Yolanda Yvette Adams was born on 27th August 1961, in Houston, Texas USA. The main source of Yolanda Adams wealth is singing, though she has added sums as an actress, record producer and radio host, too. As a gospel singer she has been listed first by Billboard Magazine as of 2009. She has been active in the entertainment industry since 1974.
How rich is this singer? Reportedly, the net worth of Yolanda Adams is estimated to be as much as $5 million.
Yolanda Adams Net Worth $5 Million
Yolanda was raised together with her six siblings. She is a graduate from Sterling High School and Texas Southern University. After graduation she worked as a schoolteacher and part-time model, but resigned with a view to pursuing a career as a singer, which became the main source of Yolanda Adam’s net worth.
She made the first step towards fame and recognition while singing in Houston’s Southeast Inspirational Choir, which belonged to the Church of God in Christ. The well known music pieces of that time are the single “For My Liberty” (1982) and the studio album “Just As I Am” (1987). It was Ben Tankard who invited Yolanda to sign a contract with the record label Tribute Records in 1990. Then she started mixing gospel music with jazz, which was the key to her rising popularity and distinctiveness. Up to date, she has released 11 studio albums, four compilation albums and two live albums. According to the data of Soundscan, the artist has sold more than 4.5 million copies of her albums since 1991, which has considerably increased Yolanda Adams’ net worth. It is worth mentioning that all her studio albums have entered the Top 10 of the Gospel music chart in the USA. The following albums topped the above mentioned chart: “Mountain High…Valley Low” (1999) certified platinum in USA, “Christmas With Yolanda Adams” (2000), “Believe” (2002) certified gold in USA and “Day By Day” (2005). Currently, she is working on a new studio album which is going to be released in the near future.
Confirming Yolanda Adams status is the fact that she is the winner of 16 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, seven NAACP Image, five BET, four Grammy and four Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards which have also added much to her fame, and therefore net worth.
More, Yolanda Adams has also added to her net worth as an actress and radio personality. Yolanda has appeared in the films and videos “Soul Food” (1997) directed by George Tillman Jr., “The Parkers” (2004) directed by Tony Singletary, “The Gospel” (2005) directed and written by Rob Hardy, and “Sweating in the Spirit” (2005) directed by Andrea Ambandos, Adams is the host of the radio show entitled “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” aired on KMJQ-FM since 2007. Furthermore, Yolanda is the author of the Christian book referring to spirit-filled Christian life “Points of Power” published in 2010.
In her personal life, Yolanda has been married and divorced twice. In 1987, she married Troy Mason but due to spousal abuse they divorced in 1990. Seven years later she married retired NFL player Tim Crawford. They have a daughter together, but unfortunately divorced in 2004.