Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis
Celebrated Name: Johnny Mathis
Real Name/Full Name: John Royce Mathis
Gender: Male
Age: 88 years old
Birth Date: 30 September 1935
Birth Place: Gilmer, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children: N/A
Profession: American singer-songwriter of popular music
Net Worth in 2024: $450 million
Last Updated: July 2024

John Royce Mathis, more popularly known as Johnny Mathis, is an evergreen American singer widely famous for his contribution to different genres of music. It was in the year 1956 that he entered into the music industry and has been active ever since. His music ranges from pop to soft rock, county as well as Spanish, and Brazilian.

Although, most of his creations are of the romantic attribute. Beginning from the mid of the 20th century to this day, Johnny Mathis has kept music top priority his entire life.

Maybe you know about Johnny Mathis 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 Johnny Mathis’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

Johnny Mathis was born on the 30th of September, 1935. He spent the initial years of his life at Gilmer, Texas, where he was born, and then he moved to California, where he was eventually raised. The first of his group performances, which was also the starting point of his musical journey, was in a band formed by his high school friend Merl Saunders. John wasn’t only a great singer but also an exceptional athlete.

He was a high jumper, a hurdler, and also quite well at basketball. Although he found himself on crossroads with both of his talents when he was selected for Olympic trials for high jumping and had to choose between going for the trials or staying back in NYC in order to record his first album. He eventually chose music as his ultimate passion and recorded his first album in the year of 1956.

After all these years, he is still considerably dedicated to sports and is an avid golfer. He organizes various athletic and sports events to date. He has taken to rehabilitation in the past for alcohol as well as drug addiction. He has also rendered support to various social organizations such as NAACP, YMCA, and YWCA, etc.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 30 September 1935, Johnny Mathis is 88 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


Johnny Mathis is considered the 3rd largest selling artist of the 20th century. His first ever record album was released in 1956 and was named- ‘Johnny Mathis- a New Sound in Popular Song.’ Although his songs are more inclined towards soft pop and romance, his albums consist of varied genres.

One of his albums- ‘Mathis Magic’ even includes some disco songs. At the beginning of his career only, Johnny Mathis recorded two of his most popular songs- ‘Wonderful! Wonderful!’ and ‘It’s not for me to Say.’

In 1978, he recorded a duet with singer Deniece Williams called ‘Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,’ which was his first number one hit on the pop charts after the 1957 ‘Chances Are’. Over the years, Johnny Mathis has recorded several albums, out of which 73 have made the Billboard chart after their releases.

The grandeur of Johnny Mathis’ music career can be seen from the fact that he has recorded over 200 singles in his lifetime. He has contributed a great amount to the music industry and has made a lasting impression over the current music tastes of the masses.

Achievements and Awards

After spending almost 70 years forming and producing varied kinds of music, Johnny Mathis has left a mark on many aspects of this field. He has been rightfully awarded many times for the same:

• Nomination for ‘Academy Award for Best original song’- for the song ‘The Last Time I Felt Like This’ (1978)
• Grammy Hall of Fame- ‘Chances Are’ (1998),’ Misty’ (2002), ‘It’s not for me to say’ (2008)
• Lifetime Achievement Award (2003)
• Hit Parade Hall of Fame (2007)
• Great American Songbook Hall of Fame (2014)

Net Worth & Salary of Johnny Mathis in 2024

Johnny Mathis Net Worth
Johnny Mathis Net Worth

Being the 3rd largest selling and one of the most popular singers of our time, Johnny Mathis has the net worth equivalent to $450 million as of July 2024. His annual earnings were about $50 million at the time he was professionally active.

Johnny Mathis has contributed invariably to the field of music. At the age of 88, he still reigns and upholds the essence of romantic genre irrespective of changing generations. Now, after successfully emerging as one of the biggest figures in the music industry, he has made a peaceful retreat for a calm and quiet personal life.


  1. Johnny Mathis has not retired. He has concerts around the USA at least twice a month. His numerous fans around the world still pack the house anywhere he performs. This last February before the pandemic he had 4 concerts.

  2. Article says that he died yesterday. This is so sad…we always wanted to go to one of his concerts. His music started being popular about 1956. My best friend and I “courted” as they used to say, to his wonderful songs. We were married almost 50 years. I don’t understand the two articles above as one says that he was married 43 yrs., children, etc.. Then he next article says that he was “gay”.
    It does not matter his orientation, I just know that his music was wonderful, he will be issed but his music is here to stay.

  3. Johnny Mathis is alive and very healthy. His concert scheduled last October 18 at Agua Caliente was cancelled because of the pandemic.

  4. Just saw him Saturday night at the Smith Center, he was amazing. He look Wonderful and his voice was as great as ever. Just adore this Icon.❤️❤️❤️

  5. I agree also. He is the best of the best and I have been fortunate to see him live more than once. He is a thril and a joy and I wish I could see him just one more time in my life There is an autographed picture of him in my bedroom.
    He is truly a dream come true for me.

  6. I saw him in concert at Cerritos ,California. Yesterday,September 09/2023. He gave a concert of about 1 Hr plus and his voice sounds the same. I been following this singer since 1968 an in my opinion one of the BEST.


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