Yanni- Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Wife, Height, Net Worth, Career


Yanni is a Greek music producer, pianist, and keyboardist. Yanni’s work as a keyboardist, composer, and performer has also earned him two Grammy nominations.

Quick Facts

Full Name: Yanni
Born Date: 14 Nov 1954
Age: 67 years
Horoscope: Scorpio
Lucky Number: 8
Lucky Stone: Garnet
Lucky Color: Purple
Best Match for Marriage: Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
Gender: Male
Profession: musician, music producer, pianist, and keyboardist
Country: Greece
Marital Status: single
Break Up Linda Evans
Net Worth $60 million
Eye Color brown eyes
Hair Color black hair
Birth Place Kalamata
Nationality Greek
Ethnicity Greek American
Education University of Minnesota
Father Sotiri Chryssomallis
Mother Felitsa Chryssomallis
Siblings 2
Kids Krystal Ann

Yanni Biography

Yiannis Chryssomallis, better known as Yanni, was born in Kalamata, Greece on November 14, 1954. He is currently 67 years old and of Greek nationality. Furthermore, this music composer was born under the sign of Scorpio and is of Greek-American descent. Furthermore, he is the son of Stiri Chryssomallis (father) and Frlitsa Chryssomallis (mother) (mother).

In terms of siblings, he has an older brother and a younger sister, the names of whom are unknown. He developed his distinct musical style at a young age. And he still writes compositions in his signature musical shorthand. Furthermore, he began playing the piano at the age of six, and his parents allowed him to learn at his own pace.

Yanni Education

In November 1972, he moved to the United States to study psychology at the University of Minnesota. During this time, he was a member of a rock band and realized that music was his true calling.

Yanni Height And Weight

This musician is 5 feet 11 inches tall and his weight is unknown. Moreover, Yanni has black hair with brown eyes and there is no more information regarding his other body measurements.

Yanni With His Daughter (Source: Pinterest)


Yanni used to work with a variety of bands in his early years. He moved to Los Angeles to work on soundtracks for films and plays. During this time, he was a member of a rock band and realized that music was his true calling.

He established his musical style with the release of his debut solo album, ‘Optimystique,’ in 1980. Before relocating to Los Angeles, he spent several years touring with Charlie Adams and other band members to promote this and other early recordings.

He made several high-profile TV and magazine appearances in the early 1990s, most notably on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and ‘People Magazine.’ He organized these large-scale concerts, completed a massive global tour, ended his long-term relationship with actress Linda Evans, and then took a two-year break from music.

Yanni’s rising popularity propelled him to the forefront of the 1990s New Age movement. In 1992, he received his first Grammy nomination for his album Dare to Dream,’ and the following year, he received his second nomination. Furthermore, in 1997, he was one of the few western singers invited to perform at the Taj Mahal and the Forbidden City. He managed these historic performances, completed a massive world tour, and ended his long-term relationship with actress Linda Evans before retiring from music for two years.

Furthermore, due to stress and despair, he took a vacation from work and used the time to travel and learn more about the world. His travels during this time period enriched his music. He made his comeback in 2000 with the album ‘If I Could Tell You,’ which debuted at number 20 on the Billboard charts, becoming his most successful debut to date.

Throughout the decade, he continued to use PBS and other creative outlets to develop his style through world music and other genres. Yanni’s extensive international tours continue, with over 30 countries visited and his original compositions performed. ‘Inspirato,’ a collaboration with operatic vocalist Plácido Domingo and producer Ric Wake, was released in 2014.

Yanni’s albums have charted at the top of Billboard’s “Top New Age Album” category at least sixteen times, with two albums reaching the top spot (Dare to Dream and In My Time). His compositions have appeared on commercial television programs, particularly during sporting events, and he has long been a fundraiser for public television. He’s composed film soundtracks and music for a British Airways television ad that won an award.

Sensuous Chill, his eighteenth studio album, was released in January 2016 and was described to “come full circle” to his early 1980s records, since it was based around synthesizers, programmed rhythms, and electronic sounds. Sensuous Chill, his eighteenth studio album was released in January 2016 and was described to “come full circle” to his early 1980s records, since it was based around synthesizers, programmed rhythms, and electronic sounds.

In early 2017, he launched his “An Evening in Conversation with Yanni” or “An intimate Conversation with Yanni” tour, in which the concert was directed by audience questions and on-stage participation, while he performed solo at the piano. He did a multi-night residency in New York’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in May-June 2019, for which two videos topped Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos list before more of his videos topped the chart in October, December, and February 2020. He releases the single “Blue” in November 2019, which inspires by the ocean.

Yanni Net Worth

In 1992 and 1993, Yanni won two Grammy nominations in the category of “Best New Age Album.” His albums have charted at number one on the Billboard list for new age albums on 15 occasions. ‘Yanni Live at the Acropolis’ and ‘Tribute’ were two of PBS’s most successful programs, with Yanni Live selling more than seven million copies. Both specials nominate for Emmy Awards.

He has earned and collected a huge sum of money in his musical career. Talking about his net worth, this music composer’s net worth estimates at around $50 million.

Yanni Wife, Marriage

Yanni dated Linda Evans, an actress. He is now single after a relationship that lasted from 1989 until 1998. For years, the world assumed he had no children. But in April 2014, he disclosed that he does have a 32 years old daughter, Krystal Ann.