With more than 64 million albums sold in the United States alone and 120 million albums sold worldwide, Bruce Springsteen is perhaps one of the best-selling musicians of our time. Even though the Bruce Springsteen net worth is said to be around 300 million dollars, he is known to have contributed to many charitable and humanitarian causes.
Bruce Springsteen Net Worth - $300 Million
Birth Name - Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen [AKA: The Boss]
Date of birth - September 23, 1949
Zodiac Sign - Libra
Birth Place - Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 10″
Profession - Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Humanitarian, Guitarist, Songwriter
He was born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen on 23rd of September 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey to Douglas Frederick Springsteen and Adele Ann Zerilli. Of Dutch, Irish and Italian descent, young Bruce had a Catholic upbringing.
Inspired by Elvis Presley’s appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show back in 1956, Bruce took up music at the early age of 7. When he turned 16, his mother took out a loan in order to buy him a Kent guitar. While he attended the local school in Freehold Borough where he also graduated from high school, Bruce never fit in. Teachers said of him that he was a loner and that the only thing he desired was to play his guitar.
Through his teen and early twenties, Bruce performed at local venues and clubs. He eventually became the lead guitarist and singer in a band called The Castiles. He then went to play with Danny Federici, Steven Van Zandt and Vini Lopez in the band Child. After having hired the new guitarist Robbin Thompson, they decided to switch the name to Steel Mill.
The commercial breakthrough came with the signing with Columbia Records in 1972. Another renaming of the band took place and Bruce would now be associated with The E Street Band with whom he would play for most of his musical career. Although the first albums released by Bruce and his E Street Band would have little commercial success, the 1975 album Born to Run achieved both commercial as well as critical success and would be the turning point in Springsteen’s career.
Many more albums followed, with his 1984 “Born in the U.S.A.” being a huge success and selling in millions of copies. Bruce’s talent would bring up the struggles of the poor and the middle working class Americans to the big audiences, a thing which most likely boosted his career, alongside his high energy persona as well as his talented vocal and guitar playing style.
Bruce Springsteen is still active in the music world and energetic, with concerts lasting longer than 3 hours, despite Bruce’s 66 years.