Fats Domino Net Worth 2017: What Was The 89 Year Old Worth?

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Fats Domino Net Worth 2017

Fats Domino passed away today, after a long and successful musical and philanthropic career.

Domino is best known for his famous music, which brought a whole generation of people into the R&B world. So what was Fats Domino net worth? What did he have when he passed away? Read on...

Fats Domino Career

Fats Domino was a New Orleans native of French Creole descent. He was born into a musical family, with jazz music being taught to him at a young age by his family members. His dad played the violin, and his other family members were guitarists and singers. Fats Domino was a piano prodigy from when he was very little, and he attracted some of the biggest talent in the area, who wanted to hear him play. He was quickly signed to a band and started making records.

In fact, even his first attempt sold a million records. Throughout the 50s and 60s, Fats Domino chart-topping hits.

Eventually, for a number of reasons, Fats Domino's success declined, and he started to have lackluster sales. Nevertheless, he kept playing and making new music. He eventually got inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame.

Fats Domino Net Worth

Over his life, Fats Domino made a significant amount on record sales. However, the value of those sales was minor compared to what it is today. In fact, major hits of the day only paid in the thousands of dollars. And often, contracts would be structured so that the artists would make very little of that. Domino continued to live off his royalties; however, his house and his belongings were destroyed in Katrina.

He told the Washington Post at the time that he had lost everything. After that, he spent much of his time sick, and was unable to perform. A foundation needed to be formed to pay to restore his home.

Given what he lost, we estimate that Fats Domino had very little money when he passed away.

In total, we estimate Fats Domino net worth at death to be less than $1 million, and probably close to $0. Nevertheless, his amazing music and his wonderful spirit will live on.