Bobby Brown is an American R&B singer/songwriter who has a net worth of $2 million.

Brown is known for being a part of R&B/pop group New Edition, as well as his solo career. He was married to music legend Whitney Houston for more than a decade.

Robert Barisford Brown was born February 5, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was brought up in the Orchard Park Projects in Roxbury and is one of eight children. 

When Brown was three years old, he saw musician James Brown perform in his hometown, and this ignited his dream of being a performer. He would later join his church's choir.

Brown had an impoverished childhood that was marred by violence. His parents—a substitute teacher and a construction worker—were not able to afford some of the things he coveted as a child, so Brown and his friends eventually resorted to stealing. 

A turning point in his life came when one of his close friends was stabbed to death at the age of eleven.

In 1981, 12-year-old Brown and two of his childhood friends formed the band New Edition. One year later, their manager's nephew joined the group and they officially became a quintet. 

New Edition's 1983 debut album Candy Girl reached #20 on the Billboard R&B singles chart.