Teena Marie Net Worth

Teena Marie Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Teena Marie Vargas net worth is
$3 Million

Teena Marie Vargas Wiki Biography

Teena Marie was born as Mary Christine Brockert on the 5th March 1956, in Santa Monica, California USA, of a Portuguese, Italian, Irish, and Native American heritage. She was a singer-songwriter and producer, best known for her distinctive voice in R&B and soul music; she also played rhythm guitar, keyboards, and congas. Her career started in 1964, and ended in 2010 when she passed away.

Have you ever wondered how rich Teena Marie was at the moment of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Teena Marie’s net worth was as high as $3 million, earned through her successful career as a musician. In addition to being a highly popular singer, Marie also worked as a writer and producer which improved her wealth.

Teena Marie Net Worth $3 Million

Teena Marie was a daughter of Mary Anne, a home renovator, and Thomas Leslie Brockert, a construction worker. She grew up in Mission Hills, and her parents sent her to auditions when was eight years old, and Marie got her first acting role in “The Beverly Hillbillies” in 1964. Marie’s family moved to Los Angeles in 1970 where she went to Venice High School and was a member of the band called Truvair from 1974 to 1975. Later, Marie studied English Literature at Santa Monica College.

When Marie went to sign a contract with Motown Records in 1976, the label’s boss Berry Gordy was so impressed with her singing that he didn’t offer her a group contract, but a solo contract instead. She also met Rick James who decided to produce her debut album “Wild and Peaceful” in 1979, which reached No. 18 at Black Albums chart and No. 94 on the Billboard Albums. The next year, Marie released her second album “Lady T”, produced by Richard Rudolph, and it reached the No. 45 at Billboard Pop Albums and No. 18 on Top Soul Albums. Her net worth was well established.

Also in 1980, Marie recorded another album called “Irons in the Fire”, but this time she wrote and produced it too. The release was more popular than her previous two, with a single “I need Your Lovin’” reaching No. 9 at US R&B chart and No. 2 on US Dance chart. However, Marie’s next album “It Must Be Magic” (1981) was the first that achieved gold status, and it reached No. 2 at US R&B chart, with single “Square Biz” getting up to No. 3, which certainly added a lot to her net worth.

In 1982, Teena had a contract dispute with Motown Records after which she left the label, joining Columbia Records and releasing her “Robbery” (1983) album, before making her best-selling album “Starchild” in 1984. It reached No. 31 on the Billboard chart and also her single and biggest hit “Lovergirl” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. This album significantly increased her net worth. In 1986, Marie released a rock-influenced album called “Emerald City”, but it didn’t go well with her audience, so she returned to funk and R&B in 1988 with “Naked to the World”, which made it to No. 65 on the Billboard Albums chart.

Marie later released two more albums “Ivory” (1990) and “Passion Play” (1994), which weren’t as popular as the previous ones, but her eleventh album “La Doña” (2004) peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, and No. 3 on the R&B Albums chart. Two years later, Teena recorded “Sapphire” that reached No. 3 the US R&B Albums chart and No. 24 on the Billboard 200. Most recently, Marie released “Congo Square” in 2009, and “Beautiful”, posthumously published in 2013.

Regarding her personal life, Teena Marie was never married, but she had a daughter Alia Rose, born in 1991. She had a strange accident in 2004 when a picture frame fell and hit her on the head in a hotel room. From then, Marie had seizures for the rest of her life, and on the 26th December 2010, her daughter Alia Rose found her unresponsive in Teena’s house in Pasadena. California. The autopsy showed that Marie had died from natural causes.

Full NameTeena Marie
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 5th 1956
Place Of BirthSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Height1.52 m
EducationSanta Monica College, Venice High School
ChildrenAlia Rose
ParentsThomas Leslie Brockert, Mary Anne Brockert
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, Fire and Desire, Lovergirl, Portuguese Love
TV ShowsThe Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott, Hip Hop Hold 'Em
1Distinctive soulful vocals
1I'm a black artist with a white skin. At the end of the day, you have to sing what's in your soul.
1Her ethnic ancestry was Irish, Italian, Portuguese and Native American.
2Attended and graduated from Venice High School in Los Angeles, California.
3Attended Santa Monica City College where she studied English Literature.
4Following her untimely death, she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. She was cremated and her ashes were given to the family members.
5At the time of her death, Teena Marie had been in the process of completing her album "Beautiful". The album was finished posthumously by her daughter Alia Rose Brockert and released on January 15, 2013.
6On June 9, 2009, her album "Congo Square" was her first CD on the Stax Records label. The album followed previous CDs on Ca$h Money Classics ("La Dona" and "Sapphire"). This set debuted at #3 and #20 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop and 200 albums charted, respectively.
7Her album "Sapphire" (Ca$h Money Classics/Universal Records 985 389) debuted at #3 on the R&B chart and at #24 on the pop chart. [May 2006]
8Her album "La Dona" (Ca$h Money Classics/Universal Records 986 236) was released, her first album of new songs since "Passion Play" (Sarai Records) in 1994. the latter was released independently. The former debuted at #3 on the R&B chart and at #6 on the pop chart. [May 2004]
9On December 26, 2010, Teena Marie was found dead in her home by her daughter, Alia Rose Brockert. Teena died early Sunday morning. It was reported that she died from natural causes. She suffered a grand mal seizure a month prior to her death.
10Has one daughter: Alia Rose Brockert (born December 25, 1991).
11Protegee of Rick James.
12Her manager was Mike Gardner.
13Her publicist was Lynn Jeter.
14Friends with LisaRaye McCoy.


Entourage2015writer: "Peaches N Cream" - as Mary Brockert
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2013
My Mad Fat Diary2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Don't Know How She Does It2011performer: "I'm a Sucker for Your Love"
Dirty Girl2010performer: "Lovergirl" / writer: "Lovergirl" - as Teena Marie Brockert
Unsung2010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates ChrisTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Maid in Manhattan2002performer: "Lovergirl" / writer: "Lovergirl"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game performer: "Behind The Groove" / writer: "Behind The Groove" - as Mary C. Brockert
Baby Boy2001writer: "Crip Hop"
Free Tibet1998Documentary writer: "Fu-Gee-La" - as T. Marie
Bulworth1998writer: "Firm Biz" - as T. Brockert
Saturday Night Live1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
New York Undercover1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tap1989performer: "Bad Boy"
Top Gun1986performer: "Lead Me On"
The Goonies1985performer: "14K" / producer: "14K" / writer: "14K"


Hip Hop Hold 'Em2006TV Series
The Beverly Hillbillies1964TV SeriesBeverly

Music Department

Hollywood Squares1998TV Series composer: theme "Square Biz" - 2002-2004


BET Awards 20112011TV Special in memory of
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV Special in memory of
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Inside: Teena Marie2011TV MovieHerself
The View2009TV SeriesHerself
Unsung2009TV Series documentaryHerself
'TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival'2009TV MovieHerself
17th Annual Trumpet Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott2005TV SeriesHerself / Judge
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Soul Train1979-2004TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin2003TV SpecialPerformer
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Steve Harvey Show2001TV SeriesHerself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Parkers2000TV SeriesHerself
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesHerself
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHerself
New American Bandstand 19651981-1984TV SeriesHerself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Unsung2010-2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam

Nominated Awards

2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "I'm Still In Love."

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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