On Thursday, August 12, news surfaced that Tony Bennett will be retiring from touring. Many fans have become curious to learn about the singer’s net worth ever since.
The news of the I Left My Heart in San Francisco crooner’s retirement arrived almost a week after his collaboration with Lady Gaga. The duo rocked the stage at two sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the first of which celebrated his 95th birthday.
Tony Bennett’s net worth explored
- The jazz singer is worth approximately $200 million.
Born and raised in Astoria and Pyrites, New York, the singer developed an interest in music from an early age. He is also a war veteran, who fought in the final stages of World War II as an infantryman.
The 95-year-old singer gained popularity in the music world right after the release of his 1951 song Because of You. His other top hits come from albums, The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. However, the Grammy Award winner’s signature song, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, came out in 1962.
Some of his recent works include a collaboration with Lady Gaga. The duo toured and recorded two albums together – Cheek to Cheek (2014) and Love for Sale (2021).
Tony has also appeared on television shows like Late Night with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Muppets Tonight, The Simpsons, and many MTV programs.
Why is the singer retiring?
On Aug 12, news arrived that the legendary crooner will be pulling out of concerts scheduled in New York, Connecticut, Arizona, Maryland, Oklahoma and Canada. Ticket holders can inquire about the refunds at the local venues.
Tony’s son and manager Danny Bennett told Variety, “This was a hard decision for us to make, as he is a capable performer. This is however doctors’ orders. His continued health is the most important part of this, and when Tony’s wife, Susan, heard the doctors she said: ‘Absolutely not.’”
Danny, 67, went on to reveal that it’s not the singing but the travelling that is causing health issues for the singer. Danny said in his statement, “We don’t want him to fall on stage, for instance. We’re not worried about him being able to sing. We are worried, from a physical standpoint … about human nature.”
In a Feb 2021 interview with AARP magazine, Danny revealed that his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2016. The singer took to Twitter at the time and wrote, “Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s. Thank you to Susan and my family for their support.”
Fans react to the news
Many fans swarmed Twitter after the news of Tony’s retirement surfaced. Here’s what they had to say.
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