Bruce Springsteen Bio, Family, Facts, Career, Personal Life and Net Worth

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Bruce Springsteen is a popular American rock singer who is best known for his works such as ‘Born in the USA’ and ‘Born to Run’.

This article will tell you about his childhood, family, facts, career, awards and achievements, net worth, and personal life.

Facts

Full Name Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Nationality American
Famous for Singer
Date of Birth September 23, 1949 AD
Age 72 Years (as of 2021)
Zodiac sign Virgo
Birthplace Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.77m
Father Douglas Frederick Springsteen
Mother Adele Ann Springsteen
Siblings Pamela Springsteen, Virginia Springsteen Shave
Spouse Patti Scialfa (m. 1991)
Children Evan James Springsteen, Jessica Rae Springsteen, Sam Ryan Springsteen
Education Ocean County College, Freehold High School
Net Worth $500 million (estimated in 2021)

Bruce Springsteen is one of the most popular American singer, guitarist, record artist, and prolific songwriter. He became famous due to his unique and creative songwriting ability. His songwriting skills have attracted the attention of many people, fans, and music professionals alike. Most of his songs reflect his political views and labor roots in New Jersey, where he grew up. He is a positive thinker. He sees greatness in the business of everyday American life and is motivated by the stories of ordinary people.

Bruce Springsteen is not a religious person but he does not deny the fact that his Catholic upbringing has guided his music career. His best work “Born in the USA” is a best-selling album. His album “Born to Run” is also considered one of the best rock and roll albums and Springsteen’s best works. The album’s title song was an analysis of the unfair treatment of Vietnam veterans, some of whom were his friends. His songs “Born in the USA” and “Born to Run” made Springsteen the rock star he is today.

Childhood and early life:

Bruce Springsteen was born as Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen on the 23rd of September 1949 in New Jersey, USA, the son of Douglas Frederick and Adele Ann. After Elvis Presley’s performance inspired him on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, he wanted to become a musician. He bought his first guitar for $18.95 in 1964. He started his life story with the guitar. He stuck the name “Boss” with him because of his mission to collect the band’s nightly wages and distribute it to his bandmates.

Career:

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Bruce Springsteen’s mother bought him a Kent guitar for $60 in 1964, which is remembered for his song “The Wish”. He started playing with different bands. In 1970, famous “San Francisco Examiner” music critic Philip Elwood praised him as the most famous composer. Starting in 1970, he tried to put together several bands that were not very good. Two years later, he caught the attention of the likes of Mike Appel, Jim Kriticus, and John Hammond, who worked together to secure a record deal with Columbia Records. Corradi Editor Peter Knobler interviewed him in 1973 and commented, “He sings with freshness and urgency I have not heard.” It became so popular that Rolling Stone magazine recorded the event as “one of 50 moments that changed rock and roll.”

In 1975, Bruce’s third album, Born to Run, made him famous. He appeared on the covers of “Time” and “Newsweek” simultaneously, something that had previously only happened with world leaders. “Born in the USA” sold 45 million copies worldwide in 1984, becoming one of the best-selling albums, with seven singles topping the top 10. In 2008, Bruce sang with Scialfa “Act on a Dream” in support of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. He sang in the halftime show “Super Bowl XLIII” on February 1, 2009.

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During the years 2012-2014, Bruce Springsteen released two albums called “Wrecking Ball” and “High Hopes”. The 2014 album “High Hobbs” consists of covers made by Bruce. In January 2016, the River Tour began to support the “Connecting Connections: River Group” fund. “Chapter and Verse”, a collection of Springsteen’s career dating back to 1966, was released in September 2016. In September 2016, Springsteen performed for four hours and four minutes at “Citizens Bank Park” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of The River Tour 2016. It’s their longest-running show in the United States. Their live album “Springsteen on Broadway” was released in December 2018, and their 19th studio album, “Western Stars”, was released in June 2019.

Major Works:

Bruce Springsteen’s both albums “Born to Run” and “Born in the USA” have sold more than 184 million albums worldwide. The albums made him one of the best-selling artists in the world.

Awards and Achievements:

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Bruce Springsteen has received many awards and recognitions from the United States and various countries such as Great Britain, Sweden, and others for his talent and contribution to the field of music. This legendary singer has won many awards for his work. His 20 Awards include a Grammy, Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was named one of eight artists of the decade and the fourth highest-grossing soloist of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine.

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen was awarded the “Kennedy Center Honors,” an award given to personalities from the world of the arts for their contribution to American culture. In 2013, Springsteen, along with his friend and mentor Pete Seeger and 198 other celebrities, was honored at the “American Academy of Arts and Sciences” held at the Academy headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Personal life:

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It was during Bruce’s “Born in the U.S.A” tour that he met his future wife, actress Julianne Phillips. They got married in 1985. Unfortunately, their love for each other did not last long and Springsteen began an affair with “E Street Band” backup singer Patti Scialfa. Bruce and Julian divorced in 1989. Meanwhile, Springsteen moved in with Scialfa. They married in 1991 and have three children.

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New Jersey was hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, prompting Bruce to offer his help. He dedicated his performance to the “Blue Cross Arena” in Rochester to victims of the storm. He sang during an hour-long telethon for the American Red Cross and performed at “Madison Square Garden” for “Sandy Relief”.

Net Worth:

Bruce Springsteen has an estimated net worth of almost $500 million (estimated in 2021).

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