Barry Eugene Carter is an American musician, singer, record producer, songwriter as well as a composer who was born on September 12, 1944. He has a net worth of $20 million, as of 2020. Basically, he is well-known as Barry White which is his stage name.
One of the best things about White is that he won the Grammy Award a couple of times. And he is the most popular for his amazing voice. In fact, he became a really successful solo singer in the 1970s.
Barry White was born in Galveston, Texas, the U.S. He is the son of Melvin A. White as well as Sadie Marie Carter. The interesting thing is that his father and mother never married. Initially, he got the surname of his mother. However, later he took the last name from his father.
In the year of 1983, White was accused of stealing $30k of Cadillac tires. And White was sentenced for 4 months when he was 16. White listened to songs on Radio when he was in jail. The song It’s Now or Never” had changed his life.
Barry White: At a Glance
|Full Name:||Barry Eugene Carter|
|Celebrated Name:||Barry White|
|Born:||September 12, 1944|
|Birth Place:||Galveston, Texas, United States|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.924 meters)|
|Spouse:||Mary, Glodean James|
|Profession:||Musician, Singer, Record Producer, and Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$20 million|
After getting bail from jail, White gave up himself from gang life. And then he started a musical career in the year of 1960. In the same year, he released his first song titled “Too Far to Turn Around”.
Then he started to work for a variety of small labels based in Los Angeles. Apart from that, he produced some of the singles with the backup of the Atlantics, a popular vocal group.
In the year 1969, Forward Records made a contract with White, and he worked for them as a producer. White had spent an amazing time as a producer throughout the 1970s. He even had reached the peak of his solo career during the decade.
Well, White experienced a downtrend in his career in the 1980s. However, he released several albums. He also made a deal with A&M Records. Alright, he had experienced amazing popularity in the 1990s.
Apart from his singing career, he worked as a voice artist on several films as well as TV series.
He died on July 4, 2003.
Well, he had 9 children.
He was overweight during his adult life. And he had suffered from kidney diseases.