Who is Stevie Wonder?
Today we are going to talk about a child prodigy who is popular for his nickname Little Stevie Wonder. Although he is 69 years of age now, Stevie made his landmark to be a pioneer and innovator in the music industry from an early age.
By the age of twenty five Stevie was a multiple Grammy-Award winner. Wonder has sold over 100 million records worldwide which placed him along the best-selling music artists of all time. He has won 25 Grammy Awards making him one of the most awarded artists of all time. Similarly, in 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. So, how was his early life? What does his personal life look like?
Stevie Wonder was born as Stevland Hardaway Morris on May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, Michigan, U.S. Stevie was born to parents Calvin Judkins and songwriter Lula Mae Hardaway. Stevie is the third child of six children and he was born six weeks premature which resulted in a condition that made him blind.
When Wonder was four, his mother Lula divorced his father and moved with her children to Detroit, Michigan. Morris growing up played various instruments such as the piano, harmonica, drums, and bass. In 1961, at the age of 11, Stevie sang his own composition, "Lonely Boy" to Ronnie White of the Miracles. The name Little Stevie Wonder was given to him by producer Clarence Paul. As of 2019, Stevie's age is 69 years old and his birth sign is Taurus.
How much is Stevie Wonder's Net Worth?
Stevie Wonder as a musician, singer and songwriter has a net worth of $110 Million as of 2019. Wonder became the most acclaimed black musician by the end of the 1970s. In the 1980s, he achieved his biggest hits and the highest level of fame with albums including ‘Hotter Than July’ and ‘Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium’. Do you know who else has similar kind of net worth? Tony Bennett, a popular singer has a similar net worth.
He is a prominent figure in music industry and has recorded more than 30 U.S top ten hits and won 25 Grammy Awards as well as a Lifetime Achievement Awards. Likewise, he has also won an Academy Award for best Song and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters halls of fame. Stevie has sold over 100 million records and is one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.
In 2009, Wonder purchased the 4,511 square-foot mediterranean style mansion for $2.4 Million. He listed the house for sale in 2015 for a whopping $8.199 Million.
Stevie Wonder's Marriage, Wives, and Children
Talking about Stevie Wonder's personal life, he has been married three times and has nine children by five different women. He was married to Motown singer-songwriter and frequent collaborator, Syreeta Wright from 1970 until their divorce in 1972. From 2001 until 2012, he was married to fashion designer Kai Millard.
In October 2009, Wonder and Millard separated and divorced in August 2012. Likewise, Stevie married Tomeeka Bracy in 2017.
Now talking about his children, Wonder has nine children altogether. Stevie had three children with Yolanda Simmons, his former secretary. Wonder has two sons with his second wife kai Millard Morris.
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Wit his third wife, Tomeeka, Stevie has a daughter. Likewise, Wonder had a son with Melody McCulley. Similarly, he also has a daughter and a son with a woman whose identity has not been publicly disclosed.
Stevie Wonder's Height
Stevie Wonder stands at the height of 1.83m (6 feet) and has a body mass around 198 lbs.
Stevie Wonder on Social Media
The famous singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer, Stevie Wonder has a huge fan following on social media. As of July 29, 2019, he has over 5.3 million facebook followers, and 74.5k Twitter followers, respectively.