Kenny G
Kenny G
Real Name/Full Name Kenneth Bruce Gorelick
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Kenny G
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, Us
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 June 1956
Age/How Old: 65 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 174 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 74 Kg
In Pounds – 164 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Morris Gorelick
Mother –Evelyn Gorelick
Siblings: Brian Gorelick
School: Franklin High School
College: University of Washington
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Lyndie Benson (m. 1992–2012), Janice Deleon (m. 1980–1987)
Kids/Children Name: Mark and Brian
Profession: Musician, songwriter, record producer
Net Worth: $125 million
Last Updated: October 2021

Kenny G is a famous, professional jazz saxophonist.  He is a popular songwriter, musician, and record producer, and His 1986 album is one of his first works, which led to his fame and commercial success. Also, he is one of the bestselling music artists of all time. He has a global sales record that measures more than 75 million.

Well, how well do you know about Kenny G? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Kenny G’s net worth in 2021, 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 Kenny G to date.

Biography and Early Life

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, who is professionally known as Kenny G, was born on June 5th, 1956. The 65 years old celebrity place of birth is Seattle, Washington in the United States of America. His mother’s roots are from Saskatchewan, Canada. He gained interest in the saxophone when he first listened to a performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.  Kenny later started playing a Buffet Crampton when he was ten years old.

In high school, he joined a Jazz band after several auditions, where he earned the first chair. One of the famous pianist in the band by the time was Robert Damper. Kenny also took up private saxophone lessons, where he took lessons every week from Johnny Jessen. He has an elder brother, Brian Gorelick, whose interest is in the sports section. While in high school, thanks to his brother’s introduction to sports, he became a big fan of golf.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Kenny G in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Kenny G’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 21st October 2021 having been born on 5 June 1956. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 174 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 164 lbs in Pound and 74 kg in Kilograms.

Education

Kenny G went to Whitworth Elementary School. Later, he joined the Sharples Junior High School. For his high school level, Kenny attended Franklin High School. Unlike other celebrities who kicked off their career early, he attended higher education at, University of Washington. All these schools are in his hometown.

His interest in music started when he was ten years old. And when in high school, he joined a jazz band after his second attempt in the audition. Fortunately, he gained the first chair. In high school, he worked with Robert Damper, who was quite good with the keyboard and Piano. Other than studying in Franklin High School, Kenny also took private saxophone and Clarinet classes from Jonny Jessen every week for a whole year. When in high school, he was a big fan of golf and joined his school team.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Kenny G first tied the knot in 1980. He married his girlfriend, Janice DeLeon but ended their marriage legally in 1987 after multiple unresolved issues. Five years later, after a relationship with Lyndie Benson, the two got married in 1992. And the couple is blessed with two children, Mark Gorelick, and Brian Gorelick. Mark and Brian graduated from Columbia University and the University of Southern California, respectively. In 2012, his wife Benson filed for a divorce. In the same year, in August, Kenny also filed for a legal separation.

Kenny G Ex Wife Lyndie Benson
Kenny G Ex Wife Lyndie Benson

Kenny built a house in Washinton in 1996, which he later put into sale in 1996. Currently, the artist resides in Malibu, California. Besides music, he is also an active golfer and has taken part in a variety of competitions. Some of the talented individuals he has worked with within the golf sports section include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and many more. Kenny is also an active member of a country club in California, Thousand Oaks.

Is Kenny G gay?

Kenny G is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation. He has so far been in two marriages where his second marriage ended almost eight years ago. However, he has two sons Mark and Brian, who are university graduates in exceptional universities. Though not many facts are clear about any current relationship, there are also no rumors about being gay or bisexual.

Professional Career

Kenny G started his career with a simple job for Barry White’s Love as a sideman in 1973. Back then, he was seventeen years old and still in high school.  He played for a couple of bands before becoming a professional under the Jeff Lorber Fusion. After working with Lorber for a while, he began his solo work. His early successes came in the 1980s after signing with Arista Records. His first solo work was an album with the help of Jeff Lorber Fusion.

Kenny got his breakthrough in 1987 after releasing his fourth album, Duotones. It sold up to $5 million copies in the United States of America. Most of his songs were on the Billboard top 100 charts. Throughout his career, he has worked with several famous jazz and R&B artists such as Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, George Benson, and many more. Currently, he is also a part of a country club in Malibu.

Awards

Kenny G has had several nominations and wins in the music industry. His soundtrack, Dying Young, was nominated for the Grammy for exceptional instrumental performance. Kenny’s sixth album become one of the best-selling instrumental albums that can ever exist. In 1997, he earned a position in the Guinness book of record for playing the longest note.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Kenny G in 2021

Kenny G Net Worth
Kenny G Net Worth

As of 2021, Kenny G has a net worth estimating at $125 million. This musician of all times has amassed such a huge net worth from his music works and business adventures. Kenny has some of the top best-selling music albums and singles. Not to mention, he holds several awards under his name. Also, he is one of the top and earliest investors in Starbucks Coffee.

Some interesting facts you need to know

  • He is one of the first investors in Starbucks
  • Kenny G is a pilot and owns a seaplane
  • Kenny G is Jewish
  • He built a house in Hunts Points, California, which he later sold to Craig McCaw after three years
  • Other than music, he is an active golfer

Kenny G represents some of the most famous artists that are legends in the music industry. He is exceptional when it comes to the music world, especially in the instrumental section. His multiple successful albums are clear indicators of his great work. Kenny G’s music is good, and he is an outstanding role model for many upcoming artists.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Kenny G ….. I love your music it’s very soothing and tranquil ….. you are truly a gifted Artist ….. and most importantly to allow me the privilege and opportunity to share the good news of the gospel that salvation came into the world for both Jew and gentile through the Messiah! The Bible says life is but a vapor we are here and then we’re gone. We love the Jewish people Kenny and pray for their salvation! The Messiah died on the cross for all our sins those who believe in faith reconciling us back to the father! We got treated his son on the cross as if though he had committed every sin ever committed by everyone who would ever believe! Kenny a Jewish man let me to the Lord and shared with me what it cost a Jew to become a Christian it got me thinking about my own Roman catholic beliefs ….. at best I was a professor and a pretender never really have any a true relationship with my savior ….. because religion has to be one of the biggest exceptions that Satan has ever perpetrated against the human race he lives in false religion and when you unwrap them all there’s only two the true and false …. we love and pray for Israel and the Jewish people throughout the world! If you would like to correspond, To God be the glory now and forever Amen.

  2. I have always loved listening to Kenny G, it does relax me. Such a talent! Thank you for all your practicing to sound so awesome.

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