|Real Name/Full Name
|Nile Gregory Rodgers
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|New York City
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|19 September 1952
|71 years old
|In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 160 lbs
|Father – Nile Rodgers Sr.
Mother – Beverly Goldman
|Manhattan School of Music
|Record Producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger, guitarist
Nile Rodger’s contribution to the music industry is beyond words. He is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, Record, producer, and arranger. Rodgers is a three-time Grammy winner. He has written, produced over 500 million units,75 million singles. His signature chucking guitar style was made famous after him. His genre mainly revolves around Disco, Rock, Punk, and R&B.
Well, how well do you know about Nile Rodgers? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Nile Rodgers’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 Nile Rodgers to date.
Biography and Early Life
Nile Rodgers was born into a troublesome family and had a very disturbing childhood. It’s a miracle how he survived all that and yet managed to become such a huge personality. To him, these experiences were shaping him. His mother had him when she was 13. His father was a percussionist who specialized in Afro-Cuban beats. Even though he wasn’t present in his life but he had his influence on him. Everybody in his family was addicts or, in his words high-functioning addicts, because they all were educated, excellent at their jobs but were addicts.
His first musical lesson happened at school. Though Rodger wanted to be a percussionist like his father at school, they needed him to be a flutist. While trying his luck in a few instruments, he discovered jazz guitar. He got into dirty business during his teenage years. But like his parents, he was also fully functional.
He got hired as a guitarist at the Sesame Street Band, and while he was touring with them, he was also offered a position at the Apollo Theatre. He met Bernard Edwards at the age of 17. Rodgers was a hippy, while Edward was a clean man. For some reason, they bonded perfectly to a surprise, and they became inseparable and music partners for life.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Nile Rodgers in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Nile Rodgers’s age is 71 years old as of today’s date 2nd March 2024 having been born on 19 September 1952. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 160 lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms.
There isn’t much detailed information about his school life. But from whatever, we have gathered his first guitar lessons were at his school. We have not been able to find his high school name, but we can assure you that he did attend a good school. Recently from secret reports, we learned that he got his advanced education from Manhattan School of Music and mastered his guitar skills there.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
He got into a relationship with a singer named Lamya in the 1990s.
In October 2010, Rogers was discovered to have prostate cancer. However, after diagnosis, he was announced to be cancer-free in 2013. Again in 2017, there were two different cancers in an extended growth from his right kidney.
In 2019 at his performance at the Hollywood Bowl, he declared that he was totally cancer-free.
Rodgers is married to his longtime girlfriend, Nancy Hunt and currently lives in Westport, Connecticut.
Is Nile Rodgers Gay?
We did not find any reports that suggested that Nile Rodgers is homosexual. He is very happily married to his longtime partner Nancy Hunt.
Rodgers was doing great while playing for the Apollo Theatre, among other things, but he wanted to have his band. Coincidently, during this time, he met Bernard Edwards, whose accuracy levels were at par with Rodgers. In 1977 their belief in themselves gave them the strength to present the audience with CHIC.
The first single of the phenomenal album that hit the charts was ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’. In 1978, they had their second single, ‘Le Freak’, which topped the No.1. They ended the year by releasing their second album, C’est Chic, which ranked in the Top 5.
In 1979, they released the singles ’Good Times’,’ I Want Your Love’ and a third album, Risqué. Apart from establishing their own band, they took up other jobs too. While at it, they became the producer and composer of the album Diana, and We are Family.
Through the 70s he played around the R&B genre of CHIC; in the ’80s, things changed. Without breaking their friendship, Nile branched away from Bernard to collaborate with David Bowie, which offered music lovers ‘Let’s Dance’,’ China Girl’, and ‘Modern Love’. Rodgers was predominantly from the R&B genre, but when Let’s dance became a hit among people, it proved that an R&B guy could also produce rock and pop.
Rodgers is a man of great talent. He has been awarded numerous awards. But here we will be naming the most worthy ones. In 1989, he was awarded the BMI Film Music Award for the film Coming to America. He was nominated at the Grammy’s four times: in 1979 for the song ‘Dance Dance Dance’, in 1980 for the song ‘We are Family’, and in 1981 for the song ‘Upside Down’. And in 2014, he won the Grammy’s in 3 categories: Best pop duo/group performance & Record of the year for the song ‘Get Lucky’ and Album of the Year for the album ‘Random Access Memories.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nile Rodgers in 2024
As of 2024, The net worth of Nile Rodgers is around $110 million. He earned his fortune not just by singing but also by producing and composing songs. He also worked as an arranger and songwriter. He has worked hard to make the fortune that he has today.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Gregory was the name given to him by his adoptive mother.
- Nile Rodgers also wrote about his complete experience and his treatment process in a blog. The name of the blog is Walking on Planet C.
Rodgers is a highly talented musician. He is an asset to the music industry that people can never forget. His legacy will be forever valued even after his death. The beginning of his life wasn’t delightful, yet he fought his way through and made a mark in an industry where people can often get lost and lose their way. Even after success, his journey wasn’t a very smooth one. His drugs and alcohol were killing him. But with sheer dedication and patience, he made sure he got cleaned and is currently leading a healthy life.