With a net worth of $180 million, Usher Raymond dominates the R&B genre. Usher Raymond IV has sold more than 65 million records up until now and is considered to be one of the best.

Early Life

Usher Raymond IV was born in Texas in the US on 14th October 1978. He started competing in singing competitions since the age of 12 and caught the attention of A&R in 1993 who gave him his big break. Usher completed his schooling from North Springs High School.

Earnings included in Usher Net Worth

His music career

  • His first exposure to music was at the raw age of 10 when he became a part of a local group called ‘NuBeginnings’ and released around ten songs with them
  • At one of the competitions, Usher attracted Alexander who helped him score an audition with L.A. Reid
  • Usher’s voice immediately impressed L.A. Reid as he sang ‘End of the Road’ who immediately signed him and released his debut self-titled album in 1994 which hit the #25 spot on Billboard and earned $500,000
  • In 1997, Usher released his second album ‘My Way’ and many of the singles hit the #1 spot and also brought in $8 million
  • In 2001, his third album ‘All About U’ was released and earned $8 million
  • 2004, Usher released his fourth album titled ‘Confession’ and sold more than 1 million copies earning a total of $20 million
  • In 2008, Usher released ‘Here I stand’ which peaked the charts selling more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. The single ‘Love in this Club’ which stayed at number one for three weeks. The album, on the whole, made around $5 million
  • His album ‘Raymond V. Raymond’ released in 2010 and topped the charts undoubtedly grossing over $2 million. It featured songs like Papers, OMG, DJ got us falling in love and Hey Daddy
  • Usher released his seventh album in 2012 titled ‘Looking 4 Myself’ and received a lot of love and positive feedback and also a lot of money which is estimated to be around $600,000
  • In 2016, Raymond released his album ‘Hard II Love’ debuting at number five

Touring

  • His tour ‘The Velvet Rope’ in 1998 grossed $33 million
  • His ticket sales from the tour ‘Truth’ in 2004 cashed in almost $29.1 million
  • Usher’s OMG tour earned $75 million
  • In 2014, his UR tour grossed $8.6 million

Movie Career

  • Usher’s debut in acting was through ‘Moesha’ a TV series which led him to his first role in the movie ‘The Faculty’ in 1998
  • In 2001, he made an appearance in the movie ‘Texas Rangers’

He also appeared in the following movies.”

  • In the Mix
  • Burden
  • Geppetto
  • She’s All that
  • Hands of Stone
  • Last of Showman

Property

  • Usher owns a home in Roswell that he bought for a whopping amount of $3.3 million. The house has amenities like a Gaming room, Home theatre, Jacuzzi, Home Office and a Swimming pool

Vehicle collection

  • He owns a Mercedes Benz A45 AMG
  • Ducati Monster 1100 EVO
  • A Brawler GTC bike
  • A Ducati 848 EVO superbike
  • Matte Black CLS
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Ferrari F430 Spider

Endorsements and ventures

  • In 2002, Usher founded the Record label ‘Vanity’ and introduced various artists like Rico Love, Justin Bieber, Rayan and Jon A. Gordon
  • Usher also formed a joint venture label with Scooter Braun ‘The Raymond Braun Media Group’ which had initially signed child prodigy Justin Bieber
  • He was a mentor on American Idol 9
  • In 2013 and 2014, Usher was one of the judges and mentor on the singing show ‘The Voice.’
  • In 2007, Usher collaborated with Richard Herpin and Blanc to introduce ‘Usher He’ and ‘Usher She’ perfumes
  • Usher is also one of the co-owners of the streaming website ‘TIDAL’ along with Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, etc.
  • In 2015, Usher became a partner of the school supplies company ‘Yoobi’ in LA
  • Usher is also a co-owner of the NBA club ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’
  • He has also invested with many others in a $6 million investment into the Magazine ‘Mass Appeal.’
  • Usher is an endorser of MasterCard since 2004 with them even launching an Usher Debit card
  • Raymond also partnered with the Vodka company ‘Belvedere’ in 2009 in the campaign ‘Red’ which donated half of its proceeds towards AIDS charities in Africa
  • In 2012, Usher collaborated with ‘Microsoft Dance Central 3’ for Xbox 360 to be featured in the game
  • He endorsed the Samsung Smart TV in 2013
  • Usher is also an ambassador of Pepsi since 2015

Social Work

Usher receives great appreciation for his support of the poor and charities. He has donated a lot of his time and money over the years to benefit the underprivileged and the ones who need any assistance.

  • Usher founded the charity ‘New Look’ in 1999 at just 20 years of age. The main aim of the charity is to instil leadership qualities within the Youth and encourage them to complete their education
  • In 2014, Usher and his ‘New Look’ charity donated around 100,000 child books towards Save the Children, Room to read and Toys for Tots
  • Usher donated proceeds from his private concert at Gaddafi in 2011 towards benefiting various human rights organisations
  • Usher helped the victims of Hurricane Katrina through ‘Project Restart’ providing lighting and housing facilities to many families
  • He worked together with celebrities like Big Sean and Kevin Hart and donated around $500,000 to twenty students as scholarship

Some of the crucial foundations and charities that Usher supports are:

  • Declare Yourself
  • Red Cross
  • Stand up to Cancer
  • Aid Still Required
  • Keep A Child Alive
  • MusiCares
  • LEAP Foundation
  • He also helps causes relating to AIDS, Women, Education, Health, At-Risk Youths, Cancer and Children

Conclusion

Usher has won awards for his singing and philanthropy. He has a successful career, and we wish him all the best for his coming future!

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