girlfriend, Alicia Etheredge, welcomed a son, Cassius, in 2009. They were engaged in May 2010 and married in June 2012 in Hawaii. They had two children after their wedding: Bodhi Jameson Rein in 2015 and Hendrix Estelle Sheba in 2016.
Brown has three children with two separate women before his engagements with Houston and Etheredge. Landon was born to Melika Williams in 1986, and La’Princia and Bobby Jr. to Kim Ward in 1989 and 1992, respectively.
On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston passed away. The Beverly Hilton was where Houston was discovered dead. According to the coroner’s findings, she drowned in the bathtub by accident, and heart disease and cocaine usage were both contributing factors. Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in her bathtub three years later and died in hospice care months later at the age of 22.
Brown’s Net Worth
Brown’s Don’t Be Cruel sold over 12 million copies and was certified platinum seven times by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 1990, he won his first Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance. Bobby, Brown’s next album, was released in 1992. It also generated a few hit songs, like “Humpin Around.” Brown has also reunited with New Edition on multiple occasions.
Brown first appeared in a film with a cameo in Ghostbusters II. In 1990, he starred in the HBO kids’ show Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme. In 1996, the singer also appeared in Martin Lawrence’s film A Thin Line Between Love and Hate.
Brown is currently worth $2 million.
The Estate of Whitney Houston:
Houston owed Sony/Arista $20 million at the time of her death. Her estate subsequently made enough money from singles, albums, and merchandise to pay off the loan, and it was even able to provide an additional $20 million windfall to Houston’s sole heir, Bobbi Kristina, who is 19 years old.
Bobbi had only received around 10% of the trust when she died, and any money she had received up to that point—roughly $2 million—went to her closest living family. Bobby Brown was that individual. (Houston’s mother and two brothers now own the rest of the Houston estate.)