Allen Toussaint Net Worth

Allen Toussaint Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Allen Toussaint net worth is
$3 Million

Allen Toussaint Wiki Biography

Allen Toussaint was born on the 14th January 1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, and was a pianist, songwriter and music producer, one of the most influential figures in the blues music industry of New Orleans. As a pianist with his own style, he arranged, produced and composed great hits for American artists. He was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Allen Toussaint was active in the entertainment industry from 1958 to 2015, when he passed away.

How rich was the pianist and music producer? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Allen Toussaint net worth was as much as $3 million, converted to the present day. Music was the main source of his wealth.

Allen Toussaint Net Worth $3 Million

To begin with, Toussaint grew up in New Orleans with a mother who took care of many different types of musicians who rehearsed and recorded music with her son. When he was 17, Allen played with Earl Kings band in Pritchard in Alabama.

His first record label was RCA Victor – under the name of Al Tousan, he recorded an album of instrumental tracks, among which was the song “Java” (1958), which later became a huge hit in 1964. In the early 1960s, he wrote and produced a number of hit songs for R&B artists from New Orleans such as Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, The Neville Brothers, The Showmen and Lee Dorsey. Some of his songs from this period were published under the pseudonym Naomi Neville – one example out of many would be the song “Ruler of My Heart”, which was recorded by Irma Thomas, and the same song was later recorded under the title “Pain in My Heart” by Otis Redding. From the start of the 1970s he changed his style to a more funky style and wrote songs and produced artists like The Meters and Dr. John. He also began working with artists who do not come from New Orleans, including Solomon Burke, Robert Palmer, Willy DeVille, Elkie Brooks, Mylon LeFevre and the Scottish singer Frankie Miller. All his work added to his net worth.

Moreover, Toussaint also made an attempt to make a solo career. This reached its peak in the 1970s with the albums “From a Whisper to a Scream” and “Southern Nights”. During this period, he teamed with Labelle (all-female singing group) and produced the critically acclaimed album “Night Birds” that came out in 1975, and featured the hit “Lady Marmalade”. The same year he collaborated with Paul McCartney working on the album “Venus and Mars”. In 2009, he released the album “The Bright Mississippi” with Nicholas Payton , Don Byron , Joshua Redman , Brad Mehldau and Marc Ribot. The magazine Rolling Stone listed the album in the 100 best jazz albums at No. 82 (2013). The disco Graf Tom Lord lists Toussaint in the field of jazz rhythm and blues (1957 – 2012) with a total of 50 recording sessions.

Finally, in the personal life of Toussaint, was single but had been married and apparently had three children. Allen Toussaint died on the 10th November 2015 in Madrid, Spain while on a tour in Europe. In 2016, he was titled Pinetop Perkins Piano Player during the Blues Music Awards.

Full NameAllen Toussaint
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 14, 1938, Gert Town, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedNovember 10, 2015 (aged 77) Madrid, Spain
Height6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
ProfessionRecord producer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Music Arranger, Actor, Film Score Composer
ChildrenAlison Toussaint, Clarence Toussaint, Naomi Rios, Southern Nights, Get Out of My Life Woman, Yes We Can Can
ParentsNaomi Neville
NicknamesAllen R. Toussaint
AwardsNational Medal of Arts (2014, by President Barack Obama), Blues Music Awards - 'Pinetop Perkins Piano Player title (2016)
Record LabelsMinit Records, Instant Records, Reprise Records, Edsel Records
AlbumsToussaint (1971), The Wild Sound of New Orleans (1958), Southern Nights (1975, R&B concept album), Night Birds (1975), Rhythm, Country and Blues (1994, compilaytion album), From a Whisper to a Scream (1970), Venus and Mars (1975), The River in Reverse (2006)
NominationsRock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2009), Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame (2011)
MoviesEve's Bayou, Make It Funky!, Hurricane on the Bayou
TV ShowsBehind the Scenes
1I'm not accustomed to talking about myself. I talk in the studio with musicians. Or through my songs.
2I prefer writing for artists than writing for myself. I get more inspiration from artists, from other people, than I do myself.
1Is one of the refugees inside the Superdome in New Orleans, Lousiana, after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. [August 2005]
2Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011.
3Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
4Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (under the category Non-Performer).


Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Alleycats2016lyrics: "Working In A Coal Mine" / music: "Working In A Coal Mine"
Joy2015/Iwriter: "Baby, Baby I Love You"
Blackhats2015writer: "It's Raining"
Man Up2015/Iwriter: "Hercules"
Just Before I Go2014performer: "Last Train" / writer: "Last Train"
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me2014Documentary writer: "Southern Nights"
Muppets Most Wanted2014writer: "Working in the Coal Mine"
The Wolf of Wall Street2013performer: "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game writer: "Hercules"
Queen City2013performer: "Queen City Grind", "Queen City Strut"
The Way Way Back2013writer: "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley"
Vegas2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hit and Run2012performer: "Last Train" / writer: "Last Train"
The Weight of the Nation for KidsTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
House M.D.2006-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Being Flynn2012writer: "Mother in Law"
Luck2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV Special writer: "Southern Nights"
Wild Bill2011writer: "Hercules"
Bridesmaids2011/Iwriter: "It's Raining"
Passion Play2010"If you Live" / performer: "Dehlia"
Mafia II2010Video Game writer: "JAVA"
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
TremeTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2010 performer - 2 episodes, 2010
Secret Diary of a Call Girl2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 12010Video writer: "Southern Nights"
Asesinato en la villa2010Short performer: "Egyptian Fantasy"
Loose Women2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Divas II2008TV Movie writer: "Girls" - uncredited
True BloodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Rachel Getting Married2008writer: "Mother-in-Law"
It Takes Two2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wrecking Crew!2008Documentary writer: "Whipped Cream"
Christina Aguilera: Back to Basics - Live and Down Under2008Video documentary writer: "Understand"
The Wire2003-2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Young@Heart2007Documentary performer: "Yes We Can Can" / writer: "Yes We Can Can"
Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance2007writer: "Working in a Coalmine"
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Austin City Limits2006TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Employee of the Month2006writer: "Working in the Coal Mine"
Shut Up and Sing2006writer: "Working in the Coal Mine"
Sunday Driver2005Documentary writer: "Yes We Can Can"
Make It Funky!2005Documentary performer: "Tipitina", "Southern Nights", "Old Records", "Lawdy Miss Clawdy", "Fortune Teller", "Working in the Coal Mine", "Certain Girl", "What Is Success" / writer: "Southern Nights", "Old Records", "Fortune Teller", "Working in the Coal Mine", "Certain Girl", "What Is Success"
Rascals on the Road2005writer: "Java"
Six Feet Under2005TV Series 1 episode
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy2005writer: "Shoo-Rah, Shoo-Rah"
Coach Carter2005"I Changed My Mind"
Nursie2004writer: "All These Things" - as N. Neville, aka Naomi Nevile
Calendar Girls2003writer: "Ride Your Pony"
Maid in Manhattan2002writer: "Yes We Can Can"
Ali2001writer: "Yes We Can Can"
61*2001TV Movie writer: "I Like It Like That" - as Allen Troussaint
Shrek2001writer: "Whipped Cream" 1952
Dogtown and Z-Boys2001Documentary writer: "Whipped Cream"
Big Momma's House2000writer: "Yes We Can"
Seven Girlfriends1999writer: "Ride Your Pony" - as Naomi Neville
Finding Graceland1998writer: "It's Raining"
Another Day in Paradise1998performer: "Soul Sister" / writer: "Soul Sister"
The Visitor1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mr. Jealousy1997writer: "It's Raining" - as N. Neville, aka Naomi Neville
Dream with the Fishes1997writer: "When Can I Come Home"
Donnie Brasco1997writer: "Happiness" 1978
The Associate1996writer: "Yes We Can Can"
Die Harald Schmidt Show1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Casino1995writer: "Working In The Coal Mine"
Something to Talk About1995"What Do You Want the Girl to Do"
Heavy Weights1995writer: "HANG TOUGH"
Jimmy Hollywood1994"Fortune Teller"
Tohuwabohu1992-1994TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Indecent Proposal1993"What Do You Want the Girl to Do"
Fire in the Sky1993"Blinded By Love"
That Night1992writer: "RULER OF MY HEART"
Love Potion No. 91992writer: "PAIN IN MY HEART"
Un'altra vita1992writer: "Qui e là"
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Rapture1991writer: "RULER OF MY HEART"
The Wonder Years1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Married with Children1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Waiting for the Light1990writer: "Working in a Coal Mine"
Uncle Buck1989writer: "JAVA" - uncredited
Mystery Train1989writer: "Pain in my Heart"
Moonlighting1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everybody's All-American1988writer: "Workin' in A Coal Mine"
DollyTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1988 performer - 1 episode, 1988
End of the Line1987writer: "God Must Have Blessed America"
Down by Law1986writer: "It's Raining"
Heavy Metal1981writer: "Workin' In A Coal Mine"
Country Superstars of the 70s1979TV Movie writer: "Southern Nights"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
Convoy1978writer: "Southern Nights"
The Muppet Show1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dolly1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dinah!1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
Black Samson1974lyrics: "Black Samson" / music: "Black Samson"
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass1967TV Special writer: "Whipped Cream"
Where the Action Is1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Fanfare1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's What's Happening, Baby!1965TV Special writer: "I Like It Like That"


The Garden's Defining Moments2015TV Mini-Series
Queen City2013Piano Man
Eve's Bayou1997Proprietor


The Weight of the Nation for Kids2012TV Mini-Series documentary 1 episode
The Night of Pistol Pete2004TV Movie
Black Samson1974

Music Department

Make It Funky!2005Documentary musical director


King Cake: A Big Easy Story2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Jimmy's Music Club the MovieDocumentary filmingHimself
Professor Longhair: The Shuffling HungarianDocumentary post-productionHimself
Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia2016VideoHimself
The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music2016TV MovieHimself
Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival2013TV Special
Bayou Maharajah2013Documentary
Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn2012TV MovieHimself
Perspectives2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Treme Musical Performances2010Video shortHimself
Treme Musical Performances: The Greatest Love2010Video shortHimself
Jimmy Buffett & Friends: Live from the Gulf Coast2010TV MovieHimself
Treme2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Musical Guest
Gulf Aid: Concert for the Coast2010TV MovieHimself
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Austin City Limits2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2006-2008TV SeriesHimself (also Interview) / Himself
Hot as a Pistol, Keen as a Blade2006VideoHimself
The Mark Twain Prize: Neil Simon2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hurricane on the Bayou2006DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Tavis Smiley2006TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Putting the River in Reverse2006Documentary shortHimself
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Imagine2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Make It Funky!2005DocumentaryHimself
React Now: Music & Relief2005TV MovieHimself
I Believe to My Soul2005Video documentary shortHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Pianist
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Scenes1992/IITV Mini-Series documentary
Dolly1988TV SeriesHimself
The Day of Five Billion1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHimself
Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together1982DocumentaryAllen Toussaint (as Allen R. Toussaint)
Always for Pleasure1978DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHimself - In Memoriam

Nominated Awards

2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Americana AlbumFor the album "Songbook."
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal Album

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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