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James Fortune Wiki/Biography
James Fortune was born on the 29th November 1978, in Houston, Texas USA, and a singer, songwriter, producer and broadcaster, perhaps best known as a contemporary gospel artist, who has been nominated for Grammy Awards twice in the categories of the Best Album of the Year and the Best Gospel Song. More, Fortune also works on the radio. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 2004.
How much is the net worth of James Fortune? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $2 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Music and radio are the main sources of Fortune’s net worth.
James Fortune Net Worth $2 Million
To begin with, James was educated at the Kempner High School, and later graduated from the Cal State Northridge University. Afterwards, he worked as a director of the choir at Higher Dimension Church, and with the help of Pastor Terrance Johnson the church has expanded from 30 members at the turn of the century to 12,000 today.
Concerning his professional career, Fortune debuted with the studio album “You Survived” in 2004, the breakthrough for the artist, as the album was really very successful reaching 2nd position on the Billboard Gospel chart – for the single of the same name, James received Soul Music and ASCAP Rhythm awards. His second studio album, “The Transformation” (2007) peaked at 3rd and 119th positions on respectively on the Billboard Gospel and 200 charts. The singles “I Trust You” and “I Wouldn’t Know You” also appeared in the charts.
In 2010, Fortune released two albums – “Encore” and “I Believe Live”, however, the most successful album released so far is probably “Identity” in 2012; the same year Fortune was nominated for two Grammy Awards, one for the Best Gospel Song of the year and another for the Best Album of the Year. The artist immediately took the 1st position on the Best Gospel Artists List by Billboard. Afterwards, the album “Grace Gift” (2013) was released, and in 2014, the first live recording was released entitled “Live Through It”. During his career, Fortune has been working under following labels FIYA World Music, Light, eOne and Black Smoke Worldwide, and among others, Fortune has worked with such artists as Albertina Walker, Kim Burrell, Stevie Wonder and Donald Lawrence.
Talking about his career on radio, he has hosted the evening show on 1190 AM WLIB from since 2013.
Overall, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of James Fortune’s net worth.
Over his lifetime, Fortune has experienced legal troubles, including in 2003 pleading guilty to ‘felony injury of a child’, for which he was sentenced to six years deferred adjudication; the case came out after he left his stepson unattended and the boy suffered burns to nearly 50% of his body. In 2014 he was also charged with assault of a member of the family after an argument with his wife, yet released after paying $20,000 bail.
Finally, in the personal life of the gospel singer, Fortune married Cheryl Fortune in 2001, and they have four children.
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Date Of Birth||November 29, 1978|
|Place Of Birth||Richmond, Texas, United States|
|Profession||Gospel music recording artist, Singer, Record producer, Songwriter, Radio personality|
|Education||Kempner High School, California State University, Northridge|
|Spouse||Cheryl Fortune (m. 2001)|
|Awards||Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Album of the Year/Best Gospel Song of Year (2012), Best of 2012 Gospel Songs/Artists List (top Billboard's list )|
|Record Labels||Light Records, Entertainment One, FIYA World Music, Black Smoke Worldwide|
|Albums||You Survived (2004) TheTransformation (2007), Encore (2010), I Believe: Live (2010), Identity (2012), Grace Gift (2012), Live Through It (2014), Dear Future Me (2017)|
|Night Off the Living Dead||2004||Short||Dave|
|One-Eyed Chloe and the Eleventh Shot||2000||Short|