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Smokey Robinson Net Worth

Smokey Robinson Net Worth

Net Worth: $100 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Birth Place Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Height 1.82 m (6′ 0″)
  • Marital Status Married (Frances Glandney)
  • Full Name William Robinson, Jr.
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth February 19, 1940
  • Ethnicity African American
  • Occupation Record Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Musician, Actor, Music Executive, Singer-Songwriter
  • Education Detroit Northern High School
  • Children 3 (Berry William Borope, Trey, Tamla Claudette)
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About Smokey Robinson

William Robinson, Jr., who is better known as Smokey Robinson, is an R&B singer-songwriter and a record producer, with an estimated net worth of $100 million. Smokey has been a record executive as well. He was born on February 19, 1940 in the US state of Michigan.

Smokey Robinson’s music career has spanned for more than 50 years. He has been associated with several genres of music, like soul, pop, R&B and adult contemporary. He has earned considerable fame and wealth from all of them and in the different roles that he has played in these long years. One of his achievements has been founding “The Miracles”, which is a popular Motown vocal group. He was the chief songwriter and producer for them. Robinson was with them from 1955 to 1972. That’s when he decided to retire from stage because he wanted to focus on being the VP of Motown.

But music remained his first priority always, and so, he returned, this time as a solo artist just a year later. Smokey was successful again, as his solo numbers A Quiet Storm, Cruisin, Baby That’s Backatcha, Just to See Her, Being With You, and A Quiet Storm were all big successes. Robinson subsequently left Motown after it was sold off in 1988. He was included into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 for his contributions to music over the decades, and rightly so.

When he was young, Robinson was the next-door neighbor of Diana Ross. He knows her since she was eight years of age. Robinson was teetotal once, a vegetarian and completely drug free. However this changed in his late twenties. He started using marijuana, and eventually also cocaine.

Earnings & Financial Data

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  • Earnings 2009
  • Earnings 1987
  • Earnings 1981
  • Earnings 1965
Earnings 2009 N/A
Record Sales Jan. 2009

Record sales of the album The Definitive Performance 1963-1987 (approximately 50 thousand copies sold)

$65,000
Earnings 1987 N/A
Record Sales Sep. 1987

Record sales of the album One Heartbeat (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Earnings 1981 N/A
Record Sales Jul. 1981

Record sales of the album Being with You (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Earnings 1965 N/A
Record Sales Nov. 1965

Record sales of the album Going to a Go-Go with the group Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
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