Known for founding Motown Records, Berry Gordy is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is a self-made man who has a net worth of $400 million. In addition to the music industry, he has also earned money from a career as a professional boxer. He has been married three times and has eight children. His first child is Hazel Joy. In 1991, he received the Grammy Trustees Award, a recognition from the Recording Academy for his outstanding contribution to the music industry. He is also the recipient of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s award.
Berry Gordy was born in Detroit, Michigan, on November 28, 1929. He is the seventh of eight children. He was born to a middle-class family, and his father ran a grocery store. He attended Northeastern Senior High School. He enrolled in the United States Army after high school. He fought in the Korean War for two years. However, he returned to school after the war. He graduated from Northeastern in 1961.
He was in a relationship with Diana Ross from 1965 to 1970. He is the father of six children, including Kerry, who was born in 1959. He has a daughter with Jeana Jackson and a son with Margaret Norton. He has a half-sister named Bianca Lawson. His cousin is Solange Knowles. He is the grandson of Thelma Louise Coleman. He is currently divorced. He has no social media accounts. He is straight in sexual orientation.
He has been awarded with the BET Honors Entrepreneur Award in 2014. He has been awarded with the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 2006. He has won the Grammy Trustees Award, the first living recipient of the award. He has published an autobiography in 1994. He has a house in Bel-Air that is estimated to be worth $50-70 million. He has a main house that is 10,000 square feet. It has 13 bedrooms. He has also acquired a condo in Century City that was sold for $2 million in 2014.
He is the founder of Motown Record Corporation. He is the author of 240 songs. He has produced many well-known albums. He has signed artists such as The Supremes and Stevie Wonder. He has received the American Music Award of Merit in 1975. In 1991, he was awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Grammy Trustees Award for his outstanding contribution to the music industry.
He has an estimated net worth of $400 million. He is a successful songwriter, record producer, and television producer. He has a net worth of $20 million in 2022. He has been in the music business for over sixty-five years. He has an estimated height of 1.75 meters and weighs 80 kilograms. He has black hair and eyes. He is a member of the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame.
He owns three parcels in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. His mansion was built in 1976 and he has expanded it over the years. He has a home that is about four acres in size. He has thirteen bedrooms. He has a son with Nancy Leiviska.