Norman Greenbaum
Norman Greenbaum
Celebrated Name: Norman Greenbaum
Real Name/Full Name: Norman Joel Greenbaum
Gender: Male
Age: 81 years old
Birth Date: 20 November 1942
Birth Place: Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.65 M
Weight: 74 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Norman Greenbaum Gay?: No
Profession: Singer and Songwriter
Net Worth in 2024: $2 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Norman Greenbaum is a popular American singer and songwriter. He is most popular for being the writer and singer of the mega-popular 1969 song, “Spirit in the Sky.” His other popular songs are “The Eggplant That Ate Chicago” and “Canned Ham,” which reached the 46th position on the Billboard pop chart.

Maybe you know about Norman Greenbaum 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 Norman Greenbaum’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

Norman Greenbaum was born on the 20th of November 1942 in Malden, Massachusetts, the U.S.  in a traditional Jewish family. He has attended the Hebrew school, where he took an interest in music and performed with several bands. He then attended classes at the Boston University for a couple of years before dropping out and moving to Los Angeles in 1965. During his time in college, he performed at local coffeehouses.

Personal Life

Norman Greenbaum is currently single as per our records, and also, there isn’t any information available about his previous relationships. Coming to the other sphere of his personal life, he suffered a serious accident on the 28th of March 2015, when the car in which he was a passenger struck a motorcycle, killing the motorcycle rider and injuring the motorcycle passenger. He was able to recover from that accident and go back to performing.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on the 20th of November 1942, Norman Greenbaum is 81 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024. His height is 1.65 M tall, and his weight is 74 Kg.


After moving to Los Angles in 1965, Norman Greenbaum formed a band named, “Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Junk Band” which did achieve some success with the song, “The Eggplant That Ate Chicago” in 1966. The group soon broke up, and he did form other short-lived acts before going solo in 1968. The following year, he released his debut album, “Spirit in the Sky,” which was a huge commercial success.

The single sold over two million copies and received a Gold certification by the RIAA.  The single “Spirit in the Sky” has been featured on the soundtracks to several successful movies including, “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001), “The Longest Yard” (2005), and “Remember the Titans” (2000). His other popular song is “Canned Ham” which was released in 1970

Awards & Achievements

One of the biggest achievements of Norman Greenbaum’s career is his ability to find the best in every outcome. He has been in short-lived acts that didn’t achieve success, but he kept on working and improving himself, which ultimately led to the creation of the mega-popular song, “Spirit in the Sky,” which sold over 2 million copies and was certified gold by the RIAA. The single reached number 3 position on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the 18th of April 1970 and was at the top of the UK, Australian and Canadian charts in 1970.

Net Worth & Salary of Norman Greenbaum in 2024

Norman Greenbaum Net Worth
Norman Greenbaum Net Worth

As of June 2024, Norman Greenbaum has gathered a net worth of $2 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a singer and a songwriter. He began his career in 1965 when he formed the band “Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Junk Band,” which did achieve some success with the song, “The Eggplant That Ate Chicago.” He earned massive success with his single, “Spirit in the Sky,” which sold over 2 million copies and was certified gold by the RIAA.  The single has also been featured on the soundtracks of several successful movies.

Norman Greenbaum has achieved great success with his single “Spirit in the Sky” and has made the most out of every chance he has been given. One lesson which we can all take from his life is his ability to never lose hope and keep on working and improving himself. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and hope to see more of him in the future.


  1. He was apparently married at one time and had two kids. If you go to his website….. there’s all kinds of pictures of him and his wife and two kids in his younger days.


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