Herb Alpert Net Worth $900 million
Herb Alpert salary $50,000,000
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Herb Alpert is an American musician and his current net worth is $900 million.
Born and raised in Boyle Heights section of Eastside Los Angeles, as the son of Tillie, a violin teacher, and Louie Albert, a tailor by trade and mandolin player.
His Jewish family came to US from Radomyshl, the present-day Ukraine and Romania.
Coming from a family of musicians, his brother included (a drummer), Alpert started taking trumpet lessons at a young age. He even used to play at dances as a teenager.
In high school, after getting in the possession of an early wire recorder, he began experimenting with his trumpet.
Upon graduating from Fairfax High School he joined the United States Army and used to perform at military ceremonies.
After he returned from the army he tried his luck in acting, but ended up settling on a music career.
A bunch of uncredited acts followed, with Alpert appearing in the film The Ten Commandments, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation.
He partnered up with Rob Weerts, a burgeoning lyricist, as a songwriter for Keen Records.
He wrote a bunch of hits during his two year period working for Keen Records, such as Baby Talk by Jan and Dean.
Under the name of Dore Alpert, he started his recording career as a vocalist at Dot Records.
He used his garage to set up a recording studio and the tune called Twinkle Star, written by Sol Lake became the first of his many.
After hearing a band of mariachi playing in Mexico, while there, he took the inspiration to find a way to express musically what he felt while watching the wild crowd.
He adapted his trumpet to the tune, mixed in crowd cheers and other background noises for ambiance and renamed the song The Lonely Bull.
He founded the production of the record as a single from his own pocket and scattered through radio DJs until it became a Top 10 hit in 1962.
His debut album followed quick after that, The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass got on the market. The title stuck to the public and reached No. 6 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.
After the first album, many other followed with him becoming more and more famous.
Today, the musician is associated with the group Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Albert’s Tijuana Brass, or TJB.
Along with his partner and business partner Jerry Moss he founded and then sold the record label A&M Records to PolyGram.
Apart from being a musician, Herb is also an artist. In the last years he created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture.
Alpert and his wife, Lani Hall, are substantial philanthropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert Foundation.