Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker
Celebrated Name: Chubby Checker
Real Name/Full Name: Ernest Evans
Gender: Male
Age: 82 years old
Birth Date: October 3, 1941
Birth Place: Spring Gulley, South Carolina, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 9 inches
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Catharina Lodders (m. April 12, 1964)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Shan Egan, Mistie Bass, Ilka Evans, Bianca Johanna Evans)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Chubby Checker Gay?: No
Profession: Singer
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $5 Million
Last Updated: February 2024

Ernest Evans, the professionally called Chubby Checker, is a well-known US rock ‘n roll dancer and singer. He has gained global recognition for his several dance styles that includes the twist dance style. He is best known for his 1960’s cover of Hank Ballard, the Pony with “Pony Time” and The Midnighters’ R&B “The Twist.”

In 2008, “The Twist” secured a top place on Billboard’s list of the most popular singles in the Hot 100 Chart.  Checker also promoted the “Limbo Rock,” its characteristic limbo dance, along with several dance styles that include “The Fly.”

Maybe you know about Chubby Checker very well, but do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Chubby Checker’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

The birth name of Chubby Checker is Ernest Evans. He was born in Spring Gully, South Carolina. He was brought up in South Philadelphia. He is born to his parents, Eartle Evans, and Raymond. He has two brothers. Checker has inclined to music from his childhood.

When he reached the age of eight, he formed one harmony group. During his high school, he started taking piano lessons at Settlement Music School. He used to entertain his fellow students by performing vocal imitations of leading entertainers such as Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Personal Life

Chubby Checker became a millionaire when he was only 22 years old. On December 12, 1963, he proposed to Catharina Lodders for marriage. Lodders has been Miss World 1962, and Dutch model from Haarlem, the Netherlands. Checker said that they met each other in Manila, and his song “Loddy Lo” is dedicated to her.

The couple got married on April 12, 1964, in Pennsauken, NJ. They gave birth to their first baby as Bianca Johanna Evans, in Philadelphia on December 8, 1966. Chubby Checker is also the father of a WNBA player named Mistie Bass and a popular musician named Shan Egan, who is associated with the leading music band “Funk Church.”

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on October 3 1941, Chubby Checker is 82 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. His height is 5 ft 9 inches tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


In 1959, after signing with Cameo-Parkway Records, Chubby Cheker recorded his two singles as “Dancing Dinosaur” and “The Class.” After getting inspired by Cameo, he released his version of “The Twist,” which got immense success on the US Billboard chart in September 1960. It was ranked on the number one position on the chart. This song was originally written as well as performed by Hank Ballard.

The reason behind the huge popularity of his version was his dance movies that added new life to the song. Checker was dubbed as “The King of the Twist.” In January 1962, the song again topped the chart. It was considered a remarkable achievement.

Following it, Checker recorded several other successful songs as “Let’s Twist Again,” “Twist It Up,” and “Twistin’ U.S.A.” in the early 1960s. Despite their popularity, none of these songs matched the success received by the song “The Twist.”

In 1990, a prominent advertiser ‘Nabisco’ featured Chubby Checker to twist the Oreo cookie. This ad became one of the most successful promotions of the company till date. 

Awards & Achievements

Chubby Checker has been a popular rock ‘n’ roller who got recognition from the dance and song sensation “The Twist.” It became the biggest Billboard hit of all time and got him mainstream attention in 2008.

This American singer was signed with Cameo-Parkway Records in the year 1959. He appeared on “American Bandstand,” and this song became number one hit dance sensation.

On November 9, 2013, the Artists Music Guild awarded Checker the esteemed Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award. He became the anchor of the 2013 AMG Heritage Awards.

In addition to creating music, Checker has also endorsed a few products. He was also featured in Nabisco’s Oreo cookies advertisement.

Net Worth & Salary of Chubby Checker in 2024

Chubby Checker Net Worth
Chubby Checker Net Worth

The net worth of Chubby Checker is calculated to be $5 Million as of February 2024. Chubby Checker is a popular musician in America who has recorded several hit music tracks so far. His dance track, “The Twist,” brought him stardom and lasting fame. This song was ranked at No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100.

The popularity of this song not just earned him global recognition and but a huge profit. With this success, he recorded several other dance hits that included “The Fly,” “The Hucklebuck,” “Let’s Twist Again,” and “Pony Time.” He topped the dance charts in the year 2008 with his hit single, “Knock Down the Walls.”

In addition to music recording, he has also starred in a few films, the Twist sensation, and Twist Around the Clock in 1961 and Don’t Knock the Twist in 1962. The profit he made from these films also contributed to his net worth to a good extent.

Chubby Checker is one of the celebrated music artists in America. His successful music albums like “The Twist,” “The Fly,” “Pony Time,” and more have greatly revolutionized pop culture among music fans in America.



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