|Real Name/Full Name||Michael Whitaker Smith|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Michael Smith|
|Birth Place:||Kenova, West Virginia, US|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||7 October 1957|
|Age/How Old:||65 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father– Paul Smith
Mother – Barbara Smith
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Deborah Kay Davis|
|Kids/Children Name:||Ryan Smith
Whitney Katherine Mooring
|Net Worth:||$15 million|
|Last Updated:||October 2023|
Michael Smith is an American musician and a very spiritual person. He has played for many bands in Nashville and has gained his fame over the years by his performance and hard work. One of his famous albums was the Freedom album. It was an instrumental album. It was recorded in Ireland. He then released various albums over the period namely, the Worship album, Friends, Project, Worship Again, etc.
Well, how well do you know about Michael W. Smith? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Michael W. Smith’s net worth in 2023, 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 Michael W. Smith to date.
Biography and Early Life
Michael Smith was born on 7 October 1957 to Paul Smith and Barbara Smith. He was born in Kenova, West Virginia. His father worked at Ashland Oil Refinery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. His father played baseball in minor leagues, and that is where Michael gained his love for baseball. His mother was a caterer. He was a spiritual person as a child. He learnt to play the piano at a very early age and used to play and sing in his church choir.
He had two significant passions growing up, and they were music and baseball. When he passed the school, all his Christian friends moved away for college. It was a lonely time for Michael. He then moved to Nashville after his graduation. But he failed to get any record deal and was turned towards drugs and alcohol for a period of time. Finally, in October 1979, he renewed his faith and came clean.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Michael W. Smith in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Michael W. Smith’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 3rd October 2023 having been born on 7 October 1957. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.
Michael attended church as a child. He was a very spiritual kid and always had the cross around his neck. He performed in the church choirs and had excellent performances. He wrote his first song when he was just 5. After school, he attended Marshall University, where he upgraded his songwriting skills, but dropped out after one semester. After that, he moved to Nashville to find work in music but failed to do so.
He played in small bands in Nashville, while looking for any record deals. He then joined small bands, and that is how his career in music got a kickstart.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Michael married Deborah “Debbie” Kay Davis in 1981. They met in the month of June, and it was love at first sight for Michael. They got married in September 1981. Two years after the marriage, their first son was born, Ryan. His wife also wrote a few songs which he performed and was nominated for Grammy’s.
Presently, they’ve five children, Ryan, Whitney Katherine Mooring, Tyler Michael, Anna Elizabeth, Emily Allison. They stay in Nashville suburbs, and Michael loves to spend time at his farm.
Michael was a very close friend of George H. W. Bush.
Is Michael W. Smith Gay?
Michael Smith is a straight person. He is neither bisexual nor gay. He has no records of dating men. He has never entertained any affairs after his marriage. They are a very happy couple and live their life in the midst of peaceful suburbs.
In 1981, Michael started playing with a Christian group called Higher Ground. He used to play keyboards. While in the course of performances, he got his first songwriting contract with Paragon/Benson Publishing Company. He wrote music for sixteen hours a day, but Michael loved the labour and enjoyed it.
Michael then played keyboard in a young Amy Grant’s band. He began touring with them and finding record deals, but couldn’t find any. As the saying goes, one door closing is an opportunity for another door opening, and they started Reunion Records.
Michael then released his first album in 1983, called ‘The Michael w. Smith Project’.
In 1984, Michael released his second album, ‘Michael W. Smith 2. The next few years, Michael released various albums and started making concert videos. His style of music was more for the younger crowd and was rock style.
Michael founded Rocketown in 1994, which was a club for teenagers. It was situated in a warehouse in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Michael’s debut album was nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Gospel Performance’.
Michael received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Alderson-Broaddus College, situated in Philippi, West Virginia.
He was named one of “Most Beautiful People” by People Magazine in 1992.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael W. Smith in 2023
As of 2023, Michael Smith’s net worth is $15 million. Over the years he has served as a pastor, musician, songwriter, writer. He has also written a few children’s books. He was born in a middle-class family, but due to his hard work and perseverance, he could reach heights, and his net worth is expected to rise even higher in the coming years and does not seem like he will be stopping any time soon.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Michael played at the 2004 Republican National Convention, where he sang “There She Stands.”
On 5 December 2018, Michael also played at the state funeral of George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral situated in Washington, DC, where he sang “Friends”.
In 2018, he also played the piano as well as sang at Billy Graham’s funeral and memorial.
Michael has launched many children’s book series like Nurturing Steps with Mike Nawrocki and Veggie Tales.
One can say without fear of contradiction that Michael W. Smith is an icon to reckon with when it comes to music. He has shown his expertise in the same over and over again. However, he didn’t wake up one day and became a great musician. Instead, his career has grown from small to big over time. Due to his excellence, he has earned both fame and huge net worth.
Michael W. Smith is a man worth emulating. Throughout his twenty-plus year career, he has sung for Presidents, National leaders, memorials, community gatherings, the Billy Graham Crusades, and also on national and international television, and seems like he will be doing far more than this in the near future. 20+ year career, Michael has had the opportunity to sing for Presidents, national leaders, community gatherings, memorials, the Billy Graham Crusades.