Ruben Studdard Net worth
Born in September 12, 1978, Christopher Theodore Ruben Studdard is a 39 year old American R&B, Pop and gospel singer. He was raised in Birmingham, Alabama although he was born in Frankfurt, Germany. People identify him mostly for his shirts with prints of 205 which is the television code of his home town.
Being one of the highest paid singers, Studdard’s net worth is about 3 million dollars. Commonly called as “The Velvet Teddy bear”, his albums after him winning American Idol in 2003 became hits in Billboard top 100 earning him the riches.
Born to teacher parents, Studdard was raised in a religious family. He started his journey by singing gospels in his local church. Then he graduated from Alabama A&M University by majoring in music in 2000.
He released his first album ‘Soulful’ after winning a 39 city tour. His first debut single was a cover of Westlife’s ‘Flying without wings’. He then went on to sing “I need an angel” (2004), a present-day gospel recording. His third album was ‘The Return’, different from his previous albums. After getting married to Surata Zuri McCants he sang ‘Love Is’ (2009) inspired from his marriage. Then ‘Letters from Birmingham’ was released which traces a relationship through a series of letters.
He has toured with a production house for “Ain’t Misbehavin” in 2009.He was the runner up of summer tour “May Aiken” in 2010.
Studdard has created ‘The Ruben Studdard foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts’ for developing children’s music interests in the Birmingham area.In 2013, he partook in the show “The Biggest loser” for people struggling with weight issues. He is the spokesperson of ‘Be sickle smart’ an education and health cause; he is also working on behalf of many charity organizations.
He has acted in many movies, Television shows and series such as ‘Heaven I need a hug’a comedy drama movie, cameo role in the movie Scooby doo 2 and shows such as 8 simple rules, All of us, Eve etc.
He owns 6 studio albums; one certified Gold and one certified Platinum. His other sources of his humongous net worth was stock investments, substantial property holding, profitable endorsement deals with labels such as 19, J, Hickory, Shanache, verve and many converge cosmetics. He also has a chain of restaurants ‘Fat Studdard Burger’ chain in Washington. He owns a football team Frankfurt am main angels and has launched a vodka brand.
Awards and Achievements
He was nominated for Grammy awards and has won many awards such as one teen choice awards, BET awards, 3 Billboard music awards, outstanding new artist award, one image award, and Soul train award and has been nominated for many others. He has also received an honorary Master of Arts degree from Alabama A&M, where he graduated in music. He became a part of Omrican Delta Chapter of his college.
After procuring of the second season of American Idol award and Grammy nomination turned the cards for Ruben Studdard making him the acknowledged singer he is, from a choir boy. He truly is an inspiration for aspiring artists from the world who want to turn their passion into profession.