Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Celebrated Name: Elvis Presley
Real Name/Full Name: Elvis Aaron Presley
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 42 years old
Birth Date: 8 January 1935
Date of Death: 16 August 1977
Birth Place: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.82 m
Weight: 77 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Priscilla Presley (m. 1967–1973)
Children: Yes (Lisa Marie Presley)
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Profession: Singer and Actor
Net Worth in 2022: $20 million
Last Updated: January 2022

Elvis Presley, also known as Elvis, was an American actor and singer. He was referred to as ‘King of Rock and Roll’ or ‘the King.’ He was considered one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. He has won three Grammy Awards and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

Presley also holds the records for the most RIAA certified Gold, Platinum, and multi-platinum albums. In 2018, the president of America awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously. He died on August 16, 1977, at his Graceland estate due to severe drug abuse.

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Early Life & Biography

Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in a two-room house along with his twin brother, Jessie Garon, on January 8, 1935. In 1948 his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he graduated from L. C. Humes High School in the year 1953.

Presley got a C in music in school, and his teacher told him that he has no aptitude for singing. He was often bullied in school by his classmates and was referred to as mama’s boy. On his 11th birthday, his dad gifted him a guitar, and by then, he started taking singing seriously.

He had no formal music training and just studied and played music by ear. He was a big fan of Hank Snow and knew all his songs. After graduating from high school in the year 1953, he had already singled out music as his future.

Personal Life

Elvis Presley had a very close bond with his mother, and she used to even suggest to him his girlfriends.

He had many girlfriends, but his first girlfriend was Dixie Locke, and he dated since his graduation. He also dated June Juanico, the only girl his mother approved. Since his mother’s death, he had a relationship with many girls, and it was said that even his manager, Colonel Thomas Parker, encouraged him to go out with beautiful women only ‘for the publicity.’

Finally, he married Priscilla Presley on May 1, 1967, in Las Vegas, and she gave birth to a daughter nine months later on February 1, 1968. The couple divorced in the year 1973.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 8 January 1935, Elvis Presley was 42 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.82 m tall and weighed 77 kg.

Career

Elvis Presley started his career in the year 1954 when he worked with producer Sam Philips who wanted to bring the African-American music to a wider audience. He, along with lead guitarist Scotty Moore, bassist Bill Black, and drummer D. J. Fontana, started performing at various events and stage shows.

Presley released his first single, “Heartbreak Hotel” in the year 1956, which became a number-one hit in the United States. With multiple television appearances and chart-topping singles, he became the leading figure of rock and roll.

In the same year, he appeared in his debut movie, “Love Me Tender.” Later, he started making successful soundtrack albums for Hollywood movies. Presley became the first artist in the world whose concert was broadcasted all over the world.

Some of the most popular music albums of Presley include Elvis Presley (1956), Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957), How Great Thou Art (1967), He Touched Me (1972), Moody Blue (1977), Speedway (1968), Frankie and Johnny (1966), and many more.

Awards & Achievements

Elvis Presley has won several awards in his illustrious career. He has won three Grammy Awards, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at just the age of thirty-six, multiple music halls of fame, etc.

Presley holds the records for the most RIAA certified Gold, Platinum, and multi-platinum albums. He also holds the record for the most albums charting in the Billboard 200.

Net Worth & Salary of Elvis Presley in 2022

Elvis Presley Net Worth
Elvis Presley Net Worth

As of January 2022, Elvis Presley had a net worth of more than $20 million at the time of his death. He is considered the best selling artist, with more than 1 billion sales. Most of his songs charted at Billboard’s top 40—115, which is an international record.

Presley also holds the record for cumulative weeks at number one and most British number-one hits. In 1956, he was booked to appear in the Ed Sullivan Show for $50,000. Apart from the sales of the albums, the Presley merchandise has earned more than $22 million. In 2005, he named the top-earning deceased celebrity for the fifth straight year with an income of $45 million by Forbes magazine.

Elvis Presley is considered as one of the most significant cultural icons ever. In 2012, a new spider, Paradonea Presley, was named in his honor. Although he died at a very young age, he will continue to live through his extraordinary work in the music industry.

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