Charley Pride Net Worth
Charley Pride net worth: Charley Pride was an American country music singer, musician, and former baseball player who had a net worth of $40 million at the time of his death in December 2020. Charley was known as the first black country music super star. He was the second best-selling performer on RCA Records after Elvis for many years and one of very few African-American performers to find success in country music. In 1971 he won the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Some of his notable hits include "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin" and "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone".
Charley Pride was born in Sledge, Mississippi in March 1934 the son of sharecroppers. He served in the Army before moving to Montana to pursue a career as a professional baseball player. During the day he worked at a smelting plant, at night he played semi-professional baseball for a team that would pay him an extra $10 to sing the national anthem before games. He also sang at local bars for fun. He was discovered at one of these local bar gigs and two years later – in 1963 – signed a record contract with RCA.
He soon relocated full-time to Nashville. His debut studio album "Country by Charley" was released in 1966. His 1967 single "Just Between You and Me" was a top 10 hit on the Billboard country singles chart. Over the next two decades, 51 Charley Pride records broke into Billboard's top 10, with 29 hitting #1.
His singles "Just Between You and Me", "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin" and "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone" were enormous successes.
His final and 47th album, "Music in My Heart", was released in 2017.
Charley met his future wife Rozene during his baseball days. They married in 1956 while Charley was home from Army basic training. They had three children and remained married until his death in 2020. Pride had a tumor on his vocal cord in 1997 that was surgically removed at the University of Arkansas.
In 2000 Charley became a minority owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball team.
Charley Pride died on December 12, 2020 at the age of 86 from COVID-19 complications. Several weeks earlier he received the Country Music Associations Lifetime Achievement Award. Critics would later point out that some people in attendance at the ceremony were not wearing masks and that Pride likely contracted COVID at the event.
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 18, 1938 - Dec 12, 2020 (82 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Composer, Actor, Music artist, Singer, Businessperson, Guitarist, Musician, Business Owner, Record producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|