Whitney Houston Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Whitney Houston Biography
  • Name: Whitney Houston
  • Age at Death: 48 years old
  • Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Net Worth: US $20 Million
  • Status: Deceased

Whitney Houston was a multi-Grammy award winning American singer, actress, and model. Throughout her life, she released seven albums and appeared in several movies. Her dynamic vocals netted her over 200 million worldwide record sales. She was recognized as one of the best, if not the best, selling female artist of all time. In 2009, the Guinness World Records agreed, labeling her the most awarded female act of all time. In 1992, her debut film “The Bodyguard” stood as backdrop to what would become her most successful single to date; I Will Always Love You. Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey. Her family was no stranger to music as her mother Cissy Houston, godmother Aretha Franklin, and Cousin Dionne Warwick were all music icons. Being the daughter of a choir minister, Whitney seemed destined for greatness. At an early age, she began performing at church venues, wowing large crowds, and building her portfolio. By her mid teens, Whitney was performing with her mother and actively seeking a record deal. Her modeling career also took root as her natural beauty was discovered by a photographer. She would go on to become one of the first African-American women to grace the cover of Seventeen Magazine.

At the age of 19, Whitney Houston connected with Clive Davis from Arista Records. She was immediately signed and would begin her transition from gospel to pop music. She began working on her studio album. In 1985, she unleashed her debut studio album “Whitney Houston” which was an instant hit. The album featured various hit singles and sat atop of the US charts for several weeks. Standout songs such as “Saving All My Love for You” and “How Will I Know” catapulted her to stardom. In 1986, she received a Grammy for “Saving All My Love for You.” The following year, her second album “Whitney” was released. It too proved multiplatinum and did extremely well. By 1992, Whitney Houston had released four albums and was already an icon in the music world.

Things took a turn for the worst after she married R&B singer Bobby Brown in 1992. What started out as a passionate relationship quickly turned into one riddled with drugs and physical abuse. Despite her relationship struggles, her career didn’t take a day off. In 1992, Whitney Houston starred alongside Kevin Costner in “The Bodyguard.” The romantic thriller became very popular but her signature soundtrack eventually stole the show. Becoming her biggest hit ever, the sound track “I Will Always Love Your” spends a mind-blowing 14 weeks atop the US Charts. The song aided her in becoming the recipient of another 3 Grammy awards. In the following years, she would appear in films “Waiting to Exhale” and “The Preacher’s Wife.”

In 1998, Whitney Houston released another album “My Love Is Your Love.” It too saw some success as single “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” won her a Grammy. A collaboration with Mariah Carey on “When You Believe” also earned her another award. In the early 2000s, Whitney’s relationship was back into the spotlight. The extremely rocky marriage was now having a more pronounce effect on her career. From several concerts cancellations to appearing in poor physical form, her successful career did not correlate into her marriage. Nevertheless, Guinness World Records recognized her as the most awarded female artist of all time in 2009.

After a decade long of troubled marriage, Whitney divorced Bobby Brown in 2007. With the help of her mother and court officials, she won sole custody of her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. She attempted to pull her life back together with the release of the album “I Look To You” in 2009. Despite being well received by fans and charting, the album cannot be compared to her previous works. Her live appearances also had people talking due to the decline in the quality of her voice. However, that did not stop her attempted comeback.

Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at the age of 48. She passed away in Los Angeles, California at a Beverly Hilton hotel. Her reported cause of death was accidental drowning in her bathtub. Autopsy confirmed that cocaine found in her system and heart disease were contributing factor to her death. She was survived by Bobbi Kristina Brown, who later passed away in 2015. Her cause of death was strikingly similar to that of her mother. Whitney Houston’s height was 5ft 7in. She had an estimated net worth of $20 Million USD. Her legacy lives on in her foundation and within prominent artists today.

Whitney Houston Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Whitney Houston Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Whitney Elizabeth Houston
  • Birthday: August 9, 1963
  • Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
  • Occupation: Singer, Actress, Music Producer, Model
  • Years Active: 1977-2012
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $20 Million
  • Marriage(s): Bobby Brown
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: February 11, 2012
  • Cause of Death: Accidental Drowning
  • Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

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