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Marvin Gaye Net Worth

Marvin Gaye Net Worth

Net Worth: $5 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Age Deceased at 44 years old on 1984-04-01
  • Birth Place Washington, D.C., United States
  • Marital Status Divorced (Jan Gaye)
  • Full Name Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth April 2, 1939
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Occupation Soul Singer, Songwriter, Musician
  • Children 3 (Marvin III, Nona, Frankie)
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About Marvin Gaye

Influential R&B singer Marvin Gaye’s estate has an estimated value of $5 million. He was a fantastic singer as well as a songwriter. He was included in Forbes “Top Earning Dead Celebrities” list of 2008, coming in at the 13th place.

Born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. on April 2, 1939 in Washington, D.C., his father was a church minister, so he was raised amidst the sound of gospel music and evangelical messages. By the time he was 15, Marvin was singing in his father’s church and in the band The Rainbows. The Rainbows soon changed their name and became The Marquees.

He played the drums in Smockey Robinson and The Miracles when the band was starting out. It helped him figure out that he wanted to dedicate his life to being a jazz singer and thus started singing with a band called The Moonglows.

In the beginning of the 60’s, he signed with Motown Records and is credited with helping them shape their distinctive sound. Before his first LP was released he added an “e” to his name and during the next years he transformed his image to that of a sex symbol and his career quickly took off.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Marvin Gaye's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2002 N/A
Record Sales 2002

Estimated earnings from his compilation album The Very Best of Marvin Gaye (certified platinum by BPI)

$300,000
Earnings 2000 N/A
Record Sales 2000

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Marvin Gaye: The Love Songs (certified silver by BPI)

$60,000
Earnings 1983 N/A
Record Sales 1983

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin Gaye (certified platinum by RIAA)

$1,000,000
Earnings 1982 N/A
Record Sales 1982

Estimated earnings from his album Midnight Love (certified 3x platinum by RIAA and gold by BPI)

$6,000,000
Earnings 1977 N/A
Record Sales 1977

Estimated earnings from his live album Live at the London Palladium

$2,000,000
Earnings 1976 N/A
Record Sales 1976

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits (certified platinum by RIAA and gold by BPI)

$1,100,000
Earnings 1974 N/A
Record Sales 1974

Estimated earnings from his live album Marvin Gaye Live!

$1,000,000
Earnings 1973 N/A
Record Sales 1973

Estimated earnings from his duet album Diana & Marvin with Diana Ross (certified gold by BPI)

$1,000,000
Record Sales 1973

Estimated earnings from his album Let's Get It On (certified gold by BPI)

$60,000
Earnings 1971 N/A
Record Sales 1971

Estimated earnings from his album What's Going On (a.k.a. I Heard It Through the Grapevine) (certified platinum by BPI and gold by RIAA)

$800,000
Earnings 1968 N/A
Record Sales 1968

Estimated earnings from his album In The Groove (a.k.a. I Heard It Through the Grapevine) (certified gold by BPI)

$100,000
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