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Chaka Khan Net Worth

Chaka Khan Net Worth
Net Worth$30,000,000
Real NameYvette Marie Stevens
Also known asChaka Adunne Aduffe Yemoja Hodarhi Karifi Khan
Date of Birth/AgeMarch 23, 1953 (age 66)
State/City of originChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Years active
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician

Net Worth

Chaka Khan net worth is 30 million dollars. Her debut collection “Chaka” released in 1978 and her “What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me” 1981 collection earned her an estimated $500,000 and she didn’t stop there, Chaka continued to distribute numerous album collections.

Her “Woman I Am” 1992 collection gained $197,000, her “Come 2 My House” collection in 1998 earned her an estimated $76,000, and she continued her release of albums that continued to soar.

Chaka won a Grammy grant in 2007, for her hit single “Funk This” that earned profits of $160,000 and “ClassiKhan”, her 10th studio album collection that profited nearly $46,000.

How Much Chaka Khan Make a Year
Chaka Khan earns an estimated $5.2 Million per year, $433,333.33 per month, and $100,000 Per Week.

Other than her music contributions, she has also gained a respected reputation for her charitable activities after establishing the “Chaka Khan Foundation” that helps poor children and those suffering from autism.

She has also taken on the role of an actress starring in the musical, “Mama, I want to sing” where she played the role of Sister Carrie.

In addition, Khan was the first R&B/funk singer to have a so-called hybrid hit that included another rapper, in the 1984 single “I Feel for You” released by the Warner Bros records label.

How does Chaka Khan make his money?


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Chaka Khans net worth basically comes from her music, singing, songwriting, and tours, but the top singing celebrity also adds to her fortune by making brilliant investments in the stock market with a considerable amount in real-estate, as well as brand support deals with Cover Girl beauty products.

She also has numerous brands that she marketed, including her own fragrance line “Khana Sutra” and her own vodka brand as well.

In addition, Chaka possesses a few exotic food restaurants in Washington D.C.

The star-studded singer has sold over a million record copies worldwide.


Chaka Khan is known as the “Queen of Funk-Soul” by many. Her career lasted more than four decades and during that time Khan was able to rack up 10 Grammy awards. She first came onto the scene as a front singer for the R&B and funk sound band, “Rufus, in the 1970s. The group released their first album in 1973 that included hits like “Feel Good” and “Whoever’s Thrilling You”.

Early Life


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Chaka Khan was born in Chicago, Illinois, as Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23rd, 1953 to Charles Stevens and Sandra Coleman.

Raised in Chicago’s Hyde Park area with four siblings; three sisters Zaheva, Yvonne, and Tammy and a brother named Mark, Chaka developed an interest in music when she was very young after being introduced to jazz by her grandmother.

In addition, she also was involved — as a youngster — in the civil rights movement and she and her stepmother joined the Black Panther Party.

She attended Calumet and Kenwood High Schools and began performing around the Chicago area with small groups until she was spotted by the band Rufus in 1972.

Chaka released her first album with Rufus at the age of 20, and a year later they won their first Grammy award. Then a few years after that Chaka went solo and released her first self-titled album.

After that, she released several more albums throughout her career including “The Woman I am”, “Echoes of an Era”, and “Funk This”.

Personal life


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Chaka was married twice in her lifetime and has two children. She first was married at the age of 17 to “Hassan Khan” in 1970, but their marriage ended in a brief separation.

After that Chaka found herself in another relationship with “Rahsaan Morris” and together the couple had a daughter they named, “Indira Milini”.

Later Chaka was married a second time in 1976, to Richard Holland and they too had a child; a son named “Damien”. Damien was tried for homicide in 2006 when he was blamed for killing 17-year-old “Christopher Bailey” who was shot dead at a gathering at the Khan residence.

In 1980 Khan and Holland separated for the second time and she moved to London.

Chaka currently has two grandchildren; “Raeven Khan” from her daughter Indira Milini and “Daija Jade Holland” via her son Damien Holland.

Chaka Khan is considered a symbol in the music business, she has released 12 studio album collections that made it to the top of the music charts for which she received numerous honors.

She is currently living with Doug Rasheed.



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Throughout her career as a solo performer, Chaka has had 3 gold collections, 3 gold singles, and 1 platinum album collection that included the single “I Feel for You”.

She has also accomplished 4 gold collections, 4 gold singles, and 2 platinum album collections with the American funk band “Rufus”.

Billboard magazine positioned Khan as the 65th best dance artist of all time in December 2016 and of VH1’s, 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, she was positioned at number 17th.

Chaka Khan was also assigned into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” twice.

After joining with Rufus in 2011 they released the album “Rags to Rufus”, a year later that became a big hit both critically and commercially.


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Chaka Khan earns an estimated $5.2 Million per year.

It was that same year; Stevie Wonder wrote a hit song for the group called, “Tell Me Something Good”, which sold over a million copies.

During that same decade, they released eight platinum albums.

But in spite of all their prosperity, Chaka decided to go solo and left the band in 1978.

Her first solo album with the single “I’m Every Woman”, became a global hit that reached number one and eventually became Chaka Khan’s signature song.

However, Khan reached a period of decline during the 1990s and didn’t make a comeback until 2007 with the Grammy award-winning album “Funk This”.


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Interesting Facts

  • Chaka Khan’s sister, “Taka Boom” is also a successful music artist and her brother formed his own soul group “Aurra” that achieved success in the 1980s.
  • At the age of 11, Chaka formed a girl band called “The Crystalettes”.
  • After going solo Chaka Khan reunited with Rufus and released the well-known song “Ain’t Nobody” a top ten hit in the UK and number 22 of the Billboard Hot 100.


While she was with the band Rufus, 6 of the albums they had released went platinum.

Chaka is multi-talented, not only does she have a fantastic voice, but she can also play a variety of musical instruments including bass, drums, and percussion.

After deciding to go solo, in 1978, Chaka Khan released her solo debut album that went platinum due to the success of her featured single “I’m Every Woman”.

In 1970, Chaka Khan married Hassan Khan, but the couple split up and Chaka re-married Richard Holland in 1976.

Chaka Khan has faced some bad times in her life as she battled drug and alcohol addictions.

Chaka Khan has had ten Grammy Awards and twenty-two Grammy Award nominations.

It is estimated that Chaka Khan has sold nearly 70 million records worldwide.

Favorite Quotes from Chaka Khan

 “I’ve always struggled so much just to appreciate myself.” –Chaka Khan
“If I love a song I make it mine.” –Chaka Khan
“I think the whole reason for my life is in there somewhere.” –Chaka Khan
“My philosophy is familiarity breeds contempt.” –Chaka Khan
“I’d like to work on putting art programs back in schools.” –Chaka Khan
“Being a singer is a way for me to get to a platform to do more.” –Chaka Khan
‘Walking through this life really is walking through fire.” –Chaka Khan
“Everyone in my family sang, and we would always sing these songs.” –Chaka Khan

Tips for success from Chaka Khan

  1. “But really, we also need to learn how to love one another as women. How to appreciate and respect each other.” – Chaka Khan
  2. “You know it’s just tough to get together and do work with somebody.” – Chaka Khan
  3. “If I wanted to fight to make a better world racially, I wouldn’t be in the music business. You dig, if I were going to be a freedom fighter music is the wrong field.” – Chaka Khan

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