The multi-talented dancer, actor, songwriter, record producer and recording artist, Ne-Yo’s net worth after speculations has been calculated to be about $16 million. His original name is Shaffer Chimere Smith.

Career

Ne-Yo started off by writing lyrics for Mario and Youngstown when he wrote the song Let Me Love You. This became “one of the most-played songs on urban radio stations across the U.S.” and earned him much fame.

He has released a total of four studio albums. Namely, In My Own Words, Because of You, Libra Scale, and Year of the Gentleman. These albums were out in the years 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2008 respectively.

His debut creation, i.e. In My Own Words was successfully placed at the first position on Billboard 200 and was certified “Platinum” by Recording Industry Association of America.

Within the first week itself, around 301,000 copies of the album were sold out. A total of 2 million were sold in the United States alone and the total of worldwide sale summed up to 4 million.

Following this stupendous and great success, he won many awards and several Grammy Awards nominations.

Recognition

The immensely talented with expertise in varied formats has won “Best Contemporary R&B Album” for In My Own Words, Year of the Gentleman, Because of You.

His album Year of the Gentleman won him “Album of the Year” award. Later, “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance” for So Sick, Miss Independent, Because of You and “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” for Closer added up to his award gallery.

Apart from these, he had also bagged the “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group” award for Hate That I Love You. And Best R&B Song for the Miss Independent and Hate That I Love You.

Among the six nominations in “BET Awards”, he managed to triumph one. Interestingly “MTV Video Music Awards” nominated his song Closer in the “Best Dancing Video category”.

More recently, he has been honoured with four awards at ASCAP “Rhythm & Soul Awards” (2009).  Take a Bow and Bust it Baby II have also won him recognition.

On analysis, he has managed to earn a total of 31 nominations and has triumphed eight awards in all.

Wealth and Property Highlights in Ne Yo’s Net Worth

Ne-Yo owns Porsche Panamera which is worth around $100,000, a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, a Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid. He is rumoured to be a huge fan of Mercedes and Porsche though.

He is the owner of a $1.56 million house in Alpharetta, Georgia, which is insanely expensive. The large mansion has an enormous area of 5,900 square foot.

Recently he has bought another home in Sherman Oaks, California for a hefty sum of $1.9 million, which features a spa and three waterfalls.

Social Work

Ne-Yo has been supporting some foundations and charities like

  • American Stroke Association
  • UNICEF
  • City of Hope
  • American Heart Association
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Stand Up To Cancer
  • Nevada Cancer Institute

He supports causes like Anti Slavery & Human Trafficking, Cancer, Fostering Orphans, Adoption, Creative Arts, Disaster Relief, Homelessness, etc.

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