After all the failure, Berry Gordy returned to Detroit and got interested in music and business. He opened his first store, 3-D Record Mart which sold jazz music and 3-D glasses while also writing songs at the time. Gordy is best recognized as the founder of the Motown record label and its subsidiaries, which was the highest-earning African-American business for several decades.
Berry Gordy's Personal Life: Married, Wife and Past Affairs.
Berry Gordy current relationship status is possibly single and does not have a girlfriend or any relationship affairs. He concentrates on his work and profession rather being in a complicated relationship. However, he was married and divorced three times and is the father of eight children.
Previously, Berry Gordy married Thelma Coleman (first wife) in 1953. Gordy along with his first wife Coleman were parents of three children Hazel Joy Gordy (born August 24, 1954), Berry Gordy IV (born October 1955), and Terry James Gordy (born August 1956). Interestingly, he named his publishing company, Jobete after the name of his three eldest kids, Joy, Berry and Terry. Nevertheless, as time passed by, their bonding did not work out and finally divorced in 1959.
In spring 1960, Berry Gordy tied the knot to Raynoma Mayberry Liles in the presence of their loved ones and well-wishers. The former couple was also parents of a child, a son, Kerry Gordy (born June 25, 1959). But, after four years of their happy relationship, they ended their bonding in 1964 with a divorce. He has a daughter with Jean Jackson named Sherry Gordy (born May 23, 1960).
Gordy, however with his then-mistress Margaret Norton, had a son Kennedy William Gordy (born March 15, 1964), who is popularly known as Motown musician Rockwell. Surprisingly, he also had a daughter with Motown artist Diana Ross, the former pair shared their bonding from 1965 to 1970. Their daughter named Rhonda Suzanne was born on August 14, 1971.
Berry's youngest son Nancy Leiviska, the eighth child is famous for his stage name Redfoo, as one member of the duo LMFAO. He was born on September 3, 1975.
He married Grace Eaton on 1 July 1990 but they couldn't manage their relationship as they separated with an official divorce in 1993.
Berry Gordy's Net Worth: How Much Does He Earn?
Berry Gordy amassed a net worth of about $400 million as per Celebrity net worth while it is about $345 million. The American producer assembled an impressive pile of green-dollars with his amazing career and flow in the Hollywood industry. The average annual income of film and television producer is $111,590 for their contribution to the movies and series productions.
In 1988, he earned $61,000,000 from the sale of his interest in Motown Records to MCA and Boston Ventures. Recently, he lives in Los Angeles, California, US, where the median price of a house is $549,000. Furthermore, his mansion which covers an area of 2.2-acre and boasts stained glass windows, a fountain, and several fireplaces was sold on $1.6 million.
Berry is a kind-hearted person as he donated $750,000 to Rhythm and Blues Foundation. With his all earnings and donations to the needy people, he is living a happy and luxurious life with his bundle of joys.
He is the owner of a firm named 'Berry Gordy Family Foundation' that supports different sectors in the country including arts, health, and education.
Berry Gordy Wiki-Bio
Berry Gordy was born on November 28, 1929, Detroit as Berry Gordy III. He is the seventh of eight children including Fuller Gordy, Esther Gordy, Anna Gordy, Loucye Gordy, George Gordy, Gwen Gordy, Berry Gordy, and Robert Gordy. His father, Berry Gordy II, was a middle-class American, who shifted from Oconee in Georgia to Detroit in 1922.
Gordy dropped out from his high school, Northeastern High School, to pursue his career as a boxer. He was also drafted in the U.S Army in the past. After all the failure, he returned to Detroit and showed off in music and business. He opened his first store, 3-D Record Mart which sold jazz music and 3-D glasses while also writing songs at the time. He is best recognized as the founder of the Motown record label and its subsidiaries, which was the highest-earning African-American business for several decades.
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Berry also won 12 Golden Globe titles as a boxer. He fought 15 Golden Glove matches out of which he was able to win 12 of them. In 2013, he was inducted into the pioneer songwriters Hall of Fame, he was the first person alive to be listed in the fame.
Berry Gordy Body Measurements
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Weight: 78 kg
- Hair Color: Black
- Eyes Color: Dark Brown
Berry Gordy Affairs
Affair with Margaret Norton
Berry Gordy and Margaret Norton had a son who is popularly known as Rockwell, original name Kennedy William Gordy.
Affair with Diana Ross
Berry Gordy and Diana Ross shared a romantic relationship from 1965 to 1970 and also had a daughter Rhonda Suzanne.