Net Worth: $6 Million
- Source of Wealth Music and Business
- Birth Place Holly Springs, Mississippi
- Marital Status Married to Brenda Johnson
- Full Name Sylvester Thompson
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth July 1, 1936
- Occupation Singer and Producer
- Children six children
About Syl Johnson
Syl Johnson is an American blues and soul singer, and record producer who has an estimated net worth of $6 million. Born Sylvester Thompson on July 1, 1936 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, he has earned his net worth from his musical career while producing strings of hits during the 60’s and 70’s. He used to play and sing with blues artists such as Magic Sam (a next-door neighbour), Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and Howlin’ Wolf in the 1950’s. In 1959, he recorded with Jimmy Reed for Vee-Jay. In the same year, he went solo and signed with Federal Records, a subsidiary of King Records. He then started recording for Twinight records in the mid-60’s.
Johnson’s first hit was “Come on Stock it to Me” (1967). His other song “Different Strokes” (1967) was recently featured on the Ultimate Breaks and Beats breakbeat compilation. In 1969, he reached the #11 sport on the R&B Billboard chart with his song “Is It Because I’m Black”.
Syl Johnson then switched to Hi Records in the early 70’s where he recorded three albums and a series of singles. He continued making hits such as “We Did It” and “Back for the Taste of your Love”. In 1975, his biggest hit “Take Me to the River” peaked at #7 on the R&B chart. He made his last hit, “Ms Fine Brown”, in 1982. After that, he opened a fast food restaurant. He also made occasional appearances at the blues gigs.