Maurice White
Maurice White
Celebrated Name: Maurice White
Real Name/Full Name: Maurice White
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 74 years old
Birth Date: 19 December 1941
Date of Death: 4 February 2016
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 79 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Marilyn White (m. 1970–2016)
Children: Yes (Kahbran White)
Profession: Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and arranger
Net Worth in 2024: $6 million
Last Updated: February 2024

Maurice White was an American singer, record producer, songwriter, musician, and bandleader. He founded the band Earth, Wind, and Fire. He is also the brother of Verdine White. He was co-lead singer and songwriter of the band. He won seven Grammys in his lifetime.

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Early Life

Maurice White was born on 19th December in 1941. He was born in Tennessee, but he grew up in South Memphis. He attended Booker T Washington High School. He frequently visited his mother and his step-father, who was a doctor, and he also played the saxophone occasionally. He went to the Chicago Conservatory of Music. He became a member of Ramsey Lewis Trio and featured on albums like The Movie Album, Dancing in the Street, Goin’ Latin, Up pops Ramsey Lewis.

Personal Life

He wrote an Autobiography, Maurice white: My Life with Earth, Wind, and Fire. It released in 2016. He married Marilyn and survived by her. Together they have two sons and a daughter. He owned two housing properties, in caramel Valley and LA. His younger brother is still part of the band he founded. In 2016 he died in his sleep in his home in Los Angeles. He had Parkinson.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 December 1941, Maurice White was 74 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.78 m. tall, and weigh 79 kg.


Maurice was the star of the band Earth, water, and Fire. He formed the band and produced most of its albums. The band won numerous prestigious awards. As a producer, Maurice worked with many artists like Deniece Williams, the girl band “The Emotions,” jazz group “Urban Knights,” and another jazz band “Nojazz.” He has also co-written a song with Barry Manilow.

His solo album titled Maurice white released in 1985. The “Stand by me” cover became very famous. He also wrote songs for movies and television shows. He has co-written his autobiography with Herb Powell.

Awards and Achievements

He received seven Grammy awards as a band member. Grammys are awarded by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences once a year. As an individual performer, he was nominated four times. In 1978 he won Grammy individually in the category Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for the song “Got to Get You into My Life.” He won four American Music Awards, ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award, 3 NAACP Image Awards, ASCAP Pop Music Award.

He got a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. His name was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award; he was also inducted into Memphis Music Hall of Fame. In 2005 Los Angeles Valley College awarded him with a cultural Achievement Award of excellence. He received honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and Columbia College of Chicago. As a songwriter, he also won the ASCAP Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Maurice White in 2024

Maurice White Net Worth
Maurice White Net Worth

As of February 2024, The estimated net worth of this worldwide famous musician is $6 million. He accumulated most of his wealth through his singing career. He used Kalimba in mainstream music. He also worked as a music producer. He produced the debut album of Deniece William, ”This is Niecy.” In 1976 he co-produced ‘Flowers’ by The Emotion. He was the executive producer of the 2008 album “Bringing Back the Funk.”



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