A fadeless example of women empowerment is Gladys Knight as The Empress of Soul, who is an actress, singer, businesswoman, and several times Emmy Awards achiever. She has a net worth of 28 million dollars.
Most of her earnings come from singing and songwriting. With her brother and cousins, she amused the 70s’-80s’ generation through her group ‘Gladys Knight and the Pips’. ‘Neither One of Us’ among others’, ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine’, and ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, were massive explosions from their group.
Knight was the singer of a theme song for the James Bond series ‘License to Kill’ which pushed her among 100 best singers of all time. Now, she serves as director of her Gospel choir, works as a solo musician, and appears on several tv shows.
Net Worth: $28 Million
Gladys Knight: At a Glance
|Name||Gladys Maria Knight|
|Nickname||The Empress of Soul|
|Date of Birth||24 May 1994|
|Birthplace||Atlanta, GA, U.S.|
|Occupation||Songwriter, singer, actress|
|Genres||Rhythm and blues, soul music, pop music, gospel music|
|Spouse name||James Newman (1960–1973), Barry Hankerson (1974–1979), Les Brown (1995–1997), William McDowell (2001)|
|Children||Shanga Hankerson, Kenya Newman, James Newman III|
|Net Worth||$28 million|
Merald Woodlow Knight’s daughter Gladys Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Her brother Merald “Bubba” Knight was also in her team along with Knight’s cousin.
Probably Knight was a little bit confused about her life partner as a result she married several times. Firstly, at her teenage, she married a musician named James Newman in 1960 and it lasted till 1973.
Secondly, after getting separated from James Newman she married Barry Hankerson in 1974 and they have a child together. Then she married Les Brown in 1995 and finally, William McDowell in 2001.
When Knight was performing with her brother in a family program The Pipes noticed her and invited her for a meeting. Following that, she started working with The Pipes in 1966 and her appearance boosted Pipes’s rank through ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’, ‘Friendship Train’, ‘Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me’,
Later in 1973 Knight worked on ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, this hit song was responsible for her Grammy Award. Then ‘Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me’, and more just in 1973 Knight’s albums sold more than 2500000 dollars.
In 1987 she determined to start her solo career and recorded ‘Good Woman’, the Theme song for the movie ‘License to Kill’,
Awards and Achievements:
Knight achieved awards as Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals several times and also awarded for Best Gospel Performance.
“Sometimes the best thing is right in front of you; it just takes some time to see them.”
“Soul is just that inner spirit. I use that inner spirit for whatever it is I do”.
Gladys Knight is mostly known for working with The Pipe and her solo recordings.
Gladys Knight has an estimated net worth of 28 million dollars, singing and songwriting are the main sources of her wealth.
yes, Gladys Knight married four times and now she is with her fourth husband William McDowell.