What is Lenny Kravitz’s Net Worth?
Lenny Kravitz, a Grammy-winning American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer, has a net worth of $90 million. He has sold more than 40 million copies of his 11 studio albums, with his debut album, “Let Love Rule,” going Gold in the U.S. and other countries in 1989.
His albums “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (1993) and “5” (1998) were both certified 2x Platinum, and his 1991 single “It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over” peaked at #2 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart. In addition to his music, Kravitz has appeared in several film and television projects such as “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 of Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz was born in New York City in 1964 to actress Roxie Roker and NBC news producer Sy Kravitz. He grew up playing drums and guitar and listening to a variety of genres, including jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel. He attended P.S. 6 elementary school in Manhattan before moving to Los Angeles when his mother was cast on “The Jeffersons.” Kravitz spent three years in the California Boys Choir and later attended Beverly Hills High School with future stars Slash and Nicolas Cage. After graduation, he began performing under the name “Romeo Blue.”
Lenny Kravitz’s Music Career
Lenny Kravitz began recording his first album “Let Love Rule” in the mid-1980s with financial help from his father. He signed with Virgin Records in 1989 and released the album later that year. He co-wrote and produced Madonna’s “Justify My Love” in 1990, which became a #1 hit. Kravitz released several more albums, including “Mama Said,” “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” and “5,” which earned him his first Grammy for the single “Fly Away” in 1999. He has since released six more albums, including “Black and White America” and “Raise Vibration” in 2018. Kravitz has directed several music videos, including his 2019 “Here To Love” video and co-directed videos for “Where Are We Runnin’?” and “Calling All Angels” in 2004. Many of his singles have reached the top 10 on the “Billboard” Alternative Airplay chart.
Lenny Kravitz’s Success in Design and Acting
In 2003, Lenny Kravitz founded Kravitz Design Inc., which specializes in residential and commercial design. Recently, a Hollywood Hills home with interiors designed by Kravitz went on the market for $38 million. Additionally, Kravitz has designed two cameras for Leica and had an exhibition of his photos showcased at the Leica Gallery in Germany in 2019.
In addition to his successful design career, Kravitz has also had a notable acting career. He received award nominations for his performances in “Precious” and “The Hunger Games,” and appeared in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013) and “The Butler” (2013). He also had cameo roles as himself in “Zoolander” (2001), “Zoolander 2” (2016), and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (2007). More recently, Kravitz had a recurring role as Roland Crane on the Fox series “Star” in 2016.
Lenny Kravitz’s Personal Life and Charitable Work
Lenny Kravitz met actress Lisa Bonet in 1985 and they began dating two years later. They married in Las Vegas in 1987 and welcomed daughter Zoë in 1988. The couple divorced in 1993 but have remained friends. Kravitz has also dated singer Vanessa Paradis and was engaged to model Adriana Lima and actress Nicole Kidman.
Kravitz has followed various diets including vegetarian, vegan, and raw food. He is a member of Artists Against Racism, supports Amnesty International, Rock the Vote, and Zero Hunger, and 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 four times in a row from 1999-2002. He also won an MTV Video Music Award in 1993 for Best Male Video for “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” and a Brit Award in 1994 for International Male Solo Artist.
Kravitz has earned awards from various other organizations such as the Billboard Music Video Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, American Music Awards, ASCAP Pop Awards, and the UK Music Video Awards. In 1998, he was named Most Fashionable Artist, Male at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.
In 2009, Kravitz shared a Boston Society of Film Critics Award and a Black Reel Award with his “Precious” castmates. He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Black Reel Awards.
Lenny Kravitz’s Real Estate Ventures
In 2001, Lenny purchased a Miami mansion with six bedrooms and ten bathrooms for almost $9 million. He sold the 12,000 square foot property for $14.5 million four years later. The musician has also owned homes in various international locations, including Paris, Brazil, the Bahamas, and New Orleans. In 2010, he sold his duplex penthouse in Manhattan to Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz for almost $15 million.