The Lenny Kravitz An estimated $80 million is the estimated net worth of Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-musician-actor-record producer Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz has 11 studio albums to his credit, which have sold over 40 million copies worldwide. His debut, 1989’s “Let Love Rule,” was certified gold in various countries, including the United States.
Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993) and “5” (1998) were both certified 2x Platinum, and in 1991 he reached at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 list with the single, “It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over.” “Precious,” “The Hunger Games,” and the FX series “Better Things” are just a few of Lenny’s other acting credits (2016). France’s highest distinction, Officer of the Ordre des Arts and des Lettres, was bestowed upon Kravitz in 2011.
Born Leonard Albert Kravitz on May 26, 1964 in New York City, Lenny Kravitz grew up in the Bronx, New York City, and Los Angeles. Roker was raised by his actress mother Roxie and news producer father Sy, both of whom worked for NBC. Al Roker’s second cousin, Lenny Kravitz, is also a well-known television weatherman. When Kravitz was just 13 years old, he started going to church, and he subsequently decided to become a non-denominational Christian.
Lenny Kravitz’s mother and father were Christian and Jewish, but he wasn’t religious until he was 13. Using pots and pans as drums began for Lenny when he was just 3 years old, and he was already planning to become a musician by the age of 5. He used to play the drums and guitar as a kid and listened to a lot of jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel music back in the day.
In Manhattan, Lenny attended P.S. 6 primary school before moving to Los Angeles with his family after Roxie was cast in “The Jeffersons.” Three years with the California Boys Choir, and a performance with the Metropolitan Opera are two of Kravitz’s notable accomplishments. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd were among the first rock bands he heard. Slash and Nicolas Cage were classmates of Lenny’s at Beverly Hills High School, where he began playing bass and piano. Lenny Kravitz went on the road as “Romeo Blue” after graduating in 1982.
It wasn’t until the mid-1980s, with the aid of his father, that Lenny started working on his debut album. With the help of Henry Hirsch and Karl Denson as well as his friend Stephen Elvis Smith, Kravitz was able to secure record deals with five different companies, all of which were bidding for his services as a manager. ‘Let Love Rule’ was released in September of 1989, after Lenny signed with Virgin Records. When Madonna’s “Justify My Love” was released in 1990, he co-wrote and produced it. “Mama Said,” Kravitz’s 1991 album, went Platinum in five different countries.
When Lenny Kravitz released his third album, “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” in 1993, it went to number one in Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Aside from “Circus” and “5”, Lenny’s first Grammy-winning hit “Fly Away” was out in 1995 and was followed up in 1998. A rendition of The Guess Who’s “American Woman,” recorded for the soundtrack to “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” won him a Grammy the following year.
Lenny Kravitz released six additional albums following the Grammy-winning “5”: “Lenny” (2001), “Baptism” (2004), “It Is Time for a Love Revolution” (2008), “Black and White America” (2011), “Strut” (2014), and “Raise Vibration” (2016). (2018). More than 50 music videos have been published by him and he co-directed the videos for “Where Are We Runnin’?” and “Calling All Angels” in 2004. “Let Love Rule,” “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” and “Fly Away” have all entered the top 10 on the “Billboard” Alternative Airplay chart.
Lenny Kravitz started Kravitz Design Inc. in 2003, which focuses on both residential and business design. Kravitz created the interiors of a Hollywood Hills property that went on the market in 2017 for $38 million. An exhibition of Lenny’s photographs was shown in the Leica Gallery, Germany, earlier this year. Additionally, Kravitz has had a successful acting career, receiving nods for his performances in “Precious” and “The Hunger Games.”
On the other hand, in addition to “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013) and “The Butler,” he made appearances in Zoolander (2001), Zoolander 2 (2016), and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2016, as himself) (2007). Lenny appeared on the Fox series “Star” in 2016 as Roland Crane.
Personal Life of Lenny Kravitz:
After two years of acquaintance, Lenny and actress Lisa Bonet began dating. When Kravitz and Bonet got engaged in 1987, they moved in together in New York City, and on November 16, 1987, they tied the knot in Las Vegas. Their daughter Zoe was born on December 1, 1988, and she went on to become a well-known film actress. Although Lenny and Lisa divorced in 1993, their friendship has endured to this very day. In addition to Vanessa Paradis, Kravitz was previously linked to models Adriana Lima and Nicole Kidman, the latter of whom would go on to feature in HBO’s “Big Little Lies” with Zo Smith.
Lenny Kravitz has experimented with a variety of diets throughout the course of his life, including vegetarian, vegan, and raw cuisine. Amnesty International and Zero Hunger are just few of the organisations he has helped via his involvement with Artists Against Racism. The Let Love Rule Foundation was started by Kravitz as well.
Honors and Awards:
Lenny Kravitz has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning four times for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” won him an MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video in 1993, followed by a Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist the following year. The Billboard Music Video Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, American Music Awards, ASCAP Pop Awards, and the UK Music Video Awards have also recognised Lenny’s work in the music video arena.
His “Precious” castmates nominated him for a Boston Society of Film Critics Award and a Black Reel Award in 2009, while the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards named him Male Most Fashionable Artist in 1998. The Black Reel Awards also nominated Kravitz for Best Supporting Actor.
For a total of $14.5 million, Lenny sold his 12,000 square foot Miami property, which he had purchased for over $9 million back in 2001. Also, he has a residence in New Orleans, and he sold his Manhattan duplex penthouse to Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz in 2010 for $14.995 million.
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