Ray Charles was a singer-songwriter, composer as well as a musician from the United States of America. Musicians and people in the industry called him The Genius for his creativity. You may explore in details below how was the life, career and the net worth of Ray Charles at the time of his death.
Early Life & Biography:
Ray Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930, in Albany city in Georgia, United States. His father Baily Robinson worked as a labourer and he was a mechanic, and his mother Aretha Robinson was making money from sharecropping. The family didn’t have a great life during that time, and they were living in moderate condition along with the people in the neighbourhood.
Ray Charles was educated at the Florida School for The Deaf And Blind. He had one brother that we know of and his name is George Robinson.
Ray Charles had been into marriages, relationships and had many children that were all officially confirmed. His first marriage to Eileen Williams lasted less than a year from 1951-1952. After that, he married Della Bea Robinson for around 22 years ending I 1977.
Ray Charles was the father of 6 daughters and six sons whom he had from 10 women. Some of his children’s mothers are not revealed. His daughter Sheila Raye Charles, whom he had with Sandra Jean Betts, was a singer-songwriter but she passed away on June 15, 2017, because of cancer. By his death, the longest relationship he had was with a woman named Norma Pinella.
On June 10, 2004, in Beverly Hills, California, United States, at his home, Ray Charles passed away. The reason for his death is officially published as complications from acute damage.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Ray Charles spent his early career days playing the piano at the Ritz Theatre for other bands, and he moved between states from time to time. His first release was a self-titled album through Atlantic Records. He worked with other labels throughout his careers such as ABC Records, Crossover and others.
Ray Charles had over 50 award wins and nominations by the end of his life and career. According to the official Grammy Awards website, he had 17 wins in the categories of Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and others.
Ray Charles last work was a live album named “Live at the Olympia 2000”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American singer-songwriter, composer and musician Ray Charles had an estimated net worth of somewhere near $100 million at the day he passed away. He accomplished the success and worth of a hundred million through the earnings he received from the sales and performances of his music. His album “The Genius of Ray Charles” ranked on top charts and achieved nearly 500 thousand copies.
Ray Charles was an icon in the music industry who’s now a passion for young and professional musicians. His discography contains over 60 different kinds of albums which were released through various record labels.
Ray Charles, May Your Soul Rest In Peace.