• Michael Bivins is a singer, rapper, manager, and producer from Boston, Massachusetts.
• He is best known for launching the New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe R&B music bands.
• Michael has a net worth of over $40 million.
• He has appeared in a movie, helped other bands with their music, and is the CEO of Sporty Rich Enterprises.
• Michael is married and has four children.

Short Info

Net Worth$40 million, $40 million
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1968, August 10, 1968
SpouseTeasha Bivins, Teasha Bivins
FactDiscovered the Bubblegum R&B act, Another Bad Creation, the teenage R&B quartet, Subway and the female R&B trio, 702.

Michael Bivins Wiki Biography

Michael Lamont Bivins was born in Boston, Massachusetts USA, on 10 August 1968, so under the zodiac sign of Leo and holding American nationality – he is popular for his career as a singer and a rapper, while he is also a manager and a producer. Michael, along with a couple of his friends, was responsible for the launch of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe R&B music bands.

What is Michael Bivins’ net worth?

According to authoritative sources, Michael’s current net worth has been estimated to be more than $40 million.

Early life and education

Michael spent his entire childhood in Boston, but hasn’t shared many details regarding his parents with the public, as he appreciates their privacy and doesn’t want them involved in media – as he hasn’t talked about having any siblings, most people believe Michael to be an only child.

Michael grew up listening to R&B music, which represented a way for him to hide from the rough reality of life – he has on several occasions explained how music kept him away from getting into trouble. Michael studied at one of the local high schools in Boston, and was somewhat popular there as he was already making his own music – after matriculation, he decided to completely focus on his career in music, and didn’t enroll at college.

Career as a singer and other works

Michael launched his career with the help of his friends who together started the New Edition band in 1978 (at the age of 10). It took a while for the band to become popular, and they reached their peak in 1983 when the band was made-up of Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant. The group went on an extended break in 1990, to be reunited once again in 1996, however, after their “Home Again” tour went wrong, Michael left the group for good, which marked the end of New Edition.

Michael Bivins

So Michael, together with Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe, created the Bell Biv DeVoe band which would become more popular even than New Edition. Their first album entitled “Poison” received worldwide recognition, and reached #5 on the Billboard 200 list – they are also credited with the launch of the ‘new jack swing sound’. The band is still very active, and has released three more albums, however, none of these have been as good as their first. Michael is not only focused on his own band, but is also a music manager and has helped numerous other bands with finding members and creating their music and their sound – some of these bands include Another Bad Creation, MC Brains, and 702.

Michael has ventured into the film industry as well, and appeared in the “Crossover” movie as the Heart Attack character. Some of his other works include being the CEO of the Sporty Rich Enterprises company, and agreeing to his songs being used in the “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” video game.

Love life and wife

Michael prefers to keep his family away from the media’s attention, and therefore not a lot is known about his wife and children. He married Teasha Bivins in 2008 – they are said to have met for the first time while they were attending the same high school.

The two began dating back then, but didn’t rush things as both of them wanted to work on their careers before marrying. The couple has now four children – Michael Bivins Junior, Savi, Shi and Star, but whose birth dates are not known. It appears as the family is living a happy life together and there haven’t been any rumors nor controversies surrounding their life to this day.

Michael hasn’t talked about any other women who he might have been with, and as he and Teasha met in high school, she appears to be his one and only love.

Hobbies and interests

While music has been Michael’s main focus throughout his life, he still has numerous other interests and things he enjoys doing in his free time.

Michael is said to be a great family man and a loving father, and he often uploads pictures of his children and his wife onto his Instagram account. He has been sporting since he enrolled at high school, with basketball being his favorite sport – he still occasionally plays it with his friends, and is trying to get his children to play it as well.

He is not much of a reader, but has nevertheless read numerous books throughout the years, those which motivate him, and he often uploads some of the quotes from the books he reads onto his Instagram account. Michael was in love with travelling until his first child was born, which is when he decided it was time for him to settle down and take care of his family.


Michael is currently 51 years old. He has short black hair and black eyes, and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall while his weight is not known. He wears a cap and sunglasses most of the time when he goes out in public.

Social media presence

Michael is very active on several popular social media networks, as this is very important for the career he has built for himself.

He launched his Twitter account back in 2008, and has gathered quite a fanbase, however, it appears as the popular musician has recently disabled his account (or Twitter disabled it) for unknown reasons. His Instagram account is followed by nearly 500,000 people, while he’s uploaded over 2,200 pictures onto it – Michael is running a Facebook page as well, and it currently counts more than 2,200 fans.

General Info

Full NameMichael Bivins
Net Worth$40 million, $40 million
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1968, August 10, 1968
Place Of BirthBoston, Massachusetts, United States
Height1.68 m, 1.68 m
ProfessionRapper, Singer, Can You Stand the Rain, Poison, Cool It Now, Rapper, Singer, Can You Stand the Rain, If It Isn't Love, Poison
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseTeasha Bivins, Teasha Bivins
ChildrenMichael Bivins, Jr., Star Bivins, Savi Bivins, Michael Bivins, Jr., Shi Bivins, Can You Stand the Rain, If It Isn't Love, Poison
ParentsShirley Bivins, Gerard Bivins, Can You Stand the Rain, Poison, Cool It Now, Shirley Bivins, Gerard Bivins, Can You Stand the Rain, If It Isn't Love, Poison
SiblingsTanya Bivins, Tanya Bivins


Music GroupsBell Biv DeVoe, New Edition, Can You Stand the Rain, Poison, Cool It Now, Bell Biv DeVoe, New Edition, Can You Stand the Rain, If It Isn't Love, Poison

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1Officially signed to Bad Boy Records, with his group New Edition, on October 21, 2002. [October 2002]
2Has one son, Michael, Jr.
3Member of groups Bell Biv DeVoe and New Edition.
4Discovered the Bubblegum R&B act, Another Bad Creation, the teenage R&B quartet, Subway and the female R&B trio, 702.
5Has his own record label called Biv 10 Records
6Discovered the group, Boyz II Men.



Think Like a Man Too2014writer: "Do Me!"
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Community2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tropic Thunder2008writer: "Do Me!" 1990 - as Michael Bivins
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Motownphilly"
40 Days and 40 Nights2002writer: "Do Me!" - as Michael Bivens
Mo' Money1992performer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" - as Michael Bivins / writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" - as Michael Bivins
Full House1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
House Party 21991writer: "Motownphilly" - as Michael Bivins
Beverly Hills, 902101990TV Series writer - 1 episode


The Perfect Guy2015completedDecetive Rich Watkins (rumored)
Crossover2006Heart Attack (as Michael Bivens)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video GameDJ Philip 'PM' Michaels (voice, as Michael Bivins)
Friday After Next2002Lil Chris (uncredited)
Knight Rider1985TV SeriesThe Kids


Think Like a Man Too2014Himself (uncredited)
The BET Honors2014TV MovieHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
Unsung2012-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Apollo Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
Life After2009TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special2005TV SpecialHimself / Performer (as New version, as New Edition)
Made You Look: Top 25 Moments of BET History2005TV Special documentaryHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
R U the Girl?2005TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself (as New version, as New Edition)
Black in the 80s2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (as New version, as New Edition)
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (as New version, as New Edition)
Soul Train1984-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The 10th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Smokey Robinson2004TV MovieHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
20th Century Masters: The Best of New Edition - The DVD Collection2004Video shortHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (as New version, as New Edition)
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself (as New version, as New Edition)
Family Matters1996TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1996TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1993TV SeriesHimself
Second Annual Rock N' Jock B-Ball Jam1992TV SpecialCoach (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself (as Bell Biv De Voe)
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself / performer (as Bell Biv De Voe)
1990 Billboard Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Bell Biv De Voe)
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself / performer (as Bell Biv De Voe)
New Edition Past and Present1989VideoHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards1987TV SpecialHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesGuest Appearance
New American Bandstand 19651984-1986TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards1986TV SpecialHimself (as Michael Bivins Lamont)
Krush Groove1985Himself (New Edition) (as Michael Bivins)
Motown Returns to the Apollo1985TV SpecialHimself (as New version, as New Edition)
Solid Gold1985TV SeriesHimself
Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!1984VideoHimself (as New version, as New Edition)

Archive Footage

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1995TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

1993ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesMo' Money (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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