|Real Name/Full Name||William Harrison Withers, Jr|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Bill Withers|
|Birth Place:||West Virginia, U.S.A|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||4 July 1938|
|Age/How Old:||85 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 187 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father –Richard Withers
Mother –Margaret Withers
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Marcia Johnson (m.1976, d.2020)
Denise Nicholas (m.1973, d. 1974)
|Kids/Children Name:||Todd Withers
|Net Worth:||$40 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Bill Withers is a popular American singer and a songwriter. Despite being born being a stutter, he has managed to overcome the odds and made a significant impact in the music industry. Bill is popular for the eight albums he did before 1985, after which he has not done another album yet. He is popularly known for his hit albums; Aint No Sunshine, Just as I Am, Still Bill, Lean On Me, Use Me. Currently, he is divorced. However, his wife and two children manage the Bill Beverly Hills publishing companies.
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Biography and Early Life
Bill Withers was born on 4th July 1938 in Slab Fork, West Virginia, U.S.A. His father, Richard Withers, was a high school principal. His mother, Margaret Withers, was a middle school teacher. He has 5 other siblings, and he is the last born. He spent most of his childhood in Beckley. His early life was quite challenging.
At an early age, he had problems in speech fluency, and progression of speech has been a problem. Thus, fitting within his age group was a problem due to communication challenges. At the age of 13 years, his father died. After completing his high school education, he got enrolled in the Navy, where he worked for 9 years from age 18. He stopped working at the Navy in 1965.
It was during his term of service in the Navy that he was trained to overcome his speech stutter challenges, and he started singing as well as writing songs. As soon as he stopped working in the Navy, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he started focussing on his singing career. However, he also worked at an aircraft parts factory and was also a milkman before deciding to go full-time singing in 1970.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Bill Withers in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bill Withers’s age is 85 years old as of today’s date 29th September 2023 having been born on 4 July 1938. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 187 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.
Bill Withers’s education was quite challenging due to being a stutter. As a result, he dropped out of school when he was in his 9th grade for Navy.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
He fell in love with Denise Nicholas, an actress. Together, they got married in 1973. However, their married came to an end after a divorce that occurred in 1974. Later, he got engaged with Marcia Johnson and together got married in 1976.
Unfortunately, their marriage was not a walk in the park as they separated in 2020 but had children. Currently, Bill has two children named Todd Withers and Kori Withers. His wife Marcia was the one in charge of the Bill’s Beverly Hills publishing companies’ management with the help of her two children.
Is Bill Withers Gay?
No. He has established an opposite-gender relationship with Denise Nicholas and later with Marcia Johnson. Despite his marriage not working, he has two children of his own. Thus, Bill is straight, and he is neither gay nor lesbian.
Bill Withers’s first career was working with the Navy, where he worked for 9 years until 1965. While at the Navy, he began singing and started writing songs. From 1967, he made singing his full-time career.
As a singer, he started working with Sussex Records under its owner Clarence Avant. His first music release as a single was a hit. The music includes ‘Just as I Am’ that was released in 1971. The song was released with the track ‘Ain’t No Sunshine.’ The song is still the best seller of all his music to date.
Later, he worked with Columbia Records, where he released an album dubbed ‘Making Music.’ From this album, the song that was a hit was ‘She’s Lonely’ in 1975. After his contract ended, he continued making music on his own, and a solo hit was dubbed ‘Lovely Day.’
- Grammy Award winner in 1972 for the track ‘Lean on Me.’
- Grammy Award winner in 1982 for the track ‘Just The Two of Us’
- Grammy Award winner in 1988 for the track ‘Ain’t No Sunshine.’
- He obtained the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bill Withers in 2023
As of 2023, Bill Withers’s net worth is $40 million. His main source of income is through singing and songwriting. Besides, his best-selling music, such as the ‘Just As I Am,’ has been a great contributor to his net worth. Furthermore, being a Grammy Award winner three times has been associated with a winning prize.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
His songs were inspired by his life experiences. For instance, for him, every day was a lovely day hence his album ‘Lovely Day’.
Bill Withers has proved through optimal use of his talent that having been born with a disability is not an inability. Currently, he is worth millions of dollars thanks to his singing talent despite dropping out of school. Through hard work and dedication, he can now afford a luxurious lifestyle for himself and his children.