Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, songwriter and an American actress, who is best remembered for her hit songs like I Will Always Love You, I Have Nothing, and I Wanna Dance With You to name a few. The mother of Bobbi Kristina Brown was 48 years of age when she died untimely due to a cocaine overdose.
Even though she is long dead, Whitney Houston had a long list of hit songs in her arsenal which had helped the musician and actress to gather a huge net worth for herself and her daughter as well. The article below deals with Whitney Houston, her net worth and relationship with her only child.
Whitney Houston's net worth
Born in 1963, American singer Whitney Houston had amassed a huge net worth for herself before her untimely demise. As of 2012, Whitney was worth $20 million, which she had gathered from the sales of her albums, hit singles and also from different acting projects.
A majority of her wealth came from royalties of her songs and record deals with major music label companies. Whitney's salary from the film The Preacher's Wife, starring Denzel Washington, was $10 million.
Whitney Houston signed a record deal with Arista Records, which offered her $100 million for six years. The gross income from her 2010 tour, Nothing but Love was estimated to be $36 million.
Whitney Houston properties
She had bought a house back in 2015 in the Florida area at the market price of $1.35 million. Whitney Houston also owned two real estates properties in the year 2006, which had a value of $1.85 million.
Whitney sold her house located in Atlanta in 2007 at the price of $1.19 million. She also owned a house in New Jersey where she used to reside before her death, which had a price value of $6.5 million.
Whitney Houston's earnings
The sales of Whitney's self-titled album Whitney Houston in the year 1985 was $25 million. The earnings from her other record albums have been enlisted below:
- Whitney (1987): $19,000,000
- Im Your Baby Tonight (1990): $8,000,000
- The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album (1995): $45,000,000
- Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album (1995): $13,300,000
- My Love Is Your Love (1998): $13,000,000
- Whitney: The Greatest Hits (2000): $9,000,000
- I Look to You (2009): $1,290,000
A majority of the money from the sales of her albums was part of her net worth.
Whitney Houston's death and relationship with daughter
According to her closed one s and friends, Whitney Houston appeared to be quite underdressed an exhausted prior to weeks before her death.
She even visited her friend Brandy Norwood and Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the 9th of February, 2012, where they were rehearsing for the Grammy Awards. Two days after that Whitney Houston was found unconscious at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, drowned in the bathtub.
Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 pm but the cause of her still unknown. It was later revealed that she had died of a cocaine overdose, which had caused her to drown in the bathtub.
After her death a memorial was held in her memory, followed by a tribute concert which was attended by singers like Pink, and performed by Christina Aguilera.
Whitney Houston's daughter
Whitney Houston had only one daughter to carry on her legacy. Her name was Bobbi Kristina Brown and was born on the 4th of March, 1993. She is the one and only daughter that Whitney had conceived from her relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown.
But unfortunately, only after three years of her mother Whitney Houston's death Bobbi Kristina Brown suffered the same fate, and she died an early death on the 26th of July, 2015. She was just 22 years of age when she died of lobar pneumonia, after being in a come for almost six months.
Quick facts about Whitney Houston:
What was the net worth of Whitney Houston when she died?
Whitney Houston had accumulated a net worth of $20 million when she died in 2012.
What caused Whitney Houston's death?
Whitney Houston died of a cocaine overdose which ultimately caused her to drown in the bathtub.
What was Whitney Houston's daughter's name?
Whitney Houston's daughter's name was Bobbi Kristina Brown.