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Hugh Anthony Cregg III, better known by his stage name of Huey Lewis was born in New York City in 1950. He is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Huey Lewis is perhaps best known as the leader of of Huey Lewis & The News, one of the most popular musical groups of 1980s. Apart from singing he is also known as an actor who has appeared in movies like “Duets” with Gwyneth Paltrow, “Short Cuts” and “Sphere”.
So just how rich is Huey Lewis? Sources have estimated that Huey has a net worth of $20 million, collected basically from his musical career, as well as from his acting occupation.
Huey Lewis Net Worth $20 Million
Lewis grew up in Marin County, California. His father was a jazz drummer and radiologist, and his mother, a commercial artist. He was only 13 years old when his parents broke up . He attended and in 1967 graduated from New Jersey’s Lawrenceville School. Lewis was a talented student and for his genius/charisma got an admission to the Cornell University, New York. However ,he took a pause and traveled across USA, focusing mostly on improvement of his musical skills. When Huey Lewis came back, he continued his education. Unfortunately his passion for learning disappeared and he left university by devoting himself to music.
A band called ‘Clover’ was the first step to his musical career. In 1971 Lewis became the member of the ‘Clover’. Playing harmonica and singing was the main roles Lewis did for the band. Unfortunately the ‘Clover’ broke up in 1978. In 1979, a band named “Huey Lewis and the American Express” was formed by Lewis. Very quickly the name of the band was changed to “Huey Lewis and the News”. Unfortunately the first debut album was unsuccessful.
Contrary to the first album, the second one, entitled ‘Picture This’ was brilliant and even nominated gold. The song “Do You Believe in Love” was extremely popular and became a hit.
The band’s 1983 album “Sports” was recognizes globally as one of best selling pop albums and had sold over 10 million copies of the album.
“Fore!” is the fourth studio album, released in 1986. Same as the “Sports” it was the best-selling album as well and such hits as “Power of Love”, “Stuck with You” and “Jacob’s Ladder “were at the top of other top 10 singles.
In 1990, the band recorded another great single ‘The Power of Love’. It was written for the blockbuster film “Back to the Future”.
Lewis started his acting career and performed in the movies like “Short Cuts”, “Sphere” .
In 2000, Lewis debuted in “Duets” in which he had an important role. He not only starred with Gwyneth Paltrow but also sang a hit single “Cruisin”, which later become a huge single as well .
In 2013, he took part in the American dance competition “Dancing with the Stars”. In 2013, the group released a 30th-anniversary edition of Sports.
He is now debuting in the Broadway musical Chicago, playing the role of Billy Flynn.
In 1983, Lewis and Sidney Conroy become husband and wife in legal ceremony. They have a daughter, Kelly, and a son , Austin. The couple split after six years together. Today Lewis and Sidney are still separated (not divorced).