|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||Singer|
The pop singer Michael Wendler is one of the best-known singers in the German hit industry and is known for his catchy tunes, which should not be missing at any hit party. In addition to music, he appeared in various television programs and made headlines especially with his private life.
The singer and songwriter Michael Wendler was born on June 22, 1972 under the real name Michael Skowronek. Wendler was born and grew up in Dinslaken in North Rhine-Westphalia and trained as a forwarding agent in his father’s company. Although Wendler never completed classical music training, he was drawn to the music industry early on. In 1998 he signed his first record deal. So Wendler is a natural musical talent.
In 2000, Michael Wendler released his first studio album entitled “Alles oder Nichts.”. After Wendler was under contract with a smaller label for a few years, he switched to the big label BMG in 2007. From this point on, the singer received fees in the high four-digit range for his performances. His first two albums sold more than 100,000 copies in Germany and went gold straight away. Wendler has now sold more than a million records.
In addition to his successes as a singer, Michael Wendler made a name for himself through appearances on various television programs. In 2014 he took part in the reality shows “I’m a Star – Get Me Out of Here” (RTL) and “Celebrity Big Brother: The Experiment” (SAT.1.) and in 2016 he danced in the RTL dance show “Let’s Dance” for 9th place. In 2016, Wendler moved to Cape Coral in Florida, USA, together with his wife Claudia Norberg and daughter Adeline. The family was accompanied on their emigration by the VOX show “Goodbye Germany – The Emigrants”. In 2018, Michael Wendler separated from his wife after almost 30 years of relationship and has since been seen regularly on “Goodbye Germany” with his girlfriend Laura Müller. The two took part in the RTL show “Das Sommerhaus der Stars” in 2019.
In Cape Coral, Florida, Michael Wendler lives with his girlfriend Laura in a 280 square meter villa that has direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Michael Wendler’s most famous song is “She loves the DJ”, which was released in 2004, but only made it into the charts with its 2007 reissue. The song reached number 27 in the German single charts. Wendler achieved the highest chart position in 2009 with his song “I Don’t Know”. The song reached number 21 in the German single charts. The singer was also able to look forward to numerous nominations and awards. In 2010 he received the “Crown of Folk Music” as the most successful singer, in 2015 he received the Ballermann Award in the category “Best Pop Schlager Act”. In 2009 and 2013 he was nominated for the “Echo Pop”.
Good Morning in the Morning (2014)
“Even an intelligent person grows stupider among stupid people.” (“Summer House of the Stars”, 2019)
Wendler is successful without musical training: Music is obviously in Wendler’s blood, because he had no classical musical training. In his early days as a musician, the young man from Dinslaken could not even read sheet music and hummed his songs to his producer, who then professionally implemented the songs.
Wendler is a reality star: although Wendler is controversial, he knows how to entertain and is a welcome guest on German television. In 2014 he took part in the RTL reality show “I’m a star – get me out of here”. Although he voluntarily left the jungle camp after only four days, he received an estimated fee of 120,000 euros. Wendler hoped for a second chance by winning the show “I’m a star – get me back in” just a year later. During the test of courage he had to complete, he injured his hand and head and sued the production company for damages of 200,000 euros.
Wendler lived on a 150,000 square meter stud farm in Germany: Michael Wendler and his family have lived at the Wendler stud farm in Dinslaken since 2010. The stud with a floor area of 150,000 square meters, of which 1,500 square meters is living space, has been for sale for 4.7 million euros since 2016 because Wendler and his family wanted to leave Germany. It was not until 2018 that a Frankfurt businessman bought the property for a purchase price of 4.5 million euros.