How rich is Nena?
There is hardly a German singer who is as well known internationally as Nena. The Hamburg resident owes this primarily to her mega hit “99 Luftballons”. Even if she hasn’t been in the limelight as much in the last few years as she was at the highlights of her career, the mother of five children, one of whom died in infancy, can rest on a large bank account. She is a few million euros, so she can easily afford her child blessing with several men. Nena has an esteemed Assets of 12.5 million euros.
Stories from the past
Even when she made the headlines in 2007 and had to pay her ex-management company a good 240,000 euros due to a court ruling, this was therefore not a serious burden for her. After all, she continues to earn money from her former mega hit today. At the time, it was about a contract that was terminated prematurely, but for which the management still wanted to collect the remaining remuneration. Since the contract had been terminated by Nena, her Swiss ex-manager insisted on his back payment and got right in court. Annoying for Nena, who should not have made the judgment too much financially. In general, very little is known about the finances of the singer.
Only her ex-husband Benedict Freitag, with whom she has also made music together in the past, made some hints. So he says that he can still make a living from his time with Nena and their joint career. That “99 Balloons” became a resounding world hit, has not only enriched the life of the singer herself enormously. Nena’s ex also speaks of a time when the band members bought expensive, fast cars. Back then, they also spent a lot of money on houses without thinking about taxes. However, the next album put an end to this homemade financial hardship. Nena will probably not live too wastefully today either. After all, she lives in Hamburg-Rahlstedt, a district that is neither particularly classy nor extremely expensive – at least if you think of the relevant rich districts of Hamburg-Blankenese or -Harvestehude.
Icon of German music history
1983 was the year in which Nena, whose real name is actually Gabriele Susanne Kerner, and her band became more internationally known than any of the band members could have dreamed of. “99 balloons” made her a star. Overall, Nena could already 25 million records sell around the globe what hardly any other German artist has ever succeeded in doing.
Therefore, she continues to be one of the greats in local music history. Their last studio album, however, was a few years ago. In 2015 the artist only made it to number 4 in the album charts in Germany with “Oldschool”. The singer only had a number 1 album in this country, namely in 1983 and 1984. In 2005, however, she managed to jump to the top of the charts in Switzerland and Austria. There she got with “Would you like to go with me” Gold.
Also hers Acting career should have brought her a nice sum. Nena was not only seen in films about her life as a singer. Rather, she played, for example, in 1987 in “The Invisible” with. Whether in “Peter Pan” or in various episodes of “Arthur and the Minimoys,” the Hamburg native has already appeared as a voice actress. A voice like this just wants to be heard!
The private Nena
Little Gabriele was nicknamed “Nena” at a very early age – namely at the tender age of three. At that time she was on vacation with her family in Spain and her current brand name is derived from the Spanish word for girls. The fact that the later music icon trained as a goldsmith was due to her parents’ wishes. Nena, however, had completely different goals in mind and, for example, secretly had one in the course of the 1980s Affair with the great Udo Lindenberg. While her music career was taking its course at the same time, she had a son, Benedict Freitag, in 1988, who, however, died unhappily the following year.
In 1990 the twins were born. Then there are two more children with the Philipp Palm, twelve years his juniorwho works in the music industry himself. Meanwhile, Nena is also making headlines outside of the music world. In September the “New School Hamburg”, which she co-founded, opened, which calls itself the Democratic School. It has also been known since 2009 that Nena sees herself as a follower of Osho, a sect guru from India who has since passed away. His dynamic meditation has become an integral part of her life. Thus, the private Nena has definitely made one or the other change of heart in her life.
Cover picture: By Michael Movchin [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Balloons: jakkapan / Bigstock.com
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