John Legend's Net Worth and How Much He Makes From 'The Voice' Revealed

As opposed to "Ordinary People," John Legend is firmly in the 1%.

John Legend's net worth in 2023 is skyrocketing, and it's thanks to being an EGOT winner and a savvy businessman—he knows how to market his family man image.

Aside from being well-respected as a musician, Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen have leveraged their images into deals with Pampers, Headspace, Vrbo, Bai and more.

Find out how much John Legend is worth and how much he's made from The Voice so far.

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How did John Legend become famous?

John Legend, born John Roger Stephens, began playing piano at just four years old and grew up surrounded by music: His father was a drummer, his mother directed their church choir and his grandmother was a church organist.

In addition to his musical talents, Legend, who was homeschooled, was also whip-smart and skipped two grades. When he turned 12, he enrolled at North High School in Springfield, Ohio, and graduated as salutatorian of his class and attended the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. At UPenn, he served as president of a co-ed a capella group called the Counterparts. He met Lauryn Hill when he was in college, and his career took off from there.

Legend's professional music work began as a studio artist on several hit songs, including Hill's "Everything Is Everything," followed by uncredited appearances in Jay-Z's "Encore" and Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name."

In 2001, he was introduced to Kanye West through their mutual friend, producer Devo Harris, and West signed Legend to his G.O.O.D. Music label and released his debut album, Get Lifted, in 2004.

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What is John Legend's net worth in 2023?

John Legend's net worth in 2023 is estimated at a whopping $100 million, thanks to his work in music as well as film and TV, including The Voice.

Who is richer Chrissy Teigen or John Legend?

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

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Legend is significantly wealthier than his wife Chrissy Teigen, though their net worths are tied together. She is estimated to have made at least $7 million to $12 million per year on her own endorsements and projects, but Legend makes $1 million more than that just per season of The Voice.

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How much did John Legend sell his music catalog for?

Legend sold his music catalog for an undisclosed amount to BMG and the investment firm KKR, giving them not just the use of his material produced from 2004 through 2021, but also the recording royalties for the tracks.

While Legend's sum wasn't disclosed, for comparison, Bruce Springsteen's catalog sold for $550 million, while Bob Dylan and Taylor Swift's each went for $300 million. We can assume he made less than Dylan and Swift, as he has fewer mainstream hits, but at least high eight figures due to the breadth of his work: He sold seven albums worth of material.

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How much did John Legend get paid for the Walgreens commercial?

Walgreens teamed up with Legend to promote COVID-19 vaccines in April 2021. It's not known how much he made for the endorsement, which saw him getting vaccinated on camera, but it was for a great cause and hopefully saved some lives!

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How much did John Legend make from "All of Me?"

While Legend's income for "All of Me" isn't publicly known, the sales figures for the ubiquitous syrupy ballad are: The song has sold 5,878,000 in the United States, 3.6 million in the United Kingdom, 10.8 million in Denmark, 16.1 million in Spain—plus nearly 3 million from sales and streams from other countries, for a total of close to 39 million. If he made just a penny from each sale, he'd net a minimum of $390,000.

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How much did John Legend make on The Voice?

Legend's salary per season of The Voice is estimated at between $13 million and $14 million. At six seasons and counting, Legend has so far made at least $78 million from The Voice alone if we use his $13 million per season salary.

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How much does John Legend make per concert?

According to PollStar, Legend averages ticket sales of 4,033 per show for a gross of $448,494 per concert. Of course, that's the gross, not his net income, which means that sum gets divided between Legend, his team, promoters, the venue, ticket brokers and so on—and doesn't include merchandise sales he may make per concert, which likely makes up for some of the difference as well.

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How much does John Legend make per season on The Voice?

According to multiple reports, Legend takes home a cool $13 million to $14 million per season on The Voice.

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How much does John Legend make per episode of The Voice?

If Legend makes $13 million per season of The Voice at 22 episodes per season, he makes at least $565,217.39 per episode. Sounds like a pretty cushy gig!

Next, find out what makes John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's marriage work.