David Foster Career and Net Worth
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David Foster is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, singer, songwriter and an arranger. He has a net worth of about $150 million. His uncanny ability in discovering talents remains exceptional. Foster discovered talents like Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Celine Dion and many others.
His production footprint also cuts across genres. He has produced acts such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Chicago, Toni Braxton, Madonna, as well as the legend Michael Jackson. He over the course of his career received several awards.
He has received the Grammy for 16 times out of 47 nominations. He has also been influential in helping artists promote and sell their works responsible for in excess of 500 million albums for the artists he has worked with over the years.
David Foster Early Life
David Walter Foster was born on November 1, 1949, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His parents are Maurice Foster (a maintenance yard superintendent) and Eleanor May (a homemaker).
At the age of 13, he enrolled in the music program at the University of Washington. In 1965, two years later Foster auditioned for the band leader spot in an Edmonton nightclub which was owned by Tommy Banks (jazz musician).
Tommy took Foster as his personal project providing mentorship in the music industry. He relocated to Los Angeles with his band Skylark in 1974 after a stint with Ronnie Hawkins playing the role of a back up for the band.
David Foster Career
He played the keyboard for the band Skylark. The band was the brain child of Eirik Wangberg. Their song “Wildflower” was a hit in 1973 making its way into the top ten hits that year. Following the disbandment of the band, Foster stayed in Los Angeles and formed the Airplay band with Jay Graydon.
It was around this same time that he commenced working as songwriter, producer and arranger evolving into a dynamic and flexible resource in the music industry. He was the arranger for Earth, wind and Fire’s album “I am” in 1979.
His collaboration with Graydon and Bill Champlin won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best R&B song. The 1980s saw Foster continue in the producer and song-writing business. Some of his works are “Forever” and “Heart to Heart” for Kenny Loggins as well as “What About Me” by Kenny Rogers in 1984.
Foster is the composer of “Winter Games”, as well as the theme song for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. His deal with Warner Brothers gave him the opportunity to establish his own label dubbed 143 Records in the form of joint venture with Warner. Why is David Foster so rich? He worked his way up on his own. He is a master when it comes spending his wealth.
Foster sold the label back to Warner and assumed the position of senior vice president at the corporation. Some of his very notable works in the 1990s include, “The Power of the Dream”, the official song for the 1996 Summer Olympics done jointly with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
David Foster Personal Life
In his life, he has been married five times, with five biological daughters and seven grandchildren. He was first married to B.J. Cook. Foster then married Rebecca Dyer in 1986.
His third attempt also proved on successful, he was married to actress Linda Thompson from 1991 to 2005. The couple worked on a couple of songs together. He was the stepfather of Brody and Brandon Jenner when Thompson.
Between 2011 to 2017, Foster was married to Yolanda Hadid (a Dutch model). Foster engaged Katharine McPhee in June 2018 before sealing it with marriage in June 2021.