About Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris, commonly known as Stevie Wonder, is a legendary American musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He gained prominence as a child prodigy and eventually established himself as one of the most prominent musicians in his own generation. Although blind since birth, Stevie has never let his physical disability to hold him back and landed a contract with Motown by the age of 11. He works with the same company to this day. Among Stevie’s most prominent records are such everlasting hits as “Sir Duke”, “Superstition”, “I Just Called to Say I Love You” and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”. Stevie Wonder net worth is currently estimated at $110 million.
During his career which now spans over 5 decades Wonder has recorded more than thirty songs that topped the US charts and garnered 22 Grammies, making him the most awarded solo artist ever.
Stevie was born in Michigan, in a family of Lula Mae Hardaway and Calvin Judkins. He went blind as a baby, due to being born six weeks earlier, before his eyes had reached the front. When Stevie was four, Lula walked on her husband taking away their six children.
Trying to break all ties with her past, she changed her surname back to Hardaway and gave Stevie a last name of her relatives, Morris. His mother was the person that encouraged Wonder to start playing piano, guitar and drums, and took him to the church choir. Not only those music lessons have helped the boy to fill his dark days, it also allowed him to develop the skills which eventually boosted Stevie Wonder net worth to millions of dollars.
Stevie’s career in music started when he met Ronald White. For those who have not heard of him, Ronnie is a musician, best known as the only remaining original member and founder of the band The Miracles. Despite the nationwide recognition, White’s fortune does not even come close to Steve Wonder net worth: he currently hold assets worth $10 million. When his brother, Gerald White, introduced Ronnie to Wonder, he took the young boy and his mother straight to the Motown Records studio where they signed the contract with this label. By the time he was 13, Wonder already had a No. 1 hit, entitled “Fingertips”.
In 1963 Motown issued his live album Recorded Live: 12 Year Old Genius. At the age 14 Stevie made his movie debut on Muscle Beach Party, where he played himself. His landmark album, Music of My Mind, was released in 1972 and gained widespread critical acclamation. In 2003 Rolling Stone charted it among the greatest albums of all time. Since the day Music on My Mind reached the stores Steve Wonder net worth has not stopped growing, despite his generous donations.