David Foster is a Canadian musician, producer, songwriter, and composer who has worked with superstars like Donna Summer, Alice Cooper, Andrea Bocelli, Toni Braxton, Madonna, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, and Olivia Newton-John.
He was born on November 1, 1949, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, as David Walter Foster.
At age 4, David began playing piano with teacher Catherine Dash.
In 1963, Foster enrolled in the University of Washington music program.
In 1966, he joined a backup band for singer Chuck Berry.
In 1983, David released the debut album – ”The Best of Me.”
In 1985, he co-wrote and produced the single ”Tears Are Not Enough.”
In 1985, he established The David Foster Foundation.
In 1987, Foster released the solo album – ”The Symphony Sessions.”
In 1994, David became vice-president of Atlantic Records.
In 2012, he was appointed the chairman of Universal’s Verve Music Group. Also in 2012, Foster had a small role in the drama – ”Letting Go.”
In 2013, Foster received a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star.
In 2014, David produced an album (Tracks of My Years) with Bryan Adams.
In 2015, he became a celebrity judge on the talent show competition ”Asia’s Got Talent.”
In September 2019, he released a Netflix documentary titled – ”David Foster: Off The Record,” at the Toronto International Film Festival.
”This film may serve as a guide to inspire young artists, songwriters, musicians, and producers,” Foster said in a statement. He added: ”To relentlessly pursue their dreams and creative talents.”
In 2019, David was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award at a Juno gala in London. In the same year, Foster served as a judge on the British talent show ”World’s Got Talent.”
In 2020, Foster released an album called – ”Eleven Words,” via Decca Records.
From 1972 to June 1981, David was married to singer Bonnie Jean (B. J.) Cook.
On October 27, 1982, Foster married Rebecca L. McCurdy. The two divorced in 1986.
On June 22, 1991, Foster wed Linda Thompson. Linda was a girlfriend of Elvis Presley. Foster and Linda divorced in 2005.
On November 11, 2011, David married Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills, California.
Yolanda is the mother of models Anwar, Bella, and Gigi Hadid. Foster and Hadid got engaged on Christmas Eve, 2010. They divorced on October 24, 2017.
”During that time we experienced love, friendship and the inevitable challenges that come with managing a marriage,” Foster and Hadid said in a statement.
On June 28, 2019, Foster married Katharine McPhee at the St. Yeghiche Armenian Apostolic Church in Kensington.
Note – Katharine McPhee is an actress best known for her roles as Karen Cartwright in ”Smash” and Paige Dineen in ”Scorpion.”
They officially started their relationship in 2017. Foster and McPhee got engaged in July 2018 in Italy. The two first met in 2006 when Katharine was a contestant on American Idol and he was acting as a mentor on the show.
”I’ve always just admired him and loved him, and he’s always been so great to people around him,” Katharine said about her husband.
”We have haters on social media,” David said in an interview with Patrick Ryan. He went on to say: ”There’s not a person around that’s not going to make some comment about the age difference.”
McPhee was previously married to Nick Cokas.
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At age 20, Foster had a daughter, Allison Jones Foster, who he placed for adoption. The two were reunited when Allison turned 30. She works at the David Foster Foundation.
With B.J. Cook, Foster has a daughter named Amy S. Foster.
”Kat is not a trophy wife,” Amy told People about Katharine McPhee. ”She has a lot to say, she’s interesting, she has a fantastic career and she’s nobody’s trophy.”
With Rebecca Dyer, Foster has three daughters – Jordan, Erin, and Sara.
With Katharine, Foster has a baby boy named Rennie David (b. on February 22, 2021).
”I am uncompromising to the point of huge dissension in the studio.”
”Don’t do what you’re taught to do, do what you love to do.”
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David Foster – Net Worth
Foster earned most of his wealth from working with Renee Olstead, Peter Cetera, Clay Aiken, Jake Zyrus, Josh Groban, George Harrison, Luis Miguel, Al Jarreau, Paul McCartney, All-4-One, Toni Braxton, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Gordon Lightfoot, Michael Jackson, Julio Iglesias, Andrea Bocelli, Dolly Parton, Michael Bublé, Lara Fabian, Michael Bolton, Richard Marx, Myriam Hernandez, Cheryl Lynn Josh Groban, Deborah Blando, Olivia Newton-John, Diana Ross, Anne Murray, Natalie Cole, Filippa Giordano, Vanessa Williams, Céline Dion, Destiny’s Child, Barbra Streisand, Laura Pausini, Mariah Carey, Kenny Rogers, and many others.
David has released eleven studio albums, including – Eleven Words, The Best of Me, Love Lights the World, The Symphony Sessions, and The Christmas Album.
Therefore, musician David Foster has an estimated net worth of $160 million.
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