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William Henry Marcus Miller, Jr., born on the 14th June 1959, is an American musician, composer and producer who excelled in the field of Jazz. He became famous for his exceptional bass guitar playing skills and for working with various artists like Luther Vandross, Miles Davis, and Bill Withers.
So how much is Miller’s net worth? As of early 2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $5 million, acquired from his years as a musician, working with various artists and his own albums during a career which began in the mid-‘70s.
Marcus Miller Net Worth $5 million
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Miller is the son of William Miller, a choir director and church organist, and Wynton Kelly, a jazz pianist. His parents influence led him to pursue music at an early age – he was classically trained in playing the clarinet and also played guitar, saxophone and keyboards. To hone his talent, Miller attended the Laguardia School of Performing Arts during his high school years. After matriculation, he decided to study and play music at the same time, and so attended Queens College while playing in small gigs with various local. However, his busy schedule caused him to burn out, so he decided to quit school and focus in music.
Miller began playing in New York as a session musician. He worked with various artists like Mariah Carey, Bill Withers, Chaka Khan, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Flavio Sala; overall, he contributed to a total of 500 albums.
Aside from being a session musician, in 1988 through 1989 he was able to land a spot in “Saturday Night Live’s” house band. He also started arranging and producing music, and worked with various well-known artists. It was also during the ‘80s that he released his first two albums – “Suddenly” and “Marcus Miller”. Although his albums didn’t succeed very well commercially, his various collaborations still helped his career and his net worth.
Miller is also a well-renowned composer, aside from playing multiple instruments. He helped artist Miles Davis write some of his songs for his album “Tutu”. He also worked with songs like “Chicago Song”, “Power of Love”, “’Til My Baby Comes Home”, and “For You to Love”.
In 1993, Miller released another album entitled “The Sun Don’t Lie”, which did gain success and even garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. After two years, he followed it up with another album entitled “Tales”, which also received a positive response
Miller has also won many awards for his various works. As a producer he won a Grammy Award for his collaboration with Luther Vandross, David Sanborn, Chaka Khan, and Miles Davis. He also won another Grammy for Luther Vandross’ “Power of Love” in the category Best R&B Song. In 2001, his album “M2” won Best Contemporary Jazz Album.
Today, Miller is still active in the world of music. He hosts his radio show “Miller Time with Marcus Miller”, still works with various artists and even scores films, and in 2015 released his latest album “Afrodeezia” which earned him another Grammy nomination.
In his personal life, Marcus Miller is married to Brenda, and they have four children.