Herbie Hancock net worth

Herbie Hancock net worth

Net Worth: $12 Million

About Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock net worth

It has been announced that the total estimate of Herbie Hancock net worth is as high as 12 million dollars, which makes him one of the richest jazz musicians in the industry. He is a composer, bandleader, pianist and keyboardist. In addition to his musical career, Herbie Hancock is also an actor and this involvement has also added up to the total amount of Herbie Hancock net worth.
He began his career in show business with Donald Byrd. Then, he became a member of the Miles Davis Quintet, in which Herbie Hancock played a vital role in redefining the role of a jazz rhythm section. He was also one of the pioneers of the post-bop sound. Herbie Hancock became one of the first jazz musicians who joined synthesizers and funk music in one. In addition to his jazz music, Herbie Hancock has many fans amongst the pop audiences.
Herbie Hancock is well known because of quite a few compositions, such as “Watermelon Man”, “Chameleon”, “Cantaloupe Island” and “Maiden Voyage”. He has also released some successful singles, including “Rockit” and “I Thought It Was You”. The sales of his records have added up a lot of revenues to the total size of Herbie Hancock net worth, as well.

In 2007, he released a tribute album called “River: The Joni Letters”. This album became a recipient of the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The album became the second jazz album to get this award.
Herbie Hancock was born in 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. His mother worked as a secretary, whereas his father was a government meat inspector. He was named after a musician, Herb Jeffries. Herbie Hancock was educated in classical music. He began to attend music lessons when he was 7 years old and his talent in music was soon recognized. He was even regarded as a child prodigy. When he was 11 years old, he played together with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Later, he began to work with Donald Byrd. Also, he attended lessons at Roosevelt University.
Herbie Hancock became more known when he joined Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet. In the 1960s, he released some successful albums, including “Maiden Voyage” and “Empyrean Isles”. Both of the albums were received well by critics. In 1966, he worked as a composer for the score of the film made by Michelangelo Antonioni called “Blowup”. Since that time, Herbie Hancock has worked on many other movies’ soundtracks, which have made his name more known in cinema and also increased the total sum of Herbie Hancock net worth. He has also worked as a composer of many TV commercials, such as for Standard Oil, Tab diet cola, Space Food Sticks and Virginia Slims cigarettes, in addition to many others.
In 1969, he signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records. In the same year, he composed the soundtrack for the production aimed at kids called “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids”. Under Warner Bros. Records, three albums were released, called “Fat Albert Rotunda”, “Crossings” and “Mwandishi”.

Now you have an idea why Herbie Hancock net worth is this huge

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