Anita Baker Net Worth

Anita Baker Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Anita Denise Baker net worth is
$90 Million

Anita Denise Baker Wiki Biography

Anita Denise Baker is a Toledo, Ohio-born American jazz singer and songwriter best known for singles like “Sweet Love”. Born on 26 January 1958 of Afro-American descent, she is an eight times award winning Jazz singer. A prolific singer who has made herself a dominating figure when it comes to Jazz music, Anita is also a highly regarded songwriter. Her intense and passionate writing skill has helped her hold onto her career success and has also added to her wealth. Anita Baker has been actively entertaining us since 1979 with her flawless songs.

A popular Jazz singer who has sold many millions of copies of her albums, how rich is Anita Baker? As of 2017, Anita has been counting her net worth at an estimated $90 million, the major source of her income being her successful musical career which has spanned more than 35 years.

Anita Baker Net Worth $90 Million

Anita was abandoned by her biological mother, and was raised by her foster parents from the age of two. Steeped in music since her childhood, Anita started singing in her teenage years, initially performing in nightclubs in Detroit which helped her to get noticed by David Washington who eventually helped her to sign with Ariola Records as a member of the group, Chapter 8. The band went on to release a self-titled album which however did not succeed in the music market.

Eventually, driven by her passion for music, Anita started a solo music career in 1982 when she signed a deal with the Beverley Glen label, and released an album, “The Songstress” in 1983. Singles from the album like “No More Tears”, “Angel” and “You’re the Best Thing Yet” went on to get listed in R&B charts, and with this success, Anita became a known name in the American music industry. As a singer, she has released a total of seven albums in her solo career, including “Rapture”, “Compisitions”, “My Everything”, “Rhythm of Love”, etc. and one as a member of the band, Chapter 8. These albums have obviously been handy in raising her net worth while her concert tours have also helped a lot in this cause.

For her contribution to music, Baker has been rewarded and honored with Grammy Awards eight times over the years. Anita has also been credited for releasing successful albums as five have been certified platinum by RIAA while one is certified gold. Adding to this, she has also been rewarded with four American Music Awards and seven Soul Train Music Awards, not to mention multiple nominations for different honorable awards.

Other than her musical excellence, Anita Baker is also known for writing impeccable songs which has made her one of the highly regarded songwriters in the industry.

As for her personal life, Anita was married to Walter Bridgeforth, Jr. from 1988 to 2007. The couple had two sons who are also studying music at the time. As of now, the honorific singer, Anita Baker has been living her celebrated life in Grosse Pointe, Michigan where she enjoys her current substantial net worth of $90 million.

Full NameAnita Baker
Net Worth$90 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 26, 1958
Place Of BirthToledo, Ohio, United States
Height4 ft 10 in (1.49 m)
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Composer, Record producer, Music Arranger
SpouseWalter Bridgforth Jr. (m. 1988–2007)
ChildrenEdward Carlton Bridgforth, Walter Baker Bridgforth
ParentsMary Lewis (foster mother)
SiblingsLois Landry
NicknamesBaker, Anita , Anita Denise Baker
AwardsGrammy Award for Best R&B/Best Female R&B Vocal Performance/Best Soul Gospel Performance, American Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist (1986), Canadian Smooth Jazz Award - International Artist of the Year (2005)
Record LabelsAriola, Beverly Glen, Elektra, Atlantic, Blue Note
AlbumsThe Songstress (1983), Rapture (1986), Giving You the Best That I Got (1988), Compositions (1990), Rhythm of Love (1994), My Everything (2004)
Music GroupsChapter 8
NominationsHollywood Walk of Fame (1994),
MoviesForget Paris (1995)
TV ShowsAnita Baker: A Night of Rapture (1987), American Music Awards (since 1974)
1She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2Is an only child.
3Ranked #74 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock N Roll
4Lead singer of Chapter 8 from 1978 to 1984


2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV Special performer: "Sweet Love", "Sweetest Dream" / writer: "Giving You the Best That I Got", "Been So Long", "Sweet Love"
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Why Did I Get Married?2007performer: "You Belong to Me"
Mad About You1997-1999TV Series performer - 12 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes1996TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Forget Paris1995performer: "When You Love Someone" / writer: "When You Love Someone"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992


Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2013TV SeriesHerself
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon2012TV MovieHerself
Good Morning America2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical guest
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul2011TV MovieHerself - Performer
Black Girls Rock! 20112011TV MovieHerself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Honoree
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The BET Honors2009TV MovieHerself
'TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival'2009TV MovieHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson2008TV MovieHerself
In Performance at the White House: Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz2007TV SpecialMusician
The View2007TV SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2005TV SeriesHerself
Later... With Jools Holland2004TV SeriesHerself
The Best Hit USA2004TV SeriesHerself
MOBO Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2004TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
25th Anniversary Essence Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Sea World/Busch Gardens Party for the Planet1995TV MovieHerself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1995TV SeriesHerself
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Christmas in Washington1994TV MovieHerself
Sinatra Duets1994TV SpecialHerself
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
1993 Essence Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
Christmas in Washington1991TV MovieHerself
Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
CBS This Morning1988-1990TV SeriesHerself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHerself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration1990TV SpecialHerself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
The 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Harry Måneskin1990TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1989TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music1989TV MovieHerself - Host
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1989TV SeriesHerself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Host
Saturday Night Live1987-1989TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Presidential Inaugural Gala1989TV MovieHerself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Winner
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
1987 Power Hits: New Year's Eve Countdown1987TV SpecialHerself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Anita Baker: One Night of Rapture1987VideoHerself
The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Soul Train1983-1986TV Series documentaryHerself / Guest
New American Bandstand 19651984TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes2006TV Series documentaryHerself - Singer (segment "Sheryl Crow")
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself

Won Awards

1994Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn October 13, 1994. On 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B PerformanceFor the song "Lately."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "My Everything."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "You're My Everything."

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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