Diana Ross Net Worth: Books & Career

The Legendary American Singer and Actress Diana Ross have a net worth of $250 million.

About her birth, Diana Ross was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 26, 1944. This place has certainly given birth to many talented artists such as Big Sean and Rap king Eminem.

Anyway,  when combining her solo and Supremes records, Ross ranks among the Top 5 performers on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart from 1955 to 2018.

In 1976, Billboard awarded Ross the “Female Entertainer of the Century.”

She is the only female performer to have number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist, as half of a duet, in a trio, and as a part of an ensemble.

The Legendary Singer & Actress Diana Ross.
The Legendary Singer & Actress Diana Ross.

She was named the 28th greatest Hot 100 artist of all time by Billboard.

Due to her success in the United States and the United Kingdom, Diana Ross was entered into the Guinness Book Of World Records in October 1993 as “the most successful female music artist in history.”

Similarly, In 2007, she received the Kennedy Center Honors, in 2012 the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2016 the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Above all, Diana Ross was named one of the Five Mighty Pop Divas of the Sixties along with Dusty SpringfieldAretha FranklinMartha Reeves, and Dionne Warwick.

To put it another way, she must have been the epitome of charisma as she made even the king of pop, our beloved Michael Jackson, fall head over heels for her.

Quick Facts

Let’s have a look at some of her details in brief.

Full Name Diane Ernestine Earle Ross
Known as Diana Ross
Date of birth March 26, 1944
Place of birth

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Age 78 Years Old
Marital Status Arne Rudolf Ludvig Raab (Arne Naess) ((m.1985-2000)divorced

Robert Ellis Silberstein ( m .1971-1977divorced)

Children 5
Father’s name Fred Ross
Mother’s name Ernestine Moten
Siblings Barbra Ross, Rita Ross, Fred Ross, Arthur Ross
Gender Female
Zodiac Sign Aries
Education Cass Technical high school
Hair color Black
Eye color  Brown
Height 5 feet 41\2 inches
Weight 55kg
Religion Baptist
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Singer, Record producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Music artist, Television producer, Composer
Years active 1956- Present
Net worth $250 million
Awards & Honors
  • Kennedy Center Honors (2007)
  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2012)
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom (2016)
Music Group The Supremes (1959-1970)
Social media Twitter, InstagramFacebook
Last Update   May, 2022

Diana Ross Net Worth & Income

Ross’s net worth is generated on the Supreme’s success as well as her solo career.

She makes $41.67 million per year, so as per calculations, $3.47 Million every month leads to $801,282.05 every week.

Not to forget, her successful acting career is also involved in her massive net worth.

Ross From 1960s.
Ross From 1960s.

Additionally, Back in the 1960s, after her split with Motown, She inked a seven-year, $20 million deal with RCA Records.

Ross’s deal was the largest recording deal in history at the time, regardless of genre or label.

Considering that she is still very active when it comes to making and performing music, it seems fairly safe to say that her nеt wоrth will continue to rise by many bounds.

Diana Ross Lifestyle & Vacations

Lifestyle

Ross married twice: the first time in 1971, to music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein.

She married Norwegian tycoon Arne Nss Jr. from 1986 to 1999 after her previous marriage separation in 1977.

Diana Ross enjoys volunteering for children’s charities in her spare time.

Bristol Farms grocery store in West Hollywood (formerly the famed Chasen’s restaurant) looks like one of her favorite hangouts.

Ross had no intention of becoming a performer when she was younger. She had aspired to be a fashion designer, in fact.

Nonetheless, she has begun to relax and enjoy the fruits of her equally astonishing fortune worth $250 million.

Vacations

The 78-year-old music superstar enjoyed her vacations with her family in Hawaii in 2018.

She looked stunning in a ruffled red bikini with large black sunglasses as she went along the beach, soaking up the sun.

Ross Had Her Glow Back In Hawaii.
Ross Having Her Glow Back In Hawaii.

Diana seemed to be having the time of her life recently.

There is not much to mention about her vacations as she herself said that Vacations are irrelevant to her.

If she goes away, then returns quickly as she enjoys having her work overtake her completely.

Diana Ross: Houses, Cars

Houses

In 2006 Supreme Diva purchased the mansion in Belle Haven community, Greenwich.

The 12,500+ square foot Colonial-style property boasts a tennis court and a swimming pool.

Mansion Of Diana In Greenwich.
Mansion Of Diana In Greenwich.

A six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 7,765 square-foot property across the street is on the market for $6,290,000 as of reports.

Diana Ross also has a 2,518-square-foot three-bedroom, three-bathroom property in Venice, California, which she bought in 2004.

Miss Ross doesn’t have to travel far to get her feet wet, as the house is only a few minute’s walk from the beach.

Diana Ross owns an apartment in a building that houses several other celebrities, including Glenn Close and Jerry Seinfeld.

The apartment building is located on the northwest corner of 81st Street and Central Park West in Manhattan.

Cars

Ms. Ross picked up her new Jaguar E-Type from Falvey Imported Cars, Inc. shortly after formally becoming the star of ‘The Supremes,’ now known as ‘Diana Ross and the Supremes’ for $6968.

She could have any automobile she wanted, and she has had lots of exotic cars over the years, but it appears that this Chrysler 300 is the one she prefers to drive most of the time.

Ross With Her Chrysler 300.
Ross With Her Chrysler 300.

She had been seen driving a red Dodge truck before the Chrysler 300.

Diana Ross Movies, Investments, Endorsements & Book Publications

Movies

Ross also pursued a cinematic acting career in the 1970s, beginning with a lead role in Lady Sings the Blues as blues artist Billie Holiday in 1972.

Following Mahogany (1975), for which she also wrote the hit theme song “Do You Know Where You’re Going” and The Wiz  (1978).

Similarly, other movies she has appeared in are Diana Ross: The visions of Diana Ross (1985), Christmas in Vienna (1992), Out of Darkness (1994), Double Platinum (1999), Its Black Entertainment(2000), We Are Family (2002), Diana Ross: The Lady Sings Jazz and Blues (2002).

Investments

Diana Ross invests in Motown and plans to return to recording for the label.

Motown was once regarded as one of the largest and most successful black-owned enterprises in the country.

However, when the arrangement was announced, the size of the singer’s investment in the company was not disclosed.

Endorsements

In 2005, Ross struck a deal with M.A.C  cosmetics to be a spokesmodel for the company’s beauty icon range.

MAC Icon Diana Ross
MAC Icon Diana Ross

Additionally, Selena, Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Angelina Jolie are among the top celebrities who have collaborated with the M.A.C beauty series.

Book Publications

Although there are many books published on her life and career by different authors, for instance, “Diana Ross” by Patricia Mulrooney Eldred, Geoff Brown, and Randy J. Taraborrelli in 1975, 1981, and 2007 respectively.

She herself has also beautifully painted the struggles of her life in her own words.

In October 1993, Diana Ross published her autobiography, “Secrets of a Sparrow.” She confesses to having suffered from anorexia nervosa in this book.

Her Autobiography 'Secrets Of Sparrow.'
Her Autobiography ‘Secrets Of Sparrow.’

She has blamed her eating disorder on Motown and Berry Gordy’s pressures on her and The Supremes in the late 1960s.

Diana wrote two more autobiographies of her own later in 2002 and 2003: “Diana Ross: Going Back and Upside Down: Diana Ross – The Real Story.”

With her first and only children’s book, When You Dream,” which included a CD with four songs related to the book, she became a best-selling author in April 1993.

Charity

In 2008, Diana Ross sang at the Nobel Peace Concert to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari for his three decades of efforts in crisis mediation.

Ross Performing At One Of Charity Galas.
Ross Performing At One Of Charity Galas.

Diana Ross has donated to the following  charity listed below:

Career

In 1960 Ross joined the Primettes, a female version of the Primes, when she was fifteen. Following year, she won a talent competition in Windsor, Ontario.

After earning a recording contract with Motown, the group was renamed the Supremes.

She rose to international prominence as the lead singer of the Supremes and later as a solo artist.

The Supremes had a total of 12 number one pop songs, including “Baby Love” (1964), “Stop! In the Name of Love” (1965), and “Someday We’ll Be Together“(1969).

The Supremes Girls from 1960s.
The Supremes Girls from 1960s.

Moreover, Ross had a decade of chart-topping success in many categories, starting with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” from her debut album Diana Ross (1970).

Her hit pop singles included “Love Hangover” (1976) and “Upside Down” (1980).

On the other hand, her duet with Lionel Richie of the Commodores, “Endless Love” (1981), topped Billboard magazine’s pop, R&B, and adult contemporary charts.

Ross remained a popular concert draw until the early twenty-first century, despite her virtual absence from the charts.

Many musicians have been influenced by Ross, including Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Madonna, and Jade Thirlwall.

Ross was honored as one of 25 African-American women at Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball in 2006, a three-day event highlighting their art, entertainment, and civil rights achievements.

Awards

Ross has been nominated for nine American Music Awards and has won seven of them.

Miss Ross With Her Greatest Admirer Michael Jackson.
Miss Ross With Her Greatest Admirer Michael Jackson.

Also, nominated for 12 Grammy Awards and won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

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Some Interesting Facts about her

  • Ross claims that her mother named her “Diane,” but a clerical error led to her name being listed on her birth certificate as “Diana.”
  • According to biographies, she also worked at Hudson’s Department Store, where she was allegedly the first black employee “allowed outside the kitchen,” according to biographies.
  • Miss Diana was named one of 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, on November 16, 2016.

FAQs

Who is Diana Ross with now?

Ross is married to singer Ashlee Simpson and has two children.

What was Diana Ross to Michael Jackson?

Diana Ross indeed was the love of Michael Jackson’s life. Despite the fact she was 14 years older than him, he never loved any other woman the way he loved her. He met her when he was just 5 years old.

Did MJ and Diana Ross date?

Even though she never accepted it publicly but it was pretty obvious from MJ’s actions. One can speculate when Jackson said in his will from 2002 that if his mother, Katherine, died before him, Ross would take custody of his children. Well, what else do we need to realize how dear she meant to him.

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