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Ralph Tresvant is an American singer, record producer, and actor with a net worth of $8 Million. He is probably best known for being a lead vocalist of the hit R&B collective known as “New Edition”. Along with the group, he gained massive success in the music industry.

Despite this, Tresvant also released music as a solo, including his 1990 album titled “Ralph Tresvant”. That project became commercially successful after selling over 2 million copies globally. Additionally, the album was certified double platinum.

Following the success, Tresvant started getting offers for Hollywood movies to record soundtracks for the hit films. Later he tried his hand at acting, appearing in several movies and TV shows. Ralph is the founder of “Rated R Records” which produced numerous songs.

What is Ralph Tresvant’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$8 Million
BornMay 16, 1968
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$1 Million
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Ralph Edward Tresvant was born on May 16th, 1968, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is the eldest child of Patricia Tresvant and Ralph Hall. Ralph grew up with his younger sister LaTonya and a brother named Andre.

Music was always a part of his life growing up. While attending high school some of his friends got the idea of forming a music crew with him. Ralph teamed up with his close friends Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, and Michael Bivins, to form a group.

From that point on, the trio continued to perform at local talent shows and parties. Soon, their musical skills caught the attention of a rising choreographer named Brooke Payne. Brooke met with the boys in Roxbury and helped them to pursue it further.


Brooke Payne got the trio a chance to give audition for him, and after that Payne gave them the name called “New Edition, meaning that they were the new edition of the Jackson 5.

The famous American musician “Maurice Starr” was working to create a “new edition” and he quickly heard about Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant. Maurice signed them to his local record label “Streetwise Records”.

Around that time, the fifth member of the group named Ronnie DeVoe (Payne’s nephew) was added to the “New Edition”. Payne decided to add in nephew Ronnie as a fifth member of the group because he had the desire to make this group of the pop act “The Jackson 5”.

New Edition eventually released its debut album “Candy Girl” in 1983. The project contains hit tracks including the title tune as well as Popcorn Love, Is This the End, and Jealous Girl. The album was enough success to launch the group into the mainstream.

Ralph Tresvant as seen in a post (Ralph Tresvant/Instagram)
Ralph Tresvant as seen in a post (Ralph Tresvant/Instagram)


The New Edition deal with Starr’s management label didn’t last long. The group left the record after a money dispute, signing a major contract with “MCA Records”. This label helped release the group’s self-titled second album, featuring top 5 hit singles.

Moreover, “Sensitivity” was the lead single from this album which spent over 20 consecutive weeks on the US R&B charts. It was at the top of the charts for about 2 weeks and was featured in the video game called “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”.

Despite his collaboration with groups, Tresvant released his debut solo album “Ralph Tresvant” in 1990. He followed that up by releasing his second album “It’s Going Down” in 1994. His third album “Rizz-Wa-Faire” came out in 2006.

Other Ventures

In 1992, the film “Mo’ Money (“Money Can’t Buy You Love”) was released in which Ralph’s vocals and songs were featured for the soundtrack. Then in 1996, he recorded tracks for the film “The Preacher’s Wife”. He also guest appeared in the film “House Party 2”. Additionally, his two singles “Rated-R” and “Yo Baby Yo” were featured in that movie.

From 2006 to 2018, Tresvant had starring roles in films like “Barbershop Blues”, “Sonny in Triple Cross”, “Behind RizzWaFaire”, “Sam in Cooke in Get on Up”, and “Girls Trip”.

As for singing, Tresvant teamed up with Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill to create a new group called “Heads of State” formed in September 2008. In that year the trio began touring all across the country as well as in other states.

Tresvant works as a radio show DJ on Boston’s WZBR show called “The BASS”. Later his show “Inside the Ride with Ralph Tresvant” premiered in September 2016. Recently, in 2023, Tresvant became a host of the popular radio show “Love and R&B” by Radio One.

Personal Life

In 1993 Ralp Tresvant married his childhood girlfriend Shelly. The couple first met when Tresvant was a playboy and Shelly was a drug user. However, the two married and welcomed their two daughters Mariah, and Na’Quelle. In 1996 the couple filed for divorce after being married for about 3 years. Not to mention, the two also have a son named Ralph Tresvant Jr. who was born just before their separation.

Later, Tresvant started dating a virtual artist and founder of Divine Inner Vision agency named “Amber Serrano”. They married in September 2004 and also appeared in the film “House Party” as well as “The New Edition Story” together. Amber gave birth to their son “Dakari”.

Real Estate

Ralph Tresvant accumulated a net worth of $8 million which allowed him to buy expensive properties for his family. He owns multiple houses in Woodland Hills as well as in Acworth City in Georgia. His Georgia house is a beautiful mansion where Ralph spends most of his time.

Career Highlights

  • Serving as a lead singer in the group, New Edition
  • Ralph Tresvant (Debut Album, 1990)
  • Sensitivity (Song, 1990)
  • Do What I Gotta Do (Song, 1990)
  • Stone Cold Gentleman (Song, 1990)
  • House Party 2 (Film, 1991)

Ralph Tresvant Net Worth

Ralph Tresvant is one of the most promising names in the music scene. He has been working as a solo in music for over 3 decades and amassed a lot of fortune. He first came to the spotlight after forming a group “New Edition”.

Ralph made a lot of wealth through the New Edition group, performing on live shows as well as appearing in movies throughout the 1990s. The breakthrough of his career was in 1991 when his debut album sold over 2 million copies. As of 2023, Ralph Tresvant’s net worth is estimated to be $8 Million.

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