Capital: € 222 million
Age: 80
Born: 11/26/1939
Country of origin: USA
Source of wealth: singer
Last updated: 2024

Short introduction

Tina Turner is a singer who was also active as an actress. She has sold over 180 million records in her career, making her one of the most commercially successful singers worldwide. She started her career as part of the duo “Ike & Tina Turner” with her husband at the time. From the late 1970s she started her impressive career as a solo artist.

Early life

When Anna Mae Bullock was born in Tennessee in 1939, she began singing early in the community church choir. Her parents separated soon after their birth, so that she grew up temporarily with her grandmother. In 1955, however, she moved to her mother in St. Louis. In 1958 she had a son, a umstan, who did not prevent her from joining Ike Turner as a background singer. He later became her husband. In 1960 they had their first minor hit in the US charts. From then on the real career of the woman who had been given the stage name Tina Turner by Ike Turner began.


The band from Ike Turner now performing as “Ike & Tina Turner” did some successful tours. Not only in the USA, but also in Europe. In addition to her artistic success, she also brought a great income to the two married from 1962.

For a while they even went on tour as the opening act for the Rolling Stones. The hit single “River Deep, Mountain High” became a success in Europe and made it extremely popular. With the song “Nutbush City Limits”, an allusion to their place of birth, the two landed a charter success in Germany. The single came to number 2 on the charts. Tina Turner had composed this song herself.

However, despite all the successes in her musical work, the marriage between Ike and Tina Turner began to develop. Ultimately, constant – also tangible – disputes led to the separation in 1976, which ended with the divorce in 1978.

Tina Turner gave up all rights to the earlier jointly recorded songs, but retained the right to continue to operate under the stage name under which she had become known. Nevertheless, the beginning of her career as a solo artist initially stuttered. Her excursions into the genre of disco music that was popular at the time were not very well received by the audience. When she went back to her earlier style in her shows, the successes of her career continued.

Her 1983 cover version of Al Green’s song “Let’s Stay Together” became a hit in many countries in Europe. Shortly afterwards, Tina Turner was granted the same in the United States.

In the mid-1980s she also worked as an actress for the first time – and then several times. B. in a film from the Mad Max series. The accompanying title song “We Don’t Need Another Hero” became a No. 1 hit in Germany and was also a great success.

The whole thing was topped off by their 1986 album “Break Every Rule”, on which there were three real success songs that came out as a single. The result was huge crowds at their concerts. So she played a stadium concert in front of 180,000 spectators in Rio de Janeiro.

In the 1990s she sang the title song “Golden Eye” for a James Bond film, published an autobiography. Her last album was finally released in 1999, after which she more or less retired. Then, however, she did some major tours in the 2000s. With the last concert in May 2009 she ended her stage career.

Before that, she had already permanently moved to Switzerland. From there she published a few albums with spiritual and Christian chants. A musical premiered in 2018 that included her life’s journey – with the approval of Tina Turner.

Career highlights

The high point of her career was the two albums “Private Dancer” from 1984 and “Break Every Rule” 1986, when she was at the zenith of her work. Her absolute top hit was the single “We Don’t Need Another Hero”, which was No. 1 on the charts in Germany for 21 weeks alone.

In addition, there are several Grammys and 1991 admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Famous quotes

“As soon as I step on the stage, I become a different person.”

“The worst thing is that a man is already born a man. With that, he says, the most important thing is already done, he doesn’t have to do more. ”

“I am strong. I have been through a divorce and separation from my family. I never let it break me. I am not an alcoholic, I have never smoked and never used drugs. I got through the disasters of my past clean. And now I’m here, undamaged. ”

Amazing facts

Since 2013 she has only been a Swiss citizen.

She even lived in Cologne for a while, and has lived in Switzerland since 1993.

The Tina Turner Museum is located in the school she attended as a child. It was a one-class school.


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