Otis Williams
Otis Williams
Celebrated Name: Otis Williams
Real Name/Full Name: Otis Myles Jr
Gender: Male
Age: 82 years old
Birth Date: October 30, 1941
Birth Place: Texarkana, Texas, U.S
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78m
Weight: 76 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Arleta Williams (m. 1983–1997), Ann Cain (m. 1967–1973), Josephine Rogers (m. 1961–1964)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A/
Is Otis Williams Gay?: No
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $10 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Otis Williams is a well-known American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Williams is the founder and the only surviving original member of Motown vocal group, ‘’the temptations’’, in which he continues to perform; he also owns the temptations rights. Some of the group’s hit songs include; my girl, papa was a rolling stone, I’m gonna make you love me, among others. Otis Williams  is also the co-author of temptation with Patricia Rowmanoski

Maybe you know about Otis Williams 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 Otis Williams’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 October 30, 1941, Otis Myles Jr was born to Otis Myles and Hazel Louise Williams in Texarkana, Texas, United States. His parents separated shortly after his birth, and his mother remarried when he was a toddler. She moved to Detroit in Michigan, leaving Williams to be raised by both his grandparents. Williams’s mother later moved him to Detroit when he was ten to live with her and his stepfather.

Personal Life

Otis Williams is single. In 1961 he married Josephine Rogers, and the couple had a son Otis Lamont who was born the same year. Otis Lamont was a constructor who unfortunately died by swan diving off the building in a workplace accident in Detroit in the year 1983. Williams and Josephine divorced in 1964. Williams later got engaged to Patti Labelle; however, she ended the engagement when he asked her to quit music and become a housewife.

Williams married Ann Cain from 1967-1973; he later married his third wife, Arleata Goldie Williams, in 1983, and Arleata’s daughter became the 1994’s playboy playmate of the month for June 1994. He is also nicknamed ‘Big Daddy.’ Otis Williams was once a victim of a death hoax in 2004 that spread on Facebook. He is, however, alive and well as per now.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on October 30 1941, Otis Williams is 82 years old as of today’s date 13th April 2024. His height is 1.78m tall, and his weight is 76 kg.


Otis Williams became interested in music in his teenage years and adopted his mother’s name for his stage name, Williams Otis, which put together a number of singing groups such as; Otis Williams and The Siberians, The El Domingoes and The Distance. The Distance scored a local hit, co-written by Williams and their manager Johnie Mae Matthews, entitled come on. However, the future recording with the Distance was not successful, leading to Williams and his crew to quit the group. Later Eddie Kendrick’s and Paul Williams from the primes joined Williams, Bryant, and franklin to create ‘’The Temptations’’.

The temptations became one of the most successful in soul music for over five decades. However, the group encountered frequent changes and troubles that Williams and Melvin’s franklin promised each other that they would never quit the group. Franklin remained in the group until he became physically incapable of continuing in 1994. He, however, died on February 23, 1995, leaving Otis Williams as the only surviving original member of the group at 53 years old.

Apart from singing, Williams is also the co-author of the temptation book -1988, which served as both his autobiography and history of the group. Otis Williams was later inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame as the member of temptations in 1989. He later received an honorary doctorate from Stillman College in 2006.

Awards & Achievements

On awards and achievement Otis Williams hasn’t been able to be awarded an official award at a personal level; however, as a group ‘’The Temptations’’, they were the first Motown recording act to win Grammy Awards For Cloud Nine in 1969. In 2013 the group received Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Otis Williams in 2024

Otis Williams Net Worth
Otis Williams Net Worth

As of April 2024, Otis Williams is estimated to have a net worth of $10 million. He has made his wealth through singing. He started singing groups such as Otis Williams and the Siberians, The El Domingoes, and the Distance as a teenager. He was later signed to Motown as part of the temptations. The temptations have sold millions of albums and released 43 studio albums. Some of their hit singles include; I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, My Girl, Just My Imagination, among others. Williams is also the co-author of the book ‘’The Temptations’’.

Otis Williams is one of the famous American baritone singers. He started his career as a teenager and has been able to make a name for himself through hard work and dedication. He has been a humble guy throughout his career and always shown his better side.


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