What is Herb Alpert’s net worth?
Herb Alpert is an American musician and music industry executive who has a net worth of $850 million. He is best known for being the trumpeter who led the Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass band in the ’60s. In 1966, the Tijuana brass outsold The Beatles, selling more than 13 million albums. Herb Alpert would go on to release 28 albums, of which five were number one hits, 14 went platinum and 15 went gold. He earned his fortune as the co-founder of A&M Records. He co-founded the company with Jerry Moss. Herb and Jerry sold A&M to PolyGram in 1989 for $500 million in cash. In 1998, Herb and Jerry sued PolyGram and won an additional $200 million payout.
Herb Alpert was born on March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California. He was raised in Boyle Heights in Eastside Los Angeles, the son of Tillie and Louis Leib Alpert. Born into a family of musicians, his parents were Jewish immigrants to the United States from Ukraine and Romania. Herb began taking trumpet lessons at the age of eight and played at dances as a teenager. He attended Fairfax High School where he graduated in 1952 and then joined the Army. While in the Army, Herb would perform the trumpet at ceremonies and desired to pursue a career in acting. When he returned from the army, he attended USC where he was a member of their famous marching band, the USC Trojan Marching Band.
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