|Real Name/Full Name
|William James Dennis
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|The 5th Ward, Houston, Texas, United States
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|1 November 1966
|57 years old
|In Centimetres – 182 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 171.96 lbs
|Father – Alfred Deboes
Mother –Marvelous Dennis
Isaac Dennis (half)
Warren Vann (half)
Karen Williams (half)
|Forest Brook High School
|Married (separated in 2010)
|Bridget Bonier (separated in 2010)
|Rapper, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Investor,
William James Dennis or better known as Willie D, is an America-born rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, boxer, and columnist. He has been an active part of the music band called Geto Boys. His songs are the main reason why we all know him.
Well, how well do you know about Willie D? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Willie D’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 Willie D to date.
Biography and Early Life
William James Dennis or Willie d was born on 1 November 1966 in Houston, Texas, in the United States. His mother was Marvelous Dennis, and his father was Alfred Debroes. His mother raised Willie. Since his parents separated, he was a 4-year-old boy. After separation, his mother got married for the second time. Thus, she changed her name from Marvelous Dennis to Marvelous Basey.
He had four step-siblings named Karen Williams, Warren Vann, Ernestine Dennis, and Isaac Dennis. Willie realized that both his parents were alcoholics during his childhood and thus started working on his passion, music. After getting his first paycheck at an early age, he got himself a small apartment and started living away from them.
He also moved his father with him when he realized that he was diagnosed with lung cancer. In an interview, he stated that he wanted to spend as much time and moments with his father before he died. His father succumbed to the disease on 17 May 1998.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Willie D in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Willie D’s age is 57 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024 having been born on 1 November 1966. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 182 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 171.96 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.
He attended Forest Brook High School. While he was in school, Willie was arrested and sent to jail for six months for aggravated robbery. After getting released from jail, he came back to school. But he was expelled from school because he had got into a fistfight. Nobody listened to him and accused him of all the faults. This happened just two months before his graduation day. After he was expelled, he made up his mind that he will not return to school anymore. Since he did not get a graduation degree from the school, he could not attend college.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Willie’s personal was entirely in a mess. Whether his childhood or his adult life, both were kind of tragic. As a child of just four years, his parents were separated. He was raised by his mom, who later got married for the second time.
He married Bridget Bonier, who was a mechanical engineer by profession, on 3 September 1994. The wedding was an intimate wedding having only close friends and family and had taken place on a yacht in Clear Lake City in Texas.
They have two children named Caen and Blake. His elder daughter Caen was born on 26 April 1995, and their younger son Blake was born on 8 July 1999. Their marriage came to an end in the year 2010.
Is Willie D Gay?
Not much is known about his dating life. The only thing known is the fact he had married Bridget Bonier. They separated after 16 years in the year 2010. There is no such rumor or news that he has ever dating someone of the same gender. Thus it can be rightfully said that he is not a gay man.
Willie d began boxing at the age of 11. He had won the inter-state championship, Golden Gloves for the state of Texas in the year 1985. Although he chose to be a rapper as a profession, he again continued with boxing in the 90s.
His first professional win was against Grandmaster Melle Mel at a charity boxing event that took place in 1992. He had won against Charles Aguilera by TKO in October 1999. Then he took down John Tarmon by KO in 2000. He had a draw match against John Washington, that match was held on 24 August in 2000. He had lost his match against Yameen Muhammad by TKO in October 2000.
Now talking about his career as a rapper, it was very successful. He was initially a member of the boy band called Geto Boys.
Geto Boys’ one of the most successful albums was We Can’t Be Stopped, and it had a single called Mind Playing Tricks On Me, which was co-written by Willie D.
In 2009, he featured on a song called Down South Hustlaz besides Young Buck, Trae, Bun B, and Rick Ross.
He featured on a song called Scrubstitute Teachers along with Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid.
In April 2012, he released a song called “Hoodiez,” which featured celebs like Scarface, D Boi, and Propain. The song went on to become a huge success, and it became viral on the internet. Many other singers started making remix and their version of the song that made the original song more popular. The song actually a tribute to the slain teenager named Trayvon Martin. He was shot by a neighborhood watchman named George Zimmerman. Willie D was shocked by the event, and the song came out without much effort.
As far as the list of awards Willie D holds, there are currently zero. He has no prominent award or recognition for his name. He is not much concerned about the award validations. He wanted his songs to affect those listeners who can relate to the lyrics and positively change them.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Willie D in 2024
Willie D’s most of the earning was from his career as a rapper, but he also was one of the greatest boxers of his time and had won numerous tournaments. His net worth as of 2024, is $2 million. He was never money-minded and always wanted to portray the story through his songs.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Willie D’s journey till here was not at all an easy one. Right from his childhood, he had faced various hardships but still managed to be successful. He is undoubtedly an inspiration to millions. Thus we all wish him good luck with his upcoming releases.