David Gates
David Gates
Celebrated Name: David Gates
Real Name/Full Name: David Ashworth Gates
Gender: Male
Age: 83 years old
Birth Date: 11 December 1940
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 68 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jo Rita
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes, Angelyn Gates
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is David Gates Gay?: No
Profession: singer-songwriter, musician and producer,
Salary: Under review
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: July 2024

David Ashworth Gates is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, frontman, and co-lead singer (with Jimmy Griffin) of the group Bread. The band is known for reaching the tops of the musical charts in Europe and North America on several occasions in the 1970s. The band was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Maybe you know about David Gates 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 David Gates’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

Having his roots from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Gates was surrounded by music from infancy. He was born to Clarence, a band director, and Wanda Gates (née Rollins), a piano teacher. Consequently, by the time he enrolled in Tulsa’s Will Rogers High School, Gates became proficient in piano, violin, bass, and guitar.

At the school, he formed his first band, The Accents, with other high school musicians. In 1957, David Gates and the Accents released the 45 “Jo-Baby”/”Lovin’ at Night” on Robbins record label. In 1959, he wrote the A-side for his sweetheart, Jo Rita, whom he married while enrolled at the University of Oklahoma studying law & pre-med.

Personal Life

Gates appears to be a very loyal man as he has remained married to high school sweetheart Jo Rita since 1959. They have together raised four children: three of whom are lawyers and one a cardiothoracic surgeon. Gates, purchased a 1,400-acre (570 ha) cattle ranch using the royalties he earned during his time with the group. Presently, he lives happily with his wife in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 11 December 1940, David Gates is 83 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 68 kg.


Gates, in 1967, produced and arranged the debut album of a band called The Pleasure Fair, of which Robb Royer was a member. A year later, Gates got together with Royer and Jimmy Griffin to form Bread and was signed by the Elektra record company, for the eight years. In 1969, Elektra released Bread’s first album, Bread, which ranked at No. 127 on the Billboard 200. In June 1969, gates released his first single, “Dismal Day,” but did not sell well.

In 1973, he produced his solo album First, “Clouds,” an edited version of the album track “Suite Clouds and Rain,” which peaked at No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and No. 3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

In 1976, Bread reunited for one album, Lost Without Your Love, released late that year. The title track reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

At the end of 1977, Gates, as a solo artist, released his most successful single “The Goodbye Girl,” from the 1977 film of the same name, which peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. Gates put an album together in June 1978 to take advantage of that success that featured material from his first two solo albums mixed with some new stuff. It bore another hit single, “Took the Last Train,” which ranked No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100

In 1979, Gates released the albums falling in Love Again, which ranked at No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Take Me Now, which peaked at No. 62, in 1981.

In 1982, he recorded a duet with Melissa Manchester, “Wish We Were Heroes.”

In the following years, he became silent in music and concentrated on operating a cattle ranch in Northern California.

Awards & Achievements

Sadly, there does not exist a reliable source on the internet that shows the awards that David has received. However, in case of any update, we will be keen to update you.

Net Worth & Salary of David Gates in 2024

David Gates Net Worth
David Gates Net Worth

The great Rock Singer David Gates’s net worth is $5 Million as of July 2024. David, considering his age, has reached the peak of his career and therefore might not be very much involved in music. David Gates earned money being a professional Rock Singer. Besides, David has made most of his wealth from his cattle ranching business. Not much is known about his salary at present. However, once it is reviewed, we will update you.

Looking at his net worth, David Gates is a true definition of success. He has been able to amass an impressive net worthwhile, keeping a balanced family life. It is not familiar with many musicians. David has had a prosperous and peaceful family life, and we wish him well.


  1. I Think this Man had a great career. I was burned in 1957. I listened to his music forever. He is the best singer in the world. I’ve got several of his albums, and I go just about everyday and listen to his music. I so wish I could have met him. He had a lot of Love songs that were winners.

  2. David is a great guy. I saw him while I was working in a food court with his wife prior to a concert around 1999 in Hobart, Tasmania. Saw him rehearsing that evening and went to see him in concert that night. He played us a lot of great songs. It was then that I realised “Everything I Own” was written for his father when he mentioned it. He talked about his farm and etc.
    I would go to see his concert again if he came back. I know he is enjoying his retirement and I wish him and Jo all the best. Thank you for all the fantastic songs you’ve given us. All the best

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