|Real Name/Full Name||Berry Gordy III|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Berry Gordy; Berry Gordy Jr|
|Birth Place:||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||28 November 1929|
|Age/How Old:||91 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176.4 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Berry Gordy 11
Mother – Unknown
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Grace Eaton (m. 1990–1993), Ray Singleton (m. 1960–1964), Thelma Coleman (m. 1953–1959)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Redfoo, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Rockwell, Hazel Gordy, Berry Gordy IV, Sherry Gordy, Kerry Gordy, Terry James Gordy|
|Profession:||Record executive, record producer, songwriter, film producer, television producer|
|Net Worth:||$450 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2021|
Berry Gordy is a very successful and renowned record producer, songwriter, film, and television producer hailing from Detroit in Michigan. Gordy is known worldwide for establishing a very successful record-producing company called Motown Records, which has launched the career of several artists in Hollywood in the 60s and 70s. It is one of the most successful and the most profitable record-producing companies in the U. S. owned by someone from the Black Community.
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Biography and Early Life
Berry Gordy Jr. was born and brought up in Detroit in Michigan; however, there is not much information about his parents. Gordy Jr. grew up with seven siblings, and he was always intrigued by the world of music and wanted to make a career in it.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Berry Gordy in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Berry Gordy’s age is 91 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2021 having been born on 28 November 1929. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176.4 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.
Berry Gordy Jr. used to be a below-average student academically. However, ut was the musical society in school he was always interested in. But due to the pressure from the family, he decided to join boxing, and he was able to win 13 out of the 19 matches he had fought in; however, he didn’t want to be a boxer, so he quit his career in boxing. Following high school, he joined the U. S. Army and went to serve in the Korean War for two years.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Berry Gordy has been married thrice. Gordy got married to Thelma Coleman in the year 1953, but the marriage lasted for six years, following which he got married to Ray Singleton in the year 1960; again, the wedding was short-lived, and they got divorced in 1964. Gordy again got married in 1990 to Grace Eaton, but they got divorced after three years of being married. From his marriages, Gordy is the father to eight children.
Is Berry Gordy Gay?
Berry Gordy is not gay. He has been married thrice and has eight children from his marriages which clearly proves that his sexual orientation is straight.
Berry Gordy used to serve in the U. S. Army, following which he decided to pursue his passion and start a career in the Music Industry. He started from the very ground level and started a record store in Detroit by the name Three-D Record Mart; however, he was not able to support himself and his family with the store, so he decided to shut it down and join the Lincoln-Mercury plant as an employee, but his heart was still in composing songs.
So he decided to give music another shot. Fortunately enough, he got the opportunity to work with the famous artist Jackie Wilson on songs like Reet Petite, To be Loved, Lonely Teardrops, etc., which garnered him significant recognition for his talent in songwriting. Following this, Gordy established a small publishing company of his own with the name Jobete which failed to make a mark, so he established his record-producing company called Motown Records in the year 1949.
His company was able to flourish and launch the careers of several budding artists at the time. As a result, it gained enough popularity to work with several famous artists like The Supremes, Gladys Knight, the Pips, The Contours, Jimmy Ruffin, The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, etc. Gordy has produced several popular albums and songs in his company. The profit he gained from Motown Records was huge. As a result, he sold his earnings to MCA and Boston Records in 1988 at a price of a whopping $61 million.
- In 2013, Berry Gordy received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Pioneer Award.
- He has also received the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in the year 2016.
- He has also received several other prestigious awards like the Grammy Trustees Award, the American Music Award of Merit, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, the BET honors Entrepreneur Award, etc.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Berry Gordy in 2021
Berry Gordy is the owner of the very profitable and successful record-producing company Motown Records, whose revenue contributes to most of Gordy’s income. As of 2021, Berry Gordy has a net worth of $450 million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Starting from 1951, Berry Gordy has served in the U. S. Army for two years during the Korean War.
- Gordy used to be a very skilled boxer who had won 13 fights out of the total 19 conflicts he had participated in.
Berry Gordy is a very hard-working man who didn’t lose hope when all his business ventures failed. With his strong willpower and love for music today, he owns one of the most successful record labels in the world.