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.
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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.
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.