Quick Facts of
- First NameYolanda Adams
- Net Worth$ 5 million
American gospel singer and multitalented celeb Yolanda Adams has been dubbed by the “Reigning Queen of Urban Gospel.”
The 5-time Grammy Award winner has been active as a singer since 1987. Her album Mountain High…Valley Low is considered one of the best if not the best gospel album of all time. With one of the best voices in singing, she has made over $5 million as of January 2020.
Moreover, she also hosted a radio show on KMJQ-FM and released the book Points of Power in 2010.
Adams Is Worth $5 Million: What About Her Income Sources And Earnings?
While Adams is famous all over the world and her talents have been duly recognized with Grammy awards and fanfare, her earnings are unknown.
According to a report by Chron, she earned $40,000 a month, but this figure may have increased with the prevalence of streaming services.
Started Singing Career In A Church Choir Before Her Breakthrough
Yolanda Adams’ started her career as a teacher after she graduated from Texas Southern University. She then left her job as an educator and started pursuing a singing career full time.
She then started singing with the Church of God in Christ’s choir group, and then her talent was recognized by Thomas Whitfield, who is affiliated with Sound of Gospel Records. Then she signed with the label and released her first 1982 titled Just as I Am.
In 1991, she released Through the Storm and Save the World in 1993. After this, her label helped her release More Than a Melody (1996), Yolanda… Live in Washington (1995), and Songs from the Heart (1998).
All of the above-mentioned albums were mediocre successes but she broke through into the mainstream media with her album Mountain High… Valley Low. After this, she released 6 albums as of January 2020.
Her songs became extremely popular and charted really well. The albums led to her critical success, too, as she won 5 Grammy Awards.
Interesting Fact: Two of Yolanda’s albums have been certified platinum, one Mountain High…Valley Low and Believe.
Assets, Cars And IRS Investigation
Adams got into hot water with the IRS after she didn’t attend a meeting with them. Her report filed in 2005 listed that she had $8 million in assets. She also holds $800,000 in a trust account of $4.9 million in personal cash and jewelry worth $1.5 million.
Additionally, she also owns Lexus, Hummer, a Mercedes-Benz, and a Range Rover. Similarly, a home loan application of hers listed that she had $3 million in assets and a $1.5 million business.
Yolanda Adams was born Yolanda Yvette Adams on August 27, 1961, in Houston, Texas, the U.S. to Carolyn Jean Adams and Major Adams. She is 58 years old as of January 2020 and is 6 feet (185 cm) tall.
She has been married two times in the past but is single as of January 2020. She was first married to Troy Mason. She wedded Troy Mason in 1987, and their marriage lasted until 1990. She cited that Troy was abusive towards her, and this was the main reason for their divorce.
After this, she tied the knot with Tim Crawford in 1997. They gave birth to a daughter in 2001 named Taylor Adams Crawford. Their marriage ended after seven years in August 2004.