Bernard Wright Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 31, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Jun 06, 2022
The debut album of Bernard Wright is named 'Nard.'
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About Bernard Wright

Bernard Wright was a very well-known keyboardist and singer.

Bernard Wright's famous album is 'Nard.' 'Nard' was his debut album which gained enormous popularity.

Many of the tracks from Bernard Wright's albums are often sampled by famous singers and DJs like Skee-Lo, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and LL Cool J. He released an album named 'Back To The Roots' along with Damon Banks and Alfredo Elias in 2000.

Bernard Wright Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Bernard Wright’s net worth?

The net worth of Bernard Wright was said to be around $1.5 million. He had accumulated most of his net worth from his career as a Jazz singer.

How much did Bernard Wright earn per year?

Even though the net worth of Bernard Wright is known, his annual income was not known as of the year 2022.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Bernard Wright?

Bernard Wright was 5 ft 6 in (170 cm) tall.

How old was Bernard Wright?

Bernard Wright was born on November 16, 1963. He was 58 years old when he died on May 19, 2022. His zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Childhood And Education

Bernard Wright was born on November, 16, 1963 in a neighbourhood known as Jamaica, located in Queens, New York. As he grew up in Queens, and later went on to attend the High School of Performing Arts, which is located in New York itself. Some of his classmates were very well known, like the famous writer Carl Hancock Rux and Desiree Coleman Jackson, who was a very well-known gospel recording artist.

Less information is available about his family life, but the singer did mention in one of his songs in his debut album 'Nard,' in the linear notes that the name of his mother is Lessie Wright. At the age of just 13, Bernard Wright was offered a slot to perform along with Lenny White on one of her tours. He was also offered to perform along with Tom Browne when he was just 16 years old.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Bernard Wright's partner?

Bernard Wright was married to Zolly Pleasence. They had two kids together, their names are Tallulah Wright and Zoe Wright.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

Bernard Wright, whose net worth is in the millions, was known for being one of the best and richest jazz musicians. He was famously known for his album named 'Nard.'

In 1981, GPR records signed Bernard Wright. He released one of his solo albums with them. The album was named 'Nard.' This album made by the Jazz singer was re-released in 2001. He also did a great album with a record label named Arista. The album was named 'Funky Beat' and was released in 1983.

With Manhattan records, Bernard Wright gained the most popularity as a singer and boosted his career. One of his albums with Manhattan Records was 'Mr. Wright', which was released in 1985. This album included one of his biggest R&B or Hip Hop appearance with the song named 'Who Do You Love.' This song was made into a video and is also featured in the title sequence of the Video Music Box. He also released a gospel album named 'Fresh Hymns' in 1990.

Charity Work

Bernard, since his young age, believes in giving back to society and hence mentored younger artists and helped them learn keyboards in Dallas.

Other Interesting Bernard Wright Facts And Trivia

Bernard Wright was born on November 16. Hence the zodiac sign of this November-born singer was Scorpio.

Bernard Wright was featured in the albums of Miami Mike, Devine Pennington, Cameo, Doug E. Fresh, and Bobby Brown.

Bernard Wright was the godson of Roberta Flack, the Grammy Award winning singer.

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Bernard Wright Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Date of Birth


Date of Death




Place of Birth

New York


170 cm

Child Star?



Jazz Singer, Keyboardist


High School of Performing Arts

Net Worth



Zolly Pleasence


Lessie Wright
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