Sheila E’s Net Worth

Sheila E's net worth
If you’re a fan of 80s music or even familiar with Prince’s “Purple Rain” album you may be familiar with Sheila E. She’s paved her own way through the worlds of performing, singing, writing, dancing and acting through the 80s and is still working today.

After being in the spotlight for decades, Sheila E. has had to have made a pretty penny. So, what is Sheila E’s net worth and where did she rake in all her cash?

About Sheila E

As noted above, Sheila Escovedo (better known as her stage name Sheila E), is a performer. She was born on December 12, 1957 in Oakland, California. Escovedo came from a colorful background. Her mother is Creole, African American and her father is Mexican American. Her father was a percussionist, which is likely why Sheila E. was so drawn to the spotlight most of her life.

By 1976, when Sheila E. was just 19 years old, she’d made her recording debut. She performed alongside jazz bass player Alphonso Johnson and once she was in her early 20s she’d already performed alongside big names like Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross. Later she would join forces with Prince on his album “Purple Rain.” In fact, she became a full band member and toured with Prince until 1989.

In June 1984, Sheila E. released her debut album “The Glamorous Life.” The title-track single was able to meet number 7 on the Hot 100 and topped dance music charts for two weeks. She has also released a number of other individual albums over the years as well.

Sheila E. has been active in more recent years too. She has been featured on vocals in some songs but you’re more likely to have heard a drum solo or background drum beats that are played by the 57-year-old performer. Most recently she provided a drum beat for orchestral soundtracks to “Man of Steel” and “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Sheila E’s Net Worth

Sheila E's net worthBut what does all of that mean for her financial health? Of course Sheila E. has had a successful career but has she been able to create a stable financial foundation for herself?

Well, Sheila E’s net worth sits at about $12 million so it’s pretty safe to say she’ll be okay, especially because she is continuing to make music and perform every year. The bulk of her net worth of millions stemmed from touring with Prince. Sheila E. was able to tour with Prince during some of his most prominent years and then again during his reunion tour in the 2000s.

In addition to her work with Prince, Sheila E. has been able to secure a solid career for herself as well. Not only have her singles done really well (specifically on dance charts) but she’s also being featured in some really popular songs. Her drumming skills were featured in Beyonce’s “Work It Out.”

Each of these things has been able to contribute to Sheila E’s net worth over the years. Unlike many other celebrities, Sheila E. doesn’t have any plans for endorsements, etc. She simply plans to continue making music, which has worked out for her so far.

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