Natalie Cole Net WorthReal Name: Natalie Cole
Date of Birth: 02/06/1950
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
2017 Net Worth: $5 Million
Profession: Singer, actress, pianist, songwriter
Natalie, Natalie Cole Biography
Natalie Cole was born in Los Angeles, California, in February of 1950. She was the daughter of the legendary singer Nat King Cole. She grew up in the exclusive Hancock Park area of Los Angeles and often referred to her family as “the black Kennedy’s”. Cole sang on her father’s Christmas album at the age of 6 and began performing at 11. Cole’s father died of lung cancer in 1965. Cole attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, briefly left to attend the University of Southern California, then returned to Massachusetts to complete her degree in Child Psychology with a minor in German. Cole graduated in 1972.
Cole suffered from a terrible drug addiction starting in the early 1980’s that nearly destroyed her career. Cole made a strong comeback with her 1987 album “Everlasting.” Cole has won numerous Grammy Awards and saw her biggest success during the 1990’s when, against her mother’s wishes, she re-recorded some of her father’s greatest hits. That album, entitled “Unforgettable….With Love”, sold more than 7 million copies. Cole has also recorded several jazz CD’s, including “Take a Look”, which won her a Grammy in 1993. Cole recorded a duet with her father’s original song “When I Fall in Love” and included it on her album “Stardust”, which earned her a Grammy in 1996. Unfortunately, Cole’s out of control spending habits caused her to fall deeply into debt and in 1997, she filed for bankruptcy.
Cole released an autobiography in 2000 entitled “Angel on My Shoulder”, describing her drug addiction to heroin and crack cocaine. Cole had been arrested for heroin possession in Canada in 1975 and while she was on a drug binge, her young son Robert almost drowned. Cole entered rehab in 1983.
However, it appears that the damage had been done. Cole announced in 2008 that she had contracted Hepatitis C due to her previous intravenous drug use. Cole received a kidney transplant in 2009. In December of 2015, this talented singer cancelled a number of performances due to health issues. Cole passed away in Los Angeles December 31, 2015, due to congestive heart failure. She was 65.
Cole has a current net worth of $5 million and will be missed by her numerous fans.