Smokey Robinson Net Worth
Smokey Robinson net worth: Smokey Robinson is an American R&B and Pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive who has a net worth of $100 million dollars. Smokey Robinson was born William Robinson, Jr. on February 19, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, where he lived down the street from Diana Ross's family and attended Northern High School. While in high school he formed a doo-wop group named the Five Chimes. Robinson was the first artist to be signed to the legendary Motown Records as the founder and front man of the group The Miracles. He was the chief songwriter and producer for the group which he led from 1955 (when it was The Five Chimes) until 1972 when he retired to become Motown's Vice President. As a part of The Miracles, Robinson had 26 top forty hits between 1960 and 1970, including several top ten hits such as "You've Really Got a Hold on Me", "Mickey's Monkey", "I Second That Emotion", "Baby Baby Don't Cry," and the group's only number-one hit during their Robinson years, "Tears of a Clown". Smokey Robinson's career has spanned over 50 years. He has won multiple music awards and artistic honors including being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1987, and in 1989 being inducted to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.