Smokey Robinson Net Worth

Net Worth: $100 Million
Statistics
  • Source of Wealth:

    Music
  • Age:

    78
  • Birth Place:

    Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Frances Glandney)
  • Full Name:

    William Robinson, Jr.
  • Nationality:

    American
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About William Robinson, Jr.

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.

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Earnings 2009

Record Sales Jan. 2009
Record sales of the album The Definitive Performance 1963-1987 (approximately 50 thousand copies sold)
$65,000

Earnings 1987

Record Sales Sep. 1987
Record sales of the album One Heartbeat (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)
$650,000
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