|Celebrated Name:||Al Green|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Albert Leornes Greene|
|Age:||75 years old|
|Birth Date:||April 13, 1946|
|Birth Place:||Forrest City, Arkansas, US|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Shirley Kyles|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Kala Green, Al Green Jr., Cora Green, Trevor Green, Alva Green, Ruby Green)|
|Is Al Green Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Singer, songwriter and record producer|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$25 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2021|
Al Green is an America born singer, songwriter, and record producer who is known for recording many souls hit singles in the early 1970s. His hit singles include songs like “Take me to the River,” “Tired of Being Alone,” “Love and Happiness,” and many more. He was also inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of the Fame in 1995, and he was also referred to the museum’s site as being “one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music.”
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Early Life & Biography
Al Green was born in Forrest City on April 13, 1946. He has nine other siblings, and his father’s name is Robert G. Greene, and his mother’s name is Cora Lee. His father was a sharecropper. Al used to perform with his brothers in a group known as the Greene Brothers at the age of ten. Later in the 1950s, the family relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Al was kicked out of his home while he was in his teens as his devoutly religious father caught him listening to Jackie Wilson. He then started living with a prostitute and began hustling. He also used to do recreational drugs.
When he was in high school, he formed a vocal group named Al Greene and the Creations. In 1968, the band released their song “Back Up Train” and released it on Hot Line Music. The song was hit on the R&B charts, and it peaked at number 46. But the songs released later were a fail. Then they came in contact with Willie Mitchell, who hired him in 1969.
In 1974, Mary Woodson, who was Greene’s Girlfriend, assaulted him because he disagreed to marry her, and she then committed suicide. Although she was already married and had three children. She doused him with a pot of boiling grits while he was preparing the bed for them. This caused second-degree burns on his back, stomach, and arms. She later shot herself with Green’s .38 handgun. Police then found a suicide note inside her purse.
Green was treated for his burns at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis, and when he was released from there, he was held at gunpoint by his cousin, who said that he owed her some money. Later Green didn’t press any charges.
In 1976, Green established the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis. In September 2013, Green’s sister Maxine Green was missing from her assisted living home, and as of November 2019, she hasn’t been found yet.
On June 15, 1977, he married his first wife, whose name was Shirley Green, in Memphis. They have three daughters together. Shirley filed for divorce in 1978 as she accused him of domestic violence. His former secretary, Linda Wills, also filed a $25,000 civil suit against him in 1974.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on April 13 1946, Al Green is 75 years old as of today’s date 30th November 2021. His height is 5 ft 10 in tall, and his weight is 80 kg.
Al Green got success in no time in the year 1971, and his record sales plummeted in the 1970s, but many of his albums also failed like Truth n’ Time.
Most of the time, he made secular music, and once when he saw his girlfriend die due to suicide, he switched to Gospel recordings. During 1979 he injured himself falling off the stage while he was performing in Cincinnati, and he took this message as a message from god. He then started going to churches and made gospel music.
In 2000, he also released his autobiography. Take Me to The River, and two years later, he earned the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.
Awards & Achievements
Al Green has many awards his lifetime and here is the list of few:
- He has won 8 Grammy Awards in his lifetime.
- He had also won the Soul Train award one time in 1987.
- He has also won the BET award in 2008 as a Lifetime achievement.
Net Worth & Salary of Al Green in 2021
The current net worth of the famous singer Al Green is estimated to be around $25 million as of November 2021, and he has earned all this wealth from his music. He has created chartbuster music, and he was loved all around the world when he used to release his tracks. Most of the time, he made secular music, but he didn’t just stick to it; he has also made gospel music. Most of the earnings come from royalty music, and we can guess that he had earned a lot of wealth from his chartbuster music in the 20th century.
Al Green is one of the most successful singers whose story is a perfect example of rags to riches, and he has won over 8 Grammies, which is the achievement of its kind. We wish nothing but longer life for him as he has earned all of the success one would want in his life.