Sheila E. Net Worth

Sheila E. Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Sheila Escovedo net worth is
$12 Million

Sheila Escovedo Wiki Biography

Sheila Escovedo was born on 12 December 1957, in California, USA, of Mexican and African-American descent. Sheila is a drummer, percussionist, and singer, who is probably best known for collaborating with big names such as Prince, Lionel Richie, Ringo Starr, Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé. She’s also released various singles and albums during her career now spanning over 40 years. All her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Sheila E? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. She plays various instruments and has also won numerous awards during her career. She made television appearances too, and all of these have ensured the position of her wealth.

Sheila E. Net Worth $12 Million

Sheila started learning the percussion at a young age, having a father who was a percussionist. She also had an uncle who was part of the band “The Zeros”, and another who was a member of “The Dragons”. She was surrounded by family members who were in the music industry, mostly in rock, punk, and similar genres.

She started her career in 1976, working on “Yesterday’s Dream” with Alphonso Johnson. A few years into her career she was already working with big names such as Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and George Duke. Two years after her debut she met Prince, and would later join his band “Purple Rain”. She provided vocals for a few songs and also started to gain recognition for her own songs such as “The Glamorous Life”, which topped dance charts. She received various nominations in the Grammys and MTV Awards for her songs. She then released “The Belle of St. Mark” while touring with “Purple Rain”.

In 1985, she released another album called “Romance 1600” with the song “Holly Rock” becoming a part of the movie “Krush Groove”. Sheila continued getting nominations, and made more albums, including “Sheila E”. She also appeared in films such as “Sign “O” the Times”, “Chasing Papi” and “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”. She continued being the drummer for Prince, and became a part of the backup band “The New Power Generation”. She also wrote much of Prince’s music and helped develop his songs.

Sheila left the group in 1989 and released “Sex Cymbals” which didn’t get much attention as Sheila was unable to promote it because of her health. In 1996, she played with Namie Amuro and then with Phil Collins for “True Colors”. She’s also seen in the Beyoncé song video “Work It Out”. Aside from these, she became a member of “Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band” in which she played drum duets with Ringo. All benefited her net worth.

She continued to collaborate with other bands and later became a part of “One Nite Alone…Live!” by Prince. She performed with him in various events soon afterwards, and then tried her hand at the country genre, winning the competition “Gone Country”. Sheila toured and performed, releasing EPs and becoming a part of shows including “American Idol”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, and “Dancing with the Stars”. One of her most recent works is the orchestral soundtrack for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”.

For her personal life, it is known that she had a brief romance with Prince while he was still in a relationship with Susannah Melvoin, otherwise little is known of her private life. She has her own website – – and has been made an honorary member of various sororities for her humanitarian efforts and contributions to music.

Full NameSheila E.
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 12, 1957
Place Of BirthCalifornia, USA
Height1.6 m
ProfessionSinger, drummer, percussionist
EducationOakland High School
ParentsPete Escovedo, Juanita Gardere
SiblingsPeter Michael Escovedo, Zina Escovedo, Juan Escovedo
Albums“Yesterday’s Dream” (1976), “Sheila E”, “Sex Cymbals”
Music Groups“The New Power Generation”, “Purple Rain”, “True Colors”, “Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band”, “One Nite Alone…Live!”
NominationsGrammy Awards, MTV Awards
Movies“Krush Groove”, “Sign “O” the Times”, “Chasing Papi”, “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
TV Shows“American Idol”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “Dancing with the Stars”
1I'm not trying to sell sex. I just don't like wearing a lot of clothes on stage.
1Longtime friend of Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer.
2Biological aunt of Nicole Richie, whose biological father is Peter Michael Escovedo.
3Attended Oakland High School in Oakland, California.
4Is the co-founder (along with Lynn Mabry) of the "Lil' Angel Bunny Foundation", an organization that "provides abused, abandoned and severely emotionally disturbed children compassionate care by implementing an alternative method of recreational and education therapy through music and the arts and funding special services and programs that assist the needs of these children using these fundamental methods".
5Ranked #88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.
6Was a child prodigy.
7Had a #1 hit single with "The Glamorous Life".
8Tours with group "Ringo Starr's All Starrs".
9Eldest child of Pete Escovedo and wife Juanita Gardere Escovedo. She has one sister Zina Escovedo, with two brothers, Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo.
10Once dated Prince.
11Goddaughter of Latin music legend Tito Puente.


BET Awards 20162016TV Movie performer: "Housequake", "Erotic City", "U Got The Look", "A Love Bizarre", "The Glamorous Life", "America", "Baby I'm a Star" / writer: "A Love Bizarre"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ugly Betty2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 20032004TV Special documentary music: "Glamorous Life"
Chasing Papi2003writer: "Favorite Fantasy", "Escolandia"
Caught1996lyrics: "Viva Para Ser Libre I Live To Be Free" / music: "Viva Para Ser Libre I Live To Be Free" / performer: "Viva Para Ser Libre I Live To Be Free"
Frauen sind was Wunderbares1994lyrics: "Romance 1600" / music: "Romance 1600" / performer: "Romance 1600"
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV Special performer: "Beautiful Maria of My Soul"
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane1990performer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do" / producer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do" / writer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do"
Women in Rock1986Video documentary performer: "Glamorous Life"
Saturday Night Live1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Krush Groove1985arranger: "A Love Bizarre" / performer: "A Love Bizarre", "Holly Rock", "Krush Groovin'" / writer: "A Love Bizarre", "Holly Rock"
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
Protocol1984performer: "The Glamorous Life"

Music Department

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice2016musician: drum orchestra - as Sheila E
Kung Fu Panda 32016musician: percussion solos
Ride Along 22016featured musician
Man of Steel2013musician: drum orchestra
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted2012musician: additional soloist
In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina2009TV Movie musical director
2001 ALMA Awards2001TV Special musical director
The Magic Hour1998TV Series musical director


She Rocks The Planet!2015TV SeriesMusician
2003 World Series2003TV SeriesOpening performer
Chasing Papi2003Latin Festival Band Member
Cosby1997TV Series
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane1990Club Singer
AVRO's Toppop1984TV Series


Studio City2003Short


The Magic Hour1998TV Series band leader


The Leader: of the Band2016ShortHerself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One2015TV MovieHerself
Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson2015TV MovieHerself - Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical guest
International Jazz Day2015Herself
Black Girls Rock!2015TV MovieHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2015TV SeriesHerself
The Real2014TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2009-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Musician
The Talk2014TV SeriesHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors2013TV SpecialHerself
The Stern Grove Festival Videos2013TV SeriesHerself
Finding the Funk2013DocumentaryHerself
VH1 Divas 20122012TV MovieHerself
Dancing with the Stars2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Unsung2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Andraé Crouch: The Journey2011DocumentaryHerself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
American Idol2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant2010TV SpecialHerself - Judge
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHerself
In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina2009TV MovieHerself
Gone Country2009TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle2009TV MovieHerself
Azteca: La piedra del sol2009DocumentaryHerself
2008 American Music Awards2008TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience (uncredited)
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live 20062008Video documentaryMusician
Rock & A Hard Place2008TV SeriesHerself
The Next Great American Band2007TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Night School: An Evening with Stanley Clarke and Friends2007VideoHerself
Star Tomorrow2006TV MovieHerself
The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
An All-Star Salute to Patti LaBelle: Live from Atlantis2005TV SpecialHerself
The 2005 World Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
VH1 Divas 20042004TV MovieHerself - Performer
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 20032004TV Special documentaryHerself
19th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Prince Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas2003VideoHerself
100 Greatest Videos2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Commentator
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The 37th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHerself - Performer
The Chris Isaak Show2002TV SeriesHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
V.I.P.1999TV SeriesHerself
The Magic Hour1998TV SeriesHerself - Bandleader / Herself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as Sheila E)
Midnight Mac1995TV SeriesHerself
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
For Our Children1993VideoHerself
Gloria Estefan: Mi Tierra1993TV MovieHerself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Performer
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHerself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1985-1989TV SeriesHerself
Prince: Lovesexy Live1989VideoHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Sign 'o' the Times1987DocumentaryHerself
The 13th Annual American Music Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
Prince and the Revolution LIVE!1985Video documentaryHerself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Saturday Night Live1985TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
New American Bandstand 19651985TV SeriesHerself
Krush Groove1985Herself
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHerself
Soul Train1985TV Series documentaryHerself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sound Festival1982TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Ich will Spaß - Die 80er-Jahre-Pop-und-Schlagernacht mit Perlen aus Ost und West2004TV Special documentaryHerself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Women in Rock1986Video documentaryHerself

Nominated Awards

2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music DirectionIn Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina (2009)
1986GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video, Long FormPrince and the Revolution LIVE! (1985)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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