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Michael Bivins, an American musician and founder of Bell Biv Devoe and New Edition music bands, was born on 10 August 1968, in Boston Massachusetts USA. He is perhaps best known for his album “Poison” which was a massive hit. He is also a music manager and supports various other music groups; Michael’s versatile talent is the reason for his huge net worth.
A famous musician and music producer, how rich is Michael Bivins? Authoritative sources estimate that the net worth of Michael Bivins is $40 million dollars, mostly accumulated through his music career both as a musician and a producer for other bands now spanning well over 30 years.
Michael Bivins Net Worth $40 Million
Michael is the co-founder of Pop/R&B group New Edition; in 1983 the group released its first album named “Candy Girl” which became very popular, and the songs included in the album were “Telephone Man, “Cool It Now” and “Candy Girl” were very well received by the public and made the group very famous. New Edition got split in 1989, but re-united in 1996 until 2004, and in this time span they released seven studio albums, this group paving the way for boy group bands like “Backstreet Boys” and “New Kids on the Block”. Later Michael formed Bell Biv Devoe along with two members of New Edition, and their first studio album “Poison” was a massive hit, which sold more than four million copies and topped the charts. His music is still loved by the people and hence is the reason for a big slice of his net worth.
Apart from making music albums he has also provided music for various television shows and movies which include “Tropic Thunder”, “Full House”, “40 Days and 40 Nights” and “Beverly Hills”. He is also a music manager for various artists and bands through his label named Biv 10 Records; the musicians and bands he has managed include “702”, “Another Bad Creation”, “Boyz to Men” and many more. These activities also add to his net worth.
Michael Bivins has also tried his hand as an actor; he had minor roles in several movies like “Friday after Next” and the movie based on basketball called “Crossover”, and also appeared as a DJ in the Grand Theft Auto video game. In “Apollo Live” premiered in 2012 he played the role of a judge. All his versatile roles are a reason for his impressive net worth.
In his personal life, Bivins is married to Teasha Bivins. His band members included Ralph, Bobby, Ricky and Ronnie DeVoe. He stated that they were more interested in enjoying music rather than in making heaps of money, they satisfying their their audiences. Everyone in the band also pursued their solo careers and hence everyone was given their personal space whenever they needed it, making their unity stronger and hence the group lasted together for so long. However later they had some problems because of difference of thinking amongst the members and they eventually went in different directions.