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David Foster

Musician
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Net worth 2018: $65 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Country: Canadian
BirthDay: 1 November 1949
Height: 1.80 m
Education: University of Southern California
BIOGRAPHY

David Foster was bornon 1 November 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Canadian, is Musician. David Walter Foster, OC, OBC is a multi-Grammy-winning musician, composer, songwriter and arranger from Canada. For the majority of his almost five-decade long career, he has been one of the few key figures of modern western music to have influenced most, if not all, of its recent changes. A music prodigy, his education was carefully constructed to supplement his talent. Foster began to take piano lessons at the age of four and attended the University of Washington's music program nine years later. In 1974, he relocated to Los Angeles as a member of the band ‘Skylark’, and after the initial and unavoidable years of struggle, received his first Grammy Award in 1980. He has since created gold and platinum albums for the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire; Natalie Cole; Michael Bolton; Seal; Kenny Rogers; Dolly Parton; Chicago; Hall & Oates; Brandy; and ’N Sync and written timeless classic songs for several blockbuster films, including ‘The Bodyguard’; ‘Urban Cowboy’; and ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’. Between 2012 and 2016, he served as the chairman of Universal’s Verve Music Group, adding a new feather in his cap. Recently, he has joined ‘Asia’s Got Talent’s panel of judges.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$65 Million

TIMELINE
2016

He and Verve parted ways in 2016 following the record company’s reorganization

2015

Since 2015, he has been on the panel of judges of ‘Asia’s Got Talent’

2011

In 2011, he became part of Andrea Bocelli's live album, ‘Concerto: One Night in Central Park’

2010

Foster turned a new page in his career by taking over as the chairman of Universal’s Verve Music Group in the early 2010s

2009

As of 2009, the album has achieved RIAA 7x platinum certification

2008

He organised the PBS special titled ‘Hit Man: David Foster & Friends’ in December 2008

2005

He served on the reality competition show ‘American Idol’ as the guest mentor in April 2005, then made an appearance on ‘Nashville Star’ as a guest judge

2001

The song was used in the Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando starrer ‘The Score’ (2001)

1996

He collaborated with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds in the composition of ‘The Power of the Dream’, the official song for 1996 Atlanta Olympics

1995

He entered into a contract in 1995 with Warner Brothers that helped him set up his own boutique label, 143 Records, with his then manager Brian Avnet serving as the chief executive

1992

It also won six Grammy Awards in 1992 and was pivotal in Foster’s claiming the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical accolade

1991

David Foster collaborated with American singer Natalie Cole to produce the 1991 album ‘Unforgettable

1986

In 1986, he received his first Oscar nod for ‘Glory of Love’

1985

In an article published in ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine in 1985, Foster was named “the master of

1982

He also played an important role in the rise of the American rock band ‘Chicago’, producing ‘Chicago 16’ (1982), ‘Chicago 17’ (1984), and ‘Chicago 18’ (1986)

1981

He produced two albums for The Tubes: ‘The Completion Backward Principle’ (1981) and ‘Outside Inside’ (1983)

1980

The 1980s was a busy decade for the musical maestro

1973

The group disbanded in 1973 and Foster subsequently worked with George Harrison in the latter’s albums ‘Extra Texture’ (1975) and ‘Thirty Three & 1/3’ (1976), and contributed to Earth, Wind & Fire’s album ‘I Am’ (1979)

1972

They released their self-titled debut album in 1972

1966

He became part of Chuck Berry’s backup band in 1966

1963

In 1963, he joined the University of Washington's music program

1949

David Foster was born on November 1, 1949, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, as the only son of Maurice (Morry) Foster and Eleanor May Foster, née Vantreight

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