A living legend like Kenny Rogers or Kenneth Ray Rogers needs no such introduction. A singer, lyricist, actor and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Kenneth at the age of 79 is still going strong. Kenny made a record of 120 singles which is a hit across all musical platforms and even sold 100 million musical records. As said in the beginning Kenny Rogers composition still haunts music fans for the impeccable work. Now, let us quickly hover through early life, biography personal life and net worth of Kenny Rogers in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Kenny Rogers was born on 21st August 1938 in Houston, Texas United States. He is the fourth of eight children born to Edward Floyd Rogers a carpenter by profession and Lucille Lois. In the initial years, Roger completed his education from Wharton Elementary School. Apart from this, there is no further information available about Kenny’s education or any other kind of relevant information.
Kenny Rogers got married to Janice Gordon in the year 1958, but unfortunately, their marriage did not last long. They divorced in the year 1960. In the recent times, he is married to Wanda Miller and has two children. In between Janice and Wanda, Roger married a few other women, but no relationship was that much stable. He has five children from all his marriages.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the year 1957, Kenny gifted his first single hit to the listeners ‘That Crazy Feeling’. Later on, he joined a jazz group The Bobby Doyle Three and got an opportunity to do a recording with Columbia Records. In the year 1967 Rogers and few other mates formed a musical group ‘The First Edition’. The band gave some of the hit songs which people still listen like Just Dropped in, and much more. Unfortunately, the group got disbanded, and Roger left it to create something new.
In 1976 he started his solo career and signed a contract with the United Artists. There he made a partnership with another famous music producer Larry Butler and with time produced some of the biggest hits. Rogers 120 single hits have crossed all sales figures and even made a new record at that time. The album ‘Lucille’ is a big hit and topped the US Billboard Country album chart. Along with music, Kenny got featured in various films like Saga of Sonora, The Dream Makers, Six Pack, Christmas in America, Rio Diablo and much more.
Kenny Rogers has been a proud winner of a bouquet of awards. He has bagged 13 American Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, 5 Country Music Association Awards and 3 Music City News Country Awards. The other awards won by Rogers are Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, American Eagle Award and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings
Kenny Rogers has an estimated net worth of $270 million. There is not even a single doubt that Kenny Rogers is an affluent person who made a worldwide name and with that fortune till the time he performed. He is a retired man now who has achieved the best success in the world of music.
Kenny Rogers is not only a legend who has created some classic hits but is an institution himself. There are thousands of people around the world who follows Kenny Rogers as a source of inspiration for them. If you haven’t yet played Kenny on your playlist yet, then make sure you do it to enjoy some soulful music.