The singer, born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, began performing in the 1950s when she was still in high school.
By the 1980s, when she had filed for divorce and embarked on a solo career, Turner was an unparalleled music icon and had been given the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll moniker.
Her many accolades include two spots in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (she was inducted with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021), a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a lifetime-achievement award from the Recording Academy, and eight Grammys.
She was also a trailblazer and became the first Black artist and the first woman to be on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Turner’s wealth was estimated at 225 million Swiss francs, or around $225 million, in 2022 by the Swiss business magazine Bilanz.
Streams of the music icon’s recordings earned her around $3.7 million annually in the years before her death.
Turner sold more than 100 million records worldwide during her lifetime, according to Billboard.
Her 1984 solo album, “Private Dancer,” sold 10 million copies and featured her only No. 1 hit, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
She had five other top-10 singles, including “I Don’t Wanna Fight,” “Better Be Good To Me,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” “Private Dancer,” and “Typical Male.”
Billboard reported that $2 million of her revenue from streaming services came from outside the US. This shouldn’t be surprising as Turner once told Larry King in a 1997 interview that she was a bigger star in Europe than she had ever been in America.
In comparison, Billboard reported that $920,000 came from domestic streams, while her catalog also brought in around $700,000 annually from synchs.
Turner received no money from her divorce settlement from Ike Turner.
Tina Turner sold her entire music catalog for an estimated $50 million before she died. Tina Turner sold her entire music catalog for an estimated $50 million before she died