Burt Bacharach was one of the most renowned composers of the 20th century. The songwriter died on February 8, 2023, at the age of 94 after a decades-long illustrious career. Bacharach gave the world a number of iconic and chart-topping tracks over the years.
The composer, who started working in the 1950s, was able to accumulate a generous amount of wealth. He also made a name for himself as a pianist, record producer, music arranger, actor, and film score composer. Here is everything we know about his net worth and earnings.
Burt Bacharach Net Worth
As per the website Celebrity Net Worth, Burt Bacharach had a net worth of $160 million at the time of his death in February 2023. Most of these earnings came from his long and successful career as a composer. He wrote hundreds of songs during the 1950s to ’80s and had a memorable partnership with lyricist Hal David.
Bacharach was born in Kansas City in 1928 to a newspaper columnist and a painter mother. From childhood, he started taking piano lessons but was more inclined toward jazz music. He studied music at Montreal’s McGill University, Mannes School of Music, and Montecito’s Music Academy of the West. He was drafted into the US army in 1950 for two years.
Bacharach got a major push in his career in 1957 when he met and teamed up with Hal David. Over the next few years, the duo recorded a number of memorable songs, including The Story of My Life, which topped the US country chart. Other of their famous works include Magic Moments, Make it Easy on Yourself, and I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.
In 1965, Bacharach launched his first solo album, Hit Maker! Burt Bacharach Plays His Hits, which reached number 3 on the UK charts. In 1973, he had a fallout with David but continued to release his solo albums. In the 1980s, he partnered with his wife and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager.
The couple worked on hit songs like Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do), On My Own, and That’s What Friends Are For. After a long hiatus, Bacharach made a comeback in 2016 and composed the original score for the film A Boy Called Po. In 2020, he worked on the album Blue Umbrella with Daniel Tashian, which got nominated for the Grammys.
Bacharach also made appearances in some television shows and films through the 1960s and ’70s. He starred in the NBC musicals An Evening with Burt Bacharach and Another Evening with Burt Bacharach. He also had cameo roles in the Austin Powers films and appeared in commercials for Martini & Rossi.
The musician also invested a huge amount in real estate. In 1998, he bought a house in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles for $2.5 million. The property is said to be worth $12 to 15 million today. In 2015, Bacharach bought another home for $5.5 million. The mansion is situated in the beach community of Del Mar, California.
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