Anthony Dominick Benedetto was born on August 3, 1926, but he maintained his professional name as Tony Bennett. He is a professional American singer who was into traditional pop standards and jazz. He also used an alias known as Anthony Benedetto to make fantastic paintings that are now on permanent public display. Benedetto is the founder of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, situated in Astoria, Queens. The singer was raised in an Italian-American home and started music at a very young age.
Bennett was accustomed to jazz artists like Jack Teagarden, Joe Venuti and Louis Armstrong. His uncle, Dick who was a tap dancer, helped Bennett get into the show business life early. At the age of ten, Benedetto was already a singing sensation and he got his recognition when he performed at the opening of the Triborough Bridge. For the first time in his life, Benedetto stood side-by-side with the Fiorella La Guardia. Three years later, Benedetto was a performing waiter in several Italian restaurants located in Queens.
Benedetto was a student of New York's School of Industrial Art, but he later dropped out to support his family financially. To make ends meet, Benedetto took up a job as a runner for the Associated Press in Manhattan. Aside from this, he took on several low-paying jobs to make sure that his family could have a roof over their heads. As time went on, Benedetto progressed in his singing career as he landed a gig at a nightclub in Paramus, New Jersey.
Tony Bennett has had his fair share of love relationships in the past as he met and married his first wife, Patricia Beech in 1952, but the duo got divorced in 1971. He found love again when he married Sandra Grant Bennett in 1971 and while they looked like they would last forever, the couple got divorced in 2007. In the same year, Bennett married another woman, Susan Crow, a 52 years old American philanthropist. The singer published a book titled "Just Getting Started" in 2016, and in it, he recalled how he met his third wife, Susan Crow.
According to the singer, they met for the first time when her mother, Dayl Crow was still pregnant with her.
Although Crow is forty years old younger than Bennett, the duo have been together for over 12 years. Crow also shares four beautiful step-children with her husband and has a net worth valued at $1 million. Before marrying Bennett, Crow was a public school teacher and later, she opened an Artist Management academy in New York.
Her husband Bennett is described as old money as he has an estimated net worth of $200 million. According to sources, Bennett's annual salary is valued at $4.15 million.