Whitney Houston’s Net Worth, Age, Height, Boyfriends, Cause of Death

Whitney Houston’s Net Worth

$20 Million

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American Model, Actress, Singer, and Producer. As of 2024, Whitney Elizabeth Houston’s net worth is estimated at $20 million.

Quick Bio

Full Name Whitney Elizabeth Houston
Nick NameNippy, The Voice
Net Worth US $20 Million
Birthday August 9, 1963
Birth PlaceNewark, New Jersey, United States
Age at Death time   48 years old
Height  5′ 7″(171 cm)
Occupation Actress / Singer / Model
Husband Bobby Brown
Death Date February 11, 2012

Who is Whitney Houston? Biography

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American Model, Actress, Singer, and Producer. Whitney Houston’s net worth at the time of her death was estimated at $20 million.

According to Guinness World Records, she was the most-awarded female artist. She released seven studio albums as well as two soundtrack albums.

 Her albums have been certified as multi-platinum, diamond, platinum, and gold. Whitney Elizabeth Houston started singing in church from her childhood.

She even became a background vocalist during high school.

Her first two albums Whitney in 1987 and  Whitney Houston in 1985 ranked top on the Billboard 200 in the U.S.

Now the question is, How did Whitney Houston’s Net Worth reach US $20 Million?

Life and Career

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born to an Army serviceman and entertainer John Russell Houston, Jr., and gospel singer Cissy Houston.

Whitney Houston Parents Russell Houston (father) and mother Cissy Houston.
Whitney Houston’s Parents Russell Houston (father) and mother Cissy Houston(middle).

Her one brother Michael is a singer another elder half-brother, Gary Garland is a former basketball player. 

whitney houston with brother Michael Houston and Gary Garland
Whitney Houston with brother Michael Houston and Gary Garland

At the age of 4, due to the 1967 Newark riots, her family shifted to a middle-class area in East Orange, New Jersey.

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At the age of 11, she began performing as a soloist at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, where she learned to play the piano.

“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” was her first solo performance in the church.

She married an American Rapper, Singer, and Songwriter Bobby Brown on July 18, 1992. The couple welcomed their daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown on March 4, 1993. Their daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was an American television personality who was died on 26 July 2015 at the age of 22.

Whitney Elizabeth Houston's husband bobby brown

Whitney Houston’s Net Worth

She was considered among the biggest female pop stars. Her work as a hitmaker was mind-blowing.

Houston became the first star to have 7 consecutive singles hit number one and had an estimated net worth of $20 million before death.

 Before moving into secular music, she got training in the gospel. After that, Houston developed virtuosic singing styles.

In 2009, she cited as the most-awarded female artist according to the Guinness World Records.

In her career, she sold more than 170 million albums as well as 6 Grammies, 2 Emmy awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 AMA’s. 

Whitney Houston’s Net Worth had declined in her last years.

She signed a contract of $100 million in 2001 with Arista. At that time, she was able to make  $30 million a year touring.

Whitney Houston’s Albums & Singles

  • I Look to You in 2009
  • One Wish: The Holiday Album in 2003
  • Whitney in 1987
  • My Love Is Your Love in 1998
  • Whitney Houston in 1985
  • I’m Your Baby Tonight in 1990
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Whitney Houston Songs

Whitney Houston Death

On February 9, 2012, she visited singers Brandy and Monica (singers)  with Clive Davis at The Beverly Hilton for Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards party.

That day, Houston made her last public performance with  Kelly Price.

 After two days, on  February 11, 2012, she was found in Suite 434 unconscious at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s bathtub.

At that time the cause of death was unknown, and according to the local police there were “no obvious signs of criminal intent”. 

 Later, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that the cause of her death was drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.

Moreover, the officer stated that the amount of cocaine found in Houston’s body indicated that she used it shortly before her death. 

People Also Love To Know

Who is Whitney Houston?

She was an American singer, model, actress, and wife of Bobby Brown.

Who is Whitney Houston’s mom?

She was born on August 9, 1963, in  Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Her father John Russell Houston, Jr. was an Army serviceman and entertainment executive, whereas mother  Emily “Cissy” (Drinkard) Houston was a gospel singer.

How did Whitney Houston die?

She died due to drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.

What’s Whitney Houston’s net worth?

Whitney Houston’s net worth was estimated at $20 million before her death.

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