Originally posted on October 15, 2020 @ 5:15 am
Kenneth Brian Edmonds aka Babyface is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. Babyface started his music career in the 1970s.
He worked with artists like Bootsy Collins, L.A. Reid, and Daryl Simmons at the beginning of his career. Over the years, he has gained notoriety as one of the greatest producers and songwriters of all time.
To illustrate, 26 of the songs he wrote became number one on the charts. Five of his 10 studio albums have also hit platinum and above. Babyface has also received numerous awards over the years. Read about Babyface’s net worth and lifestyle in our writeup below.
Net Worth and Income Sources.
Babyface’s talent and skills have catapulted him to stardom and an enviable net worth to boot. He has a net worth of over $200 million.
His income is sourced from earnings from his album sales, writing, and producing music, as well as earnings from the film industry.
Houses, Cars, Properties, and Lifestyle.
Babyface has shelled out millions of dollars on various properties over the years. In 2004, he purchased a 7,508 square foot mansion in Bel Air that boasts five bedrooms, six bathrooms.
A month earlier he had purchased another mansion in Mulholland in Los Angeles for $4.1 million. This was even bigger than the former, boasting 8,245 square feet of livable space. The mansion cost Babyface a whopping $5.15 million.
However, his most impressive property is an LA home spanning over 20,000 square feet. It boasts of an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool, 6 bedrooms, a guest house, a gym, sauna, elevator, and a movie theater. The mansion cost him a jaw-dropping $35 million.
Additionally, Babyface owns another house in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The house has 3,614 square feet of livable space. He paid $780,000 for the property. He also owns another property in Las Vegas worth $255,000.
Babyface also owns a vintage Bosemdofer piano worth $50,000. Moreover, he also owns a recording studio in his house.
When it comes to cars, Babyface owns a luxurious fleet. Some of them are a Porsche 911 Carrera, and Merceded S 600 worth about $200,000. He also owns an expensive gold Rolex watch.
Babyface began his career in the 70s as aforementioned. His first serious gig was when he got a chance to play the keyboard for the group, The Deele.
There, he met with Antonio L.A. Reid who played the drums. He would work with the group until 1988 when he exited together with Reid. In 1983, he wrote the song, Slow Jam for Midnight Star.
After leaving The Deele, he started a record label with L. A Reid named LaFace Records. The label signed some of today’s most famous artists like Usher, TLC, and Toni Braxton.
Babyface’s work with these artists was a great success. Under his stewardship, the artists sold over 100 million records. In 1990, Babyface wrote the song I’m Your Baby Tonight for Whitney Houston. The song became number one in the US. It was also the first number one song he had ever written.
Over the years, Babyface has worked with big artists like Madonna, Celine Dion, Lil Wayne, Backstreet Boyz, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Diana Ross.
He has won 11 Grammy Awards in his career and is ranked number 20 in the Greatest Producers Ever list.