Barry White

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Barry White ’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Barry White

Place Of Birth

Galveston, USA


58 years old (died on July 03, 2003)

Birth Date

September 12, 1944

Star Sign


Barry White Facts

Child Star?



Singer, Songwriter

Net Worth

$20 million


Barry White Jr., Shaherah White, Brigette White, Nina White, Denise White, Melva White, Darryl White


Melvin A. White, Sadie Marie Carter


Darryl Carter


2m (6'4"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Monkey

Annual Earnings

$400 thousand+ per year

About Barry White 

Barry White was a solo singer, songwriter, and producer from the United States.

The legendary musician was given a number of nicknames during his career, including 'The Godfather of Soul' and 'The Maestro'. The Texas-born singer was well known for his passionate soul songs, such as 'Practice What You Preach' and 'Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe'.

The singer had an exceptionally deep, baritone voice, that would surprise anyone hearing it for the first time. His unique voice, paired with passionate songwriting, contributed to his image as one of the most talented, romantic musical geniuses of all time.

Barry White died on July 4, 2003, at the age of 58.

Keep reading to learn more about the life and career of Barry White.

Barry White Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Barry White’s net worth?

Barry White had a net worth of $20 million.

How much did Barry White earn per year?

Barry White earned approximately $400,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Barry White?

Barry White was 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) tall.

How old was Barry White?

Barry White was born on September 12, 1944, in Galveston, Texas, and died on July 4, 2003, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 58.

Childhood And Education

Barry Eugene Carter was born to Melvin A. White and Sadie Marie Carter, on September 12, 1944, in Galveston, Texas. His parents never married, so as a result, his mother gave him her surname, but he eventually adopted his father's surname. He was the oldest of his parents' two children, and had a younger brother named Darryl. Barry White learned to play the piano as a child, by listening to his mother's classical music collection and imitating what he heard on the CDs.

White was reportedly a high-school dropout who went around causing trouble, until he one day decided that music would be his calling.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who was Barry White’s partner?

At 19 years old, Barry White married his childhood sweetheart, Mary, with whom he had four children. The pair split up in 1969.

White married Glodean James, from the female trio, Love Unlimited, in 1974. The duo collaborated on the album 'Barry & Glodean', which was released in 1981. He fathered four more children with Glodean and lived with his family in Los Angeles, before the pair split up in 1988. Despite living separate lives, they were, nevertheless, still legally married until White died in 2003.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Barry White was signed by Forward Records in 1969. From the '70s onward, his career experienced an upward shift.

Barry White's most tremendous successes came in the '70s, while working with Love Unlimited. In 1973, White's 'Love Theme', composed for The Love Unlimited Orchestra, reached number one on the Billboard Pop charts. At the peak of his music career, White crafted souls, blues, and disco music, releasing hit songs, 'Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe' and 'You're The First, The Last, My Everything'. He has been credited as one of the pioneers of the disco era, but the singer himself firmly rejected the notion.

White released a number of studio albums that were awarded gold or platinum. He released a total of 106 gold albums, 41 of them also being platinum.

Charity Work

Barry White was invited by the renowned Italian music performer, Luciano Pavarotti, to perform with him for his annual charity concert, 'Pavarotti and Friends'. Proceeds from the events went to organizations such as War Child and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

What awards did Barry White win?

Barry White received a total of 11 Grammy nominations during his career. In 2000, the singer won Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for his 20th studio album, 'Staying Power'.

White posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 12, 2013, which would have been his 69th birthday.

Barry White’s Hobbies And Interests

Barry White loved music above all else, but unknown to some fans, he was also an avid sports fan. Football, bowling, and golfing in particular were some of his favorite pastimes.

White owned a 500 gal (2273 l) saltwater fish tank, that he watched for hours at a time.

He was also interested in astrology and claimed to be able to guess other people's signs. White himself was a Virgo.

Other Interesting Barry White Facts And Trivia

  • In the '90s, Barry White's daughter, Brigette, appeared on an episode of 'A Baby Story'.
  • The singer once wrote songs for the variety show, 'The Banana Splits', in 1968, when he was a struggling artist.
  • The singer's debut single, 'Man Ain't Nothin', was released under the name, Lee Barry, in 1966.
  • Barry White was born on September 12, 1944, and died on July 4, 2003, at the age of 58.

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