Roger Troutman Net Worth: $1 Million
Born in Hamilton, Ohio in November 1951. Late American musician, singer-songwriter, composer, and producer Roger Troutman had an estimated net worth of $1 million. He was widely recognized as the founder of the band Zapp and for using a vocoder (talk box). Troutman, together with his brothers, was discovered by George Clinton who signed the band to his record label in 1979. Zapp’s self-titled first studio album was released in 1980 and peaked at #1 on the US R&B charts as well as was certified Gold. In addition, all of their albums Zapp II in 1982, Zapp III in 1983, and The new Zapp IV U in 1985 made the Top 10 of the US R&B charts. The band would later release the albums Zapp Vibe and Zapp VI: Back by Popular Demand, with their “Dance Floor” and “More Bounce to the Ounce” peaking at #1 and #2 respectively on the US R&B charts. In 1981 Troutman released his very first solo studio album The Many Facets of Roger, which hit #1 on the US R&B chart, before going on to release three other studio albums. He also had #1 hits with “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “I Want to Be Your Man”. In April 1999 Roger Troutman died after being shot several times in the torso.