What is Lenny Kravitz’s Net Worth?
Lenny Kravitz is a Grammy-winning American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer with a net worth of $90 million.
He has released 11 studio albums, selling over 40 million copies, and his debut album, “Let Love Rule,” went Gold in several countries, including the U.S.
His 1991 single “It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over” peaked at #2 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart, and his albums “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (1993) and “5” (1998) were both certified 2x Platinum.
Kravitz has also appeared in several film and television projects, including “Precious” (2009), “The Hunger Games” (2012), and the FX series “Better Things” (2016).
In 2011, he was awarded France’s highest honor, becoming an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Early Life and Education
Lenny Kravitz was born in New York City in 1964 to Roxie Roker, an actress, and Sy Kravitz, a news producer. He grew up playing drums and guitar and was influenced by jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel music. Kravitz attended P.S. 6 elementary school in Manhattan and later moved to Los Angeles, where he spent three years in the California Boys Choir and performed with the Metropolitan Opera. He attended Beverly Hills High School with future stars Slash and Nicolas Cage and began playing bass and piano. After graduating in 1982, Kravitz went on the road, performing under the name “Romeo Blue.”
Lenny Kravitz’s Music Career
Lenny Kravitz began recording his first album in the mid-1980s with financial help from his father. He collaborated with Henry Hirsch and Karl Denson, and his friend Stephen Elvis Smith began managing him. Kravitz signed with Virgin Records in January 1989, and his album “Let Love Rule” was released in September of that year.
In 1990, Kravitz co-wrote and produced Madonna’s “Justify My Love,” which was a #1 hit. In 1991, he released the album “Mama Said,” which went Platinum in five countries. He released “Are You Gonna Go My Way” in 1993, which reached #1 on the charts in Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and the U.K. Kravitz released “Circus” in 1995 and “5” in 1998, and the single “Fly Away” earned him his first Grammy in 1999.
Kravitz followed the Grammy-winning “5” with six more albums, including “It Is Time for a Love Revolution” (2008), “Black and White America” (2011), and “Raise Vibration” (2018). He has released more than 50 music videos, and several of his singles have reached the top 10 on the “Billboard” Alternative Airplay chart, including “Let Love Rule,” “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” and “Fly Away.”
Kravitz has also worked as a music producer and has collaborated with other artists, including Mick Jagger and David Bowie. He has won multiple Grammy Awards, including for his cover of The Guess Who’s “American Woman” for the “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” soundtrack.
Lenny Kravitz’s Career Highlights
Lenny Kravitz founded Kravitz Design Inc. in 2003, which specializes in residential and commercial design. He designed the interiors for a Hollywood Hills home that was put on the market for $38 million in 2017. Kravitz has also designed two cameras for Leica and exhibited his photos at the Leica Gallery in Germany in 2019.
In addition to his successful design career, Kravitz has also had a successful acting career. He earned award nominations for his performances in “Precious” and “The Hunger Games” and appeared in several other films, including “The Butler” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” He also had recurring roles on the Fox series “Star.”
Furthermore, Kravitz has had cameo appearances as himself in “Zoolander” and its sequel, “Zoolander 2.”
Lenny Kravitz’s Personal Life
Lenny Kravitz began dating actress Lisa Bonet in 1985 after meeting at a New Edition concert. They married in 1987 and welcomed daughter Zoë in 1988. The couple divorced in 1993 but remained friends.
Kravitz has also dated singer Vanessa Paradis and was engaged to model Adriana Lima and actress Nicole Kidman. He has followed various diets throughout his life, including vegetarian, vegan, and raw food. Kravitz is involved in charitable organizations such as Artists Against Racism, Amnesty International, Rock the Vote, and Zero Hunger. He also founded his own charity, the Let Love Rule Foundation.
Lenny Kravitz’s Awards and Accolades
Lenny Kravitz has been nominated for nine Grammys, winning Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002. He has also won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video in 1993 and a Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist in 1994.
In addition to these awards, Kravitz has earned accolades from various organizations such as the Billboard Music Video Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, American Music Awards, ASCAP Pop Awards, and the UK Music Video Awards.
He was named Most Fashionable Artist, Male at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards in 1998. In 2009, he shared a Boston Society of Film Critics Award and a Black Reel Award with his “Precious” castmates, and was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Black Reel Awards.
Lenny Kravitz’s Real Estate Ventures
Lenny Kravitz purchased a 6-bedroom, 10-bathroom home in Miami for nearly $9 million in 2001. He sold the 12,000 square foot mansion for $14.5 million in 2005. In addition to this property, Kravitz has owned homes in Paris, Brazil, the Bahamas, and New Orleans. He also sold his Manhattan duplex penthouse to Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz for $14.995 million in 2010.