Wiki by Erwin Bach – How rich is Tina Turner’s husband?

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Known from movies

Short information

Net value $50 million dollars
Date of birth 1956
Husband Tina Turner
Fact Former division director of EMI Germany, and most recently director of EMI Recorded Music Switzerland, where he and his wife Tina Turner live (Zurich).

Who is Erwin Bach?

Born on January 24, 1956 in Cologne, Germany, Erwin Bach is a music producer as well as a music manager, but perhaps best known as the husband of American singer Tina Turner who rose to fame in the 1960s to 1970s with numerous chart-topping hits. After several years of decline, she experienced a career resurgence in the 1980s and continued to make memorable hits.

Erwin Bach’s net worth

As of the beginning of 2020, Erwin Bach’s net worth is estimated to be over $50 million earned through a successful career in the music industry, working with several high-profile bands and singers during his career.

He also earns as a music executive and is likely benefiting from his wife’s success as Tina reportedly has a net worth of over $270 million.

Life and career

At a young age, Erwin developed a love for making music, which would lead to his pursuit of a career in the industry. After graduation, he started working as a music producer when he signed with EMI Records. The company has been around since the 1970s and is the successor to Parlophone and Columbia Records. The company is known to have signed several high-profile acts over the years.

Erwin achieved a steady rise up the corporate ladder, with successful artists such as Queen, Pink Floyd and Radiohead.

He eventually became the divisional director of EMI Germany, where he remained for several years before moving to Switzerland to become the director from EMI Recorded Music Switzerland. During the latter part of his career, he also ventured into film production and was responsible for creating the Tina Turner biography “Tina Turner – One of the Living”.

Wife – Tina Turner

Anna May Bullock was born in 1939 in Brownsville, Texas, but grew up in Nutbush, Tennessee, where her father worked on a farm. She is of African American and European descent. She grew up alongside two older siblings and was briefly separated from their parents during World War II when the couple served in a defense facility and lived with her grandparents for some time.

Tina Turner

After the war, she reunited with her parents and later developed an interest in singing, especially in a local church. Her mother ran away from home due to domestic violence, which led to her father remarrying a few years later. The children were then returned to their grandparents.

During her teenage years, Tina showed athleticism by joining the school basketball team at Carver High School while also being a cheerleader. After her grandmother passed away, she moved back in with her mother and completed her high school education at Sumner High School. After graduating from college, she worked as an assistant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, but her interest in singing continued to develop and while visiting a nightclub she was impressed by Ike Turner and the kings of rhythm.

She asked to join them, but he never called her back.

Rise to Fame – Tina Turner

After getting my hands on a microphone during one of Kings of Rhythm’s performances, Ike was surprised by Tina’s singing ability, and this led her to become a singer for the band. She started recording music during this period and also wrote songs. She then recorded a demo which was sent to Sue Records, and the president Juggy Murray was so impressed with Turner’s sound that he bought the rights to the song, while also advising the band to put Tina in charge . She then took her famous name Tina Turner and created a stage persona based on the name.

In 1960, she released her first hit, “A Fool in Love,” which became one of the highest-grossing songs by a black singer since the release of several Ray Charles songs. She continued to release hit songs in the 1960s and toured the US. Tina and Ike became nationally known and made a consistent profit. The duo worked with various labels until the mid-1960s, and she also began her foray as one solo artist. In 1966, she signed a deal with Phil Spector, who would help her produce some of her most notable hits from the late 1960s to 1970s, including “Nutbush City Limites” and “Proud Mary” – a cover of the hit of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The success of Tina Turner

Some of her most popular songs during this period are “River Deep – Mountain High”. She later converted to Nichirin Buddhism and her relationship with Ike, which turned into romance, turned sour in the late 1970s. With their divorce, their music partnership also ended and they divorced in 1978. After not making any songs for a few years, she returned as a solo artist in the 1980s, leading to the solo album “Private Dancer”, which was a worldwide success. She won a Grammy Award for the album and she went on to have a string of multi-platinum hits over the years.

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Some of her most notable songs include “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “I Don’t Wanna Fight”, and “Typical Male”. Her songs were used in movies like “Tommy” and “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”. During her career, she has won 12 Grammy Awards, including one Lifetime Achievement Award and three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards. She is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is considered one of the greatest singers of all time. Much of her music remains popular today, and while she no longer records songs, many films have been produced in celebration of her career. She also performs at various high-profile events such as the Grammy Awards and invitations to government events.

Private life

In 1986 Bach was commissioned by EMI to greet Tina Turner at Heathrow Airport and the two then developed a friendship. This grew into a romance later in the year, despite him being 16 years her junior. The two remained in a relationship and only got married in 2013 as they had no desire to do so until then as they considered themselves married. Their minds changed and they went to a civilian ceremony held in Switzerland on Lake Zurich. Turner calls him one of her biggest supporters – he even donated her a kidney after there was a threat of kidney failure caused by drugs to treat her high blood pressure.

General information

First and last name Erwin Bach
Net value $50 million dollars
Date of birth 1956
Profession Music director, music producer
Nationality German


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# Fact
1 Former division director of EMI Germany, and most recently director of EMI Recorded Music Switzerland, where he and his wife Tina Turner live (Zurich).
2 Second husband of Tina Turner.



Title Year Status Character
Maldito amor: Demasiado tarde 1999


Title Year Status Character
Oprah’s next chapter 2013 TV serials Himself
60 minutes 2005 Documentary about the TV series Herself – Tina’s boyfriend (segment “Tina Turner”)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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