Wayne Newton Career and Net Worth
Wayne Newton Career and Net Worth, Does Wayne Newton own a casino? and more interesting facts about the singer.
Wayne Newton is an American singer, actor and entertainer. Wayne has approximately $50 million in net worth as at 2023. Wayne is popular for hi musical hits “Danke Schoen” and “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast” as well for iconic, sold-out Las Vegas performances.
After filing for bankruptcy in 1992, Wayne appeared not have learned the robes well. He was at the brink of another bankruptcy in 2010 before recovering later.
Wayne Newton Early Life
Wayne Newton was born Carson Wayne Newton on April 3, 10942 in Norfolk, Virginia. His parents are Patrick Newton and Evelyn Marie Smith. He made very giants strides into the entertainment industry at the age of six. Wayne honed his talent during this time learning how to play the piano, guitar and steel guitar while his father was on navy duties in World War II.
Wayne took his act to the streets performing in clubs, fairs as well as theatres with his elder brother when his family relocated to Newark, Ohio. Wayne’s severe battle with asthma caused the family to relocate to Phoenix in 1952. He attended North High School only to drop out before he could finish his junior year. T
he brothers known as the “Rascals in Rhythm” were on the Grande Ole Opry roadshows as well as television specials like “Ozark Jubilee”. The brothers had the privilege to perform in front of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Wayne was spotted in 1958 by a Las Vegas booking agent on a local TV show “Lew King Rangers Show”. The brothers performed non-stop for six days, five years.
Wayne Newton Entertainment Career
Wayne made his debut properly in 1962 as the major actor on the Jackie Gleason Show. He got a role on the classic western TV series “Bonanza”. He signed with Capitol Records and released his first album “Danke Schoen”. The album was an immediate hit reaching # 13 on the Billboard charts.
The song became known as his signature song. He received enormous support from very iconic entertainment personalities like Lucille Ball, Bobby Darin and Jack Benny. Wayne was hired by Newton as an opening act for his show before landing a headline role at the Flamingo Hotel. Luck smiled heavily on him when his recording “Daddy, Don’t You Walk S Far” sold in excess of 1 million copies.
He replaced the Beach Boys and The Grass Roots at the Independence Day Celebration in 1983. This was at the time when President Reagan’s Secretary of the Interior had banned concerts by rock groups under the pretext that they encouraged drug and alcohol use. His friendly ties with the Republican Party made him a favored replacement.
He made it straight to the # 1 on the Cashbox Pop and Country charts with “The Letter”. It was the first time in history that a record hit #1 on the Cashbox chart was unable to make it to the Billboard Hot 1000. In 1999, Wayne signed a 10-year deal with the Stardust Resort and Casino on the Vegas strip. Does Wayne Newton own a casino? Yes, he purchased the owns the Aladdin Hotel Casino. He purchased it at an estimated $55 million.
The deal required Wayne to perform for 40 weeks out of the year, six times a week in a show room that had been named after him. This deal was engineered by his business manager. However, in 2005, the casino was demolished leading to an amicable termination of the deal.
Wayne Newton Personal Life
Wayne married Elaine Okamura from 1968 to 1985. They have a child, Erin Newton together. Erin was born in 1976. In 1994, he married Kathleen McCrone. Wayne has a daughter, Lauren Ashley Newton who was born in 2002.