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Bobby Brown Net Worth: Exploring the Wealth of the Singer-Songwriter

Bobby Brown Net Worth: Exploring the Wealth of the Singer-Songwriter

Bobby Brown is a successful singer-songwriter and dancer from the USA who has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He primarily works in the R&B genre. Brown married the queen of pop, Whitney Houston, and stayed married for over a decade.

In the following article, we are going to take a look at the net worth of the acclaimed singer. We will also have a glance at his real estate properties, his early life, and his career. 

Bobby Brown’s Net Worth

As per our research as well as info gathered from various sources, Bobby Brown’s current net worth stands at a staggering USD 2 million. His net worth is the result of his glorious musical career.

NameRobert Barisford Brown
ProfessionSinger-Songwriter, Dancer
Bobby Brown Net Worth $2 million
Salary (monthly)Not Known 
Salary (yearly)Not Known
Last UpdatedFebruary 2024

Bobby Brown’s Real Estate

Brown and his former wife, Whitney Houston, gave their luxurious Georgia mansion up for sale. The property was built in the year 2001. In 2005, this place also became the filming location of Bobby Brown’s reality show “Being Bobby Brown.” Mrs. Brown purchased this 8,022-square-foot giant in 2003 for a whopping $1.3 million. The property is now listed for sale at $1.9 million.

About Bobby Brown

Robert Barisford Brown was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He has a total of eight siblings. Brown’s mother, Carole Elizabeth, worked as a substitute teacher, and his father, Herbert James Brown, worked at construction sites.

Bobby Brown grew up at Orchard Park Projects, located in Roxbury. He first performed onstage when he was just a little boy of three. He had this opportunity when James Brown, one of his childhood idols, was performing in Boston. This experience sparked within him a dream to become a singer. To further sharpen his skills, Bobby Brown joined the church choir.

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Bobby Brown Career

When Bobby Brown was 12 years old, he founded a band along with his childhood friends Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins. They named the band “New Edition.” Upon the suggestion of Bell, Ralph Tresvant joined New Edition. In 1982, the group became a quintet when Brooke Payne, the group’s manager, insisted that they take in his nephew Ronnie DeVoe. New Edition performed in various talent shows in Boston and the localities surrounding it.

The quintet then signed a record deal with Arthur Baker’s Streetwise Records, who also happened to be a fellow Bostonian. After that, New Edition released their very first studio album, “Candy Girl.” Bobby Brown sang the co-lead of the title track along with Tresvan and Bell. The song became an instant hit and, in 1983, made its place among the Top-20 hits on Billboard’s R&B Singles Chart. Brown sang the main lead for the first time in “Jealous Girl,” a ballad from New Edition. The song also made its way to the chart in 1983 but was a lesser hit.

New Edition became a pop sensation with their second release. The album became home to songs such as “Mr. Telephone Man” and “Cool It Now.”

Bobby Brown Net Worth: Exploring the Wealth of the Singer-Songwriter

Bobby Brown Voted Out

Despite the success of the group, Brown felt that they were not being paid properly. He even stated, “The most I saw from all the tours and all of the records we sold was $500 and a VCR.” Bobby Brown also reportedly got jealous of Ralph Tresvant, who was garnering a lot of attention because of his state-of-the-art stage shenanigans. His acts often raised concern within the quintet’s management team. We can find Brown’s statement regarding the management team saying they were being treated “like little slaves by people who were only interested in money and power, and not in the welfare of New Edition.”

Some controversies point toward Bobby Brown being removed from New Edition. Some rumors say that he was voted out of the group. However, a VH-1 Behind the Music documentary on New Edition showed that the group’s management team voted Brown out, and Tresvant, most prominently, was against the decision.

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Solo Music Career

After his exit from New Edition, Bobby Brown signed a contract with MCA, his former quintet’s label. MCA had already offered Brown a solo deal upon leaving the group. In the year 1986, Brown released his solo debut album, “King of Stage.” One of the songs from the album, “Girlfriend,” was a number-one R&B hit. However, the rest of the songs did not perform well.

When it came to his second solo album, Bobby Brown took some time. With the help of MCA and Machat representative Louis Silan, he started working with Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Babyface, and Teddy Riley. He worked with them, and as a result, “Don’t Be Cruel” was released—Bobby Borown’s most successful solo album to date. The album performed very well and was featured among the top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

About the author

Steven Ly

Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Steven enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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