Ike Turner was a revered actor, musician, and celebrity who is known as one of the pioneers of early rock & roll in the fifties. He was active in show business for almost 60 years during which he made himself one of the most popular celebs in the world.

Later, he became disgraced as it was revealed that he was a culprit of domestic violence and marital rape against his then-wife and music partner Tina Turner.

How Much Was The Net Worth Of Late Rock And Roll Star Ike Turner?

Ike Turner was worth $500 Thousand at the time of his death in 2007. He made this net worth from a career in show business as a musician.

He started his career in 1951 and became one of the best-known celebs of the 1960s and 1970s. During his career, he received a lot of fame and fortune.

Ike And Tina Owned A Home In LA

Ike and his then-wife Tina owned a house together in View Park, the house has changed hands multiple times over the years since the Turners owned it.

The former house of Ike and Tina Turner
The former house of Ike and Tina Turner
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The musician’s home had around 3,000 square feet of indoor space and was sold for $870,000 in 2016 and was put on the market for $1.448 million in 2017. The 1956-built home was sold for $1.4 million in 2018.

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Divorce From Tina Turner And Domestic Violence Allegations

On November 26, 1962, Ike Turner and Tina Turner exchanged vows in Tijuana.

Tina and Ike Turner were married in the past
Tina and Ike Turner were married in the past
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There were some allegations that Ike was still legally married to Alice, who he got wedded to in Helena, Arkansas, USA. As was the case with many of Ike’s relationships, Tina and Ike’s relationship was also rocky.

A lot of controversies followed when finally, tensions boiled over after a violent incident in July 1976, and Tina filed for divorce. The legal battle was lengthy and finalized in March 1978.

As per the divorce settlement, Tina took financially responsible for missed concert dates and an IRS lien. Tina was given the royalties of her songs with Ike, she also took possession of two Jaguar cars, furs and jewelry along with her stage name.

Tina came forward and said to the public that he almost killed her several times when he beat her in a rage. She also claimed that he raped her multiple times.

It was later revealed that Ike had apologized to Tina, she said that she had forgiven him but denied a tour with him.

Career Insight

The singer has an extensive discography over the 5 decades he worked as a musician. His first studio album was released in 1962 titled Dance With Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings of Rhythm. Then the next year, Rocks The Blues came out.

A Black Man’s Soul was released in 1969 and then Blues Roots was released in 1972. A year later, Blues Roots came out.

After a short hiatus, he released his next studio album in 1980 called The Edge which featured Tina Turner and Home Grown Funk.

Similarly, his next studio album came around 16 years later in 1996. In 1996, he released Without Love…I Have Nothing with C-Ya Records and My Blues Country in collaboration with Resurgent/Mystic MYSCD-115.

He also released Ike Turner Presents The Family Vibes: Strange Fruit and Turner Presents The Family Vibes: Confined To Soul in 1972 and 1973 respectively.

Short Biography

Ike Turner was born Izear Luster Turner Jr. on November 5, 1931, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S. to Beatrice Cushenberry and Izear Luster Turner. He was aged 76 at the time of his death. He went to Sumner High school.

The funeral for Ike Turner after his death in 2007
The funeral for Ike Turner after his death in 2007
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Turner was married at least 10 times during the course of his life, his first marriage dates back to when he was 16 years old and had increased his age 4 years on his documents to get married.

Some of his former wives include Rosa Lee Sane, Velma Davis, Edna Dean Stewart, Marion Louis Lee among others.


The star passed December 12, aged 76 he had already said to Falina Rasool that he felt he was dying and would not see Christmas on December 10, 2007.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the cause of death to be cocaine overdose, over the course of his life, Ike was always in the habit of drugs.