Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
Real Name/Full Name Herbert Jeffrey Hancock
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Herbie Hancock
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 April 1940
Age/How Old: 84 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Wayman Edward Hancock
Mother – Winnie Belle Hancock
Siblings: Jean and  Wayman Hancock Jr.
School: Hyde Park High School
College: Grinnell College,  Roosevelt University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Gudrun “Gigi” Mexines
Kids/Children Name: Jessica Hancock
Profession: Pianist and Keyboardist
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Herbie Hancock is a popular American pianist and keyboardist. He is a music composer and has worked as an actor. He has given many hit singles, and he is also a professor. The musician has been performing for almost six decades, and he has come up with many albums. Hancock has won many honors and awards for his contribution to music.

Well, how well do you know about Herbie Hancock? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Herbie Hancock’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Herbie Hancock to date.

Biography and Early Life

Herbert Jeffrey Hancock was born on April 12, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Wayman Edward Hancock and Winnie Belle Hancock. His father was a government meat inspector, and his mother used to work as a secretary. He was interested in music from a young age and was influenced by the group Hi-Lo’s.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Herbie Hancock in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Herbie Hancock’s age is 84 years old as of today’s date 25th July 2024 having been born on 12 April 1940. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


At a young age, Herbie Hancock went on to become a child prodigy. He has been to the Hyde Park High School in Chicago and has also studied music from a young age. Later, he went to Grinnell College and earned his degree in music and electrical engineering in 1960. He has also taken courses at Roosevelt University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1968, Herbie Hancock got married to Gudrun “Gigi” Mexines. They have been together for over five decades, and is the parent of a daughter, Jessica Hancock. He does spiritual practice, and his life was published in English and Japanese.

Is Herbie Hancock Gay?

A man who has been married since 1968 is not gay. The sexual orientation of Herbie Hancock is straight. He has been dedicated to only one woman in his life and is the father of a daughter. Hancock is always focused on his career.

Professional Career

Herbie Hancock released his debut studio album entitled ‘Tankn’ Off’ in 1962. A year later, he joined the Second Great Quintet of Miles Davis. Until 1965, he went on to release one album every year. Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, he released many albums that were a little less-known. In 1973, he came up with ‘Head Hunters; for Columbia Records.

The album called ‘Future Shock’ was released in 1983. In 1994, he came up with the album, ‘A Tribute to Miles’. ‘Future to Future’ became available in 2001. His last studio album entitled ‘The Imagine Project’ became available in 2010. In his entire career, he has released 41 studio albums and 12 live albums.

He has also released many compilation albums including ‘treasure Chest’ and ‘The Best of Herbie Hancock’. However, many of his releases did not make any chart. Hancock has also come up with many soundtrack albums like ‘Blow-Up’, ‘Death Wish’, ‘Round Midnight’, and ‘The Spook Who Sat by the Door’.

Some of his singles include “Rockit”, “Watermelon Man”, and “Chameleon”. Additionally, he has also made appearances as a sideman for many. He is also an actor and has appeared in many films and TV shows including ‘Round Midnight’, ‘Indecent Proposal’, ‘Girl Meets World’, and ‘The New Mike Hammer’. Herbie Hancock has also come up with many concert films.


In 1986, Herbie Hancock won the Academy Award for Best Original Score. He has received nominations for the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award. Hancock has won 15 Grammy Awards in multiple categories including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Additionally, he has received multiple other awards and honors including BMI Film Music Award, Gold Record Award, and Miles Davis Award. In 2018, the Royal Society of Arts conferred him with the Benjamin Franklin Medal. He has also received the Order of Arts & Letters by the French government.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Herbie Hancock in 2024

Herbie Hancock Net Worth
Herbie Hancock Net Worth

As of 2024, Herbie Hancock’s approximate net worth is $15 million. He made this fortune after releasing many albums in his career. At a young age, he went on to become a child prodigy. Hancock has won many awards, and he continues to be active in his profession.

He is a multi-talented person and is the highest-paid pianist in the world. He has also released 38 singles and 62 compilation albums. Herbie Hancock is a very successful musician, and he maintains a perfect lifestyle. He owns many expensive cars and has collaborated with many big names in the music and film industry.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Since 1972, Herbie Hancock practices Nichiren Buddhism.
  • Voted as the Sexiest Musician of 1986 by Rolling Stone Magazine.
  • He is named after popular actor Herb Jeffries.
  • He made his stage debut when he was only 11 years old.
  • In 1994, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Has come up with a book called ‘Herbie Hancock: Possibilities in 2014.
  • He has received multiple honorary degrees from different universities.

Herbie Hancock is a legendary person. He has many fans across the world and has inspired many. He is a very influential person and continues to impress people with his musical style. Herbie Hancock has never been in any controversy and is highly spiritual. With his dedication, he has been bestowed with many national and international honors.


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