Stevie Wonder is also known as Stevland Hardaway Morris. Stevie Wonder is also known as Stevland Hardaway Morris. He is a multi-talented persona in the field of music and is also famous for being a multi-instrumentalist based in America. He became blind just after birth. At an early age of 11, Motown’s Tamla label signed him, and he used to perform and record for them till the year 2010. The most amazing fact about Wonder is that he is the recipient of 25 Grammy Awards. Now, let us go through the early and personal life, career, awards, achievements and the net worth of Stevie Wonder in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Stevie Wonder was born on the 13th of May in the year 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. His father’s name is Calvin Judkins and mother’s name is Lula Mae Hardaway who was a lyricist. He is the third child among six children of his parents.
Stevie got married thrice in his life. At first, he got married to Syreeta Wright, who was the then Motown singer cum lyricist in the year 1970 but it ended up in separation in the year 1972. In the year 2001, Stevie got married to Kai Millard who was a fashion designer. Unfortunately, they got divorced in the year 2009. After all such mishaps, Wonder got married to Tomeeka Bracy. Until now, no such information regarding their marriage life came into the limelight. Stevie is the father of nine children the names of whom are Aisha, Sophia, Kwame, Kailand, Mandla, and Nia. There is no information about the names of the rest of the children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
At an early age of 11, in the year 1961, Stevie composed and sang “Lonely Boy” to Ronnie White, a member of the Miracles. Mesmerized by Wonder’s voice, White took him for an audition at Motown where Barry Gordy signed him for Tamla label. Stevie has worked with producer cum lyricist Clarence Paul on two albums the names of which are Tribute to Uncle Ray and The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie. The names of other albums of Stevie Wonder are Down To earth, Where I’m Coming From, Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions, Jungle Fever, Conversation Peace and several others.
Stevie Wonder is the proud recipient of 25 Grammy Awards plus a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 1996. Stevie has won various other awards for his musical journey, and some of them are Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance of the Year Male, Best Producer of the Year, Best Instrumental Composition and several others. Stevie Wonder’s name also got enlist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the year 2014, Wonder received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the hands of the then President Barack Obama. University of Alabama and Yale University has honoured him with Doctor of Music in the years 1996 and 2017 respectively.
Net Worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of Stevie Wonder is $125 million. He has a splendid and luxurious life with his wife and kids. Wonder has a big collection of musical instruments as he loves to play different instruments. Apart from these, there is no such other information about his assets are available.
Stevie Wonder has a brave heart. His disability since birth could not stop him from the position which he has earned through sheer hard work, dedication, and determination. Nothing in the world could stop Wonder from gaining a place in every person’s heart. Stevie Wonder has become a notable name in the world of music.