Ne-Yo is an American singer, songwriter, producer as well as actor. He is famous and popular for his song Let Me Love You and his first album released in 2004 was a major success for him. He has been very active in the music industry since then and never looked back. He has released a number of albums so far and most of them went successful. When it comes to his net worth, it’s reported to be $18 million. He earns most of his income from songs, albums and endorsements.
Shaffer Chimere Smith who is more popular as Ne-Yo was born in 1979 in Camden. Both of his parents were from the music industry so it was a kind of great thing for him. But he was unlucky that his parents decided to get a divorce and they lived separately.
However, Ne-Yo went with his mother and she took care of him and raised him. After the divorce, her mom moved to Las Vegas and he spent more of his early life there. Her mother was his greatest inspiration for entering music industry and she encouraged him a lot. Whatever he is now is the outcome of what his mother did for him and she has always been an inspiration for Ne-Yo.
In Las Vegas, he attended the Las Vegas Academy and used the name GoGo. He also joined a band named as Envy over there and performed as well. He should be thankful to the producer D Evans who helped a lot in getting more music gigs. He also suggested the name Ne-Yo for him and he started writing songs for other artists too. It was sad for him that he band Envy could not last long and was disbanded in 2000.
After that he went to sign a deal with Columbia Records. Then he released his first song The Girl and it was a boost for his career. With the help of that song, he became more famous and popular as well.
In My Own Words was his debut album and it was ranked no.1 on Billboard 200, proving that he has a great talent and passion for music. The next album was Because of You and it was more popular than the previous one among his fans and he collected great appreciation from the critics too. He has been writing songs for the legendary singers like Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Mario, Beyonce and others.
When it comes to his personal life, he has been dating a number of girls around. In 2005, he was with a girl named as Jessica and she gave birth to a child with him. He was very proud and excited being a dad but later he found out that that child was not his. Then he started dating another girl and became father of a baby girl in 2010. In 2015, he got married to Crystal Renay Williams and the couple was blessed with a baby boy in 2016.
How Rich is Ne-Yo?
He has a net worth of $18 million.