Jim Brickman, well-known from his last name Brickman, is a renowned American songwriter and Pop Pianist. He has also established himself as a radio host. He is famous for being the most charted male adult contemporary artist to date who has released songs like Destiny, The Gift, and Your Love to name a few.
Started Playing Piano At The Age Of 5
Jim Brickman was born in a middle-class family on 23 November 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States of America to mother Sally Brickman. He is of American nationality and is of white ethnicity.
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Jim attended Shaker Heights High School and was interested in music since his high school days. He began playing piano at 5. Later, he studied composition and performance at the Cleveland Institue of Music and also took business classes at Case Western Reserve University.
Founded Own Advertising Music Company At 19
At the age of 19, Jim founded his own advertising music company, The Brickman Arrangement, writing slogans for several companies across the country including McDonald, Pontiac, City of Cleveland, Isuzu, and Ohio Lottery.
He began his professional musical career since 1994 and during that time he was associated with Windham Hill Records.
Jim released his first album, No Words which was listed on the Billboard charts. Album Picture This was released in 1997, which adds a vocal performance, Valentine, by Martina McBride. The album was labeled platinum.
Till now he has released several albums including Desting (1999), Valentine (2002), The Disney Songbook (2005), Christmas Romance (2006), Valentine Reissue (2008), Beautiful World (2009), Believe (2012), Love 2 (2013), Pure Romance (2015), Freedom Rings: Solo Piano (2016), A Joyful Christmas (2017).
Besides being a songwriter and pianist of pop and adult contemporary music, Jim is also well known as the radio host.
Maintains A Low-Key Profile
Jim Brickman seems to be more focused on his career than his personal life and so far he has not revealed any information about his love affairs. The secretive pianist is yet to reveal whether he is married or still dating his girlfriend.
Jim is rumored to be a gay, however, nothing has been revealed by Jim to date.
Is A Millionaire
Besides, Jim, from his career earns a great salary which finally adds up to his estimated net worth of around $20 million. His annual salary is reported to be around $100 thousand. The musical career is the main source of his income.
There is no doubt that millionaire leads a lavish lifestyle.
Jim stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches and has an athletic body build.