What is Erwin Bach's net worth? Inside the fortune of Tina Turner's 2nd husband who donated his kidney to her

'I wondered if anyone would think that Erwin’s living donation was transactional in some way,' said Tina Turner


                            What is Erwin Bach's net worth? Inside the fortune of Tina Turner's 2nd husband who donated his kidney to her
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach have refuted rumors that their marriage was transactional (Getty Images)

Renowned singer, Tina Turner bids a final farewell to her fans in a heartening new film that shows how she has overcome her painful past and finally found happiness, according to multiple reports. The HBO documentary, titled 'Tina' sees her reflect on her younger years filled with pain and struggle. It also delves into the global recognition she carved and finding true love. When focusing on the relationship part, the attention invariably turns to Erwin Bach, her husband since 2013.A

Bach, a German music producer, met Tina in 1985 and his estimated net worth is reportedly $50 million, The 65-year-old is a prominent name in the music industry having worked with some famous artists including — Queen, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Lenny Kravitz, and Radiohead. As far as the relationship between the couple goes, they married after knowing each other for 26 years.

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And though good news came in the form of marriage, tragedy struck as Tina had a stroke three weeks after their wedding. Paralysis soon followed and Tina, according to People, said: "That’s when I discovered I couldn’t stand on my own." 2016 saw her diagnosed with intestinal cancer and she then went on to suffer from kidney failure after the homeopathic procedures she used to treat cancer took their toll. Bach, witnessing all this donated his kidney to her.

Tina Turner (R) and Erwin Bach (Getty Images)

The Oprah Mag said the whole gesture came with enough drama as it picked out choice bits from Turner's book. “I wondered if anyone would think that Erwin’s living donation was transactional in some way. Incredibly, considering how long we had been together, there were still people who wanted to believe that Erwin married me for my money and fame. What else would a younger man want with an older woman? Erin always ignored the rumors."

"I lived through the hellish marriage that almost destroyed me, but I went on,” she adds. “Good came out of bad. Joy came out of pain. And I have never been so completely happy as I am today." The world is familiar with her troubled marriage with Ike Turner.

American musician Ike Turner (1931 - 2007) and his wife, singer, dancer, and actress Tina Turner at London Airport on their way to Los Angeles, London, 11th March 1969. (Photo by Len Trievnor/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

While the relationship was looked at as platonic at first, the affair between the two began when Ike was with his live-in girlfriend Lorraine Taylor. The marriage also saw Turner go through intense bouts of physical abuse. Ike, in his autobiography 'Takin' Back My Name', agrees to the physical violence. "Sure, I've slapped Tina. We had fights and there have been times when I punched her to the ground without thinking. But I never beat her."

In her book, 'My Love Story', Turner wrote: "People can’t imagine the kind of man he was—a man who takes his brand-new wife to a live, pornographic sex show right after their marriage ceremony,” she writes. “I was miserable the whole time, on the verge of tears, but there was no escape."

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