Walter Afanasieff Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born Vladimir Nikitich Afanasieff on the 10th February 1958, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Walter is a Grammy Award- winning producer and songwriter, best known to the world for being the producer of the smashing ‘90s hit “My Heart Will Go On”, sang by Celine Dion. Also, he is known for his long-term collaboration with R&B star Mariah Carey.

Have you ever wondered how rich Walter Afanasieff is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Afanasieff’s net worth is as high as $80 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, which has been active since the ‘80s.

Walter Afanasieff Net Worth $80 Million

Walter is the son of Russian parents; his father was originally from Leningrad, while his mother was a part of Harbin Russians from China. Once he turned five, he and his family moved to San Francisco, although even before the move he had become interested in music, as he started playing piano when he was only three years old. During high school his musical aspirations became even greater, and he then enrolled at the Conservatory of Music in San Mateo, California.

Walter started his professional music career as a jazz musician, playing keyboards next to the violin player Jean-Luc Ponty, and then started his own band, The Warriors, with the guitarist Jaoquin Lievano, and drummer Narada Michael Walden who is also experienced in producing and songwriting. His collaboration with Narada continued beyond The Warriors, as Walden appointed Walter as a staff producer/arranger and the two scored a massive success when they produced Whitney Houston’s debut album in 1985. Walter continued working beside Narada, and scored collaborations with such artists as George Benson, Kenny G and Lionel Richie, before becoming the lead songwriter and composer for Mariah Carey in 1988. Their collaboration lasted for the next ten years, during which he worked on Mariah’s hits such as “Hero”, “One Sweet Day”, “Emotions”, “Dreamlover”, “Butterfly”, and “My All”, among others, all of which increased his wealth and popularity.

In 1998 he was producer and arranger for Celine Dion’s track “My Heart Will Go On”, which was used as soundtrack for the cult film “Titanic”, and Walter won the Grammy Award in the Record of the Year category for this massive hit. He has continued to work as producer, composer and arranger until present day, collaborating with a number of successful musicians, including Santana on the album “Shaman” (2002), then Darren Hayes on “Spin” (2002), Gladys Knight’s “Gold” (2006), Leona Lewis and her album “Spirit“ in 2007, then Julia Nachalova in 2013, working on her album “Wild Butterfly”, and in 2014 with Richard Marx on the album “Getaway”. Most recently, he worked with Barbara Streisand on the albums “Partners” (2014), and “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” (2016), still adding steadily to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Walter is engaged to his girlfriend of 12 years Katie Cazorla and their wedding is scheduled for November 2017. Previously, he was married to Corine with whom he has three children together.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 10, 1958
Birth place: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Profession:Musician
Nationality:American, Brazilian
Children:Andrei Afanasieff, Christina Afanasieff, Isabella Afanasieff
Awards:Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Record labels:Sony Music
Movies:Golden Dreams
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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998GrammyGrammy AwardsRecord of the YearTitanic (1997)· James Horner (Producer)
· Simon Franglen (Producer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongLong zai jiang hu (1998)· Kenny G (composer)
· Andy Lau (lyrics/performer)
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsRecord of the YearAladdin (1992)· Peabo Bryson
· Regina Belle
1993GrammyGrammy AwardsRecord of the YearBeauty and the Beast (1991)· Céline Dion
· Peabo Bryson
1993GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearBeauty and the Beast (1991)· Alan Menken (produced by)
· Howard Ashman (produced by)
· Robert Buchanan (produced by)
· David Ogden Stiers (narrated and performed by)
· Paige O'Hara (performed by)
· Céline Dion (performed by)
· Peabo Bryson (performed by)
· Robby Benson (performed by)
· Angela Lansbury (performed by)
· Jerry Orbach (performed by)
· Richard White (performed by)
· Jesse Corti (performed by)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs2011TV Movie documentary writer: "All I Want for Christmas is You"
Glee2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Warehouse 132010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Time Rush2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ai Wu xian2010TV Series lyrics: "Under Your Wings" / writer: "Under Your Wings"
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Angela and Friends2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Engel sucht Liebe2009TV Movie "December Prayer"
Chris Botti in Boston2009TV Movie "Broken Vow"
Gavin & Stacey2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Baby Mama2008writer: "She Bangs"
Holiday Festival on Ice 20072007TV Movie writer: "All I Want For Christmas"
Idols2002-2007TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003-2007TV Series writer - 4 episodes
A Very British Gangster2007Documentary lyrics: "She Bangs" / music: "She Bangs"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol2007Video Game "She Bangs"
Hoge bomen: Pioniers2007TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ashens2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004-2005TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Australian Idol2003-2005TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Canadian Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon2005TV Special writer: "She Bangs"
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 3 episodes
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
SuperStar KZ2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ídolos2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2001-2003TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Love Actually2003"All I Want For Christmas Is You" 1994
I'll Be There2003arranger: "Summertime", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "Would I Know", "In Hebrid Seas" / producer: "Summertime", "Reach Out I'll Be There", "Would I Know", "In Hebrid Seas"
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Maid in Manhattan2002producer: "Fall Again" / writer: "Fall Again"
Operación triunfo2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bond Girls Are Forever2002TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Licence to Kill"
Verbotene Liebe2002TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Máximo corazón2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
1000 millones2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars 2001 - Die Aids-Gala2001TV Special documentary writer: "Hero"
Glitter2001producer: "Lead The Way" / writer: "Lead The Way"
Golden Dreams2001Short writer: "Just One Dream"
Top of the Pops1994-2000TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes1995-1999TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Other Sister1999producer: "The Animal Song"
Esrim plus1999TV Series arranger - 1 episode
Música sí1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Game1997performer: "House Of Pain" / writer: "House Of Pain"
Only You1994producer: "Once In A Lifetime" / writer: "Once In A Lifetime"
The Bodyguard1992producer: "Even If My Heart Would Break"
Aladdin1992arranger: "A Whole New World Aladdin's Theme" 1992 / producer: "A Whole New World Aladdin's Theme" 1992
Beauty and the Beast1991arranger: "Beauty and the Beast End Title Duet" / producer: "Beauty and the Beast End Title Duet"
Licence to Kill1989lyrics: "Licence to Kill"
Fast Forward1985music: "Long as We Believe"
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Mike & Mike2013-2015TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Tu cara me suena2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s2015TV Movie writer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Coronation Street2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2014TV Special lyrics: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" / music: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 502014TV Movie writer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
108 Stitches2014arranger: "Grand Slam", "Clean It Up" / music: "Grand Slam", "Clean It Up" / producer: "Grand Slam", "Clean It Up"
The Voice Kids2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
HaKochav HaBa2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Home & Family2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Mistle-Tones2012TV Movie writer: "All I Want for Christmas"
The X Factor2005-2012TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Voice - Danmarks største stemme2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2011TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
108 Stitches2014
Broken Vow2012TV Series
Russian Tenors2009TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
108 Stitches2014keyboards and programming
Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden1995TV Movie documentary musical director

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Power of Music2012TV Movie executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nation's Favourite Bond Song2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Home & Family2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Co-writer & Co-producer, All I Want for Christmas
Nail Files2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Power of Music2012TV MovieHimself
Mariah Carey: The Billion Dollar Babe2003TV Movie documentary

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