- Full Name: Alicia Augello Cook
- Born: January, 15 1981
- Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City
- Occupation: Musician, actress, pianist, record producer, singer, songwriter
- Marital Status: Married
Alicia Keys Net Worth History
Alicia Keys has made most of her fortune from her musical career, specifically from album sales and concerts. Her debut album, Songs in a Minor was a major commercial success, selling more than 12 million copies worldwide. In 2003, her sophomore album titled The Diary of Alicia Keys was released and sold over 8 million copies around the globe. In 2005, she won four Grammy Awards from this album. Later in 2005, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female singer to have an album debut at number one. Her third album, As I Am, was released in 2007 and sold five million copies across the globe. Her fourth and fifth albums, released in 2009 and 2012 respectively did not sell as well as her first three. In her music career, Keys has sold over 18.4 million albums in the Unites States alone, and over 30 million albums worldwide. She is listed on the Recording Industry Association of America’s Best Selling Artists.
In addition to her successful singing career, Keys’ has earned over $13.3 million from movies and television shows in her acting career since 1985 when she made an appearance in The Bill Cosby Show at the age of four.
Alicia Keys net worth in 2011 was estimated at $23 million, with her worth increasing to $30.5 million in 2012. The singer’s fortune in 2013 and 2014 was $37.5 million and $40.9 million respectively. The award winning R-n-B singer’s fortune is still growing on an annual basis, and this trend is expected to continue as she is set to release new albums in the near future.
About Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys is the only child of Teresa Augello and Craig cook. He mother, a paralegal, is of Italian, English, Scottish and Irish descent, while her father, a flight attendant is African American. This biracial heritage has made keys feel comfortable relating with different cultures. Her parents separated when she was two, and she was raised by her mother in Manhattan, New York City. Growing up, Keys was sent to music and dance classes by her mother. She studied classical piano from age seven, and at the age of 12, she enrolled in the Professional performing Arts School. Keys has a three octave contralto vocal range; she can sing from b flat to soprano C, and is often referred to as the “Princess of Soul”.
Alicia Keys was engaged to rapper Swizz Beatz in May 2010, and the couple confirmed that they were expecting a child together. They celebrated their wedding on the French Island of Corsica on July 31, 2010. Keys gave birth to her first child on October 14, 2010, and her second one on December 27, 2014. Keys has a collection of luxury cars, with the Lotus Evora GTE being the most notable ride. She is reported to have recently bought a luxury house in New Jersey.
The singer has supported various philanthropic causes in her lifetime. Most notably, she is the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization that provides medicine to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa. Keys has also performed in various concerts and campaigns in support of natural disaster victims, and to raise awareness especially for poverty in Africa and HIV/AIDS.