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Berry Gordy Biography

Updated On 09 Jun, 2019 Published On 09 Jun, 2019
Berry Gordy
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Facts of Berry Gordy

Date of Birth :
Age : 90 years old
Family Name : Gordy
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Scorpio
Height : 5 Feet 9 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Berry Gordy

What is Berry Gordy marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Berry Gordy have ? (name): 8 Children
Is Berry Gordy having any relationship affair ?: Yes2 affair
Is Berry Gordy Gay ? No

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. 

Berry Gordy spending quality time with his daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick. 

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). 

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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.

Berry Gordy is a kind-hearted man who has donated $750,000 to Rhythm and Blues Foundation. 

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.  

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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.

Berry Gordy is s best known as the founder of the Motown record label and its subsidiaries, which was the highest-earning African-American business for decades.

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

  1. Affair with Margaret Norton

    Berry Gordy and Margaret Norton had a son who is popularly known as Rockwell, original name Kennedy William Gordy.

  2. Affair with Diana Ross

    Berry Gordy and Diana Ross shared a romantic relationship from 1965 to 1970 and also had a daughter Rhonda Suzanne.

Berry Gordy Married

Marriage with Thelma Coleman

Berry Gordy and Thelma Coleman tied their knot in 1953 in the presence of their loved ones and well-wishers and ended their relationship in 1959.

Marriage with Raynoma Mayberry Liles

Berry Gordy and Raynoma Mayberry Liles tied their knot in 1960 in the presence of their well-wishers and ended their relationship in 1964.

Marriage with Grace Eaton

Berry Gordy and Grace Eaton tied their knot in 1990 in the presence of their well-wishers and ended their relationship in 1993.

Berry Gordy Children

DAUGHTER : Hazel Joy Gordy

Mother: Berry Gordy

Hazel Joy Gordy is one of the three eldest children of Berry Gordy from his first wife Thelma Coleman

SON : Berry Gordy IV

Mother: Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy IV is one of the eldest children of Berry Gordy with his first wife, Thelma Coleman.

DAUGHTER : Terry James Gordy

Mother: Berry Gordy

Terry James Gordy is one of the eldest children of Berry Gordy with his first wife, Thelma Coleman.

SON : Kerry Gordy

Mother: Berry Gordy

Kerry Gordy is the fourth child of Berry Gordy with his second wife Raynoma Mayberry Liles.

DAUGHTER : Sherry Gordy

Mother: Berry Gordy

Sherry Gordy is the daughter of Berry Gordy with his relationship with Jeana Jackson.

SON : Kennedy William Gordy

Mother: Berry Gordy

Kennedy William Gordy is his sixth kid born with his relationship with Margaret Norton.

SON : Rhoda Suzanne

Mother: Berry Gordy

Rhoda Suzanne is the daughter of Berry Gordy with his relationship with artist Diana Ross.

SON : Stefan Kendal Gordy

Mother: Berry Gordy

Stefan Kendal Gordy is the youngest child of Berry Gordy with his affair and relationship with Nancy Leiviska.

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