Kenny Rogers Bio, Family, Career, Wife, Net Worth, Measurements

Profession: Singers/Bands
Date of birth: Aug 21, 1938
Age: 83
Net worth: 250 Million
Birth Place: Houston, TX
Height (m): 1.79
Religion: Christianity
Relationship Status: Married

Kenny Rogers is popularly widely recognized as a singer who charted more than 420 hit singles across various genres. His singles had topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone. Along with singer, he was also a songwriter, musician, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur.

Moreover, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. He also internationally gained popularity for his albums The Gambler and Kenny. They featured in the About.com poll of ‘The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever’ and voted the ‘Favorite Singer of All Time’ in 1986. The singer passed away at the age of 81 from natural causes at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Wanna know more information on the late famous personality then keep on scrolling.

Kenny Rogers

Caption: The singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur, Kenny Rogers.
Source: YouTube

Kenny Rogers: Bio, Family, Education

The singer was born on 21 August 1938 as Kenneth Ray Rogers in Houston, Texas, the United States of America. He was born as the fourth of eight children to his parents: Lucille Lois Rogers and Edward Floyd Rogers. His father worked as a carpenter while his mother worked as a nurse’s assistant. He had the nationality of American and belongs to mixed Irish and Native American ancestry.

Regarding her education, he graduated schooling from Wharton Elementary School, George Washington Junior High School, and then Jefferson Davis High School in 1956. After that, he joined the University of Houston. Before that, he had won a talent show at the Texan Theatre in 1949. During that time, he had also worked as a busboy at the Rice Hotel and swept floors at a hat store.

Kenny Rogers: Career & Life Achievements

He started his career as a singer associating with bands. Rogers had joined several bands including a jazz group called the Bobby Doyle Three disbanding in 1965. Also, he had worked as a producer, writer, and session musician for other performers like country artists Mickey Gilley and Eddy Arnold. He had joined the musical group the New Christy Minstrels as a singer and double bass player in 1966.

He started his solo singing career in 1976 after leaving the band First Edition disbanded in the same year that was founded in 1967. Further, he then signed a solo deal with United Artists working with producer Larry Butler and began a partnership with him that lasted for four years. After gaining huge success from his solo career for decades, he announced his farewell tour titled The Gambler’s Last Deal in 2015.

Apart from his singing career, he had gained success in acting and other business ventures. His television works include The Dream Makers (1975), Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983), The Real West (1992), Touched by an Angel (2000), and Reno 911! (2003). For his achievements in his musical career, he had earned several awards and accolades including Grammy Awards Best Male Country Vocal Performance for Lucille in 1977 and inducted Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017.

Kenny Rogers: Personal Life & Wife

Talking about his personal life, he had married five times and divorced four times. He first had a marriage to Janice Gordon on 15 May 1958 and divorced in April 1960. Together, they had welcomed one child named Carole Lynne. After that, he had married his second wife, Jean in October 1960 and divorced in 1963. He again remarried for the third time with Margo Anderson in October 1964.

This marriage of his also didn’t last long and finalized their divorced in 1976. Margo and Kenny have one child. His fourth married was with his ex-wife Marianne Gordon from 1 October 1977 till their divorce in 1993. Also, with this marriage, he had produced one child. Last but not the least, he had married his fifth wife Wanda Miller on 1 June 1997. With whom he had stayed until his death on 20 March 2020. He had welcomed twin sons: Justin and Jordan from their 22 years togetherness.

Kenny Rogers and Wanda Miller

Caption: Kenny Rogers and Wanda Miller.
Source: YouTube

Kenny Rogers: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles

Coming over to earning, he had earned a hefty amount of fortune from his career in the musical industry. Therefore, he had an estimated net worth of around $250 million at the time of his demise. After his death, he left his all wealth to his wife Wanda and five children. Additionally, he had scored over 120 hit singles and have topped the country and pop charts for an unparalleled 200 individual weeks.

Even after his death, there are verified social media accounts on different social media platforms. On Instagram, he has an account @_kennyrogers with 151k followers. He has a Facebook account under his name with 3.1 million followers. Also, he goes by the Twitter handle @_kennyrogers with 160k followers.

Kenny Rogers: Body Measurements

The late singer had a well-maintained body that stood to a tall height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.79 meters and weighed around 78 kg. No information on his body measurements of chest or waist on the net. He had gray eyes color with silver-white hair color.

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