|Net Worth:||$22 Million|
|Born:||May 30, 1975|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Singer|
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, known for his stage name “Cee Lo Green”, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and record producer from Atlanta. Green is best known for his soul work.
His most popular song was Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 worldwide hit ‘Crazy’ which peaked at number 1 in various singles charts worldwide.
As of 2019, Cee Lo Green’s net worth is estimated to be $22 million dollars.
Green was born on the 30th of May, 1975, in Atlanta. He graduated from high school at Riverside Military Academy, which was a boarding school for boys in Georgia. Both of his parents were ministers and he started his career in the church.
His father died when Green only was at the age of 2. Green’s mother died two years later, after being paralyzed in a car crash.
Since then, Green has acknowledged being a fan of disgraced British glam rock singer Gary Glitter.
CeeLo green was a part of ‘Goodie Mob’ in OutKast’s debut album ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’ in 1994.
The following year, Goodie mob dropped their debut album titled ‘Soul Food’. Green later wrote about his mother in the song ‘Guess Who’ that also featured in the album.
In 1998, the group dropped their second album ‘Still Standing’ which also commercially became successful. Their next album ‘World Party’ was released in 1999, which was the same year he decided to leave the group to pursue a solo career.
CeeLo Green released his first solo album with Arista, ‘Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections’ was released in 2002.
His second album under Arista was released in 2004 entitled ‘Cee-Lo Green… Is the Soul Machine’. The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart.
Green’s breakthrough came in 2006 when he and DJ Danger Mouse formed a duo called ‘Gnarls Barkley’.
The same year they dropped their first album ‘St. Elsewhere’. Its first single ‘Crazy’ became a huge hit, peaking at number 1 on the UK charts.
CeeLo Green continued to give the people what they wanted with his song ‘Forget You’ which was released in 2010. Since then he has also worked as a voice actor in the animated film ‘Hotel Transylvania’ and also appeared in a few television shows and films.
As of 2019, Cee Lo Green’s net worth is $22 million dollars.
Here are some of the best highlights of Cee Lo Green’s career:
- Forget You (Song, 2010)
- Cry Baby (Song, 2010)
- The Lady Killer (Album, 2010)
- Grammy Awards (Best R&B Song, 2012) – Won
- Only You (Song, 2013)
- Heart Blanche (Album, 2015)
Favorite Quotes from Cee Lo Green
“I was in seventh grade and I had detention. I had this girlfriend and I had to rush off to detention and she had to catch a bus. Before it left, we pulled each other into a hallway and kissed so passionately that I’ll remember it always. I am a good kisser, by the way.” – Cee Lo Green
“I was working with Bruno Mars and his team and when I got down there one day, they had an idea for a song with “fuck you” as the chorus. And then we started tossing out other ideas, working out how to fill in the gaps and create a storyline. It’s not autobiographical, but there were quite a few things I was ready to rant about. I thought I was being a bit silly, but a friend of mine said: “Wait, you’ll see, everyone can relate to this song.” – Cee Lo Green
“Brick Road”‘s hauntingly beautiful beat blankets the desperation in CeeLo’s soulful voice like “razor blades making lifelines,” a play on the life-saving and life-ending duality of selling drugs. “I wanted to talk about it, but not in any typical or traditional way, so I think this is a nice marriage of narratives and nuance and harmony, but it definitely has the edge like Goodie.” – Cee Lo Green
“Consumers do not create,” he says. No, popular opinion is just secondary to the soul and the self and following your heart.” – Cee Lo Green
“You can’t help but hear that [fun] inside of it,” Cee Lo smiles. “But when it’s posing to be too serious, I can’t relate to life being that perfect. I’m flawed.” – Cee Lo Green
3 Success Lessons from Cee Lo Green
Now that you know all about Cee Lo Green’s net worth, and how he achieved success; let’s look at some of the lessons we can learn from him:
1. Balance Is The Key
Balance is the key, balance is a virtue. We should all aspire to better balance. Too much of what is said in this world is one-sided, and we need more balance, in our music, in our art, in everything.
Emotion is something that you don’t simply receive. Emotion is compelled, and other than that we’re just shells until we’re possessed or reanimated from time to time by different emotions.
Music is a big part of our society. It is a means of spreading the good word and spreading positivity and productivity. Those things speak.
Cee Lo Green’s hits ‘Crazy’ and ‘Forget You’ have changed the music world. He has definitely made a name for himself in the industry.
As of 2019, Cee Lo Green’s net worth is roughly $22 million dollars, making him one of the richest singers in the world.