Smokey Robinson’s Net Worth 2023: Age, Wife, Kids, Income
How much is Smokey Robinson’s net worth?
Smokey Robinson is 83 years old American singer, songwriter, former record executive director, and producer. As of 2023, Smokey Robinson’s net worth and career earnings are valued at $155 million.
Now let us go further and learn some new and interesting things about Smokey Robinson taking into account his personal and professional life.
|Net Worth in 2023||$155 million|
|Real Name||William Robinson Jr.|
|Nick Name||Smokey Robinson|
|Birth Place||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Birthday||19 February 1940|
|Age/How old?||83 years old|
|Height/How tall?||5 feet 9 inches (1.82 m)|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Record producer|
|Wife||Frances Glandney (m. 2002)|
|Son||Berry William Borope Robinson, Trey Robinson|
|Daughter||Tamla Claudette Robinson|
Who is Smokey Robinson?
He is well known for being one of the founders of the Motown vocal group The Miracles.
As of Jan 2023, Smokey Robinson’s net worth is approximately $155 million.
At 15, he formed a musical group named Five Chimes with friends Ronald White and Pete Moore. Later, this vocal group became The Miracles in 1957.
Robinson stayed with the group until 1972, releasing 21 Studio albums. After retirement, he started his solo career with the release of the album Smokey in 1973.
Moreover, he has served as the vice president of Motown Records. In 1987, Smokey got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He has also received the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize and the 2019 Golden Plate Award for his contribution to music.
Smokey Robinson’s Age & Birthday
Smokey was born on 19th February 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, named William Robinson Jr. According to his date of birth, Robinson is 83 years old.
He was born in a family of African-American parents. Robinson earned his nickname ‘Smokey Joe’ from his uncle Claude.
His uncle used to take him to see his favorite cowboy movies when he was three years old. At 12, he dropped the Joe part and went by Smokey Robinson.
He formed his first musical group, Five Chimes, in the school. In 1957, it got named the Matadors and later changed to The Miracles.
Robinson attended Northern High School to complete his early education.
While in school, he found his interest in music by forming a doo-wop group, Five Chimes.
He also joined the college to study electrical engineering but dropped out to carry with his musical career.
Smokey Robinson’s Net Worth
Smokey Robinson has a net worth of $155 million as of Jan 2023. He has earned all the money from his musical career.
He has released 21 studio albums being part of the musical group The Miracles.
The group charted over fifty hits with 20 songs included in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.
As a solo artist, Smokey has released 23 studio albums.
How did Smokey Robinson earn millions?
Smokey Robinson started his musical career, by forming a vocal group named Five Chimes.
In the late 50s, they toured Detroit venues and renamed the group from Matadors to The Miracles.
Deal with Motown Records
In 1957, the group signed a record deal with Berry Gordy’s label Tamla Records, later renamed Motown Records.
The group started recording singles for record labels, like End Records and Chess Records.
The group came into the spotlight with the release of the single “Shop Around”.
The song became Motown’s first million-selling hit record in late 1960.
Robinson is the lead singer of the group and gave forty hits including, “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”, “Mickey’s Monkey”, Baby Baby Don’t Cry”, “The Tears of a Clown”, “Ooo Baby Baby”, “Going to a Go-Go”, and “More Love”.
In 1965, the group again changed its name to Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.
Their studio album, Going to a Go-Go (1965), became a hit of the group.
The album earned a revenue of $650,000 by selling approximately 500 thousand copies.
In 1972, he performed for the last time in Washington, D.C, with The Miracles.
In the following year, Robinson started his solo career by releasing his first studio album titled Smokey.
He has released in total of 23 albums as a solo artist.
At the same time, he became the vice president of Motown Records until 1990.
He finally succeeded as a solo artist after the release of the album “A Quiet Storm” (1975) with hit singles such as “Baby That’s Backatcha” and “Quiet Storm”.
Robinson received his first Grammy Award in 1988 for the popular music video “Just to See Her”.
He was also got inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 1988.
Among accolades, Smokey recently received the 2019 Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.
Aside from this, he also received the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for his work in 2016.
Smokey Robinson’s Investment in Real Estate
Smokey sold his luxurious estate home with 800 square feet of private deck and 10,600 square feet of living space in 2002 for $2.3 million. In 2017, the house got sold again for $8.3 million.
He sold his other Californian property for $7.99 million in 2014. The mansion in 9,075 square feet has a 2,000 square feet guest house.
He originally listed the home for $10.5 million in 2005, which on discounting reached $7.99 million in 2014.
Smokey Robinson’s Wife and Kids
In 1959, Smokey Robinson got married to Claudette Rogers. He met Claudette a fellow member of the group The Miracles, in 1957.
Claudette Rogers is 79 years old former member of The Miracles from 1957 to 1972. They have two children Berry and Tamla Robinson.
Robinson also had a son named Trey from his extramarital affair. Their marriage fell apart after he admitted to having a child from a woman other than his wife.
The couple got divorced in 1986.
Later, Smokey got married to Frances Gladney in 2002. The two have a house in Pittsburgh, which got used as a winery.
Smokey Robinson Social Media Profiles
Smokey Robinson is active in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
He has more than 1.4 million followers on his Facebook account, around 124.7K followers on Twitter, and he has about 157K followers on his Instagram account as of 9 Jan 2023.
Smokey Robinson is a Michigan-based singer and songwriter. He got famous for founding the vocal group The Miracles in 1955.
He found early success in releasing 21 studio albums worldwide with the group. In 1972, he left and started his solo career.
Robinson also became the vice president of Motown Records, which led to his solo career suffering. However, he earned fame by releasing 23 studio albums.
In 2019, he appeared on Anderson Park’s album Ventura for the “Make it Better” song.
As of 2023, Smokey Robinson’s net worth is $155 million.
Being born on 19 February 1940, Smokey Robinson is 83 years old as of today’s date 8 May 2023.
Smokey Robinson’s net worth in 2023 reaches USD $155 million Approx. The major source of Smokey Robinson’s net worth fortune has come from his singing, and songwriting career.
He has 2 sons and one daughter from his ex-wife Claudette Rogers Robinson
Smokey Robinson has been married to Frances Glandney since 2002.