Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
Celebrated Name: Bobby McFerrin
Real Name/Full Name: Robert Keith McFerrin Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years old
Birth Date: 11 March 1950
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 66 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Debbie Green
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Jevon, Madison, and Taylor McFerrin)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): No
Is Bobby McFerrin Gay?: No
Profession: Vocalist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Bobby McFerrin is a folk-jazz vocalist from America. Known for his amazing vocal techniques, Bobby has come up with many albums. He is also the winner of many awards and has collaborated with different instrumentalists including Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Zawinul, and Chick Corea. Bobby has been active in his career for over five decades.

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Early Life & Biography

Robert Keith McFerrin Jr. was born on March 11, 1950, in Manhattan, New York. He is the son of Sara Copper and Robert McFerrin. His mother was a singer and his father was an operatic baritone.

As a child, he attended Cathedral High School in Los Angeles. Bobby has also been to Cerritos College followed by the University of Illinois Springfield. He later went to the California State University in Sacramento.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 11 March 1950, Bobby McFerrin is 74 years old as of today’s date 13th July 2024. His height is 1.75 m tall, and weight is 66 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

In 1975, Bobby McFerrin got married to Debbie Green. The couple has remained married for over four decades. They are the parents of three children named Jevon, Madison, and Taylor McFerrin. Two of his children are also musicians and Jevon McFerrin is an actor.


Bobby McFerrin started his career by coming up with an eponymous debut album. Prior to this, he was involved in developing his musical style. In 1984, he released the album The Voice. This was followed by the albums Spontaneous Inventions and The Elephant’s Child. In 1988, he came up with his fourth studio album entitled Simple Pleasures. His albums from the 1990s include The Mozart Sessions, Circlesongs, and Hush.

Beyond Words became available in 2002. In 2010, he got signed to EmArcy Records and came up with the album Vocabularies. Bobby then came up with the album SpiritYouAll in 2013. He has also released many albums as sidemen.

In 1989, the album Strange Angels was released by Laurie Anderson. In 2003, Rendezvous in New York was released by Chick Corea. He has also been a sideman for the albums Round Midnight by Herbie Hancock, The Magic Hour by Wynton Marsalis, and Journey to the One by Pharaoh Sanders.

Bobby is also known for coming up with some of the hit singles. In 1982, he released the songs “Moondance/Jubilee” and “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”. He then came up with the chartbuster “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” in 1988. This was followed by the singles “Thinkin’ About Your Body” and Good Lovin'”.

In 1990, the song “The Garden” was released. Bobby has been successful enough to perform across the world as a guest conductor for different orchestras. He has played with the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Apart from the above, Bobby McFerrin has also performed many times on stage. He was the voice of Santa Bear’s First Christmas in 1986. Bobby has even performed for The Cosby Show’s theme song in 1987. His song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” was used by George H. W. Bush in the official election campaign.

Additionally, he has performed in Sing Out America with Judy Collins on a PBS TV special. He was the performer and composer of the short film Knick Knack in 1989. He was also the singer of the film Son of the Pink Panther.

Awards & Achievements

Bobby McFerrin has won the Grammy Awards nine times in his career. In 1989, he won the Grammy for “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year”. The vocalist has received nominations for the Kid’s Choice Awards, Soul Train Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Bobby McFerrin in 2024

Bobby McFerrin Net Worth
Bobby McFerrin Net Worth

As of July 2024, Bobby McFerrin’s net worth is around $5 million. His annual income is $400,000. Bobby McFerrin has been active in his career for a long time and has contributed to many popular artists. He has even conducted or performed for various orchestras across the world. He is very active in his career and continues to associate himself with music.

Bobby McFerrin is a legendary name who has received many honors in his career. People still remember him for the hit song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. Even after being active in his career for a long time, he has not given up and continues to engage himself with some of the popular artists in the world.


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