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Chaka Khan’s Net Worth, Career and Personal Life

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Chaka Khan is a celebrated singer-songwriter, who has impacted many upcoming artists. Khan found fame while working with Rufus, but she went on to establish a successful solo career, which has enabled her to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Despite her early struggles with drug abuse, Khan has built a handsome net worth. So what is her net worth, and what are some of the properties the singer owns? Find more details in the following sections.

Chaka Khan’s Net Worth

Chaka Khan is one of the richest singers and songwriters in the United States of America. As of 2024, the queen of Funk has a net worth of $10 million.

Chaka has been a singer for many years, enabling her to earn a good income from her profession. She gained prominence in the early 1970s when she was the lead vocalist for Rufus, a funk band. While she has remained to be remembered for her unique style and vocal prowess, she has encouraged generations with her talent.

Most of Khan’s net worth is as a result of a successful career as a singer. Besides singing, she is a songwriter, actor, and musician.Chaka-Khan's-Net-Worth,-Career-and-Personal-Life


Khan has been a musician since the early 1970s. In 1973, she came into the limelight when she released a debut album in the Rufus band alongside other band members. Despite a lot of effort, the album did not become a huge hit.

In 1974, the group found fame when they released a song that Stevie Wonders had written for Khan. Wonder collaborated in singing the song, and it became a huge success when it reached no 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The single’s success put the band on the charts which enabled it to win its first Grammy Award. They released more other songs which became a big success. The band’s second album became a hit, selling over a million copies.

Between 1974 and 1979, Rufus released six albums which became a huge success. Moreover, they began going for live performances which made Khan to become a celebrity thanks to her unmatched vocals and live attire.

While Khan remained in Rufus, she signed a solo contract with Warner Bros. She began working on her debut album which distracted her from participating in the band’s albums. The singer released her debut album in 1978, and she sold over a million copies, thanks to “ I’m Every Woman” which propelled the album.

Over the years, Khan has released over ten albums which have become a huge success. She released her latest album in 2017, but she has continued to release singles which have done well, inspiring many people.

Personal Life

Chak Khan as she is known by her stage name was born on March 23, 1953. Her real name is Yvette Marie Stevens, and she is proud to have grown up in an artistic family. Two of Chaka’s siblings have found success as musicians.

Khan is a proud mother to a daughter and a son. She welcomed her eldest child, Indira Milini when she was married to Hassan Khan. She divorced her first husband and went on to marry Richard Holland, the father of her son, Damien Holland.

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