Kenneth Bruce Gorelick who is mostly known by the stage name Kenny G is a renowned American saxophonist. In his 1986 album by the name Duotones, gave him a lot of financial success. Kenny G is one of the biggest selling instrumental musicians of our modern era and among the best-selling artists. He has achieved a worldwide sales of over seventy-five million records. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Kenny G in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Kenny G was born in the year 1956 on June 5th, and his place of birth is in Seattle Washington. The mother hailed Saskatchewan, Canada, and the family was Jewish, and Kenny grew up in the Seattle. The first time that he came in to contact with Saxophone was when he heard the performance on a show that was dubbed ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’
He began playing saxophone in the year 1966 when he was just ten years old. Kenny G schooled at the Whitworth Elementary School and later proceeded on to join Sharples Junior High School before joining the University of Washington in the hometown Seattle. After he joined high school, he failed in his attempt to join the jazz band within the first year. He also took private lessons on clarinet and saxophone from Johnny.
Kenny G tied the knot with Lyndie Benson in the year 1992, and this couple had two sons. In the year 2012, Benson filed for a legal separation, and the divorce was complete in 2012. He currently lives in Malibu California and is a very avid golfer and has a handicap of over 0.6. He has been able to participate in AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament. Kenny G is a qualified aircraft pilot and has a sea plane that he always flies regularly.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Kenny started working as the sideman for the Love United Orchestra of the Barry White. He joined a band, Cold, Bold and Together. Kenny would, later on, start his solo career. In the 1980s, that was when he started to release his albums. Among the albums that he released included G-Force and Gravity of 1985. Later in the decade, he released Silhouette and Duotones in 1988 and 1986 respectively. In the year 1992, that was the time when he released an album that was titled Breathless and two years later, he released Miracles. #
In the year 1999, Kenny got to release two albums that were namely Classics in Key of G and Faith, At Last, and The Most Romantic Melodies. Later in the 2010s, albums that he has released were Heart and Soul. Kenny has worked with artists such as Aaron Neville and Weezer Toni. His concert tours included Moment of the Truth World Tour and Brazilian Tour. Kenny G has featured in the ‘Release Hounds’ that is an advertisement. For the same time, he has been able to appear in Super Bowl XLV in 2011.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Kenny G is estimated to be over $55 million. The primary source of this wealth has been from his career as a musician, and he has been rated among the highest paid musicians. As of the year 2016, Kenny had been able to record sales of over 48 million copies, and as of the year 2017, Kenny had sold over 75 million records.
Kenneth Gorelick is a well-experienced saxophonist, and he has been able to record very many albums. Among the most successful albums includes Duotones and Gravity. He has also written soundtrack and collaborated with some of the best musicians.