It may not be easy to determine the best husband in the world but if there is one person who has a decent shot at the title, it is Erwin Bach. Bach is a German-born music executive as well as producer. He is also better known as the spouse of legendary rock and roll singer, Tina Turner. The duo has been together for over three decades and in 2017, Turner revealed that her husband had saved her life by donating one of his kidneys to her. So, who is Erwin Bach? What is his net worth? How did the couple commence their romance? All these and more questions are answered below.
Who Is Erwin Bach?
Erwin Bach was born on the 24th of January 1956 in the German city of Cologne. His nationality is therefore German. There is a paucity with regards to Bach’s early life, family background or educational history. It is however not difficult to spot that the media personality is well educated. With regards to his professional career, Bach is a music industry executive and has served as the managing director of EMI Germany as well as EMI Switzerland. The Cologne native is also an accomplished producer and has worked with renowned acts such as Paul McCartney (formerly of The Beetles), Pink Floyd, Pet Shop Boys and the popular British rock band – Queen.
How Much Is Erwin Bach Worth?
Erwin Bach has a net worth estimated at $50 million. Despite this significant wealth, he does not engage in an ostentatious lifestyle but maintains a low profile in the Swiss city of Zurich. Meanwhile, Bach’s wife, Tina Turner, has a net worth estimated at 250 million. Her fortune stems from a long storied career as a singer/ songwriter. Tina Turner (real name – Anna Mae Bullock) was born on the 26th of November 1939 in the town of Nutbush, Tennessee. She began singing in her church choir when she was just a child and by adulthood, started singing with the R & B band, the Kings of Rhythm.
Turner and her Kings of Rhythm bandmate, Ike, later metamorphosed into a duet act. The duo released several popular songs, in the 60s and 70s, and are now regarded as one of the greatest duos of all times. Tina Turner launched her solo career in the 80s. She has since released several successful albums including evergreen hits such as What’s Love Got to Do with It. She has also sold over 200 million records and is now regarded as the queen of rock and roll.
How Erwin Bach and Tina Turner Met
Erwin Bach first met his future wife at an EMI party held in London in 1986. The two became fast friends and by 1987, commenced a romantic relationship. The couple was together for 27 years during which they established a solid romance. People often wondered when they would tie the knot and Bach would cheekily reply that they were already married, save for the fact that they have not walked down the aisle. Bach and Turner later formalized their union in a civil ceremony held in July 2013. The wedding was held on the banks of Lake Zurich and featured guests such as talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey, legendary singers, David Bowie, and Sade, as well as famed designer, Giorgio Armani. Bach and his wife primarily make their home in the town of Kusnacht, Zurich, Switzerland.
Erwin Bach does not have any biological kids of his own. He, however, has a couple of stepchildren courtesy of his marriage to Turner. The legendary singer has a total of four children comprising of two biological sons, Craig Raymond, and Ronald Renelle, and two adopted sons, Ike Turner Jr and Michael. Turner had her first son for fellow musician, Raymond Hill. She later commenced a relationship with Ike Turner and they tied the knot in 1962. The couple welcomed a son together and Turner also adopted Ike’s two sons from his previous marriage. Turner and Ike were married from 1962 to 1976 during which the singer suffered bouts of domestic violence. She later filed for divorce in 1976, and it was finalized in 1978.