|Celebrated Name:||George Strait|
|Real Name/Full Name:||George Harvey Strait|
|Age:||68 years old|
|Birth Date:||May 18, 1952|
|Birth Place:||Poteet, Texas U.S|
|Marital Status:||Married/Single/Divorced/In a relationship|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Norma Voss|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Jennifer and George Strait Jr)|
|Is George Strait Gay?:||NO|
|Profession:||Singer-song writer, Actor, Record Producer|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$350 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2021|
If you love country music, then you must have heard of this legendary figure, George Strait. He is an American Country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. Some people know him as “King George,” and he is also known as “King of Country.” He is considered one of the most influential and popular artists of all time. He stands out and is known for his neotraditionalist country style, and he pulls off a cowboy look, he is one of the artists that brought country music back to its roots and away from the pop era, especially in the 1980s.
Maybe you know about George Strait very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of George Strait’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
On May 18, 1952, Strait was born to John Byron Strait Sr. and Doris Jean Couser. Both his parents are deceased. His father was a junior high school mathematics teacher, and he also owned a 2,000 acre (810ha) cattle ranch outside of Big Wells, Texas. The family worked at the ranch during the weekends and when it was summer. George grew up in Pearsall, Frio County. He had a sister known as Pency, and a brother called John Jr. when George was in fourth grade, his parents got divorced, his mother moved away with their sister, and he and his brother were brought up by their father.
George`s love for music began when he was a teen while attending Pearsall High School, where he played in a rock and roll garage band, the famous group “The Beatles” were then popular when Strait was in high school, he too confirmed and said “the Beatles was big” he mentioned and said he used to listen to them a lot and the rest that were popular then. He attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and obtained a degree in Agriculture, and this was after he was honorably discharged from the Army.
While in the United States Army, he performed in a U.S Army band “Rambling Country.” Before long, his preference changed to Country, and this was influenced by the styles of some singers that include: Hank Thompson, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, and a few others. Strait says as a youth, he never listened to country music as often, but he listened to the radio when he was listening to news and the farmer’s report. His entry to country music mostly came about by way of live performances, which, according to him, could be heard in every town in Texas.
George Strait is not a man who has eyes for many women, and he is married to Norma Voss, they met in high school and dated since then until they decided to tie the knot in December 1971, they had eloped. And then, after he joined the United States Army as an infantryman after their marriage. They were blessed with two kids Jennifer who was born in October 1972 and George Strait Jr, also known as Bubba, who was born in 1981. Strait served in the Army from 1971-1975, and he attained the rank of Corporal
In the year 1986, on June 25, their daughter Jennifer was killed in an accident in San Marcos while she was 13 years. Due to this, the family set up the “Jenifer Lynn Strait Foundation,” which donates money to children`s charities in the San Antonio area. Since 2010 George has been serving as a spokesman of the Wrangler National Patriot Program, this was to raise awareness and funds for America`s wounded and fallen military veterans and their families.
In February 2012, Strait became a grandfather when his son George Strait Jr and his wife Tamara got a baby boy and maned him George H. Strait III to honor their great- grandfather.
He owns a Gulfstream G450 business jet and carries a personal registration of N518GS. His personal aircraft is housed at Landmark Aviation Facility in San Antonio. He has teamed up with Texas Governor Greg Abbott to help disaster- relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey which devastated coastal areas of Texas, together with his longtime friend and business partner Tom Cusick, they created Vaqueros Del Mar (Cowboys of the Sea) invitational Golf Tournament and Concert, held annually at Strait and Cusick`s Texas hill country resort, Tapatio Spring resort in Boerne Texas. The invitational raises money for David Feherty`s troop’s first foundation to help wounded servicemen and servicewomen and their families, and since it began in 2012, more than $5 million has been raised by the events.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on May 18, 1952, George Strait is 68 years old as of today’s date 8th March 2021. His height is 1.78 m, and his weight is 77 kg, no other information has been mentioned on his body measurements apart from his foot size which is size 10 (US)
After leaving the Army in 1975, Strait played in different places, including drinking bars and pubs, with his band but unfortunately did not get an endorsement or recording deal until in 1981 when he joined MCA records, and this is where his career saw major international success almost immediately.
His first single “unwound” became a hit in the same year, during the 1980s seven of his albums became number one on the country`s charts, in the 2000`s Strait became Artist of the decade by Academy of Country Music, he was also elected into the Country Music Hall of fame and won his first Grammy award for the album “Troubadour” he was named CMA Entertainer of the year in 1989, 1990 and 2013 and an ACM Entertainer of the year in 1990 and 2014. He has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards and has more wins in both categories than any other artist.
His 10th studio album was released “Livin it up” which featured two number one hits which include love without end, Amen and I’ve come to expect it from you, both songs did so well as they remained first for five weeks in 1990, this was followed by chill of an Early fall in 1991 and received positive reviews.
We could write pages and pages of this great works by George Strait but to cut the whole story short, I will say his journey with music has seen him in more than 30 years of recording, all which have been spent with MCA Records, he has scooped 61 number-one songs on all country charts, he has number one hits than any other artist in any genre. He is the first artist in the history of a billboard chart to have at least one single enter the top 10 of a billboard chart for 30 years.
He has sold more than 68 million records in the united states alone, his certifications from RIAA include 13 multiplatinum, 33 platinum and 38 gold albums. Some of his great works over the years include: strait country(1981), Straight from the heart(1982), Right or Wrong(1983), Does fort worth ever cross your mind(1984), something special(1985), #7(1986) oceanfront property(1987), if you ain`t lovin` you ain’t living(1988), beyond the blue neon(1989), livin’ it up(1990), chill of an early fall(1991), holding my own(1992), pure country(1992), easy come easy go(1993), lead on(1994), blue clear sky(1996) and many more.
Strait has also acted on a number of films, in 1982 he was in “the Soldier,” he also starred in “Pure country” in 1992, he also appeared as himself in Grand Champion in 2002.
Awards & Achievements
As earlier mentioned, Strait holds the record for most number-one albums, singles, gold albums, platinum, and multiplatinum in the history of country music, he is third only to Elvis Presley and the Beatles, with the most gold and platinum albums in the history of music.
He has also won 22 CMA Awards and holds the career record for CMA nominations as a whole. He is a big name.
Net Worth & Salary of George Strait in 2021
Wow, looking at his works, he is a man who has built can build an empire with what he has done. As of March 2021, his estimated net worth is $350 million, all brought about by his successful career in music and partly acting. He also owns houses by Rockport, a very beautiful and lovely ranch in Encinal and a custom-made house in San Antonio estate (12.2 acres), which was recently put up in the market for sale. It is said he also owns a yacht, and his types of cars are Bentley, Garcia, and the like. This goes to show he lives a lavish life.
You cannot talk about country music without mentioning names like Don Williams, Kenny rogers and leaves out George Strait, this is a man who is well known for his love for music and especially country music, thanks to his like that we enjoy country music to date.