Net Worth $175 million
Neil Diamond is an American singer-songwriter with an estimated net worth of $175 million. A few of his hits include “Solitary Man,” “Cherry,Cherry,” and “Kentucky Woman.” He is six feet tall and weighs 160 pounds. Neil Leslie Diamond was born on January 24, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. Diamond was the son of a shop owner and housewife, both of whom emigrated from Europe to the United States and settled in New York. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School where he was a member of the fencing team, eventually earning a scholarship to New York University where he would be part of the 1960 NCAA men’s championship fencing team. Although he would later say his childhood ambition was to be a medical researcher, his talent for music proved too strong after he got his first guitar when he was 16 as he began writing his own songs soon after and was offered a job writing songs for a music publishing company while still in college.
He would eventually leave the university to pursue his music career full time and soon was performing as well as writing songs. He enjoyed his first widespread success in 1966 with the hit “Solitary Man” and his first No. 1 hit as a writer with “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees. His fame would only grow in the rest of the 1960s with the release of “Cherry, Cherry,” “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” and “Sweet Caroline” in 1969, which reached No. 5 in the Billboard Charts. His first No.1 song as a performer would come in 1970 with “Crackin’ Rosie” and he would reached the same heights in 1972 with “Song Sung Blue.”
Although the zenith of his career came in the 1960s and 1970s, Diamond has continued to stay relevant for the past three decades with new material, including an extended foray into country music and most importantly through a continually touring across the planet. Many of his songs have become legendary themes in everything from movies to baseball stadiums – “Sweet Caroline” is sung at every Boston Red Sox game by the entire Fenway Park crowd. He tried his hand at acting in The Jazz Singer, although the effort was roundly criticized even if the movie resulted in the songs “Love on the Rocks” and “America.” Diamond has been married three times and has four children. Even into his 70s, he continues to tour and remain a force in the music industry.